Mexico City’s Hanky Panky announces a calendar of takeovers

Mexico City’s Hanky Panky has announced a takeover series that will see the bar play host to some of the world’s most celebrated bars before embarking on their own world tour.

Taj opens new hotel bar and restaurant at 51 Buckingham Gate

Indian hospitality and hotel brand Taj have announced the opening of a new bar and restaurant at the five-star Taj 51 Buckingham Gate in central London.

Silverleaf: The independent luxury bar

The team behind Milroy’s of London have opened a new high-end venue called Silverleaf at Pan Pacific London near Liverpool Street.

Rise of the Grecian bar empire

In the 2021 World’s 50 Best Bars list, Athens claimed as many bars as Tokyo and Milan, and more than Paris, Madrid, and Seoul. For anyone who has kept an eye on global bar lists, this will come as no surprise, but the Greek capital’s rapid ascension to hospitality powerhouse has been remarkable.

Swift launches new Legends menu

Swift Soho has launched a new cocktail menu called Legends drawing inspiration from famous drinkers throughout history.

Giorgio Santambrogio: Officina's big ambitions

I’m a perfectionist and I like to surprise people, make them experience something truly memorable,” says Giorgio Santambrogio, owner and bar manager of Officina in Milan.

Mr Lyan to open Seed Library in East London

Ryan Chetiyawardana, known as Mr Lyan, and his team is due to open a new venue in East London called Seed Library in early 2022.

Moe Aljaff: The Schmuck who hit gold

From living a borderline homeless existence in Amsterdam and handing out leaflets while living off Burger King and cheap pints, Moe Aljaff recently opened his third venue in the hipster hotspot of Barcelona’s El Raval, making him one of the hottest properties in global bartending right now.

Lynnette Marrero of Llama Inn wins Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Awards

Lynnette Marrero, the co-founder of Speed Rack and bar manager of Llama Inn, New York, has been named the winner of the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award 2021 at The World’s 50 Best Bars.

London’s Lyaness launches its third menu

London-based Lyaness, the bar created by Ryan Chetiyawardana and the team behind the former world’s best bar, Dandelyan, has launched its third menu.

Salmon Guru wins 50 Best Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award

Spain’s Salmon Guru has been announced as the winner of the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award ahead of The World’s 50 Best Bars ceremony in December.

The Dead Rabbit to take over Ritz Carlton Miami

Renowned New York bar The Dead Rabbit will take over the Lapidus Bar at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Miami for the whole of December.

28HongKong Street celebrates 10 years of operation

Famed Singapore bar 28HongKong Street will host a series of celebrations throughout the year to commemorate a decade of operation.

Two Schmucks 2.0

Taking over the reigns of The World’s 50 Best Bars would be a daunting experience for many, but not French duo Pom Modeste and Juliette Larrouy.

Two Schmucks team announce the launch of new Barcelona venue

The Schmuck or Die group, the team behind the acclaimed cocktail bar Two Schmucks and restaurant Fat Schmuck, have announced the launch of a third site, a dive bar and karaoke room called Lucky Schmuck.

Hacha announce opening of second London site

Deano Moncrieffe and Emma Murphy, the team behind acclaimed Dalston agaveria, Hacha have announced the opening of a second London site in Brixton.

Two Schmucks and Limantour swap shifts

Mexico City’s Licorería Limantour swapped bar teams with Barcelona’s Two Schmucks to host guest shifts in their respected venues.

Paul Hsu: Heading Shenzhen's bar scene

The sheer scale of China’s population and geography is almost incomprehensible to the western world and second-tier city Shenzhen, located in the south east, is being bookmarked as a potential future giant of the bar trade.

Officina Cocktail Week brings in World's Best

Milan bar Officina is set to host Officina Cocktail Week with bartenders from some of the World’s Best Bars set to attend the inaugural event.

The Old Man Singapore launches v3 menu

The Old Man Singapore has launched a new “v3” menu inspired by the life experiences of Ernest Hemingway as well as the women he loved.

Raffaele Bellomi: The magic number

Good things come in sets of three according to an old English saying, and for Italian bartender Raffaele Bellomi this could not be more apt.

Archivo to host Jad Ballout in Verona

Aperitivo cocktail bar Archivio, based in Verona, will host bartender Jad Ballout this August to showcase his latest bar concept, Dead End Paradise.

Four Seasons launches new bar ARGO

Four Seasons Hong Kong has opened a new bar called ARGO which aims to push innovation and become a staple among the local bar scene.

Simone Caporale: Life in the fast lane

Simone Caporale is one of the most decorated bartenders on the planet, yet one of the most personable.

The Most Influential Guest Shift

Following the announcement of Drinks International’s Bar World 100 – a ranking of the most influential people in the bar industry - three members of the list will come together to host a panel discussion and guest bartending shift at El Copitas, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Shannon Tebay named American Bar head bartender

The Savoy has appointed Shannon Tebay as head bartender of the American Bar and senior mixologist at the hotel.

Former head sommelier of Zuma and Roka opens new London wine bar

Kevin McCabe, former head sommelier of Zuma, Roka and Yautacha Group, has teamed up with, Antony Lyon, of Lyon's Seafood & wine bar, to open a new brasserie and wine bar in east London.

Jay Khan: Agave Activist

Jay Khan is hot property in Asia’s bar scene right now. His agave-focused bar, Coa, is number one in Asia’s 50 Best Bars and he was voted Bartenders’ Bartender in 2020. But a humble job on the  floor of Hong Kong’s Hard Rock Cafe was where Khan’s career in hospitality began.

Two Schmucks reopens, Fat Schmuck launches doors away

The critically acclaimed “five-star dive-bar” Two Schmucks has re-opened the doors to its original site in El Raval in Barcelona, just days after the launch of the bar-brand’s casual dining sequel: Fat Schmuck.

Coupette launches Apples in RTD form

Internationally awarded London bar Coupette has announced the launch of its Apples cocktail in RTD form from Saturday 29 May.

Agung Prabowo: Tending from the heart

Agung Prabowo is described as “one of the nicest people in bartending” in his bio for Drinks International’s Bar World 100 and his infectious smile transmits even across a Zoom call outside his new Dead& bar in central Hong Kong.

Angus Winchester joins Jigger & Pony Group

The Jigger & Pony Group has appointed Angus Winchester as director of operations which is effective Monday, 26 April.

The Savoy launches first outdoors terrace with Bowmore

The Savoy in London has partnered with Bowmore single malt scotch whisky to launch the hotel’s first ever pop up terrace called Solas.

Ara Carvallo: Soul of the industry

Ara Carvallo is described as a ‘serial entrepreneur’ in Drinks International’s Bar World 100 list, but few people manage to combine business growth with environmental sympathy as successfully as she does.

The unstoppable Holly Graham

“It sounds strange but I don’t have any definite goals right now because it feels like I’ve done great. I’m super happy with where I’m at and getting on that Bar World 100 list blew my fucking mind, I was in tears seeing my name at 26."

Pietro Collina: The roaming Roman

While most enter hospitality via high-volume bars or nightclubs, Pietro Collina got his first role at private members’ bar Mark’s Club in London aged 16.

The bar with shapes for a name

Above the door of a bar on 232 Kinglsand Road will be three shapesThere will be no name. Or at least, not one involving words.

Paige Aubort: Coming back stronger

The past seven months have forced change upon every member of the hospitality industry and, as one of Australia’s brightest talents, Paige Aubort has seen almost every aspect of her life move in different directions.

Daniele Bresciani: Loyalty shines through

Young bartenders tend to move quickly between jobs to try to climb the professional hierarchy as fast as possible. But Daniele Bresciani has taken a different approach.

Carlos Londoño: Passion pays off

I heard gunshots so I ran downstairs and the security guard at reception told me not to go out. My stepdad was badly wounded, my mum was lucky, but the driver was dead.”

Alex Lawrence: The little posh boy

With a sense of irony his industry peers call him a little posh boy. It’s ironic because Alex Lawrence is covered in tattoos, carries a thick Scottish twang and is far from what is traditionally deemed ‘posh’.

Pegu Club closes after 15 years in NYC

New York bar Pegu club will not reopen even after restrictions implemented for the COVID-19 global pandemic are lifted.

La'Mel Clarke: An industry in high spirits

La’Mel Clarke marvels at how the hospitality industry has already faced up to the coronavirus crisis with creativity.

Swift launches new "Hospitality Menu"

London cocktail bar Swift has launched a new drinks menu which aims to celebrate its local neighbourhood in Soho.

La'Mel Clarke: How's your mental state?

If you work in the hospitality industry, chances are you work with someone who is struggling with their mental health.

Sykes crowned Bacardí Legacy UK champion

Scottish bartender Nicole Sykes has been crowned the 12th UK champion of the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition.

A view from the city: Tulum

Angel Brown speaks to Lorena Seligson co-founder of We Are Bartenders and cocktail writer

Aaron Wall: Life as a Homeboy

Sitting down for a pint of Guinness with a frontrunner in Irish hospitality is a great craic, but there’s far more to Aaron Wall than just the stereotypes of a Dubliner.

Cuccurullo wins Patrón Perfectionists 2020

Giulia Cuccurullo from London’s Artesian has been crowned the 2020 Patrón Perfectionists cocktail competition winner with her drink called The Bridge.

Bramble launches first menu in 13 years

Bramble cocktail bar in Edinburgh has created a new menu for the first time since opening 13 years ago.