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Archive: March 2020

Going 10 Rounds with Top Bartender Ektoras Binikos

Posted on March 23, 2020

Courtes Sugar Monk hat do you like to drink after a shift? “Most of the time I like to drink a well-made Negroni with Plymouth Gin with a lemon twist. It is one of my favorite drinks. Sometimes, I will ask to substitute Campari for Branca Menta and split […] Click here to view original Continue Reading »

Little Five Points' Star Bar reopening soon under team of Atlanta dive bar veterans

Little Five Points’ Star Bar reopening soon under team of Atlanta dive bar veterans

Posted on March 16, 2020

After going dark at the end of 2019, Star Community Bar is close to reopening under new management in Atlanta’s Little Five Points. Christopher Jackson, Luke Lewis, Dan Meade and Bruce McLeod have taken over the Star Bar business and signed a lease for the space at 437 Moreland […] Click here to view original Continue Reading »

From bartender to global vendor: Jacksonville-based bartending apparel brand goes national

From bartender to global vendor: Jacksonville-based bartending apparel brand goes national

Posted on March 13, 2020

Three years after co-founding a bartender’s apparel company, a local entrepreneur – and Shad Khan’s personal stadium bartender – has grown his business from a local niche to a nationwide business. Mover & Shaker Co., founded by Nick Hogan and Matt Shail, started as a homegrown movement catering to […] Click here to view original Continue Reading »

The Lost African-American Bartenders who Created the Cocktail

Posted on March 12, 2020

Photo illustration by the Daily Beast / photo Getty don’t know about you, but I find these times we’re living in rather trying. Fortunately, when it all starts getting to me, when the gears in my head start spinning faster and faster until it seems like they’re going to […] Click here to view original Continue Reading »

Get Shaken and Stirred

Get Shaken and Stirred

Posted on March 12, 2020

Jovie Belisle. Photo by Keven Salazar I’ve always wondered what bartenders thought when I ordered my simple vodka cranberry. I’m not someone who experiments with different drinks or goes out to drink much, so talking to some local bartenders helped me feel more at ease with yelling my drink […] Click here to view original Continue Reading »

Math, chemistry and personality required to craft the perfect cocktail

Math, chemistry and personality required to craft the perfect cocktail

Posted on March 9, 2020

(L-R) Local bartenders Tara Gillum and Kelsey Smith participated in a cocktail competition and won fan favorite for their beverage. (Photo: Robert McGraw/Gazette) CHILLICOTHE – Bartending is an art form that requires skill, knowledge of math and a bit of chemistry and the ability to socialize in order to […] Click here to view original Continue Reading »

Women of Vancouver's bartending community dish on life behind the wood

Women of Vancouver’s bartending community dish on life behind the wood

Posted on March 6, 2020

When it comes to bartending, women are still outnumbered by men. But female presence behind the bar in Vancouver is growing. The community is tight-knit, supportive, and fiercely talented. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we connected with a few of the city’s finest. Here’s what they had to say […]  

Fifty cheers for James Cason

Fifty cheers for James Cason

Posted on March 6, 2020

Bartender extraordinaire James Cason prepares a libation from behind the bar at Sammy B’s. The gregarious mixologist, who began his career 50 years ago at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club, knows 500 mixed drinks by heart. ‘This is the best job I ever had in my life,’ he […] Click here to view original Continue Reading »