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The Best Nightclub and Bars in 2017

Nightclub & Bar Media Group selected winners across 15 different categories for the 2017 Nightclub & Bar Awards.North America’s premier industry awards program recognizes both individuals and establishments from across the nation who demonstrate a remarkable talent of skill and expertise while driving the industry to a new level of success.

Wine Cocktails Ascend on Restaurant Menus

It is rare that I don’t spend an evening holed up at a wine bar exploring (mostly for the better, sometimes for the worse) bold whites, rosés, and reds from small, family-owned vineyards I never heard of, or relishing a bartender-made tipple—whether crowned with an egg white pre-dinner, or unapologetically dark and boozy just before bed.

W San Francisco Expands Role of Director of Beverage & Food

Gabriele Originario expanded his role as Director of Beverage & Food at W San Francisco, now overseeing all venues (TRACE restaurant, UPSTAIRS Bar and Living Room Bar, in-room dining), and most recently banquet and catering functions (20,000 sq.

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Austin's First Craft Brewery Set to Reopen

Austin, Texas, is about to witness the rebirth of its first craft brewery with the resurrection of Celis Brewery, which was originally founded by Belgian brewer Pierre Celis in 1992. Christine Celis, Pierre's daughter and partner in the original Celis Brewery, is restoring the family legacy with a new 22,000 square foot brewery in northwest Austin that is expected to start production in early spring 2017.

EPIC Steak Announces New Proprietary House Beer

EPIC Steak, San Francisco’s waterfront steakhouse located on the scenic Embarcadero, announced the restaurant’s new proprietary beer, EPIC Proportions, an approachable IPA to pair with Executive Chef Parke Ulrich’s acclaimed cuisine.

Buffalo Trace Hopes Rare Bourbons Can Raise $1M for Charities

Buffalo Trace Distillery sent out vintage bourbon bottles dating back more than 30 years to nonprofits across the country in an effort to raise more than $1 million for various causes.The distillery sent out 200 bottles named for Buffalo Trace’s original moniker and the distiller of the bourbons—O.

Asian Restaurants Evolve Their Beer Menus

In a reader’s poll conducted by the Brewers Association’s CraftBeer.com, the winner of the Best Beer Bar in America for three straight years was Mekong in Richmond, Virginia. While the Mekong Delta in Vietnam hardly evokes a beery image like the Senne Valley in Belgium or the Bavarian state in Germany, it nevertheless is the namesake of the Vietnamese restaurant that the Bui family opened in 1995.

Chicago's Bunny Slope Now Open at ACME Hotel

Giving the city a steamy new way to imbibe, The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group and ACME Hotel Company unveiled a new concept within the hotel, Bunny Slope, presenting a post-slopes boozin’ vibe, minus the mountains.

The First New Orleans Bourbon Festival Coming in March

Inarguably, New Orleans is one of the world’s most spirited cities and a cocktail loving city. Now bourbon lovers can join together and celebrate at the first annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival. From Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26, 2017 food, spirit and culture will converge at the Sugar Mill and Marriot Convention Center in the historic Warehouse District of New Orleans.

Hilton Waikoloa Partners with Kona Brewing Co.

Hilton Waikoloa Village, an oceanfront resort set on Hawaii Island’s spectacular volcanic coastline, announced the opening of Kona Tap Room in partnership with the internationally renowned and widely respected Kona Brewing Company.

Lady Luck Cocktail for the Oscars

Inspired by “Hidden Figures,” the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

Arbella to Welcome Public Chicago's Benjamin Pavlichek

Arbella announced the next installment of the River North cocktail bar’s guest bartender series on February 21 at 6 p.m. featuring Benjamin Pavlichek, executive bartender of PUBLIC Chicago hotel. Pavlichek joins Arbella’s Eric Trousdale and Robert Giles behind the bar for one night only, as they showcase four cocktail creations, two of which are original recipes created specifically for the pop-up appearance.

Specialty Teas Take on a Starring Role

In terms of beverage reverence, tea is often overlooked in favor of wine, craft beer, and even coffee. But at the Park Hyatt Washington’s Tea Cellar in D.C., teatime has been duly venerated since the building’s renovation in 2005.