One of the world’s top 40 bars, one of Australia’s best bars, the award-winning Sydney bar Bulletin Place has closed its doors for the final time.
The 45-capacity bar was opened in 2012 by Tim Philips-Johansson and his business partners and has gone on to be recognised as a leading bar around the world. As it closes Bulletin Place is ranked at number 39 in the World Top 50 Bars.
Tim told Bars and Clubs that himself, Adi, Rob and Dave didn’t want to say too much about the bar’s end. But he did say: “All good things must come to an end. We thank our greatest stakeholders, the staff and clientele over the past eight-and-a-half years.
“The directors in Adi, Rob, Dave and Myself are all looking forward to our next chapter with big things to be announced.
“COVID has been a brutal year for most business. We were an unfortunate victim of that.”
Tim told Good Food that “it really was death by a thousand cuts”, with the bushfires, construction of the light rail and the 2020 lockdowns dealing blow after blow.
The team’s other venue Dead Ringer remains open and the RHUBI Mistelle that Tim launched with Evan Stroeve is also still going strong. Tim is also working as Beverage Director with new hospitality group, the people_.
Tim added: “We urge any well-wishers to not only support [Dead Ringer and RHUBI], but to support all your favourite bars and brands in this city.”
On a personal note, I’ll add thanks to Tim and all the teams at Bulletin Place, I’ve always enjoyed myself in there, it was an amazing bar and it will be missed, but good luck to all with what’s to come.