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The 10 Best New Cocktail Bars of 2018

The 10 Best New Cocktail Bars of 2018

American cocktail culture is evolving in tandem with our priorities. As exciting as it is to now find excellent Negronis or Manhattans in big cities and small towns nationwide (and it really, truly is), we have also come to expect more from our favorite bars. The country’s best bars innovate, embracing an array of ingredients or […]

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Everything That’s Worth Drinking in Singapore, According to Employees Only’s Igor Hadzismajlovic

Everything That’s Worth Drinking in Singapore, According to Employees Only’s Igor Hadzismajlovic

Say the name “Employees Only” to a New Yorker, and watch their eyes light up. For more than a decade, the West Village bar and restaurant has been teaching hospitality professionals the art of mixology (and how to rock suspenders, a waxed mustache, or both). Employees Only (EO) is now a global operation with locations […]

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Everything That’s Worth Drinking in Paris, According to Danico’s Nico de Soto

Everything That’s Worth Drinking in Paris, According to Danico’s Nico de Soto

Nico de Soto’s name is synonymous with cocktail culture. At Mace, his small but mighty cocktail bar in New York City’s East Village, the internationally accented drinks are a direct reflection of de Soto’s decorated passport. A native Frenchman, avid traveler, and global bar veteran, de Soto is a cotton tee-clad impresario. His smart, creative palate […]

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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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The Springs’ Sarah Boisjoli Says Life Is Too Short for Bad Booze

The Springs’ Sarah Boisjoli Says Life Is Too Short for Bad Booze

Sarah Boisjoli isn’t your average bartender. She’s the co-owner and beverage director of The Springs, a brand-new Brooklyn destination with Palm Springs decor, a lavish backyard, and color-popping cocktail list (the craft beer selection is great, too). She’s also the founder of a new dining pop-up brand, Counter Service, and a photographer. And she hates […]

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America’s Best Tiki Bars Are Making the Case for Whiskey

America’s Best Tiki Bars Are Making the Case for Whiskey

Tiki, that all-American fantasia of faux-Polynesian flavors and decor, is among our most enduring cocktail movements. Now a new gang of tiki drinks is sweeping American bars, and they’ve swapped rum for whiskey. But don’t worry — they still have those tiny umbrellas. Cynics without a spiked coconut in their hands might argue that the […]

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America’s 10 Most Anticipated Bars for Spring 2018

America’s 10 Most Anticipated Bars for Spring 2018

Spring has officially sprung, even if temperatures across much of the country remain stubbornly wintry. On the bright side, the new season brings several hotly anticipated bars, perfect for late-night revelry, patio sipping, and so on. From an experimental cocktail laboratory in the Pacific Northwest, to a chic Midwestern hotel bar, to an izakaya next […]

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San Francisco’s Best Bartender Finally Has His Own Bar

San Francisco’s Best Bartender Finally Has His Own Bar

The sun beams through the windows of The Saratoga, a year-old cocktail bar and restaurant in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Hosts, cooks, and bartenders buzz about, readying the ship for a busy Friday night. The back bar, which seems to stretch toward the heavens, sparkles in the afternoon light. Brandon Clements, co-owner of The Saratoga […]

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Superfood Cocktails Is the Healthyish Drink Trend We Need

Superfood Cocktails Is the Healthyish Drink Trend We Need

Looking for a healthier happy hour? Cue superfoods. Turmeric, matcha, and the like are popping up in everything these days — including your cocktail. “People are generally more health-conscious these days,” Jason J. Mendenhall, owner and operator of such NYC bars as The Wild Son, The Lost Lady, and The Wayland, says. “Being able to […]

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