Beverage Brands is launching a new variant of RTD brand WKD, developed specifically for the late-night bar and club sector. WKD Club Edition, aimed at 18- to 25-year-old males, was made available at the end of March to just 200 outlets. It comes in distinctive, stylish black 275ml bottles featuring ultraviolet-activated graphics on the neck …

A new cherry flavour variant has been introduced for Southern Comfort, targeted for “late-night, high-energy occasions” in bars, pubs and clubs. Southern Comfort Bold Black Cherry is infused with natural cherry flavours to deliver a smooth, full flavour that complements the whiskey in the 35 per cent ABV liqueur. It is being promoted for serving …

Mark Ludmon meets the team behind London’s Adventure Bars Many bartenders dream of running their own bar but, by their mid-20s,Toby Jackson, Tom Kidd and Kieron Botting had already achieved this.After taking on a bar in south London seven years ago, they now head the four-strong group ofAdventure Bars, including one in London’s West End. …

Praise has been heaped on new London restaurant Dabbous, most notably by critic Fay Maschler who gave it a rare five stars – a rating, she says, that “is reserved for when a place comes along that changes the game”. However, the food has threatened to overshadow some rather interesting things going on in the …

Santiago Policastro, or Pichin, is the master mixologist of Argentine cocktail culture. From the 1930s until his death in 2010, he was renowned throughout Latin America for his remarkable drinks, earning the nickname of “El Barman Galante”.This has inspired Gaucho restaurant group to create Galante bar next to its existing site in South Kensington.This glittering classic- style bar …

With their extensive background in running and designing bars, it is no surprise that Paul and Verity Craig’s latest venture aims high with creativity and innovation in both drinks and décor.They have created Bohemia in the heart of the Lanes in Brighton, completely transforming the former club Ink into a cool and laid-back bar and …

Over the past six months, London’s bar and club scene has welcomed a major new player,Alula Leisure. Headed by leisure entrepreneursTim Lalic andVahram Papazyan, it has taken on two legendary venues in the capital: Jonathan Downey’s Match Bar off Oxford Street and music club Scotch of St James.Their newest venture is 52oNorth Bar & Kitchen, which …

A new bar and pizzeria concept has arrived in the UK – and it has its first outing in Warrington in Cheshire.Alongside freshly cooked Italian food, Baffito’s serves up an extensive range of cocktails, beers, spirits and wines in stylish Italian-inspired surroundings. Another 10 sites are planned over the next three years, but managing director …

A new bar has opened in a former strip club in the basement below London restaurant Hawksmoor Spitalfields. Like Hawksmoor’s other sites, the 60-cover bar was designed by interior architects Macaulay Sinclair, using reclaimed materials. These include a polished brass wall made from Art Deco lift doors and blue-patterned mirrors, all salvaged from a 1920s …

The first draught vodka has been introduced into the UK after trials in bars have shown it increases sales and reduces wastage. The Vodka One font, launched by leading drinks company Hi-Spirits, delivers a certified measure of 25ml or 35ml at a perfectly chilled one degree Centigrade within one second. It is supported by built-in …