The year is 1960 in Tokyo and a young man is seated in a dimly lit corner of the bar, under the soft glow of a lamp, flipping absentmindedly through the pages of Aizu Yaichi’s Rokumeishu.
With the recent appearance of bars like Sidecar and Aer in some of the most coveted international lists, we turn our attention to India, where a cocktail culture is simmering under the finest mentorship and a solid crew of committed bartenders.
On Martini Day, we thought it would be proper to tell you the story about the Vanguard No. 11, The Connaught Bar’s homage to the drink we all know and love.
Asia’s 50 Best Bars recently conferred the Altos Bartender’s Bartender title to Jay Khan of COA Hong Kong. I caught up with Jay over a quick chat so we can all get to know him and COA better.
Marking a historic moment for the Indian bar community, Sidecar (India) has just been awarded the 40th place in Asia’s 50 Best Bars, 2020. This is momentous for a few reasons: it puts the Indian bar community on the global map, bringing some well deserved focus to the region which is slowly but surely seeing…
It’s April 2020, and CoVid 19 is still out there, wreaking havoc on our streets and turning life as we know it, upside down.
It’s 2020 and a behemoth transformation of society is taking shape as we speak. CoVid_19 is going to change our lives forever, causing a lot of us to re-think our current understanding of our worlds, our jobs, and how we go about doing them in the post-pandemic world. We are beginning to shift our perspective…
If you’ve had your ears to the ground, you’ve already heard the names “Kayama San” and “Bar BenFiddich” do the rounds. We caught up with Kayama-San on a recent trip to Tokyo and without mincing our words, let’s just say he’s all that and more.
A year ago (that’s right, A YEAR AGO) I asked James Estes to talk to Dram Attic about his favourite drinking memories. One year later, here we are, reading prose like poetry – liquid gold on paper. Read on as James Estes waxes eloquent about his favourite watering hole and what makes it so.
Our constant search for the most inspiring bars and prolific bartenders, finally led us down to the charming city of Beirut where Jad Ballout and his team are sculpting the drinking culture into a magnificent beast.