Bars

Bottoms Up! London's Best Cocktail Venues

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 15.10.2014 | 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 17.09.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 01.09.2014 | 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 27.08.2014 | 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.

Where Best To Find A Lasting Relationship?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Couples who meet online are more satisfied in their relationships and are less likely to break up than those that get together in bars, the workplace ...

A Barman's Confession: Bar Etiquette for Blokes

Jack L. Williams | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jack L. Williams

When your mum taught you manners, she covered all the basics. No elbows on the table, please, thank you and covering your mouth when you cough. But when it came to teaching drinking etiquette, mine fell short (sorry mum).

Nightlife in Newcastle: Top Spots for a Stag Do

Stephen M. Baker | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen M. Baker

Another month, another stag do completed - although I've had an incredible time on all of the stag do's I've been on this year, this was perhaps the most challenging as I was best man and so had to organise everything.

A Barman's Confession: When Business Meets Pleasure

Jack L. Williams | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jack L. Williams

I've often said that planning a party sorts the men from the boys. It's either a total shambles, with relations strained and blood shed; or as easy as, well, organising a piss up in a brewery. And as a barman working in bars that sees every single type of party, I've been privy to a few 'do's (and the very definition of don'ts) in my time.

Men Who Say That Ugly Girls Are Good in Bed Are Also Surprisingly Good in Bed

Sofie Hagen | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

"I read this survey that said that unattractive girls are better in bed," a friend of mine said and looked me dead in the eyes, "No offence."

You Must Be Kidding? How We're All Turning Back Into Children

Christopher Beanland | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Christopher Beanland

We're reading books for children, eating food for children and wishing we still were children. To understand why, look at this list. Kids love lists.

Why Aren't Women Allowed to Drink Fruity Cocktails Anymore?

Jack L. Williams | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jack L. Williams

So here is my confession: too many women feel they need to drink like men. It's something we see time and time again at the bar, always the flick of the eye towards the other drinks being pulled and then the order for something meaty in a pint glass. When did this happen? What happened to girls being allowed to drink fruity cocktails? Is feminism now brandishing a pint glass rather than a bra?

Confessions of a First Year Student - Girls' Night Out

Eve Betts | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Betts

For some inexplicable reason, three different boys offered to take me to Nando's. I will never understand the romance in that offer.

What January Detox ?

Willy Borrell | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Willy Borrell

The latest research shows that the concept of detoxing is deeply flawed at best - and at worse actually harmful. You see the liver cleanses and detoxes itself on a daily basis and is pretty damn efficient at doing its job.