“Airbnb is a mortal threat to the U.S. hotel industry.” This dramatic proclamation was delivered by legendary American entrepreneur, hotelier, and real estate developer Ian Schrager, the mind behind both Studio 54 and our current boutique hotel boom, in a piece for the WSJ online. Schrager, promoting his newly unveiled NYC property Public, counsels that […]
If you told a 21-year-old Brian Evans that one day he’d become a New York City bartender, he’d have called you a boldfaced liar. Yet today he helms the bar at Santina, a trendy restaurant with a coastal Italian accent in the Meatpacking District. Before that, he was at Marta, and before that he was […]
The Negroni, that boozy red icon, has an entire week and scores of consumer products devoted to it. The Old Fashioned’s association with ”Mad Men” reportedly generated a 500 percent increase in American rye sales. However one Scotch-based drink, the Blood and Sand, remains an outlier to the classic cocktail revival. Its history, like all cocktail histories, is muddled and […]
Bars are usually places to consume alcohol, not contemplate sobriety. Yet at the Up & Up, a swank cocktail bar in Manhattan’s West Village, that’s exactly what bar manager Chaim Dauermann and I were doing. When I asked him what he, a career bartender, would never drink again, he responded, “All of them, because I don’t […]
Alumni and fans of all colleges and their football programs convene in New York City. While nothing beats watching the game on hallowed stadium grounds, there’s something to be said for gathering with like-minded fans hundreds of miles away from your university, sharing victories and comforting each other in times of need.
New York City’s best bartenders don’t have a lot of time off. But when they do get a chance to go out, they know the best bars, the best places to eat, and all the late-night spots. In VinePair’s Night Out series, we speak with some of the top bartenders in the city to learn […]
If you want to drink like a bartender, you have to taste things. Taste new things, taste things you haven’t tasted in awhile, and taste things you’re very familiar with. Above all, you simply need to taste everything you can, all the time.
Freedom fries notwithstanding, Americans love to imitate the French. From drinking coffee, to enjoying wine midday, to using the word ”summer” as a verb, our countrymen persistently embrace and emulate the Gallic lifestyle. Now, globally minded drinkers are applying this impulse to the most American pastime possible: downing cheap beer. At pizza and natural wine bar Ops […]
It’s easy to find a good bar in New York, but it’s hard to find a great bar. The best bars in the city — and the world, for that matter — have a balance of mouthwatering drinks, personable and endlessly knowledgable bartenders, and a comfortable atmosphere.