Planning a night out in Wales’ capital city? Cardiff is known for its colourful nightlife, with an abundance of bars and clubs. No one does drinking like the Welsh, and their sheer range of cocktail bars are certainly illustrative of this. But what do we look for in a cocktail bar? The making of a memorable cocktail night anywhere depends on many different factors. Gone are the days where we’ll be happy with a dimly lit room and a happy hour menu. Now, we require much more from our cocktail venues, with Instagramibility being one of the top factors. Is the venue cool or attractive enough to make it onto your feed? You’ll be surprised as to the importance of this. As a result, unique and novelty cocktail bars are popping up all over the Cardiff. So, location, style and vibe can certainly make your cocktail taste sweeter but where are the most Instagrammable cocktail spots to visit in Cardiff City? Don’t leave your night undocumented, here is a definitve list of all the hottest, Insta-worthy spots in Cardiff.
If you head to a little joint called Crif Dogs in the East Village to fill up on hot dogs and cheese fries, try walking into the wooden phone booth in the back and picking up the red phone to dial "1."
For Volume 2 of my little series, I thought I would talk about bars that I love that cater to the Queer Folk. As a queer person myself, it is super important to have some spaces, where we can go and be around our community. While literally NONE of these places are perfect they are my favorite. You will not find places like The Wild Rose or R Place here, as they have a pretty intense history of gate keeping against the Trans Community and ageist attitudes. This list is of places that I personally like to go to, but of course I am always willing to hear really about YOUR favorite places as well!
(Disclaimer, I am not a lawyer, and I work in a brewery. I just wanted to give my opinion on the situation. My views in no way are the views of my employer, nor do I speak on their behalf or for anyone else in the industry.)
Bermuda is a beautiful island, located just off of the east shore of North America, which offers the ultimate vacation destination for visitors around the world. The area attracts many people due to the massive amount of culture and entertainment available. Visitors are able to experience activities including water activities, hikes through nature, spot natural wonders, sports, enjoy culture and entertainment, partake in shopping sprees, and even make great memories dining and visiting local bars.
Who says you can't enjoy a handmade cocktail on the go? Who says you have to pay $15 for a watered down adult beverage on vacation? No one, that's who! Thanks to these hella cool portable bar kits, there is no need to sacrifice taste, quality, and money just because you are traveling. Now you can take everything you need to make a custom drink right alongside the rest of your luggage.
For the past couple nights, I’ve been cooking dinner (the above three are such) and it was brought my attention to the fact that I have been drinking a lot more than usual lately. Times are changing from being that young teenager I once was, and I can imagine that I am not the only person in this world going through these changes. This will apply to anyone and everyone growing up in this century.
The Costa del Sol is known for its white sand, turquoise waters, and high-end lifestyle. In fact, just a simple search for a villa in Marbella can present an overwhelming list of lavish hotels, resorts, and rentals. And when you’re looking for a place to party, that list gets even longer.
Have you ever stood at a busy bar for hours, watching countless others get served before you, cursing all the bearded hipsters who push to the front and get away with it, wondering if you'll be able to fit in that last round of shots before closing time? Fear not, because now you have a bartender by your side to let you know the REAL secret formula to getting served quickly and consistently. Note: none of these tips (pun intended) include staring down your bartender like Jack Nicholson until they serve you. Contrary to popular belief, it does not work.
Ahhh St. Patrick's Day... a day when everyone can either pretend they're Irish or celebrate actually being Irish for one whole day while getting smashed at the bar. Jax Beach is no different. With St. Patty's day landing on a Saturday and beautiful typical 75 degree and sunny weather, we knew it was going to be a shit show and unfortunately we were right.
From Hong Kong and Buenos Aires to Los Angeles and New York, modern speakeasies take the idea of prohibition era secret bars and spin them into havens for aficionados of craft cocktails. While the 8th Amendment made criminals of every patron, these days clandestine libations just make memories for customers lucky enough to get in.
Going out to the bars is usually a good time for you and your friends. You spend a couple of bucks to get tipsy enough and go over and talk to that hot girl you've been checking out all night. Little did you realize that you are actually shit-faced. You creep her out, won't leave her alone, and now you're stumbling around trying to play it cool. We've all done it!