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.

Enzo Sigaut named Beaufort Bar manager

The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy has appointed French bartender Enzo Sigaut as its new bar manager.

Churchill Bar & Terrace launches new menu

The Churchill Bar & Terrace in London has launched its new autumn/winter cocktail menu called Shades of Winston Churchill.

Sofitel appoints Ciprian Zsraga head bartender

Sofitel St James has appointment Ciprian Zsraga head bartender of the five-star hotel’s St James Bar.

Pippa Guy: Life after The Savoy

"I’d never carried a tray or worn heels before. I was used to Converse, denim shorts and baggy T-shirts.”

A view from the city: Cardiff

Shay Waterworth speaks to Alex Mills, Lab 22 bar manager and Alex Taylor, owner operator of Pennroyal 

All Bar One turns to sustainable beer and cider

All Bar One has launched a new listing of draft beers and ciders called “All the Better with Beer”, which focuses on sustainability.

Inception Group launches a new Cahoots in Soho

A new 1940s-inspired cocktail bar set in an overground train station will open in November in the heart of Soho, complementing the original Cahoots underground.

London Cocktail Week returns for 10th anniversary

London Cocktail Week by DrinkUp.London will be celebrating 10 years in 2019 from October 4 – 13 

Giuseppe Gallo launches International Roma Bar Show

The first edition of the International Roma Bar Show will be held from 23-24 September 2019 at the Palazzo dei Congressi, Rome.

Tequila Mockingbird lands fourth London site

Tequila Mockingbird has secured a new site in Brixton, London which is expected to open in September this year.

Ramsbury Gin launches London summer terrace

Ramsbury Gin and Vodka has launched the Estate of Mind – a two-month takeover at Dalloway Terrace in London.

Zacapa targets theatrical serves in on-trade

Ron Zacapa has targeted theatrical drinking occasions to grow its presence in the on-trade through its recent partnership with Zuma.

Kulak is Jameson Barrelmen’s Homecoming global champion

Ania Kulak from Norway was named global champion of the 'Jameson Barrelmen’s Homecoming' competition held in Cork, Ireland, last month, with her winning cocktails In The Green, High on Life and Goosebomb.

UK entries open for Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge

Entries are now open for the UK heats of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge which will be held on 17 October.