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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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9 Ways To Break Out Of Your Boring Booze Habits This Groundhog Day

9 Ways To Break Out Of Your Boring Booze Habits This Groundhog Day

As unofficial cultural overlord Bill Murray taught us, there are actually a few useful ways to deal with the eternal repetition of ”now”: learn piano, rethink your views on 19th century French poetry, reconnect with high school friends. By the end of the day, if America’s Sweetheart Andie MacDowell isn’t in love with you, well, you […]

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