Bars across the world are as diverse as their patrons; Dive bars, Speakeasies, Cocktail lounges, and bars that capitalize on short-lived trends too ridiculous to name.
Saint Patrick’s Day: Expectation vs. Reality
Here’s to the cavalcade of holidays that get us through the cold months: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentines Day…And this is where it begins to lose momentum…Saint Patrick’s Day. As a kid, March 17th meant nothing more than loaded baked potatoes in the school cafeteria and getting pinched for not wearing green. I'd also be reminded that I am somewhat Irish and formerly Catholic, but now not particularly religious on my father’s side. That was basically it. American Saint Patrick’s Day is a bit of a sham anyway, like Cinco de Mayo, a holiday with real significance to an entire culture turned into an excuse to get drunk.
What training do you need to become a pub landlord in the UK?
In the past, running a pub used to be a trade that was literally passed on from one generation to the next, without the need for any formal training.
Brooklyn or Bust: Best 5 Bars in the Borough
My Love Letter to Bed-Stuy and Down-to-Earth Dives Bedford-Stuyvesant: My neighborhood since 2019. In my short time going out here, I've found something I've never been able to fully grasp and hold onto unlike anywhere else: community and dive bars within walking distance.
What makes a Bar, a great Bar?
Everyone has a Bar that makes them feel comfortable and welcoming. A place that most people call it "My regular". A venue were you walk in and the Manager recognises you with a warm welcome, and the bartender probably remembers your favourite drink. Is a place that you constantly recommend to your friends. Your favourite Bar might not be an extremely fancy and overpriced place, but a little pub with great food and staff around your corner.
Why people open restaurants with no prior experience?
People love my food when I cook at home, I make the best drinks for my mates every Saturday night, I love coffee and cake. Believe it or not, these are some reasons why people decide to invest their money on Restaurants and Bars.
A Guy and a Girl Walk Into a Beatles Bar ...
No it’s not Cheers, but if you go to The City Club on historic 25th street in Ogden, Utah, someone’s bound to know your name.
Surprising Places to Lift a Glass or Two
Oldest Standing Bar Considered to be a dive bar in this case not a disreputable bar but a neighborhood place where local residents love to gather and have for a very long time. The 2-Way Inn is the oldest standing bar in Detroit, Michigan and has been around since 1876.
Rating Chicago Rooftop Bars
One of my main goals coming to Chicago was to find the best of the best when it came to restaurants and bars. Unfortunately the Coronavirus made it required to have a reservation to go anywhere. This made it difficult for me to find places as I was walking in an area I liked, or have any spontaneous meals at new places. I have gone to quite a few well known places and decided to give my honest opinion of them. This can be anything from food to the view to the pricing on the menu. So here we go...
Need Motivation To Write a blog... Visit a bar!
I need to get OUT! I know, I know this might sound strange (actually given that we are in a world where we can only mingle with 6 people and have to deal with a 10pm curfew (UK style), I guess this is far from strange) but I had nothing better to do on a Friday night then go to a bar and write a blog!!
The Return of the Pub
On the day dubbed Super Saturday, the UK saw its pubs and restaurants reopen their doors. But while some binged for Britain and spent £210 million on booze on Saturday, others were fearful of the repercussions.
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Sail Away to the BVI
Soggy Dollar bar is the most famous beach bar you have never heard of. When you think of the most famous bars in the world, a big city probably comes to mind. New York, London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong. A place where hundreds of people gather to wait in a long line outside for hours just for a silent bouncer to finally wave their party inside. Or a place with a secret knock to gain entry. Or a place you have to make reservations at, but their reservations list is booked out months in advance. The most famous bar doesn't have any of those stuffy experiences. It doesn't take reservations. And a shirt and shoes are always optional.
Come for the beer, but what about the community?
With Britain’s coronavirus lockdown coming to an end, more and more pubs are talking up the possibility of pulling pints once again after July 4. Welcome as that news is, though, it is far from clear what a post-COVID pub might look like. For many publicans, there’s still some way to go before a ‘new normal’ can be ready.