Editors Blog

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


Smartphone
Is Your Website Dragging You Down?   December 20, 2012

Try this experiment… access your website by your smartphone and find out just how long it takes to download (10 seconds is too long) and if all the links and pictures show up? If the experience is less than desirable, you need to read the rest of this blog.More>>

Sherry
Results of the 2012 Vinos De Jerez Cocktail Competition    December 18, 2012

The 6th Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition final was held on December 11th at Clover Club in Brooklyn, NY, and Dan Nicolaescu from New York City's Mayahuel won the prize for Best Sherry Cocktail with his After Dark Cocktail!More>>

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You’re in Luck! NCB Awards Deadline Extended    December 17, 2012

So many of you wanted to enter the 2013 Nightclub & Bar Awards and with the holidays fast approaching, we extended the deadline for entry to Friday, January 4th!More>>

Happy Holidays
Sprucing Up with Holiday Spirit    December 12, 2012

Whether adorned with strings of lights, Christmas trees, a Menorah, stockings, Santa and a sleigh, or boughs of holly, your bar is more inviting if you can get into the spirit of the holiday season at hand. Here are three helpful hints to get in the holiday spirit. More>>

Jack Robertiello
Annual Trend Reports Worth Reviewing    December 11, 2012

Two reports out in the past few weeks were interesting to read and worthy of review including the National Restaurant Association's Annual Survey and Technomic's BarTAB. More>>

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‘Tis the Season for Virtual Gift Cards   December 10, 2012

The National Retail Federation predicts that 81.1 percent of shoppers this year will purchase at least one retail gift card of some sort, spending an average of $156.86 – the highest amount in a decade.More>>

Repeal Day
Happy Repeal Day! It's Time to Party Like it's 1933!   December 5, 2012

A distant memory from our current cocktail culture, Prohibition at the turn of the twentieth century was a dark time in American History. More>>

Adult Beverage
BarTAB Finds Drink Sales and Volume Tracking Positively at the Bar   December 4, 2012

Source: Technomic, Inc. - Adult beverage sales at the bar are growing in dollars and volume despite the rocky economic environment, according to Technomic's 2012 BarTAB (Trends in Adult Beverage) report.More>>

Top 100
Top 100 Survey Closes This Friday! Have You Entered Yet?   November 28, 2012

The 2013 Nightclub & Bar Top 100 – the industry’s only annual list of high-volume nightclubs, bars and lounges – is recognized by national media as the definitive ranking of the nation’s leading nightlife venues.More>>

Red Cross
Sandy Leaves Her Mark on NY Area Bars   November 27, 2012

The waters have receded and the winds died down, but the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy will be long-lasting and in some cases permanent. Many bars and restaurants are struggling to get back on their feet, but among the stars of the recovery are the NYC chapter of the United States...More>>



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