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NFL Draft Comes to Philly

It is quite fitting that Philadelphia will host the 2017 NFL Draft.   After all, when was the last time all four professional sports teams in a city were enduring a rebuild at the same time?   Anticipation for the sports season has been replaced by arguing over mock drafts and calculating ping pong ball odds […]

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New Bar Openings – Chicago 2017

As the Cubbies begin their World Series defense and springtime nears, there were some new watering holes that opened their doors in the Windy City in 2017.    From new cocktail bars to a giant hot tub, check out what has recently opened in Chicago over the past few months.   photo: cracked at 695 Crack […]

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New Bar Openings – NYC 2017

The M.O.A.B. news story took everyone by storm the other day with its maiden voyage in East Afghanistan.   While we don’t have anything nearly as destructive, we do have some possible maiden voyages of the drinking variety.   If you’re in NYC and looking to kick back with a cocktail at someplace new, we profile […]

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Laughable Liquor Laws: Virginia Draws the Line at Sangria

Prohibition officially ended in the United States on Dec 5, 1933 with the ratification of the 21st Amendment.   Virginia responded the following year by establishing the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and legalizing the consumption of beverages with up to 3.2% alcohol content.  However, those rebel legislators would liberalize liquor laws only so much.   […]

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Happy Gin & Tonic Day

There are a couple days every year that the competitive “spirit” between vodka and gin takes a break out of respect for International Gin & Tonic Day.   Yes, the holiday even has a Facebook page, which explains its origin, or at least the one celebrated on October 19.   Apparently, Gin & Tonic Day is a […]

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Master of Your Domain

20 years ago the golf world was put on notice with Tiger Woods’ dominant 12-stroke win at the Masters Tournament.  There’s no Tiger this year, but the 83-year old tournament remains an annual April tradition in the golfing world, and unlike other major championships, is always held in the same location at Augusta National Golf […]

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No Laughing Matter Tequila

One of the unique perks of the greatest trade show of the year, the Nightclub & Bar Show in Vegas, is being surrounded by a wide variety of new wine, beer and liquor companies from all over the world and sampling the goods.    Whether launching a new product, looking for increased distribution, or building a […]

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Power on the Go

We’ve all been there. You’re out at a bar or restaurant and you pull your phone out only to discover the battery is quickly dipping below 10%. Time is running out. Maybe there’s an extra charger behind the bar as you watch the bartender scrambling asking around to no avail. Perhaps you had foresight to […]

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Hard Times at the Taj Pave Way for the Hard Rock

Atlantic City has endured a rough decade.  According to the Press of Atlantic City, “Property values fell by a third, the casino industry shed more than 21,000 jobs and the poverty rate increased dramatically.”  Certainly the financial crisis of 2008 and the wider impact on the broader economy caused much of the downturn like other parts […]

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Jevo Makes Room for Jello

What Keurig systems have done for coffee, Jevo is attempting to do for gelatin. Jevo is an automated gelatin shot maker that replaces the arduous several hour task of manual gelatin shot making into a 10-minute effortless, flavorful delight. For bar owners, the machine takes up minimal space and offers up a highly profitable opportunity […]

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