People & Personalities

Bar Chat: Michael Chiem image

Bar Chat: Michael Chiem

Michael Chiem is the ever-smiling and impressively creative owner of PS40. His little bar on Skittle Lane has become a standout in the Sydney scene for

Alex Dowd on Learning From a 2nd Lockdown image

Alex Dowd on Learning From a 2nd Lockdown

With the majority of Australia's hospitality in some kind of lockdown these past few months there is a lot of heads down, just trying to get through the

Tomas Estes image

Tomas Estes

Back in 1997 our office was a small room on Gower Street, London and most evenings I walked through Covent Garden to catch my train home and I'd often

Brand Chat: Krystal Hart, World Class Brand Ambassador image

Brand Chat: Krystal Hart, World Class Brand Ambassador

Each year Australia's bar industry tunes in to see who will make the cut for World Class – a competition so respected in the industry that winners are

Gin Chat: Caroline Childerley, The Gin Queen image

Gin Chat: Caroline Childerley, The Gin Queen

Immigrating to Australia in 2011, Caroline Childerley landed in a country that had barely a handful of its own gins. It was a land before Four Pillars,

Mix Haus: Inside Perth's Non-For-Profit Women's Group image

Mix Haus: Inside Perth's Non-For-Profit Women's Group

Perth is home to a new hospitality group in the Australian bartending community, exclusively founded for women, with the intent to further conversations

Moving to Mexico: Megs Miller Follows Her Agave Dream image

Moving to Mexico: Megs Miller Follows Her Agave Dream

If you’ve ever had the chance to visit the Mexican state of Jalisco and see the blue agave fields with their rust-coloured soil, you’ll understand

Adelaide’s Industry Group: The Pursuit of Hospitality image

Adelaide’s Industry Group: The Pursuit of Hospitality

When the brand talks, the media attention and the investment doesn’t come your way, it’s time to start your own thing and get the job done. At least,

Bar Chat: Penny Sippe image

Bar Chat: Penny Sippe

Penny Sippe is launching the first ever Australian Cocktail Month this May which will see Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide bars putting on discounted

Bar Chat: Alex Boon image

Bar Chat: Alex Boon

Brisbane bartender Alex Boon made the move to Melbourne a few years ago and has been working his way up the Speakeasy Group (Eau de Vie Syd and Mel, Mjølner

Bar Chat: Charlie Lehmann image

Bar Chat: Charlie Lehmann

Co-owner of Sydney's ode to 70's porn chic Double Deuce Lounge and 5 star dive bar Ramblin Rascal Tavern, Charlie Lehmann is one of Sydney's louder voices

Beer Chat: Young Henrys' head brewer Richard Adamson image

Beer Chat: Young Henrys' head brewer Richard Adamson

Born out of a love for good beer and music, with the simple idea of brewing a beer that the local community would enjoy and be proud to call their own,

Clinton Weir to Host Free Trade Masterclass image

Clinton Weir to Host Free Trade Masterclass

Clinton Weir has been part of the international bartending community for over 20 years. From South Africa to Australia via the UK, he’s now running his

Talking to… Two Schmucks 2.0 in Barcelona image

Talking to… Two Schmucks 2.0 in Barcelona

Juliette Larrouy and Pom Modeste took over the much loved ‘five-star dive bar,’ Two Schmucks in Barcelona this summer. Together they've developed Two

Pandemic stories: A British bartender in Melbourne image

Pandemic stories: A British bartender in Melbourne

With no job-keeper or job-seeker to fall back on, LEWIS COOKE has had to rely on the hospitality industry to keep him afloat. Here's how the pandemic looks

About Us: Difford's Guide in Australia image

About Us: Difford's Guide in Australia

Your local team here in Australia, reviewing bars, listing cocktails and featuring Aussie talent.

Evan Stroeve image

Evan Stroeve

Evan says he plans on coming out of isolation looking like either Brad Pitt from Fight Club or Tom Hardy in the 2011 film Warrior. He also says, perhaps

Rosey Mitchell image

Rosey Mitchell

Covid-19 has shattered plans, dreams and businesses around the globe. And Rosey Mitchell, the much-awarded bar manager who helped grow Three Sheets from

Darren Leaney image

Darren Leaney

Darren Leaney has tried just about every style of bartending there is. He's done five-star hotels, fine-dining establishments, speakeasy cocktail bars

Matt Whiley image

Matt Whiley

Matt Whiley is a bartender best known for turning parsnips into wine and feeding real pig's blood to the masses of Leicester Square – albeit in cocktail