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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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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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