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Seven Most Instagrammable Bar Bathrooms in the U.S.

Seven Most Instagrammable Bar Bathrooms in the U.S.

Fear, panic, and dread are emotions that often grip us when faced with the prospect of a bar bathroom. Fortunately, for those who value design and comfort, bar bathrooms are getting a serious upgrade. Cocktail dens, dive bars, and other watering holes are putting energy and expertise into these oft-forgotten spaces. From Georgia to Napa, […]

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Fake Accents and Craigslist Scams: Bartenders Reveal First-Date Horror Stories

Fake Accents and Craigslist Scams: Bartenders Reveal First-Date Horror Stories

“Please don’t let this suck. And if it does suck, please let it be over quickly.” This is the prayer I’ve always whispered to myself en route to a first date. Of course, for me and everyone else, not even the most desperate plea to the universe will save you from every miserable meet-up. Bartenders […]

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Pop-Up Theme Bars Are Cashing In on the Nostalgia Economy

Pop-Up Theme Bars Are Cashing In on the Nostalgia Economy

Nostalgia is trending. And it’s everywhere. On Netflix and NBC, you can find the freshly reanimated corpses of canceled TV shows, ranging from the critically acclaimed (Will and Grace) to the … less so (Full House). On Instagram, #tbt-tagged photos clog feeds with images of cherished memories – or just that day last week when […]

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Your Drinking Guide to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Your Drinking Guide to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

The streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, come alive at night. Shortly after the steamy days turn into cool evenings, the rhythm of cocktail shakers can be heard along cobblestoned streets. Dim bar lights shine past crowds and spill onto the sidewalk. You can find whatever you’re looking for in Old San Juan — […]

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The Two-Ingredient Cocktail American Bartenders Are Falling For

The Two-Ingredient Cocktail American Bartenders Are Falling For

A choreographed symphony of wrist flicks and swirls, Japanese bartending is an art form. Ingredients are meticulously sourced, drinks are stirred just so, and ice cubes are perfectly square-cut (and, as testament to a national pursuit of perfection, are also sold by the bag at 7-Elevens across the country). Fittingly, the Japanese highball is an […]

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The 11 Best Places in Flatiron/Nomad for After-Work Drinks

The 11 Best Places in Flatiron/Nomad for After-Work Drinks

If you’ve ever had to entertain a client, boss, or coworker for drinks outside the office, you know choosing the right location can be a delicate affair. You don’t want something so popular that the place is jammed, leaving you either awkwardly hovering looking for seats. At the same time, you don’t want a spot that’s […]

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The Best Airport Bars In America

The 17 Best Airport Bars In America

The 17 Best Airport Bars In America

While there is no such thing as flawless air travel, the place we often head to drown our sorrows over a missed connection or delayed flight – namely, the airport bar – is improving. Forget watery drinks and fluorescent lighting, and televisions blaring CNN. The new fleet of airport bars actually rival those beyond the […]

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