The UK’s clean sweep of the Spirited Awards International Categories celebrated at Jubjub Bar.
What was so good about the experience at Powder Keg Diplomacy? Well, the bartender displayed perfect judgment when it came to engaging us with drink suggestions, having a chat and leaving us alone to catch up.
Nick Strangeway’s CLASS interview is Geographically Challenged
Brighton racetrack had been taken over by body-modders, Teddy Boys and rocking billies for the weekend, with dozens of great artists from all over the UK inking up the punters.
This week the rather nebulous subject of cocktails in pubs gets a beating, and to be honest, we here at BarLifeUK think it is a crock of shit.
A week of heat, hangovers and high times in New Orleans’ bar industry bubble
His interview reminds me of a certain type of person you increasingly encounter in the bar industry – someone who should have got out before they forgot what bars are all about, namely having a good time.
Just over a year ago, the organisers of Northern Restaurant and Bar came to us and said they wanted to improve the ‘bar’ bit of their show, and to attract more of the North’s bartenders
The hour you spend in store upgrading is the only time a network will treat you with dignity and respect and, to be honest, I’ll take a little bit of love wherever I can find it.
Do we really need another award that recognises individuals already recognised as being at the top of their game?
As 2010, and BarLifeUK’s first year, draws to a close, we thought we should put together a list of the bars we visited.
High profile members-only launch? Celebrities? Casino? We thought that had Salvatore written all over it, and we were right.
There are few things as likely to make you question your worth as a human being as much as a Ryanair flight. They are not so much a passenger airline as a human haulage company.
For a while you wrack you brain, trying to remember what you did last night, and where this ominous feeling is coming from. Did I act like a wanker in my bar? Did I get in a fight? Did I spend too much money? Did I kiss someone I shouldn’t have?
This is not a list of types of rum, nor is it meant to be a definitive list of the movements with which rum has been associated… just a personal description of what I see as the Four Faces of Rum.
If Imbibe’s intent was to show that you can run a drinks-based exhibition without attracting every staggering, drunken student in London, they succeeded
Everyone needs to pay the rent, and as long as they try to do a good job and bring something to the trade, full power to them.
On the train back from Manchester, we felt like we had been slaughtered, vacuum packed and put up for sale on a Lidl ‘about to pass its sell-by date’ shelf…
Skinny jeans on men over 30, or under 30 with a paunch, make you look like a cock. Stop it immediately. Thank you.
This week I’ve been starting to realise just how cool it is to be working on a project of my own, as opposed to something owned by someone else.
Come in, no need to take your shoes off. You can smoke in here too, and play loud music. Just watch the paintwork… some of it is still wet. We’ve only just finished the place you see. It’s brand new.