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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Mr Lyan to open Amsterdam bar in April

Revered bar owner Ryan Chetiyawardana has revealed further details of his new Super Lyan bar, which will open in Amsterdam this April. Chetiyawardana – aka Mr Lyan – first unveiled plans to move Super Lyan from London to Amsterdam and open a new venue in Washington DC earlier this year. Super Lyan will open in the Kimpton De Witt hotel in Amsterdam in mid-April. The “all-day neighbourhood bar” will have a “Mr Lyan sense of…

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Mr Lyan to open first international bars

Revered bar owner Ryan Chetiyawardana has revealed plans to open new bars in Amsterdam and Washington DC, marking his first international ventures outside of London. Chetiyawardana – aka Mr Lyan – announced the news across his social media profiles yesterday (15 January). Taking to social media, Chetiyawardana said: “It gives me huge pride to announce our latest endeavours, and first explorations outside our beloved London: Lyaness (London), Super Lyan (Amsterdam) and Silver Lyan (Washington DC)…

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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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