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The State of Our Bar Community is Dire

It’s a terrifying time for all. But it’s a dire time for small businesses, especially our beloved restaurants and bars. Not only do our independent restaurants and bars bring the color and literal and figurative “flavor” to each of...

Interview with Bar Owner, Chris McMillian

There are bartenders who love their craft but are in the industry merely for a season. There are bartenders who get into the business for moments of press or local fame, then move on to brand ambassador-type roles or...

The Top 10 Bars in New Orleans

New Orleans’s celebratory spirit and joyous sensuality is unmatched. As one of the world’s truly great drinking cities, its crucial place in cocktail history includes being the city where many of history’s best cocktails were invented: Sazerac, Ramos Gin...

Matt Tocco

A hip bowling alley, restaurant, bar, lounge, coffee shop and general all-day hangout on the Cumberland River, Pinewood Social was an early adopter in Nashville’s cocktail renaissance. Though cities like New York and San Francisco were well over a...

The Skinny on Canned Cocktails

For many, summertime means going to the beach and lying by the pool. Unfortunately, packing a bottle of traditional craft spirits means bringing glass, which is cumbersome and typically prohibited. One viable option for a convenient, portable and refreshing...

Nashville Bars

Ten years ago, Nashville was home to notable dive bars and ever-excellent honky tonks (long live Robert’s Western World!). But it was not a cocktail city, just as it wasn’t a dining destination. Fast forward to today, and Nashville...

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...