Please Don't Tell
PDT (Please Don’t Tell) is located in Crif Dogs, an East Village hot dog joint. You enter through a vintage phone box within Crif to find a speakeasy-style bar. The stylishly low-key design venue has taxidermy adorned walls and you can enjoy good takes on Old Fashioneds and Sazeracs alongside waffle fries nestled in foil.
Danico is the bar attached to the Parisian hotspot Daroco, a chic Italian eatery housed in Jean Paul Gaultier’s former flagship store and located in the beautiful Galerie Vivienne. The masterminds behind it are Nico de Soto, Thibault Méquignon and their team. Their drinks are inspired by travelling, cuisine and they are always trying to find new flavours, combinations and techniques for their cocktails.
What started as a pop-up concept by partners Moe Aljaff & AJ White eventually turned into an actual bar located in the Raval area of Barcelona.. They created the bar themselves (literally) on a shoestring budget and want to grow with the neighbourhood they live in. Two Schmucks is a brand that is 100% true to themsleves and they want to provide a service and product unlike anyone else.
Tippling Club is an ultra-progressive modern gastronomy restaurant and innovative cocktail bar helmed by chef and owner Ryan Clift. Tippling Club promises to bring avant-garde cuisine to the neighbourhood in the form of a flexible, everyday dining and drinking destination. After a decade, Tippling Club continues to pair its award-winning cuisine with world-class cocktails, pushing the extremes of ingredients and textures to to create an ever-evolving experience.
Maybe Sammy takes inspiration from the roaring fifties, the rebirth of cool, the era where fashion and fun prevailed. A time when The Rat Pack and Hollywood glamour were revered and admired. Their Signature Drinks are named after some of "the boys" favourite haunts on the Vegas strip. Take a look through the Mini Martinis list and you will instantly recognise their ode to the most iconic cocktails of all time.
Panda & Sons
Panda & Sons is the brainchild of famed Scottish bartender Iain McPherson. It's a table service cocktail bar, that’s all about friendly Scottish service in an intimate and cosy surrounding. Their cocktail menu offers exciting drinks using the latest techniques, including their very own called “Switching.” Their technique Switching is where you isolate the water from spirits and swap it with another non-alcoholic liquid. They lead the way in paying their staff the UK's “real living wage” and offering them a profit share programme.
Pacific Cocktail Haven
Pacific Cocktail Haven is located a few blocks from Union Square in San Francisco. PCH (what locals go by) is a neighbourhood cocktail bar who draws its inspiration from the Pacific Islands and Asia. Here you'll find cocktails like the "Leeward Negroni" with coconut washed Campari, Pandan and Gin or something a bit more citrus forward like the "Thrilla in Manila" with Bourbon, Absinthe, Calamansi, Shiso, Coconut Cream and Li-Hing Mui.
Bar Trench opened in 2010 in a back-alley close to Ebisu station. “TRENCH” means a long narrow hole dug in the ground as a protection for soldiers. and so this is a bar where you restore your energy. They take great pride in mixing drinks by getting caught up on the details, the way they serve and a sense of fun. You might be surprised at their huge selection of world’s herb liqueurs and rare bottles. Especially, when it comes to bitters, they have the largest collection in Japan.
Mace was opened by traveling mixologist
Nico de Soto and Cocktail Kingdom's
Greg Boehm in 2015 in the East Village of NYC. Designed as a modern spice shop,
it focuses on spices gathered by both owners from their travels around the world.
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PS40 is a modern and experimental cocktail bar that also makes its own brand of soda called PS Soda. The bar (like the sodas) focus
on local fresh ingredients and they have a culinary approach to their cocktails.
Fifty Mils breaks the classic stereotype of a hotel bar. It surprises its guests with an out-of-time-and-space ambiance, which provides it with a unique personality. Eclectic, innovative and unpretentious, Fifty Mils is hailed as one of the best bars in the city. Sip one-of-a-kind cocktails created by their star mixologists while mingling alongside international travellers and stylish locals alike.
The Hanky Panky experience is as unique as it is varied. The team is led by bar manager Roberto Ponce and is comprised of leading bartenders from Mexico City each of them claiming one night a week as their own to bring the highest level of bartending in Mexico to the bar . Hanky Panky is inspired by Ada Coleman’s cocktail “The Hanky Panky” from the The Savoy, London circa 1930. Her ingenuity and pioneering creativity being the impetus behind this venture.
Journey through the Pacific Ocean and discover vibrant flavours and ingredients of South East Asia at MO BAR, with stunning views of Marina Bay. Blending the finest ingredients with progressive techniques, curated beverages range from refreshing to spirituous, the innovative cocktail menu can be paired with eclectic bar bites.
FARE is located in the Moorelands building, an old turn of the century textile factory, in the heart of Clerkenwell. FARE is split across two floors. The upstairs level has high ceilings and benefits from large windows on either side that flood the space with natural light. The industrial aesthetic gives the space a modern, relaxed, vibe. The restaurant hosts an Italian restaurant and cafe, that focuses on pizzas, pasta, all day coffee and aperitivo cocktails.
Open until 3am every night, this neighbourhood bar has been at the forefront of customer service and cocktail innovation, becoming an icon of the Australian bar scene. For fifteen years, this family owned business has been a breeding ground for the country’s best bartenders, showing you don’t have to take yourself seriously to create seriously good drinks.
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Opened in 2011, Candelaria combines Paris’ first authentic Mexican taqueria with a world-class cocktail bar specialising in agave spirits. The taqueria offers traditional Mexican tacos in a warm and convivial atmosphere, while the cocktail bar has been recognised globally as a top destination. It is a personal and unique meeting place where one can enjoy unexpected concoctions that highlight the beauty of the craft cocktail scene, prepared by their passionate and professional team.
Tracing back to Charles H. Baker's epic travels in search of the perfect drink across eras and continents, this eponymous bar introduces a next-generation Speakeasy - setting the new standard in Seoul and beyond for its expertly curated list of spirits and top-notch bartending. With its decor, inspired by the intricate subtarranean spaces of 1920's and 1930's New York, Charles H. introduces a sense of exoticism, glamour and romance.
Angel's Share is a speakeasy cocktail bar that was founded in 1993 in the East Village, New York City. This elegant drink parlour focuses on efficiency, quality, and execution of craft cocktails using Japanese influence and global ingredients.
Opening in 2007, The Violet Hour is widely known as the pioneer of Chicago’s craft cocktail movement and is found in the heart of Chicago’s artistic Wicker Park neighbourhood. Guests can imbibe a seasonal rotating cocktail list, as well as an extensive selection of sought-after spirits. With a pre-prohibition style, the interior seats 96 and is divided into three salons, featuring high-backed blue leather chairs clustered around small white tables that are illuminated by candlelight.
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Their ethos invokes all that is weird and wonderful... they call it organised chaos! Callooh Callay is all about serious nonsense; take your job seriously, however don't take yourself too seriously and most importantly, have fun doing it!
BlackTail is an American cocktail bar with a Cuban Soul. Modelled after many bars in Havana which Americans flocked to during prohibition to continue drinking once alcohol became banned in the United States. The name is an homage to the planes who would fly guests from Pier A (where BlackTail is located) down to Havana.
Pegu Club is named after the gin drink and club favoured by British expats in Burma during the 19th century, Opened in 2005, by Audrey Saunders, Pegu Club is a second-floor lounge with a minimally decorated bar. Here you can relax far from noise of Manhattan, with a craft cocktail menu of both seasonal and classic drinks and a long list of fresh-pressed juices.
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Tales & Spirits
Tales & Spirits is a craft cocktail bar and restaurant in the historical center of Amsterdam. Serving exquisite cocktails and delicious food for affordable prices all with a big smile and extraordinary hospitality. They believe drinking cocktails should be fun and serve their drinks with a lot of humour and theatre, which leaves guests with a smile on their face before even tasting their drink. The staff go above and beyond to ensure guests have fun, feel welcome and enjoy high quality cocktails and food with no added fuss.
Nightjar’s reputation for breathing new life into forgotten cocktails and bringing fresh perspective to classic recipes and presentation is world renowned. Alongside the cocktail menu is an extensive spirits list (including vintage spirits), a menu of tapas and sharing plates, and a nightly schedule of the very best vintage jazz, blues, ragtime, and swing that London has to offer.
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