The Draft House opens new London pub

UK-based pub chain The Draft House has opened its first new pub since acquiring Grand Union’s six locations in June.

The Warren Column: The Final Straw

Jan Warren pays tribute to Sasha Petraske’s environmental contribution

WSTA slams British pub tax

British pubs are facing a tax raid of £1bn over the next five years, according to research conducted by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

A view from the city: Granada

Hamish Smith speaks to Alfonso Maya, Owner and Head Bartender of Alexander Cocktail Club & Speakeasy Bar

London calling

Luca Cordiglieri has been on the central london bar scene for 20 years – Hamish Smith found him a little closer to home

Frankfurt Favourites

Jan Warren finds there’s far more than sausages to this bustling central German city

Trick Dog launches children’s book menu

San Francisco bar Trick Dog, a three-time member of The World’s 50 Best Bars, has launched its ninth menu today, a children’s book named: What Rhymes with Trick Dog?

Dandelyan collaborates with The Broken Shaker

Award-winning London bar, Dandelyan at the Mondrian has collaborated with the acclaimed Miami beach bar The Broken Shaker, for a 4th of July celebrations menu

British Bartender's Association kicks off in Dandelyan

The British Bartender’s Association (BBA) held its first monthly meeting at Dandelyan on Monday 19 June, hosted by William Grant & Sons.

Aqua Shard launches Wind Up Wind Down cocktail menu

Aqua Shard bar in London has launched a Wind Up Wind Down summer cocktail menu created by bar manager Luca Missaglia.

Mr Lyan and Doug McMaster to launch new restaurant 'Cub'

Bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana (Mr Lyan) and his team have partnered with chef Doug McMaster, of Brighton’s zero-waste restaurant Silo, to launch Cub at the former White Lyan site in September.

Manhattan wins Asia's 50 Best Bars

Manhattan bar in Singapore has won Asia’s 50 Best Bars competition 2017 with last year’s winner 28 HongKong Street, also from Singapore dropping to fourth.

The ice man cometh

Hamish Smith meets bartending’s king of cool, Micah Melton

World's highest outdoor whisky bar opens in Bangkok

Pernod Ricard has teamed up with The Dome at Lebua in Bangkok to unveil the world’s highest outdoor whisky bar.

A view from the city: Brisbane

Hamish Smith speaks to Ryan Lane, General Manager of The Gresham

Monica Berg calls for 'industry discussions' on bar sexism

Leading bartender Monica Berg believes the industry must ‘have discussions’ about changing the attitude towards female bartenders around the world.

Subtraction by addition

Jan Warren sings the praises of properly made, flavourful rum.

Mili is Bols world champion bartender

Jessica Mili from Canada, took the title of Bols bartending world champion in Amsterdam this week with her winning cocktail ‘Still Life’.

Artistic Licence

Hamish Smith meets Geoffrey Canilao, the unconventional owner of Copenhagen’s Balderdash

A view from the city: Las Vegas

Hamish Smith speaks to Nectaly Mendoza, founder of Herbs & Rye.

Put my thing down, flip it and reverse it

Jan Warren discovers the reverse dry shake and ponders what egg white really means to a drink

Bramble's Arthur toasts Courvoisier win

Jonathan Arthur of Bramble, Edinburgh, has won the national final of the Courvoisier Toast of Paris cocktail competition and will go on to represent the UK in the international finals in Paris in May.

Rebel with a cause

He didn’t have the easiest start in life, but Jesse Vida turned himself around. He tells Hamish Smith his story

White Lyan to transform into Super Lyan

Ryan Chetiyawardana and the Mr Lyan team have announced the launch of Super Lyan, which will occupy the basement space of White Lyan in Hoxton, London.

A view from the city: Belfast

Hamish Smith speaks to Anthony Farrell, Founder of APOC.

Drop the attitude

Jan Warren is perplexed by a bartender’s attitude and wonders what elicits such reactions

Diageo announces GB's world class bartenders

Diageo has published its list of top 50 bartenders for the Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2017 semi-final.

Ada Coleman remembered

On International Women’s Day, it seems appropriate to remember Ada Coleman, who was a leading London bartender much loved by the rich and famous in one of London’s top bars at the beginning of the last century.

Born to the bar

Hamish Smith talks to Ago Perrone about his journey from Lake Como to London’s Connaught bar

The Warren Column: End-of-the-world drinks

Jan Warren asks what his bartending friends would choose as their final drink in the event of an apocolypse

A view from the city: Inverness

Hamish Smith speaks to Grant Murray, General Manager at Scotch & Rye.

Dandelyan scoops four gongs at relaunched Class Bar Awards

Dandelyan at Mondrian London, won a host of awards at the re-launched Class Bar Awards, including Best Bar, Best Hotel Bar and Best Drinks Menu.

Wandering Spirit

Iain Griffiths has achieved a lot in a short space of time. Hamish Smith tracks the path backwards from White Lyan and Dandelyan

The Warren Column: What should I have?

Jan Warren attempts to satisfy those customers who have no idea what they want to drink

A view from the city: Zurich

Hamish Smith speaks to Dirk Hany, Ex-bar manager at Widder Bar, Zurich

Beefeater MIXLDN finalists announced

Pernod Ricard has announced the Beefeater MIXLDN cocktail competition finalists ahead of the global final in London.

The Fire Fighter

Dinos Constantinides has faced his share of adversity, yet has always bounced back. Hamish Smith finds out how

The Warren Column: Is this drink good?

Jan Warren on the forensic detail that goes into creating every drink on a bar’s menu

A View from the City: Helsinki

Hamish Smith speaks to Jarkko Issukka Co-founder/bartender of Lilla e

Courvoisier launches its Toast of Paris Cocktail Competition

Courvoisier has launched its Toast of Paris International Cocktail Competition for the second year with ‘Le Jour et la Nuit de Courvoisier’.

González Byass launches Tío Pepe Challenge 2017

González Byass has launched the 2017 edition of its international cocktail competition, the Tío Pepe Challenge.

Goose Island to open first UK bar

Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Company is to open its first bar in the UK. 

The Warren Column: No Politics

Jan Warren harks back to the old days when local bars were where revolutions found their feet

Tennessee Calling winners announced

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey has named the three winners of its Tennessee Calling competition. 

Tony C to launch Untitled in Hackney

Tony Conigliaro of London cocktail bars 69 Colebrooke Row and Bar Termini and drinks innovation company Drink Factory, will open his third bar concept, Untitled, in Hackney this December.

A View from the City: Newcastle, UK

Hamish Smith speaks to Neil Donachie, owner of Shilling, Newcastle, UK

The Chameleon

Shingo Gokan talks to Hamish Smith about adapting and surviving

A View from the city: Beirut

Hamish Smith speaks to Jad Ballout, bar manager at Central Station Boutique Bar

Warren Column: Mood Swings

What’s the best way to cope with feeling moody when you’re behind the bar? Jan Warren shares

Alive and kicking

New York’s Dead Rabbit has been named the world’s best bar. Hamish Smith catches up with co-owner Jack Mcgarry to see what’s next for the winning team