Facebook memories popped up yesterday with a reminder our most extreme day of "bar tag" ever - nine London bars in one day. While it's not a record I care to beat (the very thought exhausts me), it was a good reminded that I promised to make a post about our idea of Bar Tag … Continue reading How to play “Bar Tag”
I've been meaning to explain WHY I started tracking the 50 Best Bars list ever since my spreadsheet went slightly viral (by spreadsheet standards) - but decided to point out some of the issues I have with it when an Instagram post made that more relevant. Now I'm finally back to finish my original post. … Continue reading Why (and how) We Started Following 50 Best Bars
Spreadsheet Updates: The 2023 Asia's Best Bars list has been included. Statistics page has some updates and additional data. Minor error fixes to 2011 & 2012. Ever since my 50 Best Bars tracking spreadsheet got mentioned in an article recently, I've wanted to talk a bit more about why I track this list, what I've … Continue reading 50 Best Bars – Thoughts & Updates
It seems only fitting to make a post on my woefully quiet blog about an article in which I made a pull quote about wanting to be a blogger. 😉 Taking a break from making ALL the candy for Tales of the Cocktail to share a great article about "50 Best Bars Chasers" that talks … Continue reading My 50 Best Tracker, in the press!
For literal years, I've been working on finding a good way to embed my 50 Best tracking spreadsheets into the site and I FINALLY DID IT. They aren't perfect, but they are a massive improvement over previous efforts. You can find them in the Bar Charts menu above. Additionally, I got the first two years … Continue reading North America’s 50 Best Bars Data
Today was the official announcement of 2022's World's 50 Best Bars - congratulations to Paradiso in Barcelona for being named the World's Best Bar! Best of lists are often imperfect, but they are also interesting – especially if you dig into how they are crafted. One of the lists I’ve been following for a while … Continue reading The World’s Best Bars 2009-2022
About a week ago, the Instagram account for Healthy Pour posted an amazing series that should be required reading for everyone who is in or enjoys the hospitality industry. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Healthy Pour (@healthy.pour) My first reaction was joy. Here was the message I've been trying to share … Continue reading The Message that Matters
Or as they call it in New Orleans, FeauxMeaux. Most people hope to see a second line when they visit New Orleans, unfortunately, I saw one before leaving for the airport. I'm not going to lie - there was a tiny part of me that tried to rationalize the idea of going anyway. "Most people … Continue reading Tales of the FOMO
After doing a very abbreviated version of Tales in 2018, we've been anxious to get back and check it out properly. Since this seems to be our summer of "DO ALL THE THINGS," we are headed south to experience a full week of Tales of the Cocktail. Here's how the schedule is shaping up so … Continue reading Tales of the Cocktail 2022
It's cute that I thought 2020 would be the year I got back in to bar blogging. That, obviously, didn't happen. I finally got around to going day by day through my 2020 Google Maps timeline in order to see just what an impact the pandemic had on our habits. The drop would be even … Continue reading One pandemic “later” . . .