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Sean Evans
Late Nights, Lakeside   October 13, 2011

Covering nightlife means access to some of the best clubs the world has to offer. While it’s interesting to check out the freshly opened hot spots, I often find the best times occur in the quirkiest of spaces. That sentiment held true on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe this past weekend.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
Rescue Tour Rivets the Crowd in Chicago   October 5, 2011

Jon Taffer delivered his signature straightforward take on successful bar operations at the first stop on the Rescue Tour, part of Nightclub & Bar University. More>>

Jack Robertiello
Hot, Cold and In Between   October 4, 2011

Americans prefer their drinks cold, but the arrival of hot punches is a sign that just because old-style hot drinks aren’t en vogue doesn’t mean there aren’t customers looking for temperature variety in their beverages. More>>

Sean Evans
The NYPD Still Doesn’t Understand Nightlife   September 29, 2011

The New York Nightlife Association and NYPD have released a booklet entitled "Best Practices for Nightlife Establishments.” While I applaud both organizations on this effort, the contents of the guide leave anyone who has ever been to a bar or club scratching his or her head.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
See Yourself on TV?    September 27, 2011

Jon Taffer and "Bar Rescue" showed the bad and the ugly of bar operations. Did you see yourself or your bar on TV? More>>

Jack Robertiello
Betty Crocker, Joseph Kennedy and a Red-Hot Cocktail   September 19, 2011

Are we at the tipping point of the cocktail renaissance, and what does it mean when a brand name associated with biscuits starts sharing Sangria recipes?More>>

Robert Plotkin
Is Stress Killing Your Staff?   September 12, 2011

Karoshi. It’s the Japanese word for working oneself to death. Whether you realize it or not, some of your bartenders may be committing karoshi on a nightly basis. There are a number of things you can do to help alleviate the stress affecting your bartending staff:More>>

Jack Robertiello
The Joys of Vodka — No, Really!   September 6, 2011

Vodka gets plenty of scorn among the cocktail know-it-alls, even though its sales numbers keep virtually every operation afloat. Is there a way to bridge the gap? Maybe... More>>

Sean Evans
Are Online Nightlife Deals a Help or Hindrance?   September 1, 2011

The recent influx of nightlife deal/booking Websites denote a shift in how nightclubs are handling reservations and VIP bottle service. But is the advance in technology ultimately going to be a detriment for the venues and industry as a whole? More>>

Jack Robertiello
Nobody Asked Me, But...   August 23, 2011

Not exactly a top 10 list — instead a grab bag of thoughts from a drinks observer who has a few opinions to share about bar and mixology trends. More>>



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