Throughout cinema, bars and watering holes seem to be a great place for characters to gather, talk, chill, and flirt. The best bars in movies tend to stick with the viewer long after seeing them. They make people say "Damn, I wish that place was real!"
There's something about science fiction and drinking that just seems to magically go together - and that's why sci-fi barware sets seem to be taking off in popularity. As barware artisans, culinary companies, and party supply groups started to pick up on the demand for geeky barware, drinkers now have more awesome options than ever to stock their bars and kitchens with.
Bars have a lot of work to do when it comes to cultivating the kind of experience that people would want to have. In an ideal bar, the drinks will be incredible, the food will be amazing, decor will be spot on, and everyone will always have a good time.
Without a doubt, New York City is a businessman's dream come true. The world's best talent come here for work, the biggest companies network here, and corporate-friendly bars can be found on every corner. If you love to network with the world's elites, no city can ever beat New York.
Believe it or not, having a beer with breakfast is an age-old tradition. As far back as the 17th century monks at the Paulaner monastic brewery in Munich sipped on a dopplebocks in the early morning and Shakespeare was known to enjoy a morning brew. English brewers created the oatmeal stout in the 1800s as a nutritious addition to a hearty breakfast. Today a coffee is a more acceptable choice, but the beery tradition is still alive across the world.
Few things served in a shotglass are ever called "tame." In the eyes of bartenders, hearing a party calling for a round of shots signals the beginning of a wild night. Among lightweights, shots are something that almost always end with a round of worshipping a porcelain god.
If you’ve ever been desperate to know exactly how to tip your bartender in a restaurant, why you should tip them and even if you really have to, then stay tuned because this post is for you. Eating and dining out generally always requires a tip, but when you’re going to the local for a few pints or a couple glasses of rose wine… do you really need to think about tipping? Polls and studies show that in actual fact, you should be.
I hate being the only one not drinking. I hate the awkward silences and muffled whispers when you announce your sobriety for the night and people awkwardly start to shuffle away from you. I mean, you would want to distance yourself from a weirdo too right? That’s exactly how my thought process used to be... Until I actually tried being the only one not drinking.
Many people feel they have a good grasp on the various elements of alcohol after just buying one drink, as if that somehow makes you know every aspect of the drinking world. However, while many know that alcohol makes you drunk, most people seem to know only that.
Considering how many different cocktails and mixed drinks there are, and the number and variety of new concoctions that are created every year, it's surprising to discover that two of the most popular drinks are still gin & tonic and vodka & tonic. Not far behind are two famous vodka based drinks--the Bloody Mary and the Screwdriver. And climbing back up on the charts is the most famous cocktail of them all, the Martini, made with either gin or vodka.
Swizzle sticks may appear to be a bit of a relic from the 70s, but, in recent years, have made something of a comeback thanks to old-school nostalgia. Nostalgia tends to bring a lot of antiquated or outdated material back to the mainstream. It brought vinyl back from the grave, after all.