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MELBOURNE’S FIRST ROOFTOP BREWERY BAR OPENS

Melbourne beer brand, Brewmanity, will open Melbourne’s first rooftop brewery bar in South Melbourne next month. The unique venue will throw open its doors on Thursday 14th March to reveal three floors…

SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE’S PUB FAVOURITES REVEALED

Sydney loves a cocktail, while Melbourne’s diners prefer to wash down their burger with a beer, new research into the pub habits of Australia’s two biggest cities shows. The Happiest Hour, an app…

AUBURN HOTEL HAWTHORN REOPENS TODAY AFTER A $4.3 MILLION EXTENSION

The iconic Auburn Hotel has been at the heart of the Hawthorn community for 135 years. The pub now fully reopens after a $4.3 million project to create an extended beer garden with kids play area and to…

BLI BLI HOTEL LAUNCHES FEATURING ALFRESCO ROOFTOP-STYLE DINING

The highly anticipated Bli Bli Hotel launched on Monday 30th October by Maeva Hospitality, featuring a modern bistro and bar that extends to a Mediterranean inspired rooftop style terrace and a lush tropical…

SURGE PRICING – THE “UNHAPPY HOUR”

They call it the “unhappy hour”: the time of day when the owner of Britain’s Slug and Lettuce chain of pubs puts up the price of beer. Not by much – an average of 38 cents on top of a typical…

ICONIC SYDNEY PUB TRANSFORMS INTO RITZY VENUE

Jacksons on George St was formerly known for its sticky floors, pub grub and as the site of many Aussies’ first drunken kiss, but after a five-year closure and multimillion-dollar renovation, the iconic…

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BLI BLI HOTEL TO LAUNCH LATE SPRING FEATURING ALFRESCO ROOFTOP-STYLE DINING

The highly anticipated Bli Bli Hotel is launching late Spring by Maeva Hospitality, featuring a modern bistro and bar that extends to a Mediterranean inspired rooftop style terrace and a lush tropical…

IN THE NEWS – PUBS

There’s always plenty happening in the fast-paced world of pubs. Russell Crowe is considering buying a well-known old skool Sydney corner hotel, ALH Group fined $550K by Victorian Gambling and Casino…

JOBS LOST AS SYDNEY’S CROWN CASINO CONSOLIDATES

There’s always plenty happening in the fast-paced world of pubs. Russell Crowe is considering buying a well-known old skool Sydney corner hotel, ALH Group fined $550K by Victorian Gambling and Casino…

AUSTRALIAN VENUE CO BOUGHT BY GLOBAL INVESTMENT FIRM

Some of Australia’s best-known pubs, bars and restaurants have a new owner after hospitality group Australian Venue Co was snapped up by foreign investors. PAG Private Equity will pay an undisclosed…

‘FIRST CUSTOMER IN THREE DAYS’: LONELY REALITY OF OUTBACK PUB

The sand-ravaged Mannahill Hotel 150km short of the NSW border presents as a stark and lonely presence at the edge of the Barrier Highway on the way to Broken Hill. The rendered stone structure stands…

ROYAL HOTEL NUNDAH RE-OPENS AFTER $1.1M REFURBISHMENT

Royal Hotel in Brisbane’s northern suburbs has fully re-opened after a $1.1m revamp. The historic venue has been revitalised for the modern Nundah community and, as part of the transformation, the pub…