Welcome to Music City! Nashville, Tennessee is known for its honky-tonk bars and constant music drifting through the open doors of downtown venues. After spending time in these areas, you may get a craving for something that is quintessential Nashville in the form of a nice tasty craft beer. You may think that Nashville is definitely not a craft beer metropolis. However, in recent years, Music City has gone through a brewery renaissance and it is coming to the forefront of the attractions of this growing city. So lean back and enjoy the ride as we take a tour of some of Nashville's best breweries.
From New York to San Fransisco to Nashville, the top beer gardens can be found all around the United States. With beautiful outdoor patios and extensive beer menus, you can't go wrong with visiting one of these for a Sunday afternoon.
I recently moved to a small community in rural Newfoundland (NL), Canada called Twillingate. This is a beautiful little community located in what is known as Ice Berg Alley.
As a nightclub owner I was always interested in maximizing profits. You pay rent for an entire month, but you are only open 2 days of the week, so what do you do with the other 5 nights? In an ideal world you would be open all 7 days of the week but how many people really want to go out on a Sunday night in the middle of winter? Not a lot. How many young adults want to go out at 10 at night on a weekday? Not a lot. Without a kitchen and full food menu you couldn’t compete with restaurants and pubs during the day. So, I offered my club space to anyone that wanted to work together on an off night and we would make it work.
A long time ago in a city not so far away I had a dream of owning a nightclub. Not just any nightclub but an incredible nightclub full of beautiful women, well dressed men, the biggest international DJs and the most sophisticated club experience in town. Like I said that was the dream, but a small, old, underground dive bar was what I ended up owning. Why? It was cheap, the price was right, and I couldn't say no. I was young and impatient and I didn’t want to be the old creepy bar owner sitting in the dark corner every night smoking a fake Cuban cigar and hitting on every 19-year-old that walked into the bar. Anyways there I was a 24-year-old "nightclub" owner hitting on every 19-year-old and I had no clue what was in store for me but I thought I knew everything and I had no idea these 3 years would change my life permanently.
Opening a bar is potentially a lucrative business endeavor. Those who venture in the industry for the first time, however, quickly find out the there are some hurdles and pitfalls on the road to success. You cannot just put up an “Open” sign and hope that people will flock inside. You need to avoid pouring money down-the-drain like all those drinks in people’s glasses. Think hard about everything you need to do to succeed in this business. Here is how to set up a lucrative business that will generate a steady income and enjoy loyal clientele:
Chicago is a fantastic city to live or even to tour in. There's so much opportunities to partake in and a lot of history in the city. Not to mention Chicago is known for their mouthwatering deep dish pizzas. There are tons of restaurants that serve deep dish pizza in Chicago — almost on every corner. But know what else Chicago is special for? Their bars!
Let me start off this article by making it VERY clear that I am a teetotaler. That is, I NEVER drink alcohol. I don't stop anyone else from doing it, but it is not my thing. According to Wikipedia, "Teetotalism is the practice or promotion of complete personal abstinence from alcoholic beverages. A person who practices (and possibly advocates) teetotalism is called a teetotaler (plural teetotalers) or is simply said to be teetotal." For me, alcohol has more drawbacks than benefits. People get into auto accidents. Other can't control their emotions or bladders. And others get sick or generally act stupid. I can do all of that WITHOUT imbibing in alcohol. Thank you.
Going out alone, going out by yourself. Sounds kinda lonely, doesn’t it? Like something you would only do if you didn’t have any friends to go with?
So, you think you can drink. The real question, can you drink anything and still remain coherent? Can you out-drink your friends, wake up without a hangover, and make them think you're a god? If your answer is no, or not really, then I am here to help you. There are MANY myths on how to drink and have no hangover, and I have tried them. None of them truly work. Yet, through conditioning myself, and learning some basic biology, I figured out how to drink, really drink, and wake with little to no side effects.
Gastropubs are one of the hottest trends in the food industry, and while the trend may be slowing down slightly, the truth is that there are still tons of new gastropubs cropping up throughout the country.
For many people, having a bar at home is something that they always wished they could get — but never fully were able to afford. After all, most people can't just plunk down several thousand dollars for their own in-house bar.