Tag Archives: bars and pubs

Shark Island micro-brewery: Interview with James Peeble

Shark Island micro-brewery: Interview with James Peeble

Interview with James Peebles from Shark Island micro-brewery, in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire. As a moonlighting bartender in a typical Sydney pub, I can spot a tourist a mile off. They typically exhibit disorientation when nobody escorts them to a table, uncertainty about where to place their order, hesitancy about approaching the bar – all familiarContinue Reading

Terremoto: Drinking an Earthquake

Terremoto: Drinking an Earthquake

In my lifetime, I have lived through two major earthquakes; the first in 1985, and the second in 2010. During the first, I was certain that the earth was moving because a giant was walking towards the city. I remember holding my mother’s hand while staring at a big glass lamp crushing against the ceilingContinue Reading

Play Bar – Beats, Breaks and Hip Hop in Surry Hills

Play Bar – Beats, Breaks and Hip Hop in Surry Hills

A few Fridays ago I was rounding up an enjoyable evening with some lounge room karaoke, as you do. Sipping away on my coffee mug of white wine, waiting for my turn on the microphone, I suddenly wondered if my planned rendition of David Bowie’s ‘Sorrow’ was going to clear the (small but powerful) danceContinue Reading

5 of the best terraces in Mexico City with a flare for the natural

5 of the best terraces in Mexico City with a flare for the natural

I’ve often been quoted as saying, “Forget finding the man of your dreams. I’m looking for the best terrace in Mexico City (DF).” And this search of mine has led me far and wide, much to the chagrin of my bank account. But I just can’t help it. I’m a sucker for a few drinksContinue Reading

The fireside cellar door tour

The fireside cellar door tour

It’s Autumn in my hometown of Orange, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share the delights of the changing countryside in the Central West region of NSW, Australia with you, like the spectacular display of reds and yellows and burnt oranges of the hillsides and the trees in Orange’s central CookContinue Reading

Hugos on Sundays: A cultural experience

Hugos on Sundays: A cultural experience

One of the best things about living in the Surry Hills/ Redfern area of Sydney is the fact that my entire life is conducted, in an entirely fulfilling way, within about a 2 km radius. I can literally go for weeks without having to branch out beyond the confines of my suburb, yet still enjoyContinue Reading

Top 5 hangover cures

Top 5 hangover cures

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] We’ve all been there, at least once. We drink a little too much and the next day we feel horrible; headache, nausea, bad stomach, etc. Here in Guadalajara we have come up with our very own hangover cures and remedies to make us feel better – and they truly help. And theContinue Reading

The music scene in Thailand

The music scene in Thailand

Visitors to Thailand might easily get the impression that Thailand doesn’t have its own music scene. A lot of bands at bars play covers of western pop and rock classics. At the discos you’ll probably hear trance and hip-hop.  The few bands that are playing Thai music tend to only play covers of classic oldContinue Reading

Salinger: The bar I was looking for

Salinger: The bar I was looking for

When I moved back to Mexico City a year and a half ago I settled into a great neighborhood called La Condesa. One of the main reasons why I love this neighbourhood is that it’s one of the very few places in the city where everything you need is in walking distance. The average commuteContinue Reading

Mexico Brewing

Mexico Brewing

[bilingual article: English + Español] I’ve heard people say that Mexico is fast becoming a craft beer destination. In my opinion, this assertion is not far from reality. My girlfriend Montse and I love exploring Guadalajara and discovering new bars and restaurants. What we’re really looking for, though, is good craft beer. I’ll tell you aboutContinue Reading

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