Tag Archives: pubs

New Alcohol Laws come into effect in WA

The new liquor licensing laws introduced by Western Australia’s government has come into effect. The government believes the laws will significantly impact the hospitality landscape in the state. The Liquor Control Amendment Bill 2018 aims to build on the legislation that prompted the expansion of Perth’s small bar scene, creating jobs and supporting local businesses. […]

Best Melbourne Rooftop Bars

Melbourne has it’s fair share of bars but who doesn’t love an outdoor bar? And even better than drinking outdoors is drinking outside on a rooftop. The alcohol, the sunshine and the views combine to make these some of the best rooftop bars in Melbourne. Good Heavens (pictured) is the place to go for 80s […]

Three Pubs Granted Sydney Lockout Exemptions

The state government has announced the first venues to be exempted from the lockout laws in the city’s CBD. The venues are: Palace Hotel Arthouse Hotel Observer Hotels in the Rocks The venues have each been granted an extra half hour before they must close their doors to new patrons. This means the closing times […]

Partygoers Protest NSW Lockout Laws

“Unlock Sydney” and ” We want our city back” are some of the slogans held on banners and chanted by protestors as they marched from Hyde Park to Kings Cross. Over a thousand people joined the protest in Sydney recently against the state government’s strict lockout laws because they say its actually making the alcohol […]

WA Bars and Pubs Get Extended Trading Hours on Sundays

The 10pm trading limit for pubs, taverns and small bars in Western Australia on Sundays has been lifted by the state government. Legislation has been introduced that will allow venues to trade until midnight on Sundays. This means that licensees will no longer have to apply for an extended trading hours permits if they want […]

Metropolitan Pubs Do Better Than Regional Pubs

Corporate Advisory firm Ferrier Hodgson recently reported that only 69 per cent of regional pubs were confident about future trading profitability, yet the majority of pubs in the metropolitan were more optimistic. Most of the country’s hospitality sector is booming, with pubs in metropolitan areas confident about future trading, whereas pubs in regional areas cited […]

World Class Cocktail Week Event Program Announced

Cocktail enthusiasts be sure not to miss this! The program for the World Class Cocktail Week which begins May 25th has now been released and will be held at some of the most prestigious venues in the country. The Rook, The Roosevelt, Chophouse and The Animal in Sydney; and Mr Wow’s Emporium, New Gold Mountain […]