What’s on this weekend

Whisky Fest in a Box The Whisky Lounge will host its Whisky Festival in a Box this weekend. Running from today (16 October) until Sunday (18 October), the festival will bring together brands and distillers from across the industry for a variety of live-streamed tastings and masterclasses. The festival comprises seven themed tasting sessions, covering Scotch, world, Asian, English, independent and peated whiskies. Distillers set to take part include Kavalan, Nikka, Mackmyra, The Lakes Distillery…

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Public unveils sophomore cocktail menu

Sheffield bar Public has launched its second cocktail menu, which is said to be “even braver” than the venue’s debut drinks list. Public, which featured in SB‘s list of European bars to visit this year, has launched a menu of 20 “beautiful, elegant drinks which focus on the liquid”. The bar’s general manager, Jack Wakelin, said: “There hasn’t been one particularly best-selling drink, which highlights the overall strength in the menu – as well as…

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Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders to open Sheffield bar

Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has partnered with Sheffield bar operator The Rockingham Group to open two new venues in the English city. Ambulo will open in early 2019 and is a collaboration between Helders and The Rockingham Group’s James O’Hara and James Hill. The new venture will take over two sites in the city, the Millennium Gallery and Weston Park Museum. Ambulo will open at the Millennium Gallery in early 2019 before launching at…

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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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