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Tag: Bar

A Quick Look at Joe’s Bar

by The Editor

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For a long time, the Southside has been lacking a great little wine bar to hide away and enjoy a tipple or two. As of this Friday, it looks as though that situation will be amended thanks to Joe’s Bar at East Hotel.

Bravo!

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In a Word – Service

by The Editor

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Canberra invokes a few things about the notion of service. Captain Obvious will remind you that the bushy-eyed bush capital is known for its public service, lip service and self-service.

Depending on how well you navigate through the tricky terrain of Personality ‘A’ types, or if you are such a type, this trinity tryst of services can be good, bad, ugly or just downright kooky. No more budgie smugglers! For the love of budgies please!

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“Heard it on the Grapevine” – Vitis Braddon Opens its Doors

by The Editor

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Last night, the evolution of Braddon kicked up another gear this Thursday with a preview of Vitis Eatery in the old Ostratos site. As construction continues unabated along the strip, it was fantastic to see another venue prepare to throw open its doors.

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QT Hotel Lands in Canberra

by The Editor

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Certainly there was a lot of hype and speculation leading up to the official launch of QT Canberra. Could the old, modernist structure standing sentinel over Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin really receive a mega make-over in keeping with Australia’s most edgy hotel brand?

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A.Baker at New Acton – Lightning Review

by The Editor

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It seems like forever since our beloved Parlour and wine room suffered at the hands of an unruly pizza oven and burnt to the ground.  Not that it was in any way Parlour’s fault (the oven belonged to the restaurant next door), however since then, epicurean Canberrans have mourned their loss from the heart of the New Acton precinct.

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Polit Bar – Established 1927

by The Editor

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In the last six or seven years we’ve seen four different bars occupy the space upstairs from the Westpac on Franklin Street in Manuka. The Julep Lounge, Tulip Lounge and The Vinyl Room have all had a presence in the cosy little spot looking over the street.

Now we have Polit Bar (established 1927). Is this a sign of cheeky things to come?

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All that Glitters: The Alchemy Bar

by The Editor

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Like a phoenix rising (no, not that one) one of Canberra’s longest running bar venues has debuted with the aim of returning to the glory days of Franklin Street. We popped in to the grand opening on a dreary Wednesday night to see what was offer at the new kid on Canberra’s glitziest block.
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New Roots: The Treehouse Bar Launch

by The Editor

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A Hippo, a Playground and now a Treehouse. The finer bars in Canberra seem to be adopting a playfully titular trend. This weekend sees the opening of Treehouse Bar in the Sydney Building. Who is this, what is it all about and why is this occurring?

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The Weekend Cometh – The Hyatt Hotel

by The Editor

There are two things that are better al fresco: drinking champagne and eating oysters.  Okay, there may be three things, but really, it’s your business what occurs following heavy indulgence in the first two.  The Hyatt Hotel, one of Canberra’s most recognisable and gorgeous buildings is offering both experiences – all with the convenience of a five-star bedroom should you find yourself getting in the mood for the third.  What are we talking about?  It’s summer in the garden, you sillies!

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Ox Eatery at East Hotel – Lightning Review

by The Editor

There’s a lot to like about East Hotel and restaurant Ox. It’s feels similar to the Realm Precinct in Barton in that it strikes a balance between sophisticated and safe, and presents neat little ideas that capture the eye, as opposed to a strident attempt for individualism. In that sense East Hotel probably nails the Canberra market.  We popped along to see what was on offer.

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