I’m given to understand that Manuka’s Julep Lounge is a bit of a watering hole for the fashionable young women of the Canberra Times.
Which might explain why Jessica Wright is all over that cocktail bar being named as the only Canberra establishment on a “list of Australia’s 50 most influential and celebrated bars of the past decade”.
(It would be nice to know which list this is, who compiled it, and who paid for it)
Now I’ve got nothing against the Julep Lounge. It’s very nice, the cocktail menu is interesting and they execute it well.
But I do wonder about whether any other Canberra bars have perhaps been overlooked here.
I don’t know if it still goes on but the machinations of Wednesday night karaoke at the Kingston Holy Grail during sitting weeks used to be quite something.