The Bar Life

Profiles, interviews, stories and just generally useful intel about life behind the stick — and away from it

Bar Talk

Talking shop with the best in the field

Women in Bartending:
Two Legends Talk About Finding Success While Dealing With Constant Gender-Related Challenges

Can the Las Vegas Strip Handle Great Cocktails? Sam Ross Thinks So

9,400 Original Cocktail Recipes:
Aaron Polsky Talks Los Angeles Bartending

What Happens When a Bar Has 1,000 Bottles

Finding the Best Kind of Joy in Making Rum

Here’s How to Build a Cocktail Destination in a Beer Town

How They Got It Right

Secrets of the people and places that nailed their concepts

How Bar Goto Got It Right

How They Got It Right:
Prague’s Parlour Bar

How 2 Couples Are Bringing London’s Soho Neighborhood Back to Its Cocktail Roots

How Chain Restaurant Yard House Rolled Out Its Cocktail Program

The Business of the Bar

Growing your bartending career—the right way

I Went to Bartending School. And It Was an Absolute, Total Waste of Money.

What It’s Like to Be a Brand Ambassador for a Japanese Whisky When Your Cultish Brands Already Sell Themselves

Beyond Clear Ice:
The Latest in Ice Trends Involves Robots and Unique Branding

Are Awards Ruining Your Favorite Bars?

Competitions, Events and Experiences

Compete in the 2017 Opihr World Adventure Cocktail Competition

Enter the 2017 Cointreau Mixology Challenge

The 2017 Smoky Malt Cocktail Challenge Sponsored by Ardbeg

2017 Chivas Masters Global Cocktail Competition

Compete in the Altos Tahona Society

2017 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience

My Take

Unfiltered wisdom from industry pillars

Does Knowing Where Your Cocktail Ingredients Come From Matter?

Stop Making Up New Drinks. Start Mastering the Classics

Angus Winchester on Finally Opening His Own Bar

Naren Young on Naming Cocktails and the Philosophy Behind Twisted Classics

Snap Shot

New bars and why they matter

Whiskey Sours and Dumplings:
Where Superior Drinks Meet Chinese Food in Dublin

What Happens When Chicago’s Famous Aviary Bar Comes to New York

A Bar That Has the Ideal Mix of High-Low

A Brand-New Swank Bar from Bartending Legend Dushan Zaric

Stick People

Profiles of the bartenders to know now

Meet the Newest Face of Hong Kong’s Exciting Drink Scene

The Perfect Highball:
How It Forever Changed One Bartender’s Career

You Ready for the Best Kind of Italian Bar Hospitality?

What Is It Like to Work the Bar at a Plant-Obsessed Restaurant?

Stick People:
Selma Slabiak

Meet Jennifer Le Nechet, the 2016 Diageo World Class Winner