Cocktail Competitions

Inside the Madcap World of Bartending Competitions

Bartending competitions have become entrenched in the cocktail industry, with hundreds of them held each year across ...
Spring Cocktail

April’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a monthly installment where we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and ...
Well Spirits

The Modern Bartender’s Go-To Well Spirits

We asked 25 bar professionals to reveal (and defend) their go-to well spirits. Here are their top picks.
Well Spirits

What’s in Your Well?

In the last 15 years, well spirits have gone from low-quality cash cows to symbols of a bar's ethos and intentions. ...
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Drinking with The War on Drugs’ Charlie Hall

Charlie Hall is not only the drummer for The War On Drugs—he's also the band's resident bartender. Drew Lazor talks ...
Tugboat Decanter

Sh*t We Found on eBay: The Singing Tugboat Booze Decanter

Welcome to "Shit We Found on eBay," wherein we plumb the depths of the consumer-to-consumer marketplace to find the ...
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Inside the Bars Built from Obscure Collections

Bars can be made of many things: reclaimed wood, glossy marble—even just cinder block and a cash register. But ...
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Meet the Secret Barroom Handshake That Is the “Challenge Coin”

Challenge coins have a storied history within the military as a badge of honor—and as a communal drinking game. In ...
Dimmi

Bringing It Back Bar: What to Do with Dimmi

Every bar sports marginal bottles that elude even the most seasoned drink-makers. In "Bringing It Back Bar," we shine ...
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My First Time: Tales of Drunken Misguidance

Everyone has a story to tell about the first time they got drunk. Whitney Adams revisits those formative "First Time" ...
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How Booze Became the Life and Death of Jazz

With music legends like Charlie Parker, Chet Baker and Billie Holiday all succumbing to alcohol- and drug-related ...
March 2016 Long Reads

March’s Best Reads on Drinks and Drinking

Welcome to The PUNCHbowl, a monthly installment where we share our favorite long reads on all things drinks and ...
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