Rooftop bars are so last year. If you’re not sipping your G&T hundreds of metres above the ground in a hot air balloon then
Whether you're having bottomless brunch at a rooftop beach or drinking Pimms on a sun-drenched terrace in Cambridge, start layering on your factor 50 'cause here are the best places to soak up some vitamin D this summer.
No, she isn't flirting with you.
If a female bartender is being nice to you, that isn’t your cue to harass her. It may sound like common sense, but a bar
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's like the 18th century all over again.
Gin lovers, there's a new bar opening in London and it's about to become your favourite place. Ever. The aptly-named Gin
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.
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.
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.
What better way to enjoy the lead up to Christmas than fun-filled evenings under the stars, or fairy lights, at the finest
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...
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.
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...
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.
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
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.