Category : Blogs

Joe Harper’s Pillars of the Community – Craig Harper

2 days ago / 0 comments

Craig Harper is a man you may have met over a martini masterclass, tonic indoctrination or Malibu-laced-Guinness.

Joe Harper’s Pillars of the Community – Sly Augustin

1 month ago / 0 comments

Joe Harper, current Bacardi Legacy UK Champion, interviews Trailer Happiness co-owner Sly Augustin.

A Personal Thank You to Bartenders Who Travel for Competitions

8 months ago / 0 comments

Every appearance represents a day off used, a bastard early start, a train ticket, and in some cases, a hotel room…


1 year ago / 0 comments

Breaking News: Pop-Up replaces Speakeasy as the most overused and least understood descriptor for a bar.

Repeal Day

1 year ago / 0 comments

December 5th sees the anniversary of the end of prohibition in the United States. We look at Repeal Day and why we don’t celebrate it like we should.

Editor’s Blog: Is it time to stop looking back?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Could it be that the time has come to stop looking back and embrace the changes that are happening to the world around us right now?

Gin 1495 – A Journey to Re-Create a Piece of History

2 years ago / 0 comments

Earlier this year Philip Duff and Jean-Sebastien Robicquet began a mission to re-create a gin recipe from 1495. With the help of a Magnificent 7-esque bunch of experts they embarked on an adventure and now Philip shares his story with BarLifeUK.

Editor’s Blog: Looking for Vintage Glassware and Retro Junk for your Bar? Come to Wimbledon Dog Track

3 years ago / 0 comments

It’s cheaper than eBay, there’s a burger van and everything smells of old ladies

Editor’s Blog: Why You Should Enter the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition

3 years ago / 0 comments

Some personal thoughts on the Bacardi Legacy Competition by BarLifeUK’s editor.

Leeds Loves Cocktails

3 years ago / 0 comments

Last year, Nick Fox – long-time Leeds bartender and general bad-ass – decided to stop talking about a cocktail week, and actually dragged all of us other Leeds based under achievers out of bed to start making shit happen!