Editors Blog

Insights and opinions on the hot issues and stories in the Nightlife Industry.


Bar Rescue
Bar Rescue: Win Place and Show in Fairfield, OH   September 16, 2012

My initial reaction as a designer to the front of the building is that it’s got a great deck, great view, but the signage is terrible. It’s not well done, and then name of the place is a little too wordy. Located in Fairfield, Ohio, a small town north of Cincinnati, Win Place and Show, owned by...More>>

Blended Drinks
Blended Adult Smoothies    September 11, 2012

There are a few of us roaming about who sip a smoothie and think how much better it would taste if it contained a little dark rum. If they can be customized with nutrients, why can’t you doctor them with some Kahlúa or Maker’s Mark? More>>

Nancy Hadley
Bar Rescue: Weber's in Reseda, CA   September 7, 2012

A former strip club, converted to a concert venue that featured punk, rockabilly, and metal bands, with beveled mirrors along one side, Weber’s is an accident that just keeps happening. More>>

Jack Robertiello
Mind Your Own Business   September 4, 2012

There's an admirable sort of unity that's been built among bartenders and beverage professionals over the past ten years. But from time to time a disappointing strain of cocktail orthodoxy emerges among opinion-makers and shakers as well. More>>

Courtroom Gavel
Staying Off the Witness Stand    August 28, 2012

I recently sat in on the deposition of a bar owner embroiled in a liquor liability civil suit. At issue was whether the defendant’s bartender had acted negligently when serving alcohol to the defendant who subsequently caused an accident that resulted in injuries to innocent third parties.More>>

Whiskey Sour
Celebrating a Classic: The Whiskey Sour   August 25, 2012

Currently enjoying a revival, The Whiskey Sour, has a long history in the world of cocktails. More>>

The Olive Pit
The Olive Pit in Orange, CA   August 17, 2012

A frequent watering hole for the local blue-collar crowd, The Olive Pit, opened in 1962 in Orange, California (about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.)More>>

Captain Morgan Black Privateer Punch
Are You Celebrating National Rum Day?   August 16, 2012

Did you know, Today, August 16th is National Rum Day? If you didn’t, it is your lucky day. Check out some tantalizing libations right here. More>>

Back Bar
Bar Backs - Cornerstones of the Bar Business   August 14, 2012

To my way of thinking, a tour of duty as a bar back is the best way to become a bartender. You learn that bartending as a nightlong series of interactions and transactions interspersed with making a few hundred cocktails.More>>

Jon Taffer's Rescue Tour
1 Day Left to SAVE! Register Early for Rescue Tours in Chicago and Dallas   August 10, 2012

Last year's Rescue Tour SOLD OUT, so secure your seat today! PLUS, receive a $50 discount on Chicago and Dallas locations when you register by Friday, Aug. 10!More>>



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