#Bars

Speak Up About Background Noise This Christmas

Paul Breckell | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Paul Breckell

So it's that time of year again - 'tis the season of seemingly endless Christmas parties and get-togethers. Throughout December many of us will spend time with our family, friends and colleagues in pubs, restaurants and bars enjoying festive indulgences we wait all year for.

The Disco Has Died But Nobody Is Going To Bed Early

Aidan Keane | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Keane

noticed a year or two ago that the lines between the young and the old are increasingly blurred. In fact, so blurred I'm not sure they're visible anymore. People want to go out and play, regardless of age and will not settle for any old night out.

Why We Want to Take Noise Off the Menu

Paul Breckell | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Paul Breckell

There are few pleasures as universal as dining out with family and friends. Grabbing a pint in the pub with an old friend or going to dinner with loved ones are some of our favourite ways to spend quality time social time with our nearest and dearest. Far from being merely a place to eat and drink, restaurants, cafes and bars are social spaces - social spaces that across the UK we elect to spend our time, and our money.

50 Bars Every Londoner Should Have Been To

BarChick | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

London's bar scene is the most epic in the world. From the late night dives to Martini trolley pushing hotel bars and cocktails from the best bartenders in the world, these 50 bars are a MUST for London's boozers.

London's Largest Gin Bar Just Opened And You're Invited

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Gin lovers, there's a new bar opening in London and it's about to become your favourite place. Ever. The aptly-named Gin Bar at Holborn Dining Room is...

Best London Bars and Pubs of 2015

Chris Osburn | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

London has been a great place to drink for many a year. This year, for me, it seemed even better than before. My favourite watering holes continued to please while a handful of bars and pubs new or otherwise previously unknown to me caught my attention with great service, comfy digs and - most importantly - quality quaffs.

A 90 Year-Old Cocktail Mystery.. And Top Christmas Tipples

Victoria Ferran | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Buried deep inside the walls of The Savoy Hotel's American Bar lies a 90 year-old cocktail shaker filled with Plymouth Gin, Cointreau and lemon juice: The White Lady cocktail. It was lovingly laid down in 1927 by Harry Craddock - then head bartender - during an Art Deco refurb at the height of the Jazz Age. But despite many attempts to locate the ancient silver vessel, it has never been found.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cocktails

Colin McQuistan | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin McQuistan

On a recent trip to San Francisco I had the pleasure of visiting a most intriguing cocktail bar run by a Mr Timothy Snookey, a veteran of the City's bar scene. Tim now runs the excellently styled Stookey's Club Moderne in the center of town and before I drank myself into a coma one evening I suggested he might want to fill me in about all this cocktail business, old-school style.

The Best Winter Pop Up Bars In London

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What better way to enjoy the lead up to Christmas than fun-filled evenings under the stars, or fairy lights, at the finest festive events in London. ...

10 Most Stylish Cocktail Bars in London

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

The human tongue has over 10,000 tastebuds so it is important to give them a real treat when selecting the perfect drink. I love to discover new venues whilst the classics never go out of fashion. Here are my top ten cocktail bars in London...

Get to Know Martinis at Dukes Bar - Review

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

Tucked away in an exclusive corner of Mayfair, only a brisk walk away from Buckingham Palace, lies Dukes Hotel. Stroll down St James's Street and take a side-street to enter the minute courtyard to find this discreet spot. Dukes Bar may come across a touch pretentious at first glance, mainly due to the imposing décor and grand location, but don't let that put you off.

Top Picks for London Cocktail Week 2015

Victoria Ferran | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Taking place from the 5-11 October, more than 250 bars across the city will be offering £5 cocktails and there are tons of parties, tastings and tours to enjoy. With such an dizzying array of drinks, here are some signature serves to look out for...

Most Luxurious Cocktail Bars in Edinburgh

Ceri Tinley | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

The Edinburgh Fringe is over and while that may be a disappointment to many art enthusiasts and tourist hot spots, it is good news for those of you who really want to explore the city. The crowds are clearing and you can finally get your foot inside many of the secret delights Edinburgh has to offer.

Breaking Bad Themed Bar Set To Open In London

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you've been stuck in a rut since the Breaking Bad finale, we've got good news for you. A pop-up bar in the theme of your favourite show is about to...

Liverpool's Best Bar Serves No Alcohol

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Within minutes of entering The Brink my expectations had been demolished. The pub was full of normal looking people (not a depressing looking drunk in sight), light poured into a big space from huge skylights, the décor was inspiring, the artwork on the wall was good and the music intriguing.

Top Five London Cocktail Bars to Visit This Summer

Ceri Tinley | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

1920s glamour meets industrial chic at Purl, Marylebone. Purl has been opening its doors to cocktail connoisseurs for five years this May. If you are looking for an experience with your cocktail then this is the place for you.

How to Bag Yourself a Business Angel

Nick Telson | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Telson

Nothing ever goes to plan. Investors will know that. Be passionate, be knowledgeable, be prepared and you may well just find that business angel...

How a Little Bit of Culture Helped Fight Crime

Anupriya Dwivedi | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Anupriya Dwivedi

What follows is an account of gritty, gut-crumpling crime. A crime, that I am both proud and sad to say I single-handedly foiled.

A Bar of One's Own

Lisa Edwards | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Whilst going to a bar alone might shock some people, what about going to a club? I've done it, lots of times. In a busy environment like a club, no one knows you're on your own. You may have become separated from your friends, you may have just arrived and are looking for them.

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 06.04.2015 | 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 01.04.2015 | 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.