And the new bar in O’Connor will be… Duxton

johnboy 13 February 2012 28

duxton

Out in Canberra are doing an omnibus burger deal with Canberra’s rugby bars.

And there we have the new bar in O’Connor being built in the body of All Bar Nun.

It’s going to be called “Duxton” which sounds a bit like a stableboy, but time will tell.

They have this to say about it:

Duxton

Canberra’s latest local pub launching in O’Connor this February. Buy your ticket and be one of the first to sample this new establishment.


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EvanJames EvanJames 10:20 am 22 Feb 12

Omnibus, omnibus. I first read it as Ominous Burger Deal and was intrigued. Ominous would describe most of the hamburgers sold in Canberra, sadly. The one at Walshes in Quangers should be safe though, 2620ers won’t tolerate a crappy hamburger.

johnboy johnboy 10:12 am 22 Feb 12

they appear to be racing hard to get there!

Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 10:11 am 22 Feb 12

A good deal by the looks of it.

Anyone know if the Duxton is any chance of being open Friday for the Brumbies match against the Force?

aidan aidan 9:55 am 14 Feb 12

Holden Caulfield said :

aidan said :

Holden Caulfield said :

I did like the old skool Vietnam Restaurant sign reemerging on the corner for a day or two last week.

Now I know what it feels like to be an old fart reminiscing.

O’Connor Vietnamese .. good times.

You can still go to Griffith Vietnamese if you want to remember the food.

Thanks for the tip, but even if it was still there I probably wouldn’t go. At the time it was the perfect place, as I lived and worked nearby and it was cheap and cheerful. Perhaps overly cheerful.

Like I said, old man reminiscence.

Rawhide Kid Part3 Rawhide Kid Part3 9:39 am 14 Feb 12

Duxton? Isn’t that a Hotel chain or a franchise of a sort?

bryansworld bryansworld 9:20 am 14 Feb 12

buzz819 said :

bryansworld said :

Try hard aspirational fashion victim name and trendy aubergine paint job. I fear the worst yet hope for the best.

Well if it is run like the other club they own, women can come straight in, men line up there, your from Queanbeyan, so we’ll see you later, bye bye.

Good business sense.

So it’s going to be roooool claaaaaaasssy, like their other business ventures!

buzz819 buzz819 8:45 am 14 Feb 12

bryansworld said :

Try hard aspirational fashion victim name and trendy aubergine paint job. I fear the worst yet hope for the best.

Well if it is run like the other club they own, women can come straight in, men line up there, your from Queanbeyan, so we’ll see you later, bye bye.

Good business sense.

bryansworld bryansworld 5:31 am 14 Feb 12

Try hard aspirational fashion victim name and trendy aubergine paint job. I fear the worst yet hope for the best.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 7:33 pm 13 Feb 12

Duxton?

Sounds like Ducks Bum to me!

Pandy Pandy 7:24 pm 13 Feb 12

devils_advocate said :

nsn said :

If it’s launching in February it doesn’t give them much time for a re-fit. So much for any hopes for an improvement on the All Bar layout/atmosphere.

Just in time to take account of my cultural concerns, though. I demand a screened off drinking area for people earning more than six figures, and which does not serve VB, because it is against my cultural beliefs to associate with bogans (even the cashed up kind).

And since the fitout is at the design stage, the marginal cost of incorporating my requirement will be fairly small and my demands are therefore totally justified.

sorry this aint a Government pub

milkman milkman 6:27 pm 13 Feb 12

It’ll be remodeled, serve expensive grog to hipsters, and despite people saying how great the last place was, will remain busy.

poetix poetix 5:08 pm 13 Feb 12

johnboy said :

the coat of paint on the outside of the building is definitely an improvement though.

You’re really hanging out for this to open, aren’t you? Have you been sniffing the paint?

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 4:55 pm 13 Feb 12

aidan said :

Holden Caulfield said :

I did like the old skool Vietnam Restaurant sign reemerging on the corner for a day or two last week.

Now I know what it feels like to be an old fart reminiscing.

O’Connor Vietnamese .. good times.

You can still go to Griffith Vietnamese if you want to remember the food.

devils_advocate devils_advocate 4:48 pm 13 Feb 12

nsn said :

If it’s launching in February it doesn’t give them much time for a re-fit. So much for any hopes for an improvement on the All Bar layout/atmosphere.

Just in time to take account of my cultural concerns, though. I demand a screened off drinking area for people earning more than six figures, and which does not serve VB, because it is against my cultural beliefs to associate with bogans (even the cashed up kind).

And since the fitout is at the design stage, the marginal cost of incorporating my requirement will be fairly small and my demands are therefore totally justified.

nsn nsn 3:27 pm 13 Feb 12

If it’s launching in February it doesn’t give them much time for a re-fit. So much for any hopes for an improvement on the All Bar layout/atmosphere.

    johnboy johnboy 3:29 pm 13 Feb 12

    the coat of paint on the outside of the building is definitely an improvement though.

buzz819 buzz819 3:11 pm 13 Feb 12

harvyk1 said :

“Buy your ticket”?

Seriously, those guys have high hopes for the popularity of their business…

You see I thought this as well, then I clicked on the link, to investigate further, the $20 actually gets you a ticket to the Brumbies first home game and a Gourmet Burger at one of the following;
Queanbeyan – Walsh’s Hotel
Gungahlin – Siren Bar & Restaurant
Griffith – Gryphons Restaurant & Bar
Braddon – Debacle
Belconnen – Ha Ha Bar
O’Connor – Duxton

So there you go, no point having a go at the business if you can’t be bothered reading what the ticket is for if you ask me.

aidan aidan 2:59 pm 13 Feb 12

Holden Caulfield said :

I did like the old skool Vietnam Restaurant sign reemerging on the corner for a day or two last week.

Now I know what it feels like to be an old fart reminiscing.

O’Connor Vietnamese .. good times.

aidan aidan 2:58 pm 13 Feb 12

johnboy said :

aidan said :

“It’s going to be called “Duxton” which sounds a bit like a stableboy, but time will tell”

I’m thinking brand of toilet. “Royal Duxton”. Not auspicious.

Could be a nod to Todd Carney’s exploits on the premises!

Nodding to Todd Carney in a toilet is explicitly NOT recommended.

Mysteryman Mysteryman 2:55 pm 13 Feb 12

Gourmet burgers are so passé.

johnboy johnboy 2:53 pm 13 Feb 12

aidan said :

“It’s going to be called “Duxton” which sounds a bit like a stableboy, but time will tell”

I’m thinking brand of toilet. “Royal Duxton”. Not auspicious.

Could be a nod to Todd Carney’s exploits on the premises!

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