Bars

Hottest Hotels, Attractions And Theme Parks Launching In 2015

Roshina Jowaheer | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Holidays in 2015 are set to get bigger and better with the opening of futuristic theme parks, beautiful hotels and exciting new cultural zones hitting...

A Guide to the Perfect 24 Hours in Madrid

Chloe Gunning | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I felt a chill just from looking out of the plane window of as I travelled to Madrid. January is officially low season across Spain. A country that I have always thought of as being warm and drenched in sunshine, was looking more like the Scottish highlands!

2015's Hottest Drinks Trends

BarChick | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

From getting your smoke on with some mezcal to Vermouth becoming a 'thing' and subbing out booze altogether, faux-style (WHAT?), we've got the low down from London's biggest boozehounds on what's hot for 2015.

A Slice Of New York's East Village In London - Eastway at Andaz Review

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

As can be expected in the City, dining at Eastway is a very different experience depending on when it is visited. Go in during the week and there will be the usual mix of busy City workers, lawyers and bankers but brunch at the weekend is a slightly subdued affair with a far more laid-back atmosphere.

New Orleans: Where to Eat, Play and Stay in the Big Easy

Zahra Razavi | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

NOLA, the Big Easy - New Orleans is a city of many different names. But whatever you want to call it, it's a place brimming with food, fun and amazing buildings. Here are three top recommendations not to miss out on...

The Call of the Pub Crawl: Trepidation and Intemperance in East London

Harry Cockburn | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cockburn

In the throes of a wild drinking evening, you become the hero of your own depraved drama. Shirts are trifling details. A human in the grip of a fully realised pub crawl is on an expedition into the dark unknown.

London's Worst Kept Secret? - Barts Chelsea Review

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

Be warned, these pack a serious punch with only a couple needed to get you in the mood to rummage through Barts extensive dress-up treasure trove. Best to stick to the Signature Park Avenue cocktail for a more civilised evening, unless you want to put on a show for your fellow revelers.

Rum at the Top

Judith Baker | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Baker

After years as the drink of choice for grisly old fishermen, sailors and pirates, rum is replacing vodka as the spirit of the times.

What Can a Backpacker Learn From a Duck in a Bar?

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

The duck who joined the Northern Irish boys on their motorcycle tour of Vietnam hit national headlines a few weeks ago. I was lucky enough to be in the Phong Nha bar the night that Matthew McInnes, Dan McAllen and their mates turfed up with The Captain, mid-tour.

Bottoms Up! London's Best Cocktail Venues

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

During my time in the capital I have become increasingly aware that we really do have it all, world-class museums and galleries, diverse restaurants, outstanding architecture and whimsical bars.

Merchant House, London

Dom Ramsey | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dom Ramsey

I love a good cocktail. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at ordering them and nine times out of ten, what looks great on the menu turns out to be florescent pink and arrives topped with the entire contents of a can of spray cream. And glitter. Not exactly the sophisticated look I would like to project, but one I can't seem to escape.

A Clubber's Guide to Goa: The Best Nightlife Hotspots in India's Party Capital

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

No stay in Goa would be complete without a trip to Club Cubana, situated between Baga and Anjuna in the Arpora Hill. Dubbed the 'night club in the sky', the climb to the top is well worth it as its picturesque views are equalled by its hedonistic atmosphere.

How to Entice Customers Through Your Pub Doors

Andy Maddocks | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Maddocks

Our industry is unrecognisable to what it looked like 20 years ago when I first started out in the licensed trade. Having good food, reasonably priced drinks and excellent customer service are no longer virtues to brag about, they are now the norm and the expectation of every customer who comes into our bars.

London's Best Hotel Cocktail Bars

Jane Egginton | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'This is the perfect breakfast drink', our otherwise tactiturn barman announces as he puts a Prestige Fizz - Bombay Sapphire gin with vermouth, celery, cucumber and mint topped with champagne - on the 30-foot-long bar.

I Mistook Friendliness For a 'Come On'

Chris Rooney | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

My colleague Jess and I were in the pub talking to Michelle, our head of communications. It was her leaving do and many of the senior managers were there. Needless to say, enthusiasm was compulsory. She was being prompted to our New York office and we were learning about her move. It was a long winded tale of logistics and house-hunting, but we listened attentively.

Guidance for The Naive Undergraduate - Part Five: Nightclub Security.

Thomas Hurdsfield | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hurdsfield

Whenever I arrive at a bar or nightclub and I see security, I always feel like I have ran a mile in the rain with a rucksack full of books to make a train, only to be told that when I sit down breathless and drowning in my own sweat that there are leaves on the track. I think it can be established that there are three types of nightclub bouncers...

Peckham: The Places Making It Cool

Hannah Grace Lodge | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Grace Lodge

After years of shaking off its questionable reputation for violent streets and run down properties, Peckham is finally getting noticed for it's arty vibe and south-London-cool culture.

Cheers! Recruitment in Pubs and Bars Surpasses Expectations

Ian Burke | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Ian Burke

Last week the ONS confirmed that the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the first three months of the year. Meanwhile unemployment figures have fallen to 6.9%...

10 Best Bars in East London

BarChick | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

East London has got it going ON. London's hippest hotels and restaurants are east-side, it's where BarChick likes to spend her time (naturally) and is, of course, where you'll find some of London's very best bars.

A Weekend in South Beach, Miami

Vogue.fr | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

By Isabelle Granger South Beach is the place to be in Miami right now, with on-trend hotels, restaurants with unforgettable views and edgy art galler...

Pickle Juice - The New Way to Wash Down Your Whisky

Victoria Ferran | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

When it comes to whisky, we like to keep things simple. Neat, on the rocks, or mixed with coke - that's how we know and love it. New York Magazine's food blog Grub Street echoed this recently when it described flavoured whisky as 'The Beginning of The End' and filed it under Desecrations. I mean, why try to fix something which isn't broken?

Four Beers to Try If You Don't Like Beer

Victoria Ferran | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Beer is still one of our most popular drinks, but in many people's eyes it lacks the sophistication and versatility of other beverages such as wine. In recent years, it's seriously fallen out of fashion, associated with either laddish binge-drinking culture or the cagoule-sporting CAMRA fans.

The London Cocktail Craze

Victoria Ferran | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

London just can't get enough of cocktails at the moment and we don't mean cheeky vimto - oh no, we're talking artisanal tipples. Bartenders have taken a leaf out of the food world - quite literally in the case of one West London bar using foraged Mojito ingredients.

Bollywood Star to Dharavi Slum: Things to Do in Mumbai

Max Lewis Barnard | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Max Lewis Barnard

Walking around the touristy area of Colaba seemed like luxury compared to the rest of India. It was not until we left Colaba when we realized what life in Mumbai was really like.

West Hollywood - A Dreamer's Travel Guide

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

It's not often that one finds themselves completely at home in a strange place, yet the streets and silhouettes of the city of West Hollywood (or WeHo as it's affectionately referred to by Angelenos) feel intoxicatingly familiar and simultaneously seductive. My short stay is retreating hastily; as my plans over-flow in my mind.