Most exciting bar openings of 2019

From Europe to the Americas and as far afield as Asia, a swathe of bar openings have made a memorable impact on the industry over the last 12 months. SB rounds up its favourite new haunts to grace the on-trade. Last year saw a number of exciting new bars open their doors across the world in cities such as London, New York and Singapore. Among the venues that made our list were an agave spirits-focused…

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Patrón crowns Perfectionists 2018 global winner

Yeray Monforte of Dr Stravinsky in Barcelona, Spain, has been crowned the 2018 Global Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition winner. The final saw Monforte compete against fellow bartenders Óscar Olvera from Mexico, Makina Labrecque from Canada, Peter Hannah from the USA, Chloé Merz from Germany and Mitsuhiro Nakamura from Japan. Monforte triumphed at the global final, which took place at the Tequila’s brand home Hacienda Patrón in Jalisco, Mexico, with his cocktail called Wind – which…

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Top European bars to visit in 2019

With top bars across the continent, European venues need to shine to stand out. Luckily, there is no shortage of exciting establishments. Europe’s bars have had a stellar year, with venues throughout the continent dominating cocktail culture and collecting an impressive haul of trophies at some of the world’s biggest cocktail contests. While London remains a key player in driving innovation, bars and bartenders across the UK, The Netherlands, Spain, Poland and the rest of…

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