SIPS is set to redefine Barcelona's bar scene, blurring the lines between haute-couture and pret-a-porter, a disruptive cocktail experience that evolves with every sip Internationally known mixologists, Simone Caporale and Marc Alvarez, combine experience and creativity in their latest project SIPS, drinkery house, a new cocktail bar set to open in the Catalan Capital. SIPS skilfully blends the true artistry of classic cocktails with the latest technology and trends in the mixology scene.
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.
The Old Man
This Ernest Hemingway–influenced bar is named after the author’s novel The Old Man and the Sea. The bar is famous for its I-shaped communal table, with a copper cooling strip lining the middle to keep drinks chilled and the eccentric portrait of Hemingway that is a focus of the space.
A homage to the magic of Mexico’s mezcal bars, the KOL Mezcaleria champions the diversity of Mexican spirits. Led by Bar Manager Maxim Schulte, the Mezcaleria team craft unique cocktails infused with wild, seasonal ingredients sourced from the British Isles. The complex, savoury notes of Agave spirits readily lend themselves to a pairing with traditional Mexican antojitos, from Chef Patron Santiago Lastra.
Photo by Charlie Mckay
From its humble beginnings in 1953, The Bamboo Bar has grown in status and reputation to become a beloved Bangkok institution frequented by jazz lovers from around the world. In recent years, duo Jamie Rhind and Pinsuda Pongprom have elevated its cocktail selection to make it a must-visit venue whenever cocktail connoisseurs are in Bangkok.
Down some discreet stairs on Hoxton Square in East London lies Happiness Forgets. With out any gimmicks or frills, burgundy walls and a simple back bar, the bartenders effortlessly make delicious drinks and entertain their guests. With their tag line of 'Great Cocktails, No Wallies', what more would you want?
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.
Leyenda is a 2 time James Beard Nominated pan-latin inspired cocktail bar in Brooklyn, New York. They aim to highlight and celebrate Latin American flavors, distillates and cocktails.
The Elephant Room is a culture-forward cocktail bar Inspired by Singapore's Little India. Our cocktail program takes inspiration from the spices and ingredients that are found in Little India. Our cocktails reflect on the history, culture and craftsmanship of the Indian Diaspora in Singapore.
(San Juan/Puerto Rico)
La Factoría is an award-winning bar located in the historic neighborhood of Old San Juan, in Puerto Rico. Celebrated for their expertly crafted cocktails, and diversified experience, the very moment you enter their doors you can feel that this is not your ordinary bar. Their unmarked location is full of secret passages that lead to six different bars ,each curated with its own ambiance and drink menu
Death & Co
Owned by partners David Kaplan, Alex Day, Devon Tarby, and Ravi DeRossi, Death & Co is one of the most significant and influential bars to emerge from the current craft cocktail revival. Since its opening in 2006 in Manhattan’s East Village, Death & Co has been a must visit destination for serious drinks and cocktail enthusiasts.. Boasting a supremely talented and creative bar staff and uniquely innovative menus, Death & Co is also the birthplace of some of the modern era’s most iconic drinks.
Photo by Death & Co.
Barbary Coast consists of a dual-concept programme spread over two floors and three historic shop-houses in Singapore's Boat Quay district- Deadfall and Barbary Coast Ballroom. The concept is heavily based on the grit and glory of the gold mining era. Dead Fall is a concept based on the eponymous drinking holes that thrived in San Francisco during the California Gold Rush era in the mid 1800’s. Plush and opulent, Barbary Coast Ballroom is based on the Ballrooms of San Francisco's yesteryear. We have kept the cacophony of wallpaper and aim to push flavours and experiences to the next level.
Room by Le Kief
ROOM by Le Kief is an award-winning drink lab by Le Kief group, presenting a variety of experimental cocktails with the most innovative techniques. Besides the drinks, ROOM is also very focused on Cocktail Pairing. With the background working at prestigious restaurants, Seven Yi, the head mixologist of ROOM, spends lots of time on flavor tasting and tries to find the perfect balance between food and drinks. Each season, ROOM cocreates a pairing set menu with different brands, restaurants, and chefs, which include chef Andre Chiang and RAW, EMBERS, MAD et LEN and many more
In 2004, Employees Only began as a speakeasy in the heart of the West Village, created by five bar industry friends to fill a void in the after-hours scene. With an innate inclination for warm hospitality and playful, high-spirited service, they aimed to serve flawlessly executed cocktails and delicious, elevated food within one beautiful space and without pretense. Employees Only became a second home to guests who found themselves transported to another era as they indulged in a late New York night.
Photo by Emilie Baltz
1862 Dry Bar
Open since May 2012, 1862 Dry Bar is a classic cocktail bar set up in an old palace in the center of Madrid. The name of the bar answers to the coincidence of two factors: on one hand, the building in which it is located was built that year; on the other hand, in 1862 the first cocktail book in history was published in the United States. The cocktail menu, logically, is based on the true classics. In addition, we have a section of our own recipes that we renew every season.
El Copitas Bar is a small mexican place in the very heartbeat of Saint-Petersburg that is really hard to find without a booking call and with the collection of unique spirits and cocktails. Every weekend we update food and drinks. Here you can always eat tacos, churros, nachos and Mexican posole soup. A special feature of the cocktail menu is the constant search for new and relevant ingredients. Our Mexican bar in the heart of the bar-route of St. Petersburg has long been included in the list of obligatory visiting places of the Northern Capital.
Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen
(Cape Town/South Africa)
Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen and Cape Brandy bar is inspired by Cape town’s oceans, mountains, fynbos and vineyards. They offer a unique 3 course cocktail experience with locally inspired spritz service, sensorial experiential cocktails and a vintage cape brandy cocktail to finish. Their cocktail kitchen is a study in creativity where they discover, create and serve the best flavours from the Cape. They use modernistic techniques inspired by history, diversity and passion for the drinks industry.
Indulge Experimental Bistro
Indulge Experimental Bistro is located in the most unique geographic island in Asia. Indulge Experimental Bistro uses all the resources from the natural environment to contribute to their cocktails and food.
Born in 2013, 1930 is the most famous speakeasy in Milan, creation of Flavio Angiolillo and Marco Russo managed by Fabio Cavagna (for friends
Benjamin). As the speakeasy tradition dictates, the 1930 address is known only to a select few. Like a hidden treasure, the 1930 Cocktail Bar remains a mysterious and fascinating place reserved for experts of the sector and for passionate mixologists. A refined and elegant environment where you can take refuge and escape the everyday life.
Masahiro Urushido and Cocktail Kingdom Hospitality Group’s James Tune and Greg Boehm teamed up to gift New York with a unique Japanese cocktail bar. Located in Greenwich Village, Katana Kitten is intended to be a casual and fun combination of Japanese street-style fare and sharp drinks. It’s a two-level establishment with music and decor inspired by the Golden Gai district of Tokyo, where tiny, tightly packed bars line the streets.
Photo by Noah Fecks
Residing in one of London's most iconic hotels, the
Donovan Bar has long been known as one of the most intimate and sophisticated drinking dens in the city playing host to gatherings of the most glamorous faces of Mayfair's elite fashion and art scene. Taking inspiration from the bar's namesake and close friend of the Forte family, the iconic 1960's photographer Sir Terence Donovan. The menu consists of 16 cocktails, carefully curated by world-renowned,
master mixologist Salvatore Calabrese.
Hope & Sesame
Hope & Sesame, opened in March 2016, is the first “speakeasy” bar in Guangzhou. Tucked away behind a traditional Cantonese cafe in the quaint neighbourhood of DongshanKou, the bar is a joint venture between seasoned hoteliers - Bastien Ciocca & Andrew Ho, delivering hospitable service accompanied with delicious cocktails & nightly live jazz music. From liquid clarification and exploration of different ice to sous-vide infusions and re-distillation, you will discover a wide repertoire of techniques that ultimately, perfects the drink.
Founded in 2008 by the famous bartender Hidetsugu Ueno, Bar High Five is located in the heart of Ginza, the shopping and lifestyle district. There's no real menu, instead, the bartender asks for your taste preferences and then starts to mix a bespoke cocktail regarding your answers. The classic bar interior is composed of a 12-seat timber bar counter and a green velvet banquette at one end of the room.
Photo by Eleni
Located next to the Mag Cafè, since 2015 BackDoor43 has been able to make people talk about itself winning the title of the smallest cocktail bar in the world: 4 square meters of surface e 4 sittings, available only by reservation. Once inside the club, you can entrust to the bartender or compose your own personalized drink. BakDoor43 also offers a collection of whiskeys from around the world and it is able to satisfy those who prefer to sip a drink while walking, offering to customers a take away service.
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.