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LA’s The Wellesbourne Unveils New Cocktail Program

The Wellesbourne launched the next phase of its cocktail program. Showcasing rare spirits and imaginative recipes, The Wellesbourne cocktail roster itself with evocative ingredients ranging from pasilla pepper syrup to habanero to rose water.

Thirsty Lion Plans East Coast Takeover

Gastropub is a word thrown around a lot in the restaurant industry. One quick Google search returns north of 41 million results. Before opening Thirsty Lion, founder and chief executive officer, John Plew, wanted to make sure he knew what a true iteration looked like.

S&D Coffee & Tea Introduces Ready-to-Serve Cold Brew

S&D Coffee & Tea, the largest custom coffee roaster in the U.S., introduced a new line of Cold Brew Coffee—flavored and ready to serve—making the growing cold brew trend accessible to restaurants and operators everywhere.

Bar Professionals Say Bring on the Banana

The beverage world will see a reemergence in banana flavors, predicts Eric Nakata, vice president of beverage innovation S&D Coffee & Tea. This renewed enthusiasm for banana may be related to growing interest in Latin American cuisine, which uses the banana-like plantain as a staple, or the trend toward plant-based and natural ingredients for elements like non-dairy milk alternatives (up 61 percent over the past 5 years, according to The Next Idea 2019 Restaurant and Food Forecast) that can be made from bananas.

Your Bar's Secret to Attracting Millennials: Self-Serve Beverages

Millennials are a sought-after target market in the hospitality industry, thanks to their estimated spending power of $200 billion per year and tendency to eat out five times a week, on average. A majority of millennials 21 and up also report spending time at bars at least once a week, whereas older generations are less than half as likely to frequent drinking establishments.

How Medicinal Cocktails Built a Restaurant’s Buzz

The concept of a medicinal cocktail is nothing new, but the Traditional Chinese Medicine cocktail menu at Tiger Fork in Washington, D.C., goes way beyond the hot toddy. In fact, there’s not a hot toddy in sight.

Two Exclusive Bourbons Join the Menu at Rusty Bucket

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern announced it is now offering two exclusive bourbons, Woodford Reserve Personal Selection Gary’s Blend No. 14 and Old Forester Single Barrel, at all locations in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Colorado and Florida.

Should You Offer a Beer Bucket Program?

Originally, for the Broken Barrel’s opening in September 2018, owner Luke Johnson had wanted to customize tables with buckets in them to place everything from cans of beer to bottles of wine for guests.

On The Border is Searching for a Chief Margarita Officer

Do you love margaritas? Is your favorite road-trip song “100 Bottles of Tequila on the Wall?” If your boss told you your career was “on the rocks,” would you take that as a compliment?If so, then On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina has a job for you.

Garrison Brothers Distillery Hosting Statewide Bartender Competition

Garrison Brothers Distillery, the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas, announced a statewide bartender competition taking place throughout the first half of 2019. Dubbed The Garrison Brothers Bourbon Brawl, the competition is set to launch one week prior to Texas Independence Day, March 2, and will unfold in three stages across five major Texas cities from March to May.

Whiskey Cake Unveils New Lineup of Winter Cocktails

Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar, the classic American neighborhood restaurant known for its farm-to-kitchen menu, has unveiled a new collection of custom cocktails for the winter weather that feature familiar flavors blended together for distinctive new tastes.

Nightclub & Bar Media Group Names 2019 Winners

Nightclub & Bar Media Group has selected the winners for North America’s premier industry awards program, 2019 Nightclub & Bar Awards, which recognizes an elite class of industry trailblazers and venues from across the nation that have shown expertise and innovation in evolving the nightclub and bar industry.

How One Clever Cocktail Promo Drove Traffic

Clever cocktail names and shameless pampering drove crowds to San Francisco’s Rambler bar inside the Hotel Zeppelin in November. While customers were drawn in by mustache-inspired cocktails and spa services for facial hair enthusiasts, the promotions were for a cause.

Jim Meehan to Deliver Keynote at 2019 Nightclub & Bar Show

Jim Meehan, entrepreneur, bartender and the author of James Beard award-winning “Meehan’s Bartender Manual” will deliver the keynote “Your Work Family: Hiring, Training, Mentoring & Motivating Your Team for the Long Haul” during the 2019 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show on Monday, March 25 from 1 to 1:45 p.