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London Cocktail Bars

The Grand Dame of the UK and Europe’s most international city, London’s diversity and endless sprawl feel akin to a major American city. But it’s oh-so-London, from the world’s richest literary history to superb theater and architecture. The city...

Interview with Felix Cohen, Bar Manager at Every Cloud

Felix Cohen is a much-needed figure in the London bar world, though web development is his “other” career. As the owner of the tiny, charming Every Cloud (everycloudbar.com) bar in London’s Hackney neighborhood (in our top bars feature, pg....

Interview with Bar Manager James Bolt of The Gin Joint

When The Gin Joint opened in 2010, there was little of national note in Charleston’s cocktail scene. Debuting the same year as famed Charleston chef Sean Brock’s Husk restaurant, The Gin Joint helped jump-start a cocktail renaissance that was...

Sipping Through Charleston

When one begins touring the historic center of Charleston, the feeling is almost museum-like. But the small city is not so much pristine as it is preserved, as if stepping straight into the 1700s. Though founded in 1670, the...

22 of the World’s Best Bars

When you visit over 600 restaurants and bars every single year, some call you obsessed. They aren’t wrong. When it’s your work and your obsession, such relentless pursuit for “the great” is an exhausting  joy. I am blessed to...
Prohibition Absinthe service

Vancouver Bars

With dramatic mountains, shimmering waters and towering high-rises, Vancouver is the city jewel of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest: one of Canada’s overall great destinations. It’s a brutally expensive city in which to live due to an intense...

Interview with Camille Cavan, Bar Manager at Quaintrelle

Portland has no shortage of bartenders, it’s true. And plenty with great bar acumen. But to find one who is experienced in spirits and cocktails and also exhibits exceptional service is not always so easy. Lucky for Portland, they...

Portland Oregon Cocktail Bars

Portlandia and Powell’s Books, breweries and Pacific Northwest cuisine, Portland (aka PDX) wears the mantle of hipster city… and that it is: a green city situated on the Willamette River, with charming cottages and homes on tree-lined streets and...

Manhattan Bars

New York City has pioneered cocktails in the history of the world, it is true. But it has also led the cocktail renaissance of the last 15 to 20 years since Dale Degroff brought attention in the late 1980s...

Come Fly With Me or: The Story of the First Aviation’s Gin

The recipe for the Aviation cocktail was first recorded in Hugo R Ensslin’s 1916 book, Recipes for Mixed Drinks. ⅓ Lemon Juice ⅔ El Bart Gin 2 dashes Maraschino 2 dashes Crème de Violette Shake well in a mixing...