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The Refreshing East African Cocktail That Brings Heart, History, and a Dash of Magic to Happy Hour

The Refreshing East African Cocktail That Brings Heart, History, and a Dash of Magic to Happy Hour

­In the highlands of Kenya’s northern Laikipia County, just off the Equator, there’s a clifftop spot where vast plains spread almost as far as the eye can see, until the unmistakable silhouette of Mount Kenya rises in the distance. From the deck of the Loisaba Tented Camp you can spy elephants and giraffes grazing below, […]

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Rooftop Cocktails and Punk-Rock Karaoke at the World’s 10 Coolest Hostel Bars

Rooftop Cocktails and Punk-Rock Karaoke at the World’s 10 Coolest Hostel Bars

While hostels have historically had a reputation as dirty, undesirable places for broke backpackers, that’s not always the case. Hostels have always served as bustling social hubs. The best ones in cities like Berlin, Paris, Miami, and beyond have killer nightclubs, pool bars, historic watering holes, and even breweries on site.

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The Drinks Menu at This Singapore Bar Is a Bag of Gummy Bears

The Drinks Menu at This Singapore Bar Is a Bag of Gummy Bears

If you walk into a bar and are handed a leather-bound tome in which spirits are listed by country of origin, you know you’ve entered a serious operation. If, on the other hand, the drinks list is accompanied by squiggly line art of tiki mugs and volcanoes, you can rest assured these folks don’t take […]

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This Boulder Bar Is Serving Vodka Cocktails Infused With Baby’s Laughter. (No, Really.)

This Boulder Bar Is Serving Vodka Cocktails Infused With Baby’s Laughter. (No, Really.)

Shine Restaurant & Potion Bar couldn’t exist anywhere other than Boulder, Colorado. Kooky to its core, it’s no coincidence that this Colorado mountain town was the setting of ”Mork & Mindy,” a 1970s sitcom starring Robin Williams as a suspenders-wearing extra-terrestrial. There’s an otherworldly vibe to the place.

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A Sommelier Can’t Change the World. But One Did Change Pittsburgh.

A Sommelier Can’t Change the World. But One Did Change Pittsburgh.

It’s sloppy at some places,” Pittsburgh sommelier John Wabeck says of the wine scene in his adopted hometown. “In the summer, you can still get warm red wine. I’d love to stamp that out.” Known as the Steel City, Pittsburgh is more often associated with Boilermakers — a shot of whiskey and a pint of beer […]

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Getting to Know Raicilla, Tequila and Mezcal’s Rebellious Cousin

Getting to Know Raicilla, Tequila and Mezcal’s Rebellious Cousin

With skyrocketing sales and famous friends (¡hola, George Clooney!), agave spirits like tequila and mezcal are having a banner year in the United States. Now, savvy bartenders and industry folks are embracing raicilla, a distilled Mexican agave spirit with nuanced, vegetal flavors. Despite its centuries-old history, for many, raicilla remains shrouded in mystery. In part […]

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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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Aged Canadian Whisky Is the Best Brown Spirit You’re Not Drinking

Aged Canadian Whisky Is the Best Brown Spirit You’re Not Drinking

Canadian whisky is the Rodney Dangerfield of brown spirits — it just doesn’t get the same respect as bourbon and single malts do in America. Here, the category is dominated by brands like Crown Royal and Canadian Club. (Canada omits the “e” like the Scots do.) These labels are perennially popular in the U.S.; according […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to Dogfish Head Brewery

How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to Dogfish Head Brewery

Visiting Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has been a rite of passage for beer geeks for decades. Since opening its original brewpub in Rehoboth in 1995, followed by its production brewery two years later in Milton, Dogfish Head has been welcoming beer pilgrims to Delaware, giving them an up-close taste of the bold brewery’s “off-centered” ales. […]

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