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2013 Alcohol Sales End on Weak Note

Guestmetrics data indicates trends for full service restaurants and bars closed out the year on a particularly weak note. While overall traffic to full service restaurants and bars was -1.9 percent for the full year 2013 vs.

Registration Opens for Kona Brewers Festival

Registration is now open for the 19th annual Kona Brewers Festival for both breweries and restaurants wishing to participate. The event will indulge craft beer aficionados and foodies alike on Hawaii’s Big Island Saturday, March 8, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.

Bar Louie Opening New Location in Arlington, Virginia

Bar Louie announced the opening of their newest location in Arlington, Virginia. When Bar Louie opens its doors on December 26th, it will be the sixth metro D.C. location for the Texas based brand with additional locations in Ashburn, Hampton, Rockville, D.

Cheeseburger in Paradise Debuts New Beverage Menu

Three months after rolling out major culinary enhancements, Cheeseburger in Paradise is now pouring attention into its beverage program. The tropical bar and grill chain has just launched the "Laid-Back Libations" drinks and cocktails menu, providing a fresh look and an array of new and improved island-inspired, adult offerings.

Is Craft Beer’s Popularity on the Wane?

Sales volume of on-premise craft beer decreased in September, October, and November, declining an average of 6 percent versus a year ago, reports data insights firm Restaurant Sciences.While new craft beers are introduced daily, the number of craft beers sold in restaurants, nightclubs, and bars has decreased 19 percent versus a year ago.

Drinks Americas Announces Day of the Dead Craft Beer

Drinks Americas a leading U.S. broker for authentic Mexican craft beer announces their newest brand Day of the Dead Craft Beer is now being served at 25 Taco Mac Sports Grills.Taco Mac Sports Grill is a family-friendly casual dining restaurant serving delicious, All-American grill favorites, the largest selection of craft, imported, and domestic beers on draft, and the best sports watching environment anywhere.

Glastender Introduces Seamless Top Stations

Glastender introduced its new line of seamless top stations. These stations include a drainboard cabinet, soda gun holder, bottle well, ice bin, and blender station all combined in one seamless top and backsplash.

Alcohol Volumes Fall

As GuestMetrics reported earlier in the week, traffic trends to all three channels in on-premise deteriorated during the 4-week period ending 12/1/13, and not surprisingly, alcohol trends have also weakened:On-premise alcohol volumes were -3.

CIA Partners with West Point and Pratt Institute

Culinary students are leaving their comfort zones and routines to experience other learning environments in a new partnership between The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and other prestigious colleges in their respective fields: The United States Military Academy (USMA) and Pratt Institute.

BJ's Restaurants Opens in Frederick, Maryland

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Frederick, Maryland, on Monday, November 25. The new BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is located on a freestanding pad at the Francis Scott Key regional mall.

The Line Group Debuts “Leave Rochelle Out of It”

Once again adding to their growing portfolio of successful New York City venues, including the newly debuted The Raven, 205 Club, Malt n Mash, Sons of Essex and Petaluma, hospitality industry leaders The Line Group are proud to announce their newest venture, “Leave Rochelle Out Of It”, now open in New York’s Lower East Side.

World’s Best Bartender Premieres

Take one part skill, two parts technique, then combine with fierce competition for an action-packed installment of the Travel Channel’s “World’s Best Bartender” premiering Monday, November 18 at 11:00 p.

Beer Losing Popularity

The most recent wave of Alcoholic Beverage Demand Tracker, a periodic survey of US adults age 21+ who consume any type of alcohol at least once a week or more, shows that beer is losing ground in terms of which alcoholic beverage category is most likely to be considered someone’s “favorite.

On-premise Trends Performed Best Since August

GuestMetrics’ data indicates trends for full service restaurants and bars showed some signs of improvement during the 4 weeks ending November 3rd. Overall traffic to full service restaurants and bars was -1.

The 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show Returns to Las Vegas

Registration is currently open for the 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, returning to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 24–26. The annual three-day trade show offers attendees access to a well-curated list of exhibitors with endless opportunities to discover new products and increase profits, extensive networking opportunities, and the latest news and trends in nightlife through keynote speeches, educational workshops, on-site tours at successful Las Vegas venues and some of the best parties of the year.