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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European bars to visit in 2020

Europe has long-been home to some of the best bars in the world. Tireless innovation keeps the region’s watering holes fresh, exciting and relevant. Once again, London has treated the world to a huge raft of new bars in 2019 – from chic hotel spots to dreamy drinking dens, the city has it all. Highlights from this year’s crop include Vestal Vodka owner William Borrell’s Camden‐based Ladies & Gentlemen, Homeboy from Irish duo Aaron Wall…

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Eric Lorincz: From bartender to bar owner

Having led the American Bar at The Savoy to glory, Erik Lorincz realised his dream of opening his own venue with Kwānt. He spoke to The Spirits Business about the emotional move from bartender to bar owner, and his future aspirations. *This feature was originally published in the July 2019 edition of The Spirits Business magazine.  “I always wanted to open my own bar,” says Erik Lorincz, as he smiles and settles back into an…

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Erik Lorincz opens Kwānt bar in London

Revered bartender Erik Lorincz has opened his Kwānt bar in London, a 19th century-style cocktail den and lounge situated below Momo restaurant. The opening of Kwānt on Heddon Street marks Lorincz’s first solo venture since departing his role as head bartender of The Savoy’s American Bar last year. Lorincz has joined forces with Mourad Mazouz, owner of two Michelin-starred Sketch restaurant in London and Andy Wahloo bar in Paris, to open the new venue below…

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Erik Lorincz to open Kwānt bar in London

Erik Lorincz, former head bartender at The Savoy’s American Bar, has revealed plans to open Kwānt bar in London this spring – his first project since departing the iconic London hotel. Lorincz announced the news on his Instagram account, revealing that the new bar will be called Kwānt and will open “spring 2019” beneath London Mediterranean and African restaurant Momo. The renowned bartender will transform the space beneath the restaurant into Kwānt, with posts on…

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