Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Booze Braggart Abuzz in the Press

Last week was a bumper week for BB in the press. For those of you who live under a rock Rachel Olding - bar writer extraordinaire for SMH - filed a couple of cracking stories of the growth of the bar scene in Sydney. She contacted yours truly for a comment. Below is what I had to say in Good Living's 'Take a walk of the small bar trail' piece. Olding asked me on my take on the new wave of bars taking Sydney by storm:

”Initially, people were perhaps being a little bit conservative and were trying to open venues in proven areas like Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, but people are becoming so confident that venues will attract the crowds that they’re spreading right out,” McGoram says.

”People are even looking to be the first venue in an up-and-coming area and to market that fact.”

”Look at Freda’s in Chippendale. No one ever thought there’d be a bar there and now everyone’s touting it as the next big suburb… I really like the CBD bars because it’s a real case in point to see how much Sydney has changed,” says Simon McGoram, who leads bar tours around Sydney, including a CBD trail that takes in Grasshopper, Grandma’s and Stitch.

 You can read the full article here.

But it doesn't end there - the previous day saw me get another shout out here.

In all it was a good week for BB, but a great week for Sydney's new wave of bars. There's a real positive vibe about what Sydney is creating in terms of bars at the moment and it's great to see that whole-heartedly supported by main-stream media. Thanks Rachel for your fine work!