PANANIA HOTEL USES THE “HOTEL CHARTER” AS INSPIRATION FOR MAJOR RENOVATION

Throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns, many publicans were faced with a dramatic change to their business model:  not just with the strict lockdowns for several months, but now following reopening with a…

FOOD & BEVERAGE TRENDS FOR RESTAURANTS AND BARS IN 2021

Being an industry that relies heavily upon human interaction, the hospitality sector has been among those to suffer most this year amid lockdowns and restrictions. As health and safety protocols everywhere…

THE BIGGEST ALCOHOL TREND IN 2020

According to Nielsen, the “homebody mentality” created during pandemic restrictions is continuing to drive off-premise spirit sales, which surged 26.2% for the week ending August 22 in the US. American…

CAPITAL’S NEW IN-HOUSE INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE HAS ARRIVED

At Capital Design Works, we now offer an in-house interior design service for gaming rooms. We're thrilled to be able to provide our customers with a complete design and installation package – one…

MERIVALE INTRODUCES THE 4 IN 1 GLASS TO RESOLVE THE “FOUR SCHOONER CARRY”

It’s the eternal Aussie pub struggle: it’s your round and you need to carry four beers back to the table in one go. Do you hug them to your chest for stability? Shove your fingers straight into…

CRAFT BEER SALES BOOM ONLINE THROUGH COVID-19

Created by craft beer retailer Beer Cartel, the 2020 Australian Craft Beer Survey is the most comprehensive study ever undertaken with Australian craft beer drinkers. It is the fifth year the study has…

THREE SYDNEY BARS HAVE BEEN NAMED IN THE WORLD’S 50 BEST BARS AWARDS

Sydney's strong bar scene continues to be recognised by The World’s 50 Best Bars awards, which were announced this week in London. For the second year, 1950s Vegas-inspired cocktail bar Maybe Sammy was…

MELBOURNE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Melbournians, who are living under stage four restrictions – some of the toughest in the world – and regional Victorians, under stage three restrictions, have learned about the Government’s long-awaited,…

SYDNEY PUB SMASHED WITH FINES

In New South Wales, authorities have slapped a Sydney pub with $10,000 in fines for repeatedly breaching COVID-safe requirements. Liquor and Gaming inspectors conducted snap audit visits at The Phoenix…

WHY BARS, CLUBS & CASINOS ARE DIFFERENT WITH CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS

Over the last few weeks bars and casinos across the USA have been closing again as more people head out of lockdown for drinks with friends. In Sydney this week, a visitor to the Crossroads Hotel has been…