ECLECTIC REBIRTH – THE GENERAL GORDON HOTEL RISES FROM THE ASHES

Following a fire that saw Sydenham icon, The General Gordon Hotel, lie dormant for nearly three years, the pub has been reborn in a way that pays tribute to its theatrical past. From its decorated army…

10 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR ANY GREAT AUSSIE PUB

Ever since the first settlers arrived with a penchant for rum, pubs have been a vital part of Australian culture. Places to nibble Nobby's nuts and swear at the footy; watering holes to swap stories and…

HAVE YOU HEARD OF A HOTEL “BOOTS”?

TODAY they are more commonly known as yardmen, or roustabouts, usually blokes employed by a hotel to do odd jobs. Tasks like hosing down the front of the pub in the mornings, gardening, cleaning, and repair…

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…