Tag Archives: Pub

Peak Bodies Call for 1am Lockout in Canberra

Alcohol-fuelled assaults have prompted calls for a 1am nightclub lockout in Canberra. The ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance representing 47 organisations have called on the ACT government to introduce a 1am lockout policy at bars and nightclubs inCanberra Canberra’s emergency departments have recorded a 35 per cent increase in intoxication cases and a 24 percent increase in […]

Research Shows Food, not Alcohol Driving Pub Visits

Roy Morgan research shows that most of the Australians visiting pubs are going for a meal rather than just a drink. Pub owners should be pleased because this is good for business. According to the research, in the 12 months to June 2015, 43 per cent of Australians over the legal drinking age visited a pub or […]

Government Crackdown on Alcohol Promotions

Authorities in NSW are concered about what they deem as “dangerous” alcohol promotions. Officials say they are honing in on dangerous promotions and giant martinis and alcohol laden lollies are the latest on their radar. The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing released a list of reckless alcohol promotions for the last financial year. Of the […]

Worries about Brisbane Vapour Alcohol Bar

With health experts condemning it, a Brisbane show director has defended the vapour cloud bar where guests absorb alcohol through their eyes and lungs. We first heard of the concept when it began in London but it recently made its way to our shores as part of the Fear & Delight dinner and stage show at […]

Levitating Cocktail Takes Bartender to Diageo final

A bartender from Melbourne’s Boilermaker House, Jack Sotti has just made the finals of the Diageo Reserve World Class Global Competition. Sotti made it into the top six with a levitating cocktail. The competition held in Cape Town began with 54 bartenders who have now been narrowed down to just 6. Read more at http://www.hospitalitymagazine.com.au/beverage/australian-bartender-makes-diageo-final-with-levit  

Breathe in Alcohol at Brisbane Bar

A bar where you literally breathe in alcohol has been launched in Brisbane. A Brisbane bar is the first in Australia following success of the concept in London. The alcohol cloud allows patrons to breathe in alcohol instead of drinking it as usual. It also apparently prevents a hangover. The bar, called Alcoholic Architecture was set […]

Adding Smokiness to Your Cocktails

To add another dimension of flavour to your cocktails and take the taste to the next level, why not add a hint of smokiness to enhance the drink? Here’s how. Add smoke with spirits The writer of the DrinkStraightUp.com blog suggests rinsing a glass in a scotch such as Compass Box’s The Peat Monster, or popular […]

Canberra Outdoor Bars Allowed for First Time

There are fears that outdoor, alcohol-fuelled crimes will rise in Canberra now that ACT laws have been changed to permit the sale of alcohol outdoors by licensed venues, if they apply for an outdoor bar. The state government said the move would be a boost for small business and would make a night out in […]

Effects of SA Lockout Laws May be Exaggerated

According to research by University of Adelaide law lecturer Dr Mark Giancaspro, the benefits of SA 3:00am lockout laws on alcohol fuelled violence may have been exaggerated. According to Dr Giancaspro lockout laws might not be the only reason why levels of alcohol-fuelled violence have dropped in South Australia. It probably has more to do with a […]

Calls For Lower Alcohol Taxes on Vic Pubs and Clubs

The Victorian branch of the Australian Hotels Association has blamed the high price of drinks at pubs and clubs for alcohol fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour fuelled by alcohol and is calling for alcohol taxes on venues to be lowered. The AHA Vic Branch says that if alcohol taxes are decreased, venues could lower the […]


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