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REVITALISATION PLAN FOR MELBOURNE CBD

Free public transport, inner-city activations, and a $50 million funding boost will help the Melbourne CBD shake off its lockdown blues, according to a new proposal put forward by the Property Council…

BECAUSE WE ALL NEED A LAUGH…

UK man breaks into pub to burgle it, gets drunk and passes out behind the bar Lee Roach was a man on a mission to ransack a local business, but he got a little distracted. The 46-year-old serial…

NEW PUB OVERLOOKING HURSTVILLE PLAZA?

The Hurstville CBD could get a new $3.2 million pub with restaurant, three bars and 30 gaming machines under a development application lodged with Georges River Council. The pub is planned for level-one…

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1. Merivale boss Justin Hemmes buys the Whale Inn in Narooma Hotelier Justin Hemmes has added a second venue on the NSW south coast as Merivale’s $120 million spending spree shows no signs of slowing…

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…

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LIVE MUSIC BAN LIFTED FOR PUBS AND CLUBS

Outdated live entertainment conditions have been removed to allow some venues to play live music for the first time in years, while other venues can now offer a broader range of music. Across regional…

NIELSEN 2020: PREDICTIONS FOR BEVERAGES AND ALCOHOL

While focussed on USA sales trends Nielsen has been tracking a move toward “healthier” drinking, and this trend will continue into 2020. Younger generations are leading this shift, and it will affect…

THE FIDDLER EXPANDS INTO NEW MARKETS

The good old days of a publican standing behind the taps and a simple cheap menu are well and truly over for hotels who are happy to invest and collaborate in facilities that expand their market reach.…

BREWDOG OPENS DOGTAP BRISBANE

After opening 90 bars over the past eight years, bringing its worldwide footprint to 94, Scottish brewery BrewDog has finally set up shop in Australia. And, sprawled across a hefty parcel of land by the…

2019 AUSTRALIAN CRAFT BEER SURVEY

The 2019 Australian Craft Beer Survey by Beer Cartel is the largest study of Australian craft beer drinking trends. In total over 23,000 Australian craft beer drinkers took part, an increase of 5,000 from…

LOSSES DEEPEN AT CASINO CANBERRA WITH DEVELOPMENTS STILL STALLED

Casino Canberra’s losses have deepened to A$2,553,772 in Australia with revenue falling 2.7 per cent to just under A$12m in the first half of the year. Aquis Entertainment Limited, the owner of the…