The NSW opening road map is out!

Freedoms for vaccinated adults will come into effect on the Monday after NSW hits the 70 per cent double dose target. They include vertical drinking. Hospitality venues can reopen subject to one person per 4sqm inside and one person per 2sqm outside, with standing while drinking permitted outside. We’ll drink to that! 

Fully vaxxed = drinking in bars?

The NSW government is currently in discussion about restricting unvaccinated people from entering hospitality venues, once they re-open (hopefully) this year. The plan would use an app to incorporate vaccine proof with the QR check-in system. It’s a bummer that Australia’s drinking culture has come to this but with Covid not going anywhere any time… Continue reading Fully vaxxed = drinking in bars?

Melbourne Icon Madame Brussels Closes

We figure with lockdown#5 now in its depths, Madame’s scheduled final drinks for this month are um, on ice? Not sure, but this hospitality icon will be sorely missed. Farewell Madame Brussels, you are your kooky wonderful decor and ethos have been a drinking touchstone for the last 15 years. We will have a Pimms… Continue reading Melbourne Icon Madame Brussels Closes

Melbourne punters rejoice with more easing of restrictions

From Friday more Melbournians were allowed on dance floors, as Covid restrictions dropped back to their most relaxed in more than a year. The patron cap was lifted to 75 per cent of capacity and a dance floor rule restricting dancers to 50 people has been lifted. Also if you prefer socialising at home you… Continue reading Melbourne punters rejoice with more easing of restrictions

Sydney clubs closed

Stay Covid safe and fingers crossed we can all be out clubbing again soon. Sydney we got this.

Dance the Rona away

We are not out of the woods yet Australia, but Covid underdog Melbourne has been host to heartwarming scenes of people hitting nightclub dance floors for the first time in eight months. Even the biggest dance floors are still only allowed to hold a maximum of 50 punters, but  at this stage we will take… Continue reading Dance the Rona away

Sad news for Melbourne bar scene

Sorry to see Dogs Bar in St Kilda has shut its doors for good after falling behind in rent payments during the Covid lockdown. Dogs opened in 1989 and helped shape the Melbourne late night and live gig scene. It  was known for being a local’s bar where everyone felt welcome. Now its gone. Bummer!