the julep lounge is owned and operated by David Nguyen-Luu. one of Australia’s finest barmen, David did some short stints behind well known bars such as Hemmesphere and Lotus Lounge in Sydney to gain more experience before he opened his own bar, and it is indeed a well educated and knowledgeable operator who runs this Canberra gem. A top ten finalist in the 2005 bartender of the year competition, and a multiple cocktail competition winner, David is well versed in the world of cocktails and can expertedly produce any classic of your preference or, if you’re in a ‘frutier’ mood shake up a seasonal specialty.
david has had over 13 years of experience working through some of australia’s premier establishments. with his expertise, friendly and professional attitude, he has contributed in achieving local and national awards for every establishment he has worked at.
david’s skills as one of australia’s top mixologists is noticed with his many award achievements, including being amongst the top 50 national finalists for “bartender of the year” for 2004, and also placed amongst the top 10 bartender’s in Australia for 2005 for “bartender of the year”. most recently in october 2005, david won the suntory trans tasman cocktail challenge; a competitive cocktail competition where it was 5 of australia’s best bartender’s against new zealand’s best 5. although zew zealand took out the overall team win, david took top honours winning the inaugural trans tasman challenge.
and another of david’s renowned traits are his skills behind the espresso machine as a barista. known around canberra for serving up some of the best coffee in town, david, along with bill maloney from buragga coffee company, have created a distinct own blend of beans for the business.
his reputation precedes him amongst the canberra community with many locals being loyal followers to all of his working establishments, all coming back for his cocktails, his coffee and his friendly professional service
david promises to provide the highest level of service possible, with an uncompromising quality of drinks and food.
book now to for the food, the drinks, the experience…
or you can contact david directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
level one, 8 franklin st. manuka, act. australia
ph 02 6239 5060 fx 02 6239 5066