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No scandal at the Nixon

30 Jun 2010

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As the weather turns cold and the wind gets stronger, escape to The Nixon Hotel for drinks, dinner or a game of trivia.

The self-proclaimed football venue is, you guessed it, located right at the foot of Etihad Stadium on the corner of Bourke Street and Batman’s Hill Drive.

Opening in January 2008, The Nixon provides a warm and welcoming sanctuary to not only AFL revellers but also to the workers and residents of Docklands.

With a wine list boasting over 120 labels, a cocktail list of more then 15, 10 beers on tap and 30 varieties of bottled beer, as well as 300 spirits available, The Nixon can cater for even the most discerning patron.

Owner and manager Paul Pellegrino said he and his partners set out to create a venue that would be able to provide whatever the patron wanted.

“If a person asks for a particular drink we want to be able to give it to them,” Mr Pellegrino said.

If you’re looking for something to do on a Thursday night, The Nixon holds its weekly free trivia night, but make sure you book in advance as it usually gets booked out.

“We have the trivia in the bistro area so that if people just want to come in and have a meal they still can and we will just direct them to the restaurant area,” Mr Pellegrino said.

Mr Pellegrino said the restaurant offered a wide range of meals with the specials board changing every few days – reflecting the variety of international chefs at the restaurant.

“The specials board keeps the regulars enthused and the guys in the kitchen get to exercise their creative flair. Cooking is like art and needs to be creative to keep people interested,” he said.

So where does the name come from I hear you ask?  Well why not pop in and see Paul and ask …  But I’ll give you a hint, the apartment building above the venue is called Watergate.

For weekly updates on The Nixon Hotel you can visit http://www.docklandstv.com.au and watch Paul live on Docklands TV on Fridays at 6pm.

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