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.
Bartenders are revealing the stereotypes they give you based on your drinks order
If you’ve ever wondered what your bartender really thinks of your drinks order then prepare to hold onto your hat – because a viral Reddit thread is shedding a brutal light on their opinions of your drink of choice.
Glasgow pub team recreates East 17 music video
The bartending team at The Gate pub in Glasgow’s East End Quarter have recreated East 17’s Christmas hit Stay Another Day to help promote their new range of bottled cocktails.
Lockdown leads to the rise of the TikTok bartender
An increasing number of mixologists are taking to social media app TikTok to share videos on how to make popular cocktails and entertain their viewers while bars remain shuttered.
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.
Jameson launches platform to support bartenders during Covid-19
Irish whiskey brand Jameson has launched an online platform to support the international bar community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ryan Reynolds donates gin proceeds to bartenders
Actor Ryan Reynolds gave us another reason to love him last night after announcing that he’s going to donate proceeds from sales of his Aviation Gin to the American bartending community.
Japanese restaurant resorts to robot bartender after failing to hire human
A Tokyo restaurant chain has had to resort to using a robot bartender to make drinks at its railway station pub after it failed to find a human who was up to the job.
Bartender menaced with fake gun after refusing to serve Prosecco
A drunk man threatened a bartender with a fake gun after he was refused a glass of Prosecco at a yacht club in Dorset last month.