Cocktail bars are becoming more popular by the minute, which means that more of us are heading to these establishments on a weekly and even nightly basis. Yet even though we’re frequenting these establishments with more regularity than ever before, they can still be very intimidating. Most of us are bound to make some mistakes. Here are […]
In the midst of the Cecil The Lion debacle, I stumbled across this Vox article revealing that an animal psychic was weighing in on the whole thing. After rolling my eyes, I sent the article to my friend Chaim, head bartender at The Up & Up and also someone I frequently rely on for cocktail […]
It seems every bar is a “craft cocktail” bar these days, showcasing “artisanal” this and “hand-crafted” that. While we can agree that the definition of a craft cocktail is flexible to an extent, branding yourself as a craft cocktail bar gives you license to be pricy. Like, upwards of $10 a drink pricy.
Have you ever entered an ambient cocktail bar, taken your coat off, smiled coyly at your date, then been handed over the menu only to realize you have no idea what you’re reading? You’re not alone. With the craft cocktail boom in full force, drinks have started to use increasingly esoteric ingredients and mixing terminology. […]
I adore dressing up. For most of my life, I attended schools that had pretty strict dress codes, leading me to get super creative (and often theatrical) in my attire. I’ve since then calmed down, but if there’s one place to get a little festive, it’s a cocktail bar. Cocktail bars aren’t always fancy, but […]
Look, it happens to all of us. No matter how much you love exploring different kinds of cocktails, or how eccentric your palate is, you will never like every drink that’s served to you. First, get over that feeling of disappointment. It’s totally unnecessary. When you find yourself with a drink you don’t like, you’re […]