Dreaming Up Cocktail Perfection For Tayēr + Elementary

VR design technology played a role in the new dual-concept London bar

On Old Street in Shoreditch, new dual-concept bar Tayēr + Elementary ushers in a decidedly 21st-century cocktail experience. Renowned bartenders Monica Berg and Alex Kratena recently opened the venue to showcase the countless ideas they’ve developed over the years helming venues from Oslo to elsewhere in London. Just inside the door, Elementary serves as an introduction to their space, functioning as an all-day, community-oriented neighborhood …

Ivy Mix’s New Cocktails at the Relaunched DIEGO Bar

Thoughtful concoctions from the lavish lobby bar at NYC's PUBLIC Hotel

From the mind of the brilliant Ivy Mix, a brand new cocktail selection is now available at PUBLIC Hotel‘s sophisticated but cozy bar, DIEGO—which relaunches tonight. An LES favorite for over a year, the bar is named for artist Diego Rivera, and the new menu is partly inspired by the artist’s nomadic life and world travels. Plush and rich, a tapestry reproduction of Rivera’s Man at …

Interview: Jim Meehan on The New “Meehan’s Bartender Manual”

The famed bartender talks about his new guide to opening and running a bar

Jim Meehan loves to read cocktail books. Respectively, cocktail enthusiasts are likely to have his 2011 PDT book. Now, Meehan debuts his long-awaited “Bartender Manual.” With more than two decades of experience tending bar, Meehan addresses the art and craft of bartending, not just cocktail-making. The chapters take a deep dive into the bar industry from history and tradition to menu development and design, along …