While London restaurants remain shuttered, we’ve rounded up 10 new openings we’re looking forward to this year, from seafood sanctum Manzi’s to the Batman-themed Park Row.
‘Barney’ the Swiss robot bartender can mix dozens of cocktails, tell jokes and sanitise itself
A fully automated robot bartender named Barney is looking to shake up cocktail-making, with its developers banking on it being a hit in hotels, bars and shopping centres.
Sustainable spirit brand cleans up Soho streets as lockdown lifts
Sustainable drinks brand Discarded Spirits Co. has unveiled a team of ‘zero-waste-warriors’ to clean up London’s Soho as England re-opens.
HK to ease curbs on on-trade with vaccine incentive
Social distancing measures at Hong Kong restaurants and bars are expected to be relaxed on the basis that employees and customers are vaccinated.
HK bar industry agrees to government proposal in exchange for reopening
The Hong Kong bar industry has agreed to accept the proposal from the government to ask patrons to keep their masks on and use a straw to drink alcohol if it will mean venues can reopen.
Majority of Britons think you should require a vaccine passport to go to bars and pubs
According to new research from YouGov, a majority of Britons support the rollout of a vaccine passport system, with more than half believing you should require proof of a vaccine to go to the pub.
9,930 licensed premises lost in UK last year
The coronavirus pandemic led to the permanent closure of 9,930 licensed premises last year, according to a recent report from CGA and AlixPartners.
HK cocktail bars offer lunch amid fourth pandemic wave
With bars across Hong Kong closed due to the current Covid-19 restrictions in the territory, some cocktail bars have started serving food instead.
Parliamentary group formed for UK night economy in ‘crisis’
A group of cross-party MPs and peers came together yesterday to establish an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the night time economy.
UK boom in bartender-led Zoom cocktail parties
Virtual events companies are shaking up the festive social scene with bartender-led cocktail parties, which they believe will last long after government restrictions ease.
HK bar industry unhappy over latest closure order
As Hong Kong confirmed 80 new infections on 24 November, the government has announced the closure of all entertainment premises, including bars and nightclubs from Thursday this week.
Top bottled cocktails delivered to your door
It’s not only chefs that have been pivoting to takeaways, some of London’s top bartenders have been busy creating bottled cocktail collections that can be delivered to your door.