Category Archives: Bars

SUMMER RECIPE ROUNDUP

Tikiphiles wear many hats, not all of them straw.  These new tropical drink recipes came to us courtesy of a novelist, a web designer, a retailer and a resaler. Joe Riley is Fine Spirits Manager at Ace Beverage, Washington D.C.’s oldest liquor store.  He’s also a regular at the downtown D.C. bar The Passenger, where […]

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BRIGHT & STORMY

The last time the Beachbum found himself in British Columbia, well-nigh ten years ago, the region’s classic Tiki bars had sailed away like Captain Cook after the Yuquot Indians refused to barter for the usual worthless trinkets.  Vancouver’s magnificent Trader Vic’s outpost (pictured above) had been razed.  The city’s other Tiki jewel, the Waldorf Hotel’s […]

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JULEPALOOZA

Late last year we found ourselves in Berlin’s Stagger Lee bar with our pal Don Sling.  We’d wormed our way in at closing time to sample the bar’s vaunted Stagger Lee Julep,  but bartender Konstantin “CoCo” Prochorowski (pictured above) would have none of it.  At that late hour, he wasn’t about to serve us a […]

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LONDON FOG CUTTERS

London bartender Rikki Brodrick spent the better part of last October’s Rumfest UK assembling a cement mixer.  The plan was to wheel it onstage to mix the world’s largest Pina Colada, but before that could happen, Rikki had to decode the inscrutable instructions and screw the machine together.  When he finally finished, with seconds to […]

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HOUSE CALLS

Our previous Nashville post expressed surprise at how many Music City bars make cocktails that sing.  On hearing that a new bar there called Holland House serves particularly harmonious Tiki drinks, we hopped a freight back to Nashville to check the place out. But first we had to catch up with our favorite Nashville bartender, […]

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