Robert Simonson writes about cocktails, spirits and bars for the New York Times. He is the author of The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail (2014), A Proper Drink (2016) and 3-Ingredient Cocktails: An Opinionated Guide to the Most Enduring Drinks in the Cocktail Canon (2017).
In "Bar Review," Robert Simonson revisits New York's OG Japanese cocktail bar to see how the trailblazer of the craft cocktail movement has fared nearly a quarter-century on.
In "Bar Review," Robert Simonson considers Paul Gustings' return to the historic Tujague's—and what it means to be a great bartender.
In Robert Simonson's "Bar Review," he offers a look at some of today’s most notable new venues. Here, he considers Chumley's, a historic speakeasy turned elite—and expensive—restaurant.
With an opening team of mostly amateur bartenders, The Violet Hour defied odds to reshape Chicago’s drinking scene.