Pulling an All-Nighter: White Night 2014
If you thought last year was big, White Night Melbourne in 2014 was massive. Drawing over half a million people, the city came alive in a flurry of moving light, performance, installations and live music. By midnight the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds thinned, and the city became easy to roam and explore until sunrise.
Overhauling a Spencer Street Eyesore – The Savoy Tavern
You’ve probably passed it countless times on your way through Southern Cross Station, but The Savoy Hotel has been closed for 15 years. We take a tour of the iconic Melbourne building with Samuel Daish – one of two responsible for its overhaul – less than a month before it reopens.
Losing Our Edge
From the outside, Melbourne’s bar culture is one to be revered, but upon closer inspection, we’re on a pretty tight leash. Michael Harden takes a look at the effects of our current bar licensing laws and discovers they are essentially shooting our city’s nightlife in the foot.
Tom Bulleit: Distilled and Aged in Kentucky
Founder of Kentucky’s Bulleit Bourbon and custodian of the family’s secret recipe, Tom Bulleit has whiskey in the blood.
Storm in a Teacup’s Teatini
What a better way to see out one of the last weekends of winter than with a nice cup of tea with a big splash of vodka in it. Invite your nanna round and pour a couple of these Teatinis by Storm in a Teacup.
An Unusual Brew
Cascade is probably best known for its popular light beer. But Australia’s oldest brewer is taking advantage of Tasmania’s unrivalled terroir to produce a new beer that highlights its unique produce.
Der Raum Packs Up
Der Raum is relocating to Munich under the name Gamsei, but the new Bar Economico will be stepping up in its place – and taking a surprisingly different direction in the process.
Making Australia’s Gin with The West Winds
We sit down with Jeremy Spencer of The West Winds Gin to learn more about how their true blue gin is made and what gives it such an Australian character.
Key Of Sea at Hamer Hall
On Friday night a collection of Australian musicians from different backgrounds, with different musical taste and education came together to perform at Hamer Hall. Our photographer, Peter Tarasuik was backstage.
With their unique flavour profiles, the use of Japanese spirits in cocktail culture is on the rise. We chatted with Japanese beverage expert Andre Bishop to find out more.
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