The Smoking Panda

Strip clubs, live music venues, and some CBD bars are now exempt from the lockout laws (Sydney)

August 28, 2016

Much has been said about Mike Baird’s contentious Sydney lockout laws and it’s widespread effect on the hospitality industry and vibrant nightlife that the city’s tourism (and morale) kind of needs. Last week a Supreme Court ruling may have put a crack in those laws, as there are now some venues across Sydney which will […]

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Eating with the AU: The Smoking Panda’s first birthday – CBD (Sydney)

June 21, 2015

The Smoking Panda is one of those blink and you’ll miss it places, a nameless sign stamped with a cute furry panda is the only clue that this hidden gem of a bar even exists. Which is just the sort of thing to be expected from its cheeky collaborators barman/mad scientist Grant Collins (White Hart, The Powder […]

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