Supernova Ballroom confirms closure

Trash Tiki co-founder Kelsey Ramage has confirmed that highly acclaimed bar Supernova Ballroom has permanently closed. Supernova Ballroom was the first permanent bar founded by Ramage and Iain Griffiths, the other co-founder of travelling waste-reducing pop-up Trash Tiki. The venue opened in September 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Speaking to The Spirits Business, Ramage revealed the “brutally tough” decision was made to close Supernova Ballroom due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. “We had to…

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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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Americas bars to visit in 2020

Nearly two decades after the cocktail revolution erupted in NYC, a love of fine drinks has spread to the furthest corners of the Americas. The craft cocktail movement may have originated largely in the metropolises of New York City and San Francisco, but today, the excitement surrounding good drinks is more palpable in smaller, burgeoning cocktail towns. After all, cities that were once considered secondary markets for spirits – think of the likes of Miami,…

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Warming cocktails to try this autumn

As the seasons change, so do the world’s cocktail menus. With so many new drinks to try this autumn, SB has rounded up the latest serves worth warming your autumn evenings over. When it comes to top-notch drinking options, imbibers are spoilt for choice, and keeping up with the newest cocktail creations can seem like an impossible task. Autumn saw a menu of Game of Thrones-inspired cocktails launch, as well as new drinks lists from…

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Hottest bar openings in September 2019

With Trash Tiki founders Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths opening their first permanent bar and Manchester Gin setting up a new drinking den, September proved to be a popular month for new openings. September saw new venues springing up in London, New York, Sydney and Manchester – so there were plenty of new spots for cocktail enthusiasts to sip and savour the latest signature serves. In our list of hot new venues that are now…

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