New Bars October 2016

Our monthly round-up for October 2016 of new and upcoming bars including bar news.

New Bars October 2016

  • Occupying the 11th floor with skyline views, The Rooftop at QT Melbourne has opened. Split over indoor / outdoor space, the bar offers a cocktail list with a twist on the classics with a list of local spirits, house made tonics and share cocktails. 133 Russell St, Melbourne
  • Bel & Brioa European style emporium has opened in Sydney with a bar serving innovative cocktails with a focus on seasonality, locally sourced and environmentally responsible drinks. 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, Sydney
  • Hot Sauce at QT Melbourne has opened offering Asian-inspired cocktails along with rare Japanese spirits. 8 Portland Lane, Melbourne
  • The Port has opened in Sydney’s Darling Harbour where you can reserve a cabana with bottle service by your own private host. 2-10 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney
  • The new Tomcat in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley has a hidden speakeasy style bar. The Boiler Room offers a solid list of classic cocktails and guests can have their personal bottle of Remy Martin and Louis XIII from a lockable copper custom cabinet. Level 1, 210 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
  • The Cellar at Bouche (pictured) beneath Sydney’s Bouche on Bridge restaurant has now opened offering a 9 strong cocktail list with sustainability with creativity at its heart. 6 Bridge Street, Sydney
  • Chingón Cantina y Taquería by the team from Brooklyn Standard has opened in Brisbane. Agave-based cocktails feature on the menu along with Mexican beer. Eagle Lane Brisbane
  • After a long period of closure, the new Easy Eight has reopened in Sydney with a revitalised look, a new playful cocktail menu and tasty bites.
  • Melbourne has now a new agave spirit haven with the opening of Bodega Underground Mezcaleria & Dive Taqueria. 51 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
  • Brigade Rooftop has opened above The Light Brigade in Sydney’s Woollahra. The open-air bar sits 83-meters above sea-level and offers a solid list of signature cocktails are classics grouped under Vodka, Gin, Rum, Bourbon and Tequila. Corner of Oxford St & Jersey Rd, Woollahra, Sydney
  • Bouvier Bar – a wine and cocktail bar by La Luna’s Adrian Richardson’ has opened in Melbourne. The New York-inspired bar features cocktails with novel takes on classics. 159 Lygon st, Brunswick East Melbourne
  • Melbourne has a new Caribbean inspired bar. Island Somewhere focuses on local craft brews, Australian spirits and seasonal island inspired cocktails. 213 Franklin Street, Melbourne

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Photo Credit of The Cellar at Bouche: Supplied

New Bars October 2016 was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.