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April 24, 2014

Cocktail Night: Raise your glass for raize the roof!

14/01/2014 by OutInCanberra

A fundraiser cocktail night is being held to raise funds for the raize the roof Charity House between 6pm-9pm at Trinity Bar, Dickson on Saturday, 8 February 2014.

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Thoroughbred Park's ACTTAB Melbourne Cup Day

01/10/2013 by Nic Crowther

It's hard to imagine, but we are merely one month away from The Race That Stops a Nation. On Tuesday 5th November 2013 Australians will break from their work, play or dedicated revelry to cheer as the world’s best run over 3200 metres on the Flemington Track in pursuit of this year’s $6 million in prize-money.

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Wandering into gold

28/06/2013 by Matt Kempe

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. It’s this famous quote from J.R.R Tolkien that accompanies your menu at Alchemy, and it succinctly describes the broad sense of adventure and balance that is Alchemy: the newest restaurant and bar in Manuka’s legendary Franklin Street location. The dark modern interior is certainly of gold standard, with a diversity of spaces – a large dance-floor area, the beautiful dining space and intimate lounge setting – that will make you feel at home no matter your mood.

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Slide to Unwind Launch @ Capital & Co

25/06/2013 by Katey Johnstone

The question on everybody’s lips come Monday is, what’s on this weekend? Last week we found the answer and discovered a hidden gem in the inner-south of Canberra, Capital & Co at Rydges Capital Hill. Friday night marked the official opening of Capital & Co and the launch of ‘Slide to Unwind’. Not only has the newly refurbished bar got a warm and cosy look and feel, but the friendly team offer a $5 menu from 5pm – 7pm on Friday’s.

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Come and Play

24/06/2013 by Katey Baddeley

The newly opened Treehouse bar along Northbourne breathes some new life into the popular nightclub strip in Civic. The high ceilings and bar-cross-loft layout ooze sophistication and the life-sized illuminated tree is mesmerising in its beauty. The feel is natural and design unique, with logs suspended from the ceilings and a subtle, forest inspired metallic print over a stormy grey papering the walls. Enormous mirrors reflect the glimmering lights of the tree, filing the entire space with a warm and cozy glow - perfect for winter hibernation.

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Recap: Katie Noonan @ The Abbey

17/04/2013 by James van Leeuwen

Katie Noonan has proven herself to be an able songstress over the past decade. Voted as one of Australia’s top 20 singers of all time by iconic peers such as Kate Ceberano and Michael Paynter last week, it is her versatility that puts her at the pinnacle of the countries music scene. Being equal parts pop, to vocalize jazz, the Elixir and George star promised to pull out all stops with a night of hits focused around the new album Songbook.

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When the Deerhoof stomps, make sure you’re around

06/03/2013 by Bonnie Elvin

Only on the rarest of occasions am I lured out to a bar on a Monday night. But, on this particular Monday eve, 90’s indie-rock noise band Deerhoof’s beckon was one not to be ignored. Promoting their new album ‘Breakup Song’, with two of Canberra’s most talented indie rock acts TV Colours and Golden Blond as supporting acts, Deerhoof made going out on this school-night totally valid.

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Comfort food at it's best

06/03/2013 by Rahima Saikal

The Ainslie Bar & Bistro at Mercure Canberra is the perfect place to go for a light snack, hearty dinner or pre or post dinner drink. Located on the ground floor of Mercure Canberra, Ainslie Bar & Bistro is regally furnished and the space is open and airy. It is comprised of a bar, restaurant seated area and outdoor beer garden, which is perfect for business and social events. We were warmly welcomed as we made our way in and shown to a table. Drinks were ordered as we waited for the dishes to arrive.

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The legendary Gryphons

20/02/2013 by Katey Baddeley

Working this amazing job, I am consistently ashamed at the number of brilliant Canberra venues I haven’t visited on my own steam. This week was no exception as I took a trip down to Gryphon’s Caffe and Bar nestled in a homely corner at Griffith shops. The atmosphere is a relaxed and unique combination of quiet cultured cafe, spacious fine dining and socially encouraged bar. How on earth the mix of venue types co-exists as seamlessly as it does I couldn’t say – but it does it with undeniable perfection.

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Recap: Thee Oh Sees @ Transit Bar

13/02/2013 by Robbie Allison-Young

“If you see John Dwyer, tell him I want to marry him!” These were the words passed on to me as I shared the news with a workmate that I was heading off to catch Thee Oh Sees playing at Transit Bar on Monday night. At the time I had no idea who this guy was or what instrument he played, but by the end of the night I sure did. As I rolled in at 8pm it was a cold, gloomy night and I figured that after the epic 3-day drinking fest that was Multi-Cultural Festival, no one would be showing their heads for a while…Mistake number one.

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