Hot New Bars Around the Globe - June 2015


Leyenda - New York Go south of the border without ever leaving Brooklyn with legend Julie Reiner (Clover Club, Flatiron Lounge) and protégée Ivy Mix. Expect lots of Agave (hello mescal & tequila!), a heathy dose of guacamole, and latin vibes all around. 221 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA leyenda The Clocktower - New York London’s Michelin starred Jason Atherton has jumped the pond and headed to the Big Apple to open up in the iconic Met Life building. A swank club house covered in art, loaded with a fireplace, billiard room, and naturally an epic bar program from group bar genius Gareth Evans. 5 Madison Ave, New York, NY, 10010, USA Pub Royale - Chicago With a nod to the old school british style of drinking, the team behind Trencherman and Lone Wolf are opening a beer style pub complete with Indian and Asian dishes. With nearly 30 brews on draft, plus bottles, ciders, and cocktails, you’re sure to find a new favorite bevy. 2049 West Division St, Chicago, IL 60622, USA Black Sands - San Francisco This “Home-brewing shop” is branching out with a microbrewery, cafe, and brewpub opening any day now. With an open plan concept, you’ll be able to see all the magic happen while snacking on japanese rolls, because thats obvious. 701 Haight St, San Francisco, CA, 94117, USA


Curfew - Copenhagen This 1920s-style speakeasy takes its surroundings as seriously at its cocktails. All low lighting, smooth jazz and bartenders strapped in braces, this spot has been a bar for the last 70 years; the walls even have gunshots from wartime drinks. The tapas menu is delicious with Iberian small plates that will fill up bellies. 1616, Stenosgade 1, 1616, København, Denmark curfew Himkok - Oslo Accessed via a back alley door, behind a dumpster, this multi-level, multi-use space is all about substance and style, focusing on crazy Norwegian ingredients. Everything has been considered with 2 cocktail bars, a cider focused outside space, tapas kitchen, and even micro-distillery - you can even get a cocktail next door at the barber. Storgata 27, 0184 Oslo, Norway


Boilermaker House - Melbourne From the brilliant talents of the Speakeasy Group (Eau De Vie in Melbourne and Sydney) comes something a little different. With a major focus on cured meats and cheese, plus their usual top notch booze selection leaning towards their namesake liquid combo (they’re looking to have around 700 whiskies and 80 different craft beers, for example), this is truly special. 209 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


Craft - London Perfectly in time for summer, this place has super sunny vibes resting on Greenwich Peninsula. Fully stocked with a cafe / coffee roastery, modern British restaurant, a park complete with orchard and bee keeping areas, a shop, meat curing rooms and a rooftop cocktail bar with drinks from Adam Wyatt Jones (ex Milk & Honey) and food from Chef Steve Parle. Craft London, Peninsula Square, Greenwich SE10 0SQ