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Archive for Alia Akkam

How They Got It Right: Prague’s Parlour Bar

By A pretense-free speakeasy that nails it.

Meet Jennifer Le Nechet, the 2016 Diageo World Class Winner

By Talking shop with the recently crowned champion.

Your Horoscope in Cocktails: June 2016

By Are the stars aligned for your drinking needs?

6 Great Home Bar Carts You Should Absolutely Own

By Looking for the best bar cart to show off how fancy you are? Make your cocktails in style with these bar carts.

The Hungarian Bar That Everyone Should Be Talking About

By Budapest’s unconventional Boutiq’ is serious about its cocktails

Your Horoscope in Cocktails: May 2016

By Are the stars aligned for your drinking needs?

Drinking at Tel Aviv’s Hot Spot Hideaway Imperial Bar

By It’s near the beach. And people are flocking for the smart cocktails.

Drink Me Now: Sesame Cocktails

By It’s not just for tahini, people.

Drink Me Now: Salt and Pepper Cocktails

By Not just for shakers anymore, people.

A Beautiful Amsterdam Bar That Isn’t Afraid to Be a Little Offensive

By Its name is Porem, and it wants to combine well-made drinks with edgy banter.

What 1,000 Cassette Tapes Can Do to a Bar’s Design

By The new Occidental in Denver is a thing to behold.

Can This Swank New Bar Actually Bring a Little New Orleans to New York City?

By A New Orleans–style bar finds a home in downtown New York City.

The Kir Royale is Back!

By Though it never truly left, the classic Champagne cocktail is extra popular these days.

5 Warming Hot Toddies from Around the World

By There are more ways to make a Toddy than with whiskey and hot water.

Why Your Party Punch Needs Port

By Old recipes. New recipes. Port needs to be the star of your holiday entertaining bowl.

The Breathtaking Japanese Design of One New Chicago Bar

By Momotaro conjures the stunning aesthetics of a Japanese drinking establishment.

A Bartending Competition Winner Reflects on the Industry

By The winner of this year’s Speed Rack, Brittini Rae Peterson, talks shop.

Bringing a Cocktail Tasting Menu to Life at a Philadelphia Bar

By The new tasting menu drink program at Franklin Mortgage Investment Co. celebrates its region.

The Tiki Revival is Here (Again)

By A tiki scholar puts his knowledge to thirst-quenching use at his new New Orleans bar, Latitude 29.

One Marine’s Rise at a Legendary New York Bar

By Manhattan’s famed Employees Only just had a big birthday. And its overlord, Steve Schneider, is keeping the legend on track.

Good Bourbon + Great Cocktails + Dive Bar

By Jared Schubert of Louisville’s Monkey Wrench knows the magic formula for an enticing watering hole.

The Woman Behind Houston’s Booming Bar Scene

By Alba Huerta’s new bar, Julep, is set to make H-Town even more of a drinking destination than it already is.
Tim Cooper is a man with quite the playbook.

The Best-Drinking New Sports Bar in the USA?

By New York City’s Sweetwater Social knows that foosball and great cocktails should go hand-in-hand.
Jeff Lyon bartender

Raising the Bar: Jeff Lyon

By Find out what bartender Jeff Lyon is up to at new San Francisco bar, Third Rail.
Pam Wiznitzer | The Dead Rabbit

Raising the Bar: Pamela Wiznitzer

By `One woman’s journey from a dive bar to one of the hottest bars in New York.
half step bar | chris bostick

Raising the Bar: Chris Bostick

By The Varnish alum returns to his native Texas with the new Austin bar High Step.
Doug Quinn | Hudson Malone NY

Raising the Bar: Doug Quinn

By Doug Quinn is a throwback to an earlier era of bartending, complete with bowties, quick quips, strong drinks and juicy burgers. Find out about this talented New York barkeep and his new watering hole in Midtown Manhattan.
Bartender Larry Rice | Kentucky Bartender

Raising the Bar: Larry Rice

By This talented Louisville bartender helped put the city on the mixological map. Find out more about him and his next move.
Phil Ward | Mayahuel Bar

Raising the Bar: Phil Ward

By Tequila and mezcal fans flock to this talented bartender’s New York establishment Mayahuel. We spoke to him about his new Los Angeles watering hole and how he got his start.
Kenta Goto of Pegu Club

Raising the Bar: Kenta Goto

By While many famous bartenders have worked behind the bar at New York institution Pegu Club, Kenta Goto has distinguished himself with unusual grace and precision. Find out more about this talented barman.”
Honeycut Bartenders | LA Bartenders Profile

Raising the Bar: Alex Day & David Kaplan

By This talented duo consults on watering holes across the country and just opened their latest spot, Honeycut, in Los Angeles. Find out what it’s all about.
Ryan Maybee Bartender Profile

Raising the Bar: Ryan Maybee

By The talented Kansas City bartender has helped put the Midwest on the mixological map. Find out where he honed his skills and what he has planned next.
Jeff Bell Bartender Profile

Raising the Bar: Jeff Bell

By This all-star New Yorker recently took home the title of Diageo World Class U.S. Bartender of the Year. We sat down with him to find out how he got his start.

Raising the Bar: Sean Kenyon

By The talented Denver bartender has been nominated for a slew of major awards this year. We found out what all the fuss is about, and what he’s up to next.

Raising the Bar: Eryn Reece

By This all-star New York bartender recently won the prestigious Speed Rack competition. We sat down with her to discuss her meteoric rise.

Raising the Bar: Bobby Heugel

By This talented bartender helped start the cocktail movement in Houston and now runs a small empire of restaurants and bars in the city.
John Lermayer | Miami Beach Bartender

Raising the Bar: John Lermayer

By Meet the talented Miami bartender who helped establish the city’s mixology scene and recently opened The Regent Cocktail Club in South Beach.
Bon Vivants | Trick Dog Bar SF

Raising the Bar: Josh Harris and Scott Baird

By This top San Francisco mixological duo, also known as The Bon Vivants, recently opened the acclaimed bar Trick Dog. We sat down with them to find out what else they have planned.
Paul McGee - Bartender Profile

Raising the Bar: Paul McGee

By The talented Chicago barman recently left his position at The Whistler to open a new tiki-themed establishment. We found out what he’s planning.
Bartender Erick Castro — Profile

Raising the Bar: Erick Castro

By The talented bartender is opening a new bar in San Diego. We found out what drives him and what he has planned for the future.
Sean Muldoon Bartender Profile

Raising the Bar: Sean Muldoon

By The talented Irish bartender left his award-winning bar in Belfast to open a new establishment in downtown Manhattan. We caught up with him to see what he has planned.

Best Bourbon Bars

By Love American whiskey? Check out our favorite bourbon bars across the country.

Best Poolside Bars

By Daydreaming about a summer vacation? Check out these joints that will inspire you to dive right in.
The Wilson & Wilson Detective Agency Bar - San Francisco

Satellite Bars

By Across the country, watering holes are opening more intimate (and often clandestine) secondary bars within their establishments. Check out these six special double-duty joints.