Bar Management

Everything You Need to Know About Craft Beer's Blissful Hotel

If you’ve ever wanted to bathe in a hot tub filled with India Pale Ale, soon you will get your chance.Coinciding with the opening of its first international brewing facility in Columbus, Ohio, Scottish brewery BrewDog plans to open a hotel dedicated to beer called The DogHouse.

Lodi Country Takes Root in the Wine Industry

Forty minutes south of  Sacramento and deep into California’s agricultural belt, where most of the country’s almond supply grows, Lodi is a rags-to-riches story when it comes to the wine industry.

Former Stone Brewmaster to Open Atlanta Brewery, New Realm

Combining a collective passion for craft beer, partners Mitch Steele, Carey Falcone, and Bob Powers will bring a “New Realm” to Atlanta’s brewing community later this year. The trio announced their new venture in the Atlanta Beltline area in the fall of last year and has spent many hours coming up with the appropriate name to suit it.

Leinenkugel's Releasing Limited-Edition Lager for 150th Anniversary

The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company is creating a limited-edition Leinenkugel's Anniversary Lager with Munich-based Hofbräu München to celebrate its 150th anniversary this year. The collaboration brew is one part of a yearlong celebration that includes new packaging, a slate of summer programs and a party in Chippewa Falls for the Wisconsin-based brewery.

Florida's Subtropical Version of Tavern on the Green

With temperate weather mostly year-round in South Florida, relying on the outdoors made sense for restaurant Glass & Vine.Opened in March of 2016, the concept is located on the grounds of Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, giving diners an experience that the restaurant likens to a modern, subtropical version of Central Park’s Tavern on the Green.

WhistlePig Launches Farm-to-Bottle Whiskey

WhistlePig announced the launch of FarmStock, the company's much-anticipated estate release featuring whiskey distilled, aged, and bottled on its farm in Vermont. It is the culmination of the company's founding vision to create a truly farm-to-bottle distillery, housing nearly every aspect of the whiskey-making process in one place.

Fogo de Chão Launches Largest Bar Innovation Yet

Fogo de Chão debuted three significant menu enhancements, taking guests on a captivating culinary adventure through Southern Brazil without leaving the comfort of their table or bar seats. As part of the Brazilian steakhouse’s largest bar innovation since it arrived stateside nearly 20 years ago, Bar Fogo—a casual alternative for guests looking to enjoy the Brazilian art of churrasco—now features an expanded menu that includes a refined array of new Brazilian Bites, Brazilian-inspired craft cocktails and South American wines.

Chicago's Oriole Launches Non-Alcoholic Pairings

Two Michelin-starred Oriole in Chicago announced the expansion of its beverage program curated by award-winning Bartender Julia Momose on March 14. Momose will work in tandem with Oriole Sommelier Aaron McManus to launch a Non-Alcoholic Pairing ($75) to compliment McManus’ Pairing ($125) and Reserve Pairing ($250).

Nightclub & Bar Convention Unveils Speaker Lineup

The 2017 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, which returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 27 through March 29, will host some of the world’s top food and beverage and nightlife industry leaders for innovative and current speaker sessions that touch on some of the most on-trend and thought-provoking topics today.

Profits Pour In from Draft Cocktails

When a bartender whips up cocktails before the eyes of guests, it is not merely a utilitarian conduit to sliding over a Sazerac. Twisting the bar spoon and dropping in precise splashes of bitters are sensorial elements that are vital to the interactive drink-making ritual.

When it Comes to Wine Lists, Does Size Matter?

The Fig Tree Restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers 1,025 wines to its guests. Across the country, Queenstown Public House in San Diego, California, offers 20 wines and Mahina & Sun’s in Hawaii offers just 18.

Rusty Bucket Honored for Beverage Program

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern announced that the company was awarded two VIBE Vista Awards in the Multi-Unit Chain segment in two categories, Best Spirits and Best Overall.The VIBE Vista Awards recognizes the top performers in the beverage industry through the creation, training, execution, management and ongoing positive results of beverage programs.

40 Restaurant Stars on the Rise

A teenage prodigy, 17 young adults roaring into restaurant careers while still in their 20s, and a collection of prime-time pros who have hit their stride and are rising fast, well before they crest the 40-year mark—these are the stars we hail as ones to watch in 2017.