Furniture specialists and designers are coming up with new ideas that take current design trends in new directions, Mark Ludmon reports… Beware the proliferation of cut-price websites offering “me too” furniture for bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants, warns Jay Rushton, operations manager of hospitality interiors specialist Dawnvale.“The contract furniture sector is full of website ‘me …

Most visitors to New York City stick to Manhattan where some of the world’s best bars can be found, from the five-star hotels of Midtown to the speakeasies of the East Village. But for cocktail lovers, it is becoming essential to head east or south to the borough of Brooklyn on the other side of …

Getting the location right is key to any bar business. At Bar magazine, we often come across bars, restaurants and clubs saying they are located in a cool, glamorous part of town when they are out on the fringes or even further away. One of the most confusing places in London is Clapham. Over the …

Juan P Reales has worked at top London bars including Lab and Roadhouse but, much to the delight of Scandinavian cocktail lovers, he is now in Norway’s second city, Bergen. He is bar manager at Soho Kitchen & Lounge, a sushi and tapas restaurant in Håkonsgaten that serves up classic and original cocktails. With its …

A club in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, beat off competition from venues across the UK to be named best bar in the annual Restaurant & Bar Design Awards last night. The striking black-and-white interiors  of Smack impressed judges to also win the category for best independent bar or club.

For many visitors, the island of Mallorca is about sunburned bodies and warm beer on the packed tourist beaches of Magalluf or Cala Major. But linger in the island’s capital, Palma, and you can not only soak up some history at the medieval cathedral and castle but enjoy the bars in the old town, particularly …

Be careful when you ask for a cocktail in Kraków: you may get a fruity drink made with ice cream and yoghurt – and no alcohol. But the western European definition is widely understood and, despite the Polish tradition of drinking vodka neat, simple cocktails are available in most bars. With the huge production volumes …

When Sex and the City 2 was released this summer, Marrakech was put under the glamour spotlight as a location stand-in for Abu Dhabi, helping to boost visitor numbers further since EasyJet opened up a route from London four years ago. While filming in Marrakech, the movie’s stars natrually stayed at the luxurious La Mamounia, …