The Mezzanine at The Stratford

Zoe Fryday explores The Mezzanine, Stratford’s new premium night spot Tucked away inside glamorous 24-storey skyscraper The Stratford is a chic new cocktail bar, The Mezzanine, and it’s bringing a touch of Mayfair to east London. The warm, opulent venue offers a space for hotel guests, long-term residents and locals alike to meet and mingle. …

Bars can get experimental with Alain Milliat’s premium range of authentic juices and nectars Founded in Valance, France over 20 years ago, Alain Milliat boasts a versatile portfolio of 38 authentic nectars and juices. The luxury liquids can be enjoyed as a premium soft option, with a mixer or used to craft delectable, on-trend cocktails, …

Franklin & Sons Sister's Soda range

Premium soft drinks and mixers brand Franklin & Sons is rolling out its new sub brand Sister’s Sodas to the on-trade. Developed to appeal to health conscious consumers seeking pioneering and delicious flavours, Sister’s Sodas combine real fruit extracts, all-natural ingredients and a low amount of sugar. The range consists of three flavoured sparkling waters: …

Bill's Spinningfields

Bill’s Restaurant & Bar has relocated from its former Manchester city centre location on John Dalton Street to its new Spinningfields home at 3 Hardman Square. The 177 sq mt dining space accommodates up to 96 covers, featuring booths, sociable sharing tables, co-working space and a bespoke bar area. There is also external seating for …

Belushi's

Edinburgh sports bar Belushi’s has moved to a neighbouring building across the road as part of an £2.3 million investment. The popular city centre venue screens the biggest football and rugby matches, as well as more niche sports such as NFL and AFL, offering “impressive food and drink deals combined with a party atmosphere”. The …

Burger & Lobster colourless cocktails

London restaurant group Burger & Lobster has launched a five-strong range of colourless cocktails in a bid to remove stereotypes associated with famous drinks. Focusing on taste rather than marketing, the ‘Mixed-ology’ collection sees five classic cocktails, including the Mojito and Negroni, transformed into neutral, nameless drinks. The drinks were created by mixologist Eduard Balan …

Big Drop Brewing Co

Suffolk-based low-alcohol brewing specialist Big Drop Brewing Co has collaborated with beer expert Melissa Cole and UK craft breweries to create four 0.5% ABV beers. The limited edition brews include Raspberry Gose, India Pale Lager, Hibiscus Saison and Black IPA, which were developed with the help of Fyne Ales, Salt, Harbour Brewing Co and Fourpure …

The Malt Lounge

The recently launched Prince Akatoki London hotel in Marylebone has opened the doors to its intimate lounge bar. The Malt Lounge and Bar hopes to bring a “sophisticated destination offering” to area, providing Japanese-inspired afternoon tea during the day and rare Japanese whiskies, sake and signature cocktails at night. Seating 30, the warm, modern décor …

Increase your bar's customer base

There are many ways to increase your bar’s customer base, but they are usually at a cost. Whether that’s a direct cost, such as spending on Facebook advertising, or an indirect cost, such as offering discounts for a happy hour, most are not completely free. Here are six ways to increase your bars customer base …

Hendrick's Absinthe

Hendrick’s gin has moved into a new spirit category with the launch of a “reimagined” absinthe, which features the brand’s “signature flavours”. The absinthe is the result of laboratory experimentations by master distiller Lesley Gracie at the new Hendrick’s Gin Palace in Girvan, Scotland. Hendrick’s’ interpretation of absinthe is made with wormwood and star anise, …