High Five Yourself

We’ve all seen the viral e-card about high fiving your boss … in the face with a chair. Yep it’s funny but we don’t recommend it.

Instead, head down to The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room for our version of the high five –  $5 drinks from 5pm to 7pm every day.

Yes every single day.

You work hard and need to be rewarded.  Come down and high five yourself.

A Night in a Museum

21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Long gone are the days when a hotel could get by with a random smattering of thoughtless water-colours.
There are many hotels these days that give local art galleries a run for their money.

One of our fav’s is 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville. It incorporates a contemporary museum into its 90 room boutique hotel.

Given it’s just been named to Conde Nast Travellers Prestigious Platinum Circle, I guess we aren’t the only ones who love it.
Check-in and check it out for yourself – 21c Museum

Presidents Smoking Weed? What? Yep!

In honour of President’s Day in the US and the greatest men to lead the USA, one of our favourite online websites decided to dig a little deeper into who they really were.

Instead of talking about what bill they passed or what treaty they signed, they wanted to see which of them blazed. You will be shocked to find out which presidents smoked the bud. Here’s a couple that made the list:

Abraham Lincoln
Quotes (real and fake) about Lincoln enjoying hemp are all over the internet.
While there remains some debate as to whether Lincoln really sparked up, many resources point to yes.

George Bush
Bush publicly refused to answer the marijuana question.
He was later caught saying he refused to talk about it, “because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried.”

Barack Obama
Even though he joked off many Americans wishes to legalize marijuana, Obama has been very open with his own marijuana smoking in the past, once saying:
“I inhaled frequently. That was the point.”

George Washington
Apparently Washington routinely smoked marijuana to alleviate the pain from his ailing teeth.
Washington’s diary recounts his efforts to cultivate better and enhance his crops of marijuana.

This post was in no way intended to change your perception of the founding fathers of the USA.

Hump Night Drinks on Us

Join us for hump night every Wednesday night and win a round of drinks

Every half hour from 6 pm in our parlour bar,  we’ll be rolling the barrel. If we pull out the same number as your office level, the drinks are on us!

Huh, don’t get it? Ok let us explain…
So there’s a barrel full of numbers (just like lotto), we roll the barrel and mix up the numbers … roll, roll, roll. Then our Tower Draw Host pulls out a number. If that matches the level you work on then happy days – it’s a round of drinks for you and your colleagues.

Our tip: Bring your business card and bring your colleagues. No point being a Nancy and drinking freebies on your own.

Now Serving Soldiers

We’ve said it before and we are saying it again… We are now serving damn good coffee, damn good breakfast. Available from 7:30 am to 11:00 am Monday to Friday. If you don’t have your table booked, walk-ins are welcome. Damn good take-out coffee available too.

Cant read the menu here?  Throw on a pair of Bailey Nelson frames and head to our menu  page to read it and salivate.

The Lover Circles His Own Heart

Collecting is a vital part of the MCA’s support for Australian artists. Currently part of this collection is The lover circles his own heart.

Through his installation The lover circles his own heart, Valamanesh creates a space to consider and express emotion.

The lover circles his own heart follows the Sufi tradition in seeking to escape logic and embrace love. As the complexity of existence and the all-consuming nature of love are addressed, Valamanesh allows a sense of contemplative wonder to be revived and for a time rationality and reason can be suspended as the notions of love without logic and the myth of creation itself are explored.

We came whirling
Out of nothingness
Scattering stars
Like dust
It sunders
All attachments
Every atom
Turns bewildered
Beggars circle tables
Dogs circle carrion
The lover circles his own hear
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NOW SHOWING AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART. READ MORE BY CLICKING HERE.

March to a Different Beat

From 18th February to March 29th The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room has an array of delicious deals.

In the Restaurant
$25 – one course plus a glass of wine or beer
$45 – two courses plus a glass of wine or beer

In the Bar
$15 – Three oysters plus a glass of wine or beer
$5 – house beer, wine or spirits. 5pm to 7pm every day.

Dress you ranks and dare to be different.

Bringing Home the Bacon

Haven’t yet seen Francis Bacon: five decades? You’d better be quick as it closes this weekend!

Francis Bacon is a towering figure of 20th-century art.
His paintings are gutsy, controversial and unforgettable. With painful beauty Bacon lays bare the struggles of the human condition.

Check out his video here

The works have been drawn from 37 collections including the Tate London, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Shown alongside the paintings is a wealth of archival material from his chaotic London studio, offering a fascinating insight into the artist and his creative process.

Hurry before they take the bacon home.  For more details visit Art Gallery of NSW website.

Jim Morrison. Light My Fire

You know that it would be untrue, you know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you, girl we couldn’t get much higher…
Come on babe light my fire, come on babe light my fire
Try to set the night on fire.

Set your night on fire here at The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room every night.

Love Potions

Cocktail pictured is our Brooklyn Zoo – known to make things wild.

It’s been said that “Powerful infatuations can be induced by the skillful potioneer, but never yet has anyone managed to create the truly unbreakable, eternal, unconditional attachment that alone can be called Love.”

We beg to differ.  Try one of our love potions (cocktails) and see for yourself.

Bar is open till late.