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

Aug 18, 2017

One freshly minted bartender cries foul about the need for school.

You Need These Coupe Glasses That Turn Everything Rainbow

Aug 18, 2017

If you’re looking to turn even the most boring glass of chardonnay into an Instagram dream, well, you’re in luck. Urban Outfitters is now selling magical coupe glasses that can turn any near-translucent beverage into a boozy rainbow. Thanks to a translucent RBGV coating on the bottom of the glass, you can join the trendiness […]

Try Making These Exciting Twists on the Negroni

Aug 18, 2017

No one understands the intersection of drinking and culture quite like the Italians do. From morning to night, there’s a drink for every moment. Go ahead: Drink Italian. It’s a way of life. Legend has it that in 1919 Italian aristocrat Count Camillo Negroni asked a bartender to strengthen his Americano cocktail by adding gin […]

You Should Put Water In Your Whiskey, Science Says

Aug 18, 2017

It’s a debate that has been raging on among whiskey enthusiasts for ages. Does a little water dilute your whiskey, or does it enhance the flavor? When a debate gets this heated, it’s best to turn to science. At least that’s what a few Swedish chemists thought when they decided to attempt to put the […]

A Stranger Things Pop-Up Bar Is Opening and It Will Make You So Nostalgic

Aug 17, 2017

Will might have escaped, but one Chicago bar is here to make sure you can return to the Upside Down. The pop-up space next to Emporium Arcade Bar in Logan Square will transform into an ’80s-themed tribute to the popular show. Upside Down is meant to resemble an “end-of-summer ’80s dance party,” complete with recreations […]

Are Bartending Robots the Future? Or Are They Just Another Fad?

Aug 16, 2017

The lowdown on what’s happening with robotics in bars.

You Can Now Rent An Entire Irish Pub on Airbnb

Aug 15, 2017

There’s something special about the coziness of a neighborhood Irish pub. Since we can’t exactly hop on a plane to Ireland anytime we want, we thought we’d found the next best thing when these inflatable pubs came on the market. But now there’s something even better available. If you’ve always dreamed of running one of […]

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