Hot New Bars Around the Globe - July 2015


Broken Shaker - Chicago This second outpost is nowhere near a real beach, but they certainly brought their Miami vibes to the windy city. With Freddie Sarkis (opening bev manager at Celeste) looking after the booze, expect world class drinks, tasty food, and banging tunes - all with a sprinkle of tiki. Freehand Hotel, 19 East Ohio Street, Chicago , IL 60611 USA Chicago..Freehand


Tastebuds Cocktail Palace - Shanghai Lush cushions, sexy lounges, birdcage lamps and even a small terrace to escape to, Daniel An’s new joint is armed with a massive cocktail list with each as impressive as the last. Being listed as Bartender Of The Year 2014 it’s no surprise his bar is top notch. Level 2, 368 Wukang Lu, Xuhui district, Shanghai, China The Pontiac - Hong Kong When we heard that mega bartender and all around badass babe Beckaly Franks had moved across the world to open a bar, breaths were held with anticipation. This place is one part rock & roll, one part cocktail den, and all kinds of awesome. 13 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, China Hong.Kong..The.Pontiac


Boilermaker House - Melbourne From the team that gave you Eau de Vie in Sydney and Melbourne, comes not another cocktail bar. This time around the focus has shifted to malt with a 700 bottle strong list with plenty of craft beers knocking around to wash them down with. 209 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


The Dutchess - Amsterdam From a power house team (including the guys behind AMS’s The Butcher and London’s Trailer Happiness), comes this grandiose number. In the new W hotel, find the hospitality ideals of London and New York meet with epically high ceilings, an open kitchen and a glam crowd. Spuistraat 172, 1012 VT, Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam..The.Duchess Red Frog - Lisbon Ring the bell and get whisked away to a drinking wonderland beneath the busy streets of Lisbon where prohibition is a memory and classic cocktails rule the day. Some of the top bartenders in town are here, so you know you’ll be looked after properly. nº5A, Rua do Salitre, 1250-196 Lisboa, Portugal Cash Only Bar - Prague The rebel little sister to legendary Hemingway Bar, get ready for hotdogs, cocktails and the fresh air of no smoking - a rarity in these parts. Long and narrow, with the bar taking up most of the space and plenty of cabinets for booze, it’s all high quality and zero pretence. BarChick will see you there. Liliova 218/3, 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic Prague..Cash.Only.Bar