Who is BarChick?

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Now that would be telling, and it would ruin all the fun! Even BarChick's lovers have no idea of the full extent of her antics. All you need to know is that we love bars, we are very good at drinking, and we love anyone who loves BarChick! Simple really.

Plus since BarChick's mother began to worry about her liver, we have added a few more strings to our bow in the form of the BarChicklet (the Robin to BarChick's batman), BarChick's Boss (the one who runs the show, and makes us come to work despite hangovers / lack of sleep - she's the best even if we don't let on at 9am on a Friday morning), ProBarChick (ex bar manager of the Savoy, and Four Seasons in New York. This Chick knows her sh*t, and can teach all of us a thing or two), then we have the little guys: Fresher, New Girl and the Hot Intern (it's a boy!) and well these guys make all sorts of things happen, and we would be lost without them, they are basically BarChicks in training, and they are doing better than we ever expected, oops.

The Story

The Story – (film rights available to highest bidder) After months and months of ‘research’ (boozing), geeky wizardry and arguing about whether or not we should have a ‘K’ in our name, we welcome you, with open arms/ livers to the improved BarChick 2.0 – the ultimate bar resource for all you thirsty punters.
Plus, whether you’re at home or abroad, BarChick has got your back and has done the tourist thang for you, so you don’t have to. Ditch your map and just get the app…it’s free to download (helpful and generous).

 

Main thing you’ll need to understand is that everywhere listed on the site is good, in its own special way. It’s not just about fancy hotel bars selling fifty quid truffle Martinis, and it’s definitely not about your local Wetherspoons curry night. You can work that out for yourself. We’re looking for places with character, a bit of a story but ultimately the perfect day/night/week out. So, if you are searching for a certain bar and it’s not listed, don’t bin BarChick, it’s because it isn’t worth a visit (or perhaps we need to know about it). BarChick might be particular, but she is definitely not lazy…she’s worn down her heels all around town/ the world so that you don’t have to pay a visit to the cobblers.

 

Unlike some of the other crappy bar websites you’ve probably visited, BarChick is totally independent. At least, we will be until someone starts handing over big cash to influence us (see contact page, booze people)…but that’s not to say we will join the bar review graveyard.

 

So, from Paris to Berlin, London to Miami, Hong Kong to New York (the list goes on)….look us up, we’re here to help you look cool, get laid, and find a decent drink. Oh and let us have your feedback & suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.

 

MEET OUR OTHER BARCHICKS

Meet our other BarChicks, the people who know where to go and why...Yes these are our wonderful contributors who we love...

Conrad Gamble aka BarChico
Conrad Gamble aka BarChico

Conrad has charmed kisses from more than just one BarChick, need we say more? Perhaps it’s his one cat eye that did it, or that he simply loves a party, and boy does he dance. This man’s just perfect for the job, he’ll be BarChicking all over Barcelona, ladies you have been warned.

Flo
Flo

 

BarChicks little sister, and toughest critic, has been involved since the start. She’s very funny, and smoking hot (obvs).

Ottilie
Ottilie

 

Naughty best friend of BarChick’s sister..she’s done spell checking / drinking/ dancing and some kissing of barmen I believe. Heroic.

BarNick
BarNick

BarChick’s ex boss is one of a kind. Not only is he a Jewish Superman look-a-like but he’s also a sucker for an Old Fashioned, just don’t give him one too many. His best mate eats glow sticks too, a classic at any party. Loves to mix business with pleasure.

Fletcher Cowan
Fletcher Cowan

Meet London’s hip new boy on the bloc…and BarChicks his biggest fan. Funny man, serial lothario and the guy you most want to get dirty with on the dance floor. He’ll charm the knickers off you… your mum and your boyfriend.

Dave Drummond
Dave Drummond

With his colander tan (freckles) and fear of friendly people he’s often mistaken for being a Brit, don’t be fooled, this early morning egg fanatic spent most of his life in South Africa. Drink with him until he passes out face first into a bath, or any other solid object he can find; tables, chairs, bins…he’s not fussy.

Jill Saunders
Jill Saunders

Our girl in Paris is usually pompette after one cocktail and we love her for it. A bit of an all round achiever she studied maths, medicine and drama before discovering the booze industry. She’s as skilled behind the bar as she is in front of it and she’ll wind you up with her cheeky side, but only if she likes you.

Dez O'Connell
Dez O'Connell

This dude’s been traveling the world in the name of booze for almost two decades. He’s Budapest’s hottest cocktail consultant and when he’s not making em he’s drinking em. A bit of a nerd when it comes to tequila (and Tintin, actually) don’t play dumb unless you want to see his mean side.

Callum Sinclair
Callum Sinclair

This heavily tattooed barman and promoter is our underground party boy, with a middle name like Usher we knew he’d be a bit of a ledge. Bang into nudity, sirens, pixies and mermaids he’s BarChick’s Edinburgh man.

Chess Martin
Chess Martin

With wine as the day job, whisky by night and tequila shots in the morning, this girl’s a professional.  She can be found anywhere in HK – from Michelin star restaurants to local dai pai dongs or chilling in a dingy speakeasy. During summer Ibiza beckons, oh and come Christmas she’ll be on some slope. Jetsetter.

Camila Diaz
Camila Diaz

Camila, not Cameron. Originally from Colombia, after travelling the world eating, drinking and graphic-designing, she made her home in Madrid. She didn’t think twice about contributing to BarChick, which combines two of her favourite things: drinking and Madrid. She likes synth, Jäger shots and has lovely hands, check it.

Bianca Peachey
Bianca Peachey

 

She’s an English girl in New York so she knows how to do it properly – we love her for her little black book.

Pooch Horsburgh
Pooch Horsburgh

This hot sh*t chef and mega foodie is the ultimate holiday accessory – BarChick’s boss takes her everywhere, when she’s not hanging with Gordon Ramsay that is. If you’ve got the hots for this one you’ll have to wait in line, she’s already got a pretty smooth stalker, he breaks into her car and leaves her presents, thoughtful, right?

Tom Burgess
Tom Burgess

You’ll most likely find Tom spinning down the streets of Madrid. An English boy living in Spain’s capital, BarChick’s very own drink-fulled acrobat is a cocktail-loving, roof terrace-hopping social maestro at your service.

Josh Bermange
Josh Bermange

Josh is a bit of an all rounder. This multi-lingual machine caught our attention with a hand delivered poem! If the post code starts with E, he’ll know it well. Travelling, discovering and spreading the good word about BarChick sums him up perfectly.

Georgia Graham
Georgia Graham

A fully-fledged whisky lovin’ Celt, this now Brighton-based BarChick can either be found drinking a filthy Martini at a rooftop bar or with a can of Special Brew in a local squat party. Give her some tunes, and she’ll be dancing. She also makes her own unique home brew from carrots… it’s an art form.

Sarah Parniak
Sarah Parniak

This Cold Tea bartender extraordinaire knows her sh*t – she also teaches for the Toronto Institute of Bartending. In her words: unabashed nerd, whisky swiller, booze scribbler, market dweller, food fiend & damn hot too.

Charley Sutton
Charley Sutton

Find this hot babe rocking pleather and lace and a mane a la Boris, trust us, it’s hotter than it sounds. A granny-chic chick with a penchant for dirty underground bars, the dirtier the better. With a degree in journalism you know you’ll be able to talk shop with this one, take her out and marvel at her gangly shapes on the dance floor.

Lucy Chiswell
Lucy Chiswell

Through the arduous process of working her way through Shanghai’s wildest hangouts, she found herself eating birthday cake on the Great Wall of China and having an epic Titanic singalong with a Chinese taxi driver. All in a hard day’s work. Obvs.

Rebecca Bentley aka BathChick
Rebecca Bentley aka BathChick

She’s half Polish, speaks English and Italian, and dabbles in Japanese – she has great chat! Meet BathChick, she does all our bars in Bath, look out for this West Country wonder walking with camera or cruising in her old Volkswagen!


Matteo Buffolo
Matteo Buffolo

Swoon ladies (and gents) Italian stallion in the house. This one grew up in a town with more bars than people so naturally he knows his way around a decent sesh. When it comes to booze his grandpa taught him everything he knows, find him sitting pretty (getting p*ssed) in Milan, Venice or Rome. They just don’t make them like this any more.

Scott Temple
Scott Temple

Some say prima donna, others say art twat, he would say veteran model… to us he’s the ultimate bad boy for weeding out dens of wickedness in the back waters of Paris and Jersey. Good mannered, cigarette smoking and a touch flowery… he’s our kinda BarChick (and for all you parents out there, he’s a literature lover too… nice).

Lindsay Burgess
Lindsay Burgess

A pocket-sized politics nerd with a penchant for bourbon, tattoos and coffee. With qualifications in both history and personal training she’s a bit of an all-round performer, apart from the fact she can’t walk in heels that is. BarChick was her first proper job interview out of school and she’s been fan-girl-ing ever since, respect.

Mark McCafferty
Mark McCafferty

A secret sucker for the occasional Smirnoff Ice, Mark claws back his cool by drinking Manhattans in public, plus the occasional Daiquiri. He loves a good Jamaican beat as long as the vocals are auto-tuned and gets romantic about pointy skyscrapers and driverless trains. Don’t talk to him about Gok Wan, he ain’t a fan.

Chloe Hancock
Chloe Hancock

Like Legally Blonde, but boozier. This recent law grad is our Manchester/Birmingham BarChick. When she’s not training her brain she’s knocking back gin, a total doll. She dreams of victory on Man vs. Food and recons she could eat most dudes under the table. Fat BarChick wants to see her put her money where her mouth is.

Meredith Berman
Meredith Berman

Born in America, then raised in Yorkshire, she’s one of a kind. With a love for all things fried and sugar covered, Meredith is not alone at BarChick HQ. A damn good writer, with the gift of the gab – often found propping up bars with a Pornstar Martini… atta gal.

Louise Denington
Louise Denington

This peanut butter obsessed hotty currently resides in Bombay, baby. She loves a party (so obvs she’ll make a banging BarChick) and will do anything to keep the vibe alive, cancelling flights included.

Marlowe Harris
Marlowe Harris

A real life daddy (as in he’s actually someone’s father) Marlowe is a Portobello Road cocktail snob who can be found in some of the worst dive bars in town. He designs drinks for Evans and Peel and Kench and Bibesy and he writes a mean review too.

Norman Jr
Norman Jr

Meet Norman Jr: born and raised on the streets of Camden he’s the son of legendary restaurateur Russell Norman. He secretly rates Harry Styles for his antics (don’t tell the lads) and is an avid superstar DJ in his spare time. With Leeds on lockdown he’s the one to call when we need a word with the North.

Victoria Stewart
Victoria Stewart

This street food enthusiast has stalked Mongolia, Japan, China, America, Malaysia and Europe in search of fun and… street food. She’s partial to a spot of Sipsmith’s sloe gin (straight from the bottle) and believes in trying everything once… within reason.

George Terrana
George Terrana

Find this fitness fanatic hot-footing it up the 252 steps of Jacob’s Ladder in Perth. She’s mainly into mescal (it’s healthy, right?) after she fell hard for it in Ibiza but still holds a special place in her heart for anything with bubbles, what a sweetie.

Joe Petch
Joe Petch

He’s been larging it in the booze industry since 2004 and has a minor obsession with hidden bars, city skyline views and Passoa (all in moderation of course). Find him DJing in  his mobile disco to crowds at festivals… what a dude.

Roland Henry
Roland Henry

With over a decade of hospitality experience, Roland is equally at home pouring booze into glasses or down his own neck. With a particular penchant for good rum, great music and fantastic food, his love for the finer things in life has led him to travel the globe in search of new hedonistic heights.

Romy van den Broeke
Romy van den Broeke

This long legged lovely (she’s 5’11) is big into the London food scene and is the co-founder of online publication Food. Find her upside down practicing her headstand after a few Campari Spritzes – hello party trick.

Hannah Waters
Hannah Waters

Born in Surrey, raised in NZ and living in Singapore this one’s a bit of a nomad. Find her beachside with her nose in a book and her face full of tequila, that’s when she’s happiest.

Ronan Collins
Ronan Collins

When he’s not helping BarChick conquer the world, he’s a Wildling in Game of Thrones, for real. He’s driven from Ireland to Mongolia, surfed in Mozambique, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, hell he’s even been to The Wall.

Evelyn Levisohn
Evelyn Levisohn

A bit of a bibliophile and a big whisky enthusiast, this hot babe is book and street smart. She’s Sydney born and raised but spent 8 years living in London, so you know she’s got good game.

Richard Haylock
Richard Haylock

A copy-writing, song writing, wrong-righting football hooligan with no limits when it comes to Guinness (he once drank 20 pints in a day), this one is a bit of a lad. Ever seen someone fit the butt ends of 7 pencils up one nostril? You’re in for a treat.

Emily Elwes
Emily Elwes

A BarChick with brains, this hot babe speaks English, German, Italian and Spanish and is addicted to everything Europe. She’ll do anything for a killer Bourgogne and drinks all things alcoholic with bubbles. She knows her Street Feast from her Disappearing Dining Club, needless to say she’s a catch.

Christina Wong
Christina Wong

Spending half her time in Toronto and the other half in London, this doctor of sorts (she’s got a PhD in music) is obsessed with food trucks, flat whites and cocktails. Oh and she plays a mean game of dodge ball, they don’t call her the bullet for nothing.

Elise Godwin
Elise Godwin

She’s travelled the world fan-girling the BarChick app and showing off her impressive collection of hats. She’s a marine scientist by profession, a waitress/bartender at The Keefer Bar by choice and a singer/songwriter somewhere in between.