INDEPENDENT BREWERIES EXPANDING ACROSS SYDNEY AS BUSINESS BOOMS

Independent breweries are opening at a rapid clip all around Australia, but Sydney’s inner west – Marrickville in particular – has well and truly established itself as the country’s beer capital.…

JANNALI GETS ALL NEW DOWNTOWN CHICAGO-INSPIRED BOUTIQUE PUB

Jannali will be in for a treat with the highly anticipated Chicago-style boutique pub, Union Place Hotel, opening its doors in late July. In a throwback to the ‘The Godfather’ heyday, the American-Italian…

WOOLWORTHS GROUP COMBINES ITS DRINKS AND HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES, ENDEAVOUR DRINKS AND ALH GROUP (‘ALH’)

Woolworths Group Limited (‘Woolworths Group’) announced it would combine its drinks and hospitality businesses, Endeavour Drinks and ALH Group (‘ALH’) into a single entity expected to be referred…

PUB NEWS

Airbnb launches new initiative to bolster regional pubs A joint initiative between the NSW government and Airbnb is set to provide a major boost to regional pubs throughout the state. Launched on Sunday,…

TWO NSW HOTELS INVESTIGATED OVER FREE ALCOHOL TO PLAYERS

Two hotels are under investigation for allegedly supplying patrons with free alcohol in order to keep them playing poker machines. KEY POINTS: The two NSW venues, operated by the ALH Group, are being…

Merivale Is Adding Four New Bars and Eateries to Its CBD Precinct

Merivale CEO Justin Hemmes has announced he will expand the hospitality group’s CBD Ivy precinct. Merivale will open four new bars and eateries this year as part of Hemmes’s efforts, he says, to improve…

ZAGAME’S HOUSE, OPENING MAY 2019

Located in Lygon Street Carlton on the fringe of the CBD, the design-driven Zagame’s House is the result of a complete 18-million-dollar transformation of the former hotel operated by the Zagame family…

PUBS VS CLUBS – WHY PUBS ARE STREAKING AHEAD AND WHAT CLUBS CAN DO TO CLOSE THE GAP

Prior to 1997 Clubs had a big advantage over pubs – revenue from poker machines. Together with entertainment on a grand scale, when Clubs hosted big bands and shows in the ’70s, ’80s and early ’90s,…

COLES SELLS OFF MANAGEMENT RIGHTS TO 87 HOTELS

Coles moved this week to divest itself of a direct connection with gaming in its hotel business, by agreeing to a joint venture partnership with Australian Venue Co. AVCo have purchased the management…

THE 10 BEST CHILD-FRIENDLY PUBS IN SYDNEY

  Parenting website Now To Love has released a list of the top 10 child-friendly pubs (and a club) in the Harbour City. If your venue is family focused, they could be well worth a visit for a little…