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We Asked 8 Bartenders: What’s the Best Tequila Cocktail?

We Asked 8 Bartenders: What’s the Best Tequila Cocktail?

The wild popularity of Magaritas notwithstanding, tequila does not figure as prominently into the global cocktail canon as, say gin. Yet agave spirits are arguably the most exciting category in the United States right now. As imports improve, and bars like Clavel in Baltimore and Houston’s Pastry War showcase agave spirits’ diversity, bartenders celebrate the […]

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Ever Bar’s Dan Rook Loves Guinness, Will Make You Rethink Cosmopolitans

Ever Bar’s Dan Rook Loves Guinness, Will Make You Rethink Cosmopolitans

Dan Rook wants Hollywood to drink better. A Chicago transplant who cut his teeth at Irish pubs, Rook opened Ever Bar near the Capitol Records building in summer 2017. What differentiates Ever Bar from a crowded market of hushed, hidden, and precious cocktail lounges is accessibility. The list is simultaneously cerebral and approachable, spanning classics […]

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The 10 Best New Cocktail Bars of 2017

The 10 Best New Cocktail Bars of 2017

It’s a good time to be a drinker. This is true for myriad reasons, not least of all the incredible, ongoing evolution of American cocktail culture. The country’s best bars revitalize their categories, and get us excited about tiki, Negronis, and even speakeasies all over again.

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Clyde Common’s Jeffrey Morgenthaler Doesn’t Have Room for Garbage Bottles

Clyde Common’s Jeffrey Morgenthaler Doesn’t Have Room for Garbage Bottles

There are some bartenders who keep their secrets close to the vest, revealing very little about their recipes or techniques. Jeffrey Morgenthaler is not one of those bartenders. Named American Bartender of the Year, and Best Cocktail and Spirits Writer at the 2016 Spirited Awards, Morgenthaler demystifies craft cocktail techniques and ingredients on his eponymous blog. He has […]

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Can Better Bars Save Hotels From Airbnb?

Can Better Bars Save Hotels From Airbnb?

“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 […]

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‘Speakeasy’ Bars Are Killing It in Countries That Never Had Prohibition

‘Speakeasy’ Bars Are Killing It in Countries That Never Had Prohibition

The Butcher, a bustling joint at the Albert Cuyp street market in Amsterdam’s De Pijp, is packed in evenings with locals biting into babaganoush burgers. A select few walk straight past the parade of prime Aberdeen Angus beef to TBA, a speakeasy accessed by a daily-changing password.

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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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10 Essential Ingredients for Creating Cocktails at Home

10 Essential Ingredients for Creating Cocktails at Home

So you’ve officially taken the plunge and bought an at-home bar cart for all of your post-workday needs — welcome to adulthood! We assume you’ve already stocked the cart with the essential liquors — whiskey, gin, tequila, vodka, and rum— so now what? We’ve compiled a list of the 10 essential ingredients to consistently have […]

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