It hit him all at once during a visit to Bulgaria. An epiphany transformed Dushan Zaric’s approach to making and selling drinks in the swanky bars he’s opened everywhere from New York to Los Angeles.
In Hong Kong’s hip Sheung Wan neighborhood lies The Old Man, a sweeping destination inspired by Ernest Hemingway. The gilded space has a portrait of the author constructed from upcycled building materials, a clever bar-top cooling strip to keep cocktails perfectly chilled, and exceptional service. It sits on the World’s Best Bars list with good […]
Everybody loves a love story. This February, we’re celebrating some of the beverage industry’s coolest, most inspiring couples in a two-part series. Here, we toast to the dynamic duos of the bar community. Some met on the job and worked together for years before realizing they wanted a romantic relationship. Others got married a month […]
Every cocktail enthusiast dreams of having a beautifully stocked private bar where they can make tasty drinks without having to leave the comfort of their home (or, say, put on shoes). Stocking the perfect home bar is challenging, though.
Few white-tablecloth restaurants double as cocktail destinations — or local hangouts. Vie, a Michelin-starred institution in Western Springs, Ill., does both. Just ask Julius White, Vie’s bar manager and assistant general manager. He has worked alongside Paul Virant, the James Beard Award-nominated chef at Vie, for nearly three years. The restaurant regularly appears on best […]
A good bartender can fix you a proper cocktail, of course, but there’s more to the job than making drinks. Bar professionals are also champion multitaskers, managing personalities, operations, and more while being hospitable to everyone at the bar. We asked 10 bartenders across the country how they tell if the person making their drink […]
The American bar community is lucky to call Ashtin Berry one of its own. An industry veteran whose résumé includes the Ace Hotel New Orleans and Tokyo Record Bar and Air’s Champagne Parlor in NYC, Berry is also an in-demand speaker and unstoppable activist. Her most recent project is Radical XChange, a platform promoting equality in […]
At first glance, your average White Russian cocktail might seem unapologetically rich. In the hands of a skilled bartender, however, it’s surprisingly balanced. Indulgence is an art, after all. The standard White Russian recipe features equal parts vodka, coffee liqueur, and either half and half or heavy cream. When you’re mixing up this drink, you […]
Simón Alberti epitomizes hospitality. One of Mexico’s top bartenders, his warmth and enthusiasm (not to mention skill) behind the stick at Mexico City’s Licorería Limantour earned the Roma Norte destination countless accolades. Limantour and its team are “constantly evolving, constantly researching, constantly innovating the Mexican cocktail scene,” he says.