Hot New Bars Around The World - August 2015


Bottle & Barlow - Sacramento Fancy a cocktail with a side of haircut? At this new Midtown art deco marriage of barbershop and cocktail bar you can have the best of both worlds with a solid menu on one side and a bottle of booze or pitcher on the other. Don Draper, eat your heart out. 1120 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811, United States Dante - New York Formally known as Cafe Dante, this joint has had a complete do-over with a brand new team, menu, decor and concept, all the while staying true to its Italian roots with good coffee, simple italian fare and classic drinks. Naren Young is the dude behind the booze program here and keeps things light and fresh - it’s always aperitif hour here, so grab a fresh squeezed OJ and Campari and viva italiano. 79-81 Macdougal Street, New York City, NY 10012, United States NEW.BARS.DANTE The Green Room at Multnomah Whisk(e)y Library - Portland The Library, with it’s 1,500 bottle strong collection, always has a queue longer than Rapunzel’s hair, so they’ve gone and opened a second bar for you to hang out in before getting whisked away to the main event. There’s a serious green motif going on (surprise), a menu of low-proof drinks list designed to leave you begging for more and tasty bar snacks. Our kinda waiting room. 1122 Southwest Alder Street, Portland, OR 97205 The Golden Tiki - Las Vegas Ticking all the boxes - 24 hours, tiki, speakeasy, epic cocktails, wonderland decor - this place is sure to transport you to another world entirely. From Vegas’s resident powerhouse and creative weirdo mastermind, Branden Powers, The Golden Tiki has four areas filled with all the island idols, plenty of rum, a talking skeleton, DJs, dancers, and everything in between. 3939 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102, United States NEW.BARS.GOLDEN.TIKI Izakaya - Houston Opening at the very end of the month, this highly anticipated not so traditional japanese pub was months in the making from the Azuma Group in Midtown. The menu has sushi, but that's not really the focus this time around with ceviche, bacon wrapped mochi balls and other sharing snacks getting equal amounts of attention. The drinks are top notch with Claire Sprouse (ABV, San Francisco) from the Tin Roof Drink Community the driving force behind it; grab some mates and get ready for a proper session. 318 Gray St, Houston, TX 77002, United States


Hotel Chantelle - London Decedent and seriously OTT but in all the best ways. It certainly has the vibes of it’s NYC older sister, and without the flight costs it’s an ace option when you're missing the Big Apple. Their drinks aren’t going to change your life, but they’re session drinks, perfect to wash down their insane food menu. Sit back under naked bulbs, on plush red velvet sofas and enjoy the perfect French inspired hospitality. BarChick hits this joint for weekend brunching, NYC style. 23 Orchard Street, London, W1H 6HL, United Kingdom NEW.BARS.HOTEL.CHANTELLE Her Majesties Secret Service - Bristol The Cocktail Trading Company guys are back with a second location and this time, the party’s in Bristol. Another hidden number, showcasing the fun drinks from the first edition of the CTC menu filled with awesomely bad puns, candy floss, and plenty of owls. Hush's the word here, with secret doors, passports for menus and a gun cabinet. Pretty sure this’ll become Bristol’s worst kept secret. Whiteladies Gate, Bristol, BS8 2PH, United Kingdom Lotti’s at The Hoxton Hotel - Amsterdam With two knockouts already throwing down with aplomb in London, it’s about time The Hox took their show on the road. Known as much for their comfortable, kitschy yet chic hotel rooms as their food and bev, we knew that Lotti’s, their all day restaurant and bar, would be awesome. catch some rays under their retractable glass roof while sippin’ on the some of the best booze Amsterdam has to offer. Herengracht 255, 1016 BJ, Amsterdam NEW.BARS.LOTTI


The Black Pearl - Melbourne Ok, so this isn’t actually a new bar, but this award winner just had a massive facelift after a six week closure - the first in its 14 year history so it’s back on the radar, big time. They recently won Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar at the 2015 Spirited Awards, and are back looking bloody gorgeous. Same drinks, same banter, new look. 304 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC 8065, Australia