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THE dead hand of government hangs heavy over Canberra, but the few local entrepreneurs can be remarkably inventive. Take Polit Bar in upmarket Manuka. It is staging a literary event with a twist today week: Naked Girls Reading. It is as described. Strewth thought they might be reading William Burroughs, but it's on in the evening, not at lunch.
"If you like the idea of a deco inspired bar with table service and a real sense of hospitality, then Polit Bar is the place for you. Marti behind the bar knows his stuff, and can guide you to the right cocktail depending on your mood. "
"Polit is not just a bar for pollies any more than a sports bar is just for sports nuts... The aim when decorating was to have fun. "
"Once you ascend the stairs you cannot help but be engaged by the elegant and serene environment...." The Canberran, July 2013
"Did we like it? Yes, we did. It had the perfect combination...of comfortable seating, luxe fitout, a great variety of beverages, and yummy food)." HerCanberra, July 2013
What's the gossip?
Polit Bar is a work in progress. Why stand still when evolving is so much more fun?
8 Aug - Australian Bartender Magazine - Here’s the 2014 Australian Bar Awards finalists! [Note - we are an ACT "Cocktail Bar of the Year State Finalist"]
7 June - In the Taratory - #HumanBrochure A Day of Food and Wine
Here’s the 2014 Australian Bar Awards finalists!
6 June - Freak Biscuit - 101 human food and wine day: the final chapter - Polit Bar!
1 June - Jonathan McFeat photographer - Canberra's Human Brochure - a day of food and wine
27 Feb - Canberra Weekly - Comedy Duo Chris & Eddy Serious About Funny Business
24 Feb - Australian GoodFood Guide - A Foodies' Guide to Canberra
5 Feb - CanberraMartini - Martini Masterclass at Polit Bar
12 Dec - The RiotAct - Naked Girls Reading Impressions
5 Dec - The Australian Strewth Column - Books stripped bare
4 Dec - The RiotAct - Naked Girls Reading at The Polit Bar
4 Dec - Canberra Times Food & Wine Annual - Top Bars
20 Nov - CanberraMartini - Behind the Bar Marti
10 Oct - HerCanberra - Five of Canberra's Best Cocktail Bars
12 Sept - Canberra Weekly - New Bar a Nod to Political Hive
6 September - Canberra Times - Where to party after the 'politicalypse'
11 Aug - Canberra CityNews - Canberra Confidential - Centenary Cheers
14 Aug - Canberra Times - How to Make the Perfect Martini. Cocktail Basics from Polit Bar
14 Aug - Australian GoodFood Guide / Canberra Times - That Cosmo Feeling
14 Aug - Canberra Times Food & Wine - Small Blessings
8 Aug - Canberra CityNews - Marti's Shaking up Canberra
18 July - The Canberran - Casting Our Vote at Polit Bar
17 July - HerCanberra - Far from the Madding Crowd
17 July - The Canberran - Polit Bar Est 1927
13 June - Canberra CityNews - Canberra Confidential - Raising the Bar