woolshed docklands revamp

MELBOURNE | April 21st marked the first day The Woolshed reopened its doors after five months of renovations. The space suffered a significant fire in early November, rendering the space unusable. Making the most of a poor situation, the owners capitalised on the opportunity for reinvention and transformed the space

beermiscuous lakeview

CHICAGO | Beermiscuous is a Lakeview beer spot that styles itself as a “beer cafe”, modeled after the classic cafes of Europe and casual American coffee shops. It’s a place that takes quality beer (but not itself) too seriously – Beermiscuous use refrigerated storage to prevent deterioration, minimize unwanted light

local option lincoln park

CHICAGO | Local Option is located in a quiet, residential street in Lincoln Park, with its unassuming demeanour belying its status as one of Chicago’s best craft beer venues. The 31 beers on draft rotate weekly, and on the taps you’ll find all sorts of fantastic beers, including many rare

links taproom wicker park

CHICAGO | Links Taproom Wicker Park appears to be a standard sports bar when you enter, but one look at the draft list reveals that it’s much more than that. The bar offers 36 American craft beers on tap at any given time, as well as three on cask, and

bangers and lace wicker park

CHICAGO | Bangers & Lace Wicker Park is a place that knows all about the simple fact that sausages and beer are two things that go very well together. Most people know that ‘bangers’ refers to sausages, but what’s Lace? Well it refers to the pattern that beer foam leaves

fatpour tapworks bucktown

CHICAGO | Fatpour Tapworks is one of the many sports bars on Division, and from the outside, and inside for that matter, there’s not much to distinguish it from the competition. Multiple screens playing the game, check, lots of sports paraphernalia, check. It’s loud, and the food is average, so

howells & hood magnificent mile

CHICAGO | Howells & Hood is located in a prime spot at the foot of the Tribune Tower, and is named after John Howells and Raymond Hood, the architects of the neo-gothic tower. Fitting for its location, Howells & Hood goes about its business in a big way. The spacious

public house river north

CHICAGO | Public House River North is a gastropub and sports bar that knows beer. With six cicerones (basically beer sommeliers) on staff ready to help you pick your beverage of choice from over 100 types of beer in house, its no problem to find something for any mood and

uitgang bar richmond

MELBOURNE | Uitgang Bar is a small neighbourhood bar by Fraser Rettie and Craig “Grum” Knight from Exit Brewing, and their friend and fellow beer nerd David Pike. They’d been looking for a space to open a bar for a while, and when this opportunity came up, just around the

shadowboxer south yarra

MELBOURNE | Shadowboxer is a contemporary wine bar and restaurant in South Yarra that focuses on showcasing high quality, locally sourced produce. It’s the brainchild of co-owners Michael, Shelly, Luke and Nick, all of whom have extensive experience working in the hospitality industry throughout Melbourne. The venue’s title stems from