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The Statler’s Kyle Hilla Hates Cinnamon, but Keeps a Bottle of Fireball on His Shelf

The Statler’s Kyle Hilla Hates Cinnamon, but Keeps a Bottle of Fireball on His Shelf

Kyle Hilla has a special touch. At the Statler, a recently restored hotel in downtown Dallas, Hilla’s interactive cocktails span the Fine China’s Sino-French Connection, which requires a French press, and Bourbon and Banter’s “most Instagrammable cocktail,” which necessitates the use of a tiny hammer. While his creations may sound playful, Hilla’s attention to detail […]

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11 Telltale Signs You’re in a Great Craft Beer Bar

11 Telltale Signs You’re in a Great Craft Beer Bar

Craft beer bars are everywhere these days. There are good ones, and there are bad ones. Then, there are great ones. The abundance of beer-focused establishments is a natural progression in the U.S., considering most of us live within 10 miles of a brewery. But not all beer bars are created equally. Some are stuck in […]

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Party Like a Rock Star: 12 Musicians Dish About Bars, Jukebox Jams, and Hangover Cures

Party Like a Rock Star: 12 Musicians Dish About Bars, Jukebox Jams, and Hangover Cures

Rock ‘n’ roll is synonymous with a good time, so why not look to the pros for nightlife guidance? We polled 12 very talented musicians on their favorite places to drink, venues to play, jukebox jams, hangover cures, and bartenders in the business. Cue up Spotify and fix yourself a drink — just because you’re […]

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Bartenders: The Impact of Plastic Straws Isn’t Really the Point

Bartenders: The Impact of Plastic Straws Isn’t Really the Point

Like time, consumer outrage flies on the internet. Earlier this month a line of incredibly ill-conceived novelty wines tied to ”The Handmaid’s Tale” inspired such immediate digital fury that the distributor, Lot18, canceled the wines one day after they were announced. Now we’ve turned our collective grimace toward plastic straws.

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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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