Applications are now open for the Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu Award for The World’s 50 Best Bars 2024.

Bar Les Ambassadeurs at Hôtel de Crillon in Paris will launch a new menu called ‘A Sense of Taste, Summer Harvest’ on 15 July as the third volume of its seasonal menu series.

Sandeep Kumar, co-founder of The Wise Man, has announced the opening of a second bar in Hong Kong’s Soho district.

Hugo Gallou and Hyacinthe Lescoët, co-founders of The Cambridge Public House in Paris, have acquired Little Red Door following a period of administration.

Oli Dodd meets Tommaso Cecca, the man behind both the bar and the brand at Camparino in Galleria.

Sala Gaspare is the latest space opened inside Milan’s Camparino in Galleria.

Coa Shanghai has announced that it will be reopening in a new location, months after a government renewal project forced it to close.

Le 300 Bar, located at The Maybourne Riviera hotel in the south of France, has introduced a new cocktail menu, Contraste.

Following the success of its first year, Italy’s Lecce Cocktail Week (LCW) is set to return for its second year from 10-16 June 2024.

The Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair has unveiled a new menu inspired by traditional fairy tales and stories.

Bar consultant Jack Sotti will be launching hidden bar Archive & Myth beneath London’s Hippodrome Casino in June.

Peruvian bar Sastrería Martinez is launching its new menu this month titled Collection 24/25.

Artesian bar at The Langham, London, has announced its new cocktail list Alter Ego, launching on 29 May.

The team behind New Delhi-based cocktail bar Sidecar, two-time member of The World’s 50 Best Bars, has announced the opening of a new venue called The Brook.

Bar Les Ambassadeurs at Hôtel de Crillon has just launched the latest edition of its seasonal menu, A Sense of Taste: Spring Harvest. 

Xavier Padovani’s boundless enthusiasm and determination to ensure positivity in the workplace have helped Experimental Group grow over nearly 15 years.

The first set of Pinnacle Guide ‘Pins’ have been announced with 37 bars across seven countries making it onto the initial honours list.

Sohee Park and Harin Kil of Bar Cham in South Korea have won the Live Naked Bar Swap competition for 2024.

London’s KOL Mezcaleria has introduced six house mezcals and distillates of agave to its menu. 

Asia’s 50 Best Bars has announced its ninth edition live ceremony will take place in Hong Kong on 16 July 2024, for the second year in a row. 

Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London has launched its latest cocktail menu ‘From Scratch’, featuring 22 cocktails incorporating the team’s home-made cordials, ferments and distillates.

Make Mine A Bombay is the fifth cocktail menu that the Mumbai bar has also released as a cocktail book. 

CopperBay has launched its third site at Hôtel Lancaster on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, becoming one of the first independent venues to open within a luxury hotel in France.

The country has an awful lot going for it and a keen community of knowledgeable bartenders are pushing the boundaries of cocktails in line with its progressiveness.

Experimental Group is due to open its second Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels wine bar in New York, La Compagnie Flatiron, ten years after the opening of its Soho site. 

No.3 London Dry Gin’s education initiative Ph3 Bartending Programme, which aims to empower bartenders, has reached its final ‘Graduation’ phase.

Beto del Toro of Mexico was crowned the winner of the second edition of the Torres Brandy Zero Challenge, earning a €30,000 prize to develop his waste repurposing project.

The Mirror Hospitality Expo, created by the team behind Mirror Bar, has announced its return to Bratislava for its second year.

Parisian bar, Les Ambassadeurs at Hôtel de Crillon, is launching its new menu ‘A Sense of Taste, Spring Harvest’, this Sunday, Drinks International can exclusively reveal.

Angelo Sparvoli has been named the 14th head bartender of the American Bar at The Savoy and will start his new role on March 25th.

Side Hustle, the Latin American influenced bar at Nomad London has announced it will be hosting acclaimed Mexican bar Rayo for one night on Tuesday 19 March.

Hamish Smith is invited on a trip to Dubai that turns out to be bartender retreat in the UAE desert. The terrain wasn't the only changing landscape, he says.

Danish whisky Stauning has launched the ‘Stauning Drinks Kollektive’, a global cocktail competition which aims to shine a light on bartenders from Denmark, Germany, France, the UK, US and Australia.

UK-based bartenders can now register for tickets for the Class Bar Awards 2024, the annual celebration of the UK bar industry by Drinks International's sister publication. 

Sidecar’s Arq – The Essence is the fourth iteration of its annual cocktail menu, which holds two key elements of the bar programme, sustainability and seasonality, at its core. 

A true pioneer of bartending in India, Minakshi Singh tells Sorrel Moseley-Williams how she managed to make her passion her career - in the face of all the odds.

Campari Group has launched the Vermouth Society, a new global bartender engagement programme designed around Vermouth Del Professore and 1757 Vermouth di Torino.

Carl Henriksson and Sebastian Sandvik of Oslo bar Himkok won the Nordics leg of The Live Naked Bar Swap in Copenhagen on Monday 19 February.

Double Dutch, producers of mixers and tonics, has launched its Female Bartending Scholarship Programme for the fourth consecutive year, as part of its commitment to foster upcoming female talent in the hospitality industry.

Hidden Bar in Lima, Peru has introduced a new menu in collaboration with Aaron Diaz, founder of Carnaval Bar, blending kitchen ingredients in cocktail preparation.

On a mission to share Brazil’s biodiversity, Fabio La Pietra at Sub Astor bar is concentrating on a menu that does that.

Menu of the month: Sub Astor

01 February, 2024

For 15 years Sub Astor has been a leading speakeasy in Brazil’s São Paulo. 

Bartender education platform, The Art of Shaking (TAOS), has announced it will host an exclusive day of learning in the city of Palermo, Sicily, on 26 February 2024. 

Danico bar introduces new menu

13 February, 2024

Paris-based bar Danico, recently ranked no. 51 in the World’s 50 Best Bars 51-100 list 2023, has launched its third cocktail menu, ‘Japan’.

Schweppes has announced the launch of its European-wide brand ambassador programme.

Ex-bar director Alex Francis and former head bartender Barney O’Kane have announced their departure from the Parisian bar.

Velvet By Salvatore Calabrese, set in the Corinthia London, has announced the launch of its new menu ‘The Quote Book’, Drinks International can exclusively reveal.

Schmuck has announced an eight-week residency at the Back Bar at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi kicking off on 8 February, ahead of the bar’s launch later this year.  

Alquímico, in Cartagena, Colombia, has been forced to close following accusations of non-compliance with fire regulations from the District Mayor’s Office, the bar denies any wrongdoing.

No.3 London Dry Gin has opened entries for its newly renamed 2024 global cocktail competition, Unrivalled Classics. 

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