Club bars – Squall Club http://squall-club.net/ Sat, 13 Aug 2022 01:29:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://squall-club.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-62-120x120.png Club bars – Squall Club http://squall-club.net/ 32 32 The best student bars and clubs in Nottingham https://squall-club.net/the-best-student-bars-and-clubs-in-nottingham/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 11:16:41 +0000 https://squall-club.net/the-best-student-bars-and-clubs-in-nottingham/ Nottingham is the best city for a night out in England. That’s a fact. Notts earned Purple Flag accreditation in 2010 and has maintained it ever since. Accreditation is awarded to cities where people feel safe and have a diverse selection of events, activities, and places to enjoy on a night out. It’s literally a […]]]>

Nottingham is the best city for a night out in England. That’s a fact. Notts earned Purple Flag accreditation in 2010 and has maintained it ever since. Accreditation is awarded to cities where people feel safe and have a diverse selection of events, activities, and places to enjoy on a night out. It’s literally a reward for being an unreal party.

But that’s not to say that all student clubs and bars in Nottingham are equally good. If you’re looking for the best night out when heading to college, here are the best in town!

Rescue rooms

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Where: Masonic Place, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5JT

Starting the list strong, we’re kicking things off with Rescue Rooms. A good meeting place perfect for any mood, Rescue Rooms features many concerts with past artists including big names such as The Killers, Dave, Wolf Alice and many more. They also have cheap drinks and a patio to help you relax on the weekends. There is an independent disco on Tuesdays, karaoke on Wednesdays and big parties on Saturdays. And they have 2 pints from Monday to Saturday from 4pm to 7pm!

A club, bar and beer garden in one, Rescue Rooms is it all.

Find tickets for events at Rescue Rooms – here


Das Kino

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Where: Das Kino, 22 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 2FZ

Das Kino is one of Nottingham’s most popular student bars in the heart of the city. Part of the reason it’s so popular is the super student-friendly pricing. See how many wings you can snack on on Sunday – it’s all you can eat for just £9.95. The bar also offers pizza and ping pong with DJs playing every weekend and live music. Das Kino also has an after-work club every Friday, offering two-for-one cocktails, premium gin for £5 and pints for £3.45.


The Hockley Arts Club

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Where: 20A Carlton Street, Nottingham NG1 1NN

If you wanted to post on Instagram and want beautiful cocktails, go to Hockley Arts Club. The decor is insanely pretty, from the railings to the chairs, the walls to the lighting and literally everything in between – it’s stunning! Grab a cocktail and sit somewhere on the first floor or head to the couches on the second floor. Or you can head up to the garden for a drink in what has been named one of the UK’s top 40 cocktail bars.

Find tickets for events on The Hockley Arts Club – here


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Where: 8 Talbot Street, Nottingham NG1 5GG

Rock City is more of a live music venue, but they have club nights every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Listening Thursdays might be the biggest night. If you then head downstairs, you can enjoy three music rooms among over 2,000 other revelers (many of whom will be students) and two for all-night drinks. There are also six bars, so you have more time to hit the ground running and sing along to hip hop, RnB, indie and chart tunes. And that’s why many students think it’s a must visit.

Find tickets to events in Rock City – here


bodega

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Where: 23 Pelham Street, Nottingham NG1 2ED

Bodega hosts mind-blowing club nights, such as Indie Wednesdays, The Pop Confessional and Shameless, a night for the noughties. But if you get tired of shouting over the music, Bodega also has two beer gardens to chat. Happy hour is daily from 4-7 p.m., and there are also DJs spinning new tunes every night. And in the summer, the bar hosts acoustic sessions, barbecues and art events. Parties don’t have to be incredibly loud and crazy, and Bodega is solid proof of that.

Find tickets for events at Bodega – here


Stealth

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Where: 18 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ

Quick note: Stealth is currently undergoing renovations and will reopen in September to wow you with the fantastic DJs and artists they have on hand. Designed for electronic dance music, Stealth is Nottingham’s go-to student club for dancing ’til your feet hurt. With their Funktion One audio system, you’ll feel every note deep in your bones. And with lasers shooting everywhere, your ascent to clubbing heaven will be instantaneous.

Find tickets for events in Stealth – here


INK

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Where: The Elite Bldg, 2 Queen St, Nottingham NG1 2BL

It remains unclear when exactly Nottingham’s student favorite club will reopen. But, when it does, it will be breathtaking. When the time is right and you walk through those doors, you’ll find eight bars spread across four club spaces and sound and lighting that will teleport you to Ibiza. Going a step further to satisfy your senses and immerse you in the experience, INK projects immersive visuals onto its walls.


Ocean

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Where: Greyfriar Gate, Nottingham NG1 7EF

One of the biggest student clubs in Nottingham, Ocean is in fact the only club entirely for students. Often referred to as The Big O, he is known for being wild, busy and playing many comeback tunes. To get tickets for club nights at Ocean, you must go through the Nottingham Trent Students’ Union. If you are a Nottingham Trent student, chances are you will find yourself here many times.


There are killer student bars in Nottingham to blow your student loan. No matter what ambiance you are looking for, Notts will provide. And Skiddle will be with you every step of the way to help you get the most out of your college experience.

Start your college adventure off on the right foot. Click or tap here to get tickets to Nottingham’s biggest and craziest freshman events.



Check out our What’s On guide for even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head over to our Things to Do page or get inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.

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Brighton’s best student bars and clubs https://squall-club.net/brightons-best-student-bars-and-clubs/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:29:29 +0000 https://squall-club.net/brightons-best-student-bars-and-clubs/ Brighton has a proud and enviable party history. So if you’re heading there for college, we’re warning you now: you might not get much work done as Brighton’s student clubs and bars are addictive. From sunny beer gardens to cocktail bars with insane happy hours to clubs with music blaring all night long, there are […]]]>

Brighton has a proud and enviable party history. So if you’re heading there for college, we’re warning you now: you might not get much work done as Brighton’s student clubs and bars are addictive.

From sunny beer gardens to cocktail bars with insane happy hours to clubs with music blaring all night long, there are plenty of places to spend your student loan. Here are the best student bars and clubs in Brighton that you will most likely become familiar with throughout your college experience.

Leprechaun

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Where: 31 York Place, Brighton BN1 4GU

Hobgoblin is undoubtedly one of the best student bars in Brighton. This award-winning beer garden and pub has DJs every weekend to help you escape your troubles, pizzas, loaded chips, hot dogs and even an escape room. It’s not the fanciest of bars, but when you’re a student, anywhere cheap and cheerful will do and that’s where Hobgoblin delivers. And it’s especially cheap on Mondays.


Revenge

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Where: 32-34 Old Steine, Brighton BN1 1EL

Revenge is one of Brighton’s top student clubs and one of the city’s many vibrant LGBT clubs. The rooftop bar separates Revenge from Brighton’s other LGBT bars and clubs. As it’s located right next to Brighton Beach, the views can be stunning. But let’s talk about the important stuff – drink prices. Their rooftop happy hour on Friday and Saturday offers two cocktails for £13, Thursdays offer £1.50 drinks before 12pm and £2.50 drinks on Tuesdays.


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Where: 60-61 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JE

World’s End isn’t the cheapest bar, but there’s another reason it’s so popular with students: the games. It’s packed with retro video games like Time Crisis, Mortal Combat, Tekken, and hundreds more. If you’re not into video games, there’s also a 10-player remote-controlled Scalextric-style track, board games, and an escape room. Capture the night in the photo booth and come home to face your retro video game withdrawal. But not before looking at a huge Vegan Noms burger!


twisted lemon

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Where: 41 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL

Twisted Lemon has an easy-to-remember crunchy happy hour, which is incredibly useful for the forgetful or often hungover. It operates Sunday to Friday from 12pm to 7pm and cut prices for 20 cocktails to just £5.95. It’s definitely one of the best happy hours in town. The perfect spot for cocktail fanatics, the bar offers classics like porn stars and more creative concoctions like the banoffee pie martini.


Grounds

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Where: 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL

Patterns is one of those all-in-one sites. It’s a foggy nightclub with lights, DJs and other live acts. But it’s also a bar with a lovely outdoor terrace where you can enjoy a bottomless disco brunch brimming with pizzas, pints, prosecco, cider, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. With lots of offers, you can tip over not really knowing what kind of day/night you are looking for and just understanding when you get there. It’s basically a student’s playground.

Find tickets for events at Patterns – here


To mix together

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Photo: Shuffle Bar on Instagram

Where: 27 York Place, Brighton BN1 4GU

We all got a little hammered and spent the evening pestering the DJ for tunes. But they don’t always play to your requests, no matter how impeccable your tastes. The solution? Put the song on yourself! At Shuffle, you queue up songs without even having to get up. Just add your track through your phone! The bar also offers a happy hour it’s open every night. It’s two for one on cocktails Monday-Thursday and £6.20 on cocktails all night Friday and 5-7pm Saturday. Killer.


Chalk

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Where: 13 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ

Formerly known as The Haunt, Chalk is a live music venue that hosts a range of genres and artists with synthpop, dance, indie, hip hop, reggae, metal and techno events currently on its schedule. And their club nights are also varied, with 70s, 80s, 90s, hip hop, drum and bass, pop, indie and other themed parties. On these club nights, you can expect deals such as two-for-one cocktails, £4 double vodka mixers, £2 pints and £2 bombs.

Find tickets for events in Chalk – here


Green door store

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Where: Unit 2, 3 and 4 Trafalgar Arches, Brighton Station, Brighton BN1 4FQ

Located below Brighton Station, GDS puts on lively, sweaty gigs when the club nights don’t start. It Is Still 1985 is one of their most popular club nights. He’s been bringing 80s cheer to the people of Brighton every Saturday and has been for over 11 years now. Love On Top is another great night that celebrates 90s and 00s hip hop and RnB, and Sonic Switch is all about enjoying great sounding tracks, whether it’s grime, jazz, DnB, garage, anything. which sounds good!

Find tickets for events at the Green Door Store – here


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Where: 101-102 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YE

Fountain Head is Brighton’s perfect student bar for chilling out. It’s a simple and relaxed bar, but it also offers board games and free popcorn for patrons to enjoy. They also held quizzes hosted by the exuberant Boogaloo Stu. One of the previous prices was £240! They also have a bottomless vegan brunch with a Halo Burger and unlimited mimosas or Bloody Marys. Finally, Tuesday’s gaming night offers thousands of free retro games!


We don’t know about you, but we would love to dedicate our entire student loan to student clubs and bars in Brighton. The cocktails, the happy hours, the outdoor spaces, the games, the vibes, the killer club nights, the live bands, the drink deals, the variety — it’s almost too much. It is paradise !

Are you going to Brighton for college this year? Click or tap here to find Brighton’s biggest and best freshman events and get your college adventure off to the right start.



Check out our What’s On guide for even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head over to our Things to Do page or get inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.

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6 Best Karaoke Bars in Mumbai to Go Sing Your Heart Out at https://squall-club.net/6-best-karaoke-bars-in-mumbai-to-go-sing-your-heart-out-at/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 07:34:39 +0000 https://squall-club.net/6-best-karaoke-bars-in-mumbai-to-go-sing-your-heart-out-at/ Fancy some Bollywood karaoke? Nestled in the heart of Juhu, this quaint pub, with a well-designed patio, hosts karaoke nights every Wednesday, from old Hindi classics (think Kumar Sanu and Asha Bhonsle) to new B-city hit numbers. Add to that creative cocktails, appetizers and dancing (you gotta dance!) and you’re set for a night of […]]]>

Fancy some Bollywood karaoke? Nestled in the heart of Juhu, this quaint pub, with a well-designed patio, hosts karaoke nights every Wednesday, from old Hindi classics (think Kumar Sanu and Asha Bhonsle) to new B-city hit numbers. Add to that creative cocktails, appetizers and dancing (you gotta dance!) and you’re set for a night of serious fun.

5. The Small Door, Andheri

When: Sundays

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To reiterate, karaoke and booze are fine (and a big reason no one cares if you sing out of tune). Backdoor in the Veera Desai neighborhood of Andheri draws on this philosophy with its Sunday Karaoke Drunch (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.), which offers unlimited alcohol, a four-course meal including breakfast, a starter, a main course and a dessert, and the possibility of singing your favorite numbers between meal (and drink) breaks.

6. The Lair, Bandra

When: Tuesdays

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You might miss The Den the first time you look for it. Just off the bustling streets of Linking Road, this charming little bar stands out for its quirky decor, including bar stools that look like human legs. Every Tuesday, visitors can pick up the mic and perform solo to their favorite tunes. As well as karaoke, the bar also hosts live concerts and DJ nights throughout the week, so you can expect a fun night out no matter what day you choose to go.

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Prolific Nightlife Group Future Bars plans to revive legendary San Francisco Jazz Bar Dawn Club https://squall-club.net/prolific-nightlife-group-future-bars-plans-to-revive-legendary-san-francisco-jazz-bar-dawn-club/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 17:17:17 +0000 https://squall-club.net/prolific-nightlife-group-future-bars-plans-to-revive-legendary-san-francisco-jazz-bar-dawn-club/ San Francisco gets an updated 1930s speakeasy thanks to arguably the most successful group here: Future Bars Group. The San Francisco Business Times reports that the hotel group aims to revive the Dawn Club, the speakeasy that was originally housed inside the Monadnock building at Annie and Market streets. For those unfamiliar, the club was […]]]>

San Francisco gets an updated 1930s speakeasy thanks to arguably the most successful group here: Future Bars Group. The San Francisco Business Times reports that the hotel group aims to revive the Dawn Club, the speakeasy that was originally housed inside the Monadnock building at Annie and Market streets. For those unfamiliar, the club was once a San Francisco nightlife hotspot, catering to the military in the 1930s during the Great Revival jazz movement.

The new space isn’t quite a hole in the wall: it’s a massive 4,000 square foot place, and Future Bars plans to bring back live jazz — and, of course, cocktails. According to the Business Times, Future Bars owner Brian Sheehy requested a new canopy “overlooking Annie Street, modeled after the original Dawn Club marquee, enticing passers-by with ‘dancing’, ‘cocktails’ and ‘entertainment’ .”

The news also includes the treat Future Bars will also be bringing along with its other businesses, the Cask and the Lark retail store, to the Monadnock building as well.

Oakland will focus its food hall on black and brown vendors

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the nonprofit Black Cultural Zone Community Development Corp. plans to build both a food hall and affordable housing on 73rd Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. Next to the food hall, with indoor and outdoor dining areas, there will be performance space, farm stalls, food carts and a community pantry, among other amenities. The nonprofit’s CEO, Carolyn Johnson, told the newspaper that the food hall “will likely resemble Akoma’s outdoor market, highlighting local restaurants and retail businesses owned by Black, Indigenous and people of color”.

The brilliance of Jack London Square means 7 new restaurants

According to East Bay Time. Timeless Coffee & Bakery, as well as the Waterfront Cafe, open this week; Meanwhile, rainbow-colored noodle restaurant Noka Ramen, as well as Left Bank Brasserie, “contemporary taqueria” Mia, Kuidaore Sushi, and Dragon Gate all have opening dates that vary. extend by 2023.

Two Ethiopian companies set up shop in Oakland space

Cafe Colucci is making changes and changing its longtime location on Telegraph Avenue while bringing with it Brundo Spice Company. The two companies will land in the former Soul Slice space at 5849 San Pablo Avenue, the East Bay Express reports, and the new space will provide ample room for retail space and spice manufacturing, while accommodating the restaurant. Cafe Colucci plans to bring its entire menu, with plans to expand the selections when the space opens in late summer.

A ‘seltzer’ is bubbling in Pacific Grove

Hard seltzer squad, pull over: California Seltzer Co. is opening the state’s first “seltzer” in Pacific Grove, ready to serve your sparkling drink needs. Mercury News has the scoop, and the company is looking to open its bar and restaurant at 631 Ocean View Boulevard in time for Classic Car Week. The space will offer “wood-fired pizza, seltzer water, craft beer, and more,” according to the California Seltzer Co. website.

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The best cocktail bars in London 2022 https://squall-club.net/the-best-cocktail-bars-in-london-2022/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 16:18:59 +0000 https://squall-club.net/the-best-cocktail-bars-in-london-2022/ James Bond would have a field day. Cocktail lovers in London are spoiled for choice right now. And it’s not just the perfect Martini. From bespoke ingredients in hidden venues to the best classics served in iconic bars, from bottled takeaways to cocktails on tap, there’s an almost bewildering variety of London cocktail bars that […]]]>

James Bond would have a field day. Cocktail lovers in London are spoiled for choice right now. And it’s not just the perfect Martini. From bespoke ingredients in hidden venues to the best classics served in iconic bars, from bottled takeaways to cocktails on tap, there’s an almost bewildering variety of London cocktail bars that mix it up for your attention. So whether you prefer homemade vermouth, smoky South African spices, or simply the best Bloody Mary in Soho served in a bar that thinks it’s Rome, we’ve rounded up 15 picks. Expect the best cocktail bars in London right now.

Best cocktail bars in London 2022

Coupette

Winner of several awards, Coupette of Bethnal Green has developed a cult following and rightly so. In a cozy French setting, the emphasis here is on cocktails and nothing else. The glasses are classic, the mixing takes place behind the scenes, the philosophy is all that matters, it’s what you taste, an approach that has won rave reviews. The cocktail menu mixes classic and avant-garde: expect additions such as tangerine leaf, sage, smoke and edible clay. Regulars also suggest booking.

Bar Termini

The small but perfectly formed cocktail menu at Old Compton Street’s Termini Bar ranks in the top ten of the World’s 50 Best Bars: Step inside and you’ll begin to see why. The distinctive Italian style is inspired by the bar at Rome’s Termini station, famed cocktail expert Tony Conigliaro ensures your Bellini is as it’s served in Venice, and your Garibaldi or Bloody Mary is exactly as it is. must, no more no less. The cafes are world class.

Three Leaves

Three Sheets’ witty name extends to a cocktail menu allowing diners to choose between One Sheet – a fruity French 75 perhaps, Two Sheets – a neat Whiskey Ginger for example, or the full Three Sheets – an Earth Martini with olive oil and beetroot to add a new kick to Bond’s favorite. The venue is an unassuming walk-in with minimalist decor just off Kingsland Road in Hackney, the atmosphere is that of a decidedly laid-back neighborhood bar, the expertise is exemplary.

Fast

Choose from locations in Shoreditch or Soho to experience Swift’s adventurous cocktail specialists. While – as their menu points out – the real classics are always available, you can try a summery Kew Gardens, with cucumber, basil, lime and Prosecco gin or a Freja where vodka and vermouth meet lychee and lemon. Equally refreshing, there’s also a more than decent selection of mocktails, like the Tempest, with Darjeeling kombucha, lemon and elderflower.

Satan’s Whiskers

Satan’s Whiskers looks like an intimidating dive bar in trendy Bethnal Green, but inside it’s a popular neighborhood bar. Beyond the quirky touches – the abundant taxidermy is a trademark, as are the vintage bar signs – there’s serious intent, as you’d expect from a team that previously worked at the Soho Milk and Honey institution. The cocktail menu changes daily with fresh produce front and center, service from staff in shirts and suspenders wins praise from critics.

The Connaught Bar

When only the best will do, put on your rags, top up the credit card and head to the Connaught Bar. Winner – once again – of the best bar in the world, the Connaught Bar is a sybaritic enclave in the famous Connaught Hotel in Mayfair. The decor is inspired by cubism, the cocktail menu elevates the classics with avant-garde edges for the adventurous. Choose a Martini for a full performance from a cart discreetly rolled up to your table. Among the gins available, there is one that is – of course – distilled at the hotel. Unbeatable.

Lyaness

Created by award-winning bartender Ryan Chetiyawardan – known as Mr Lyan – Lyaness occupies the ground floor of the Sea Containers Hotel, with lush contemporary decor – think blue velvet banquettes – overlooking the River Thames. The idea is to bring a cook’s approach to cocktail making, so ingredients are paramount. The changing cocktail menu organizes the offerings according to their exotic ingredients – like blood curacao, green sauce liqueur or fruit furikake. Luxury in every sense of the word.

Dukes Bar

When it’s time to go old school, there’s no place like Dukes. Ian Fleming drank here, and Dukes Bar is said to be the inspiration for his most famous creation’s preference for “shaken, not stirred”. The first choice therefore has to be a Martini, and there is a wide variety available, mixed next to you from a cart. The location is in St James and the distinctly gentlemen’s club decor reflects this, with velvet armchairs and a wood-panelled bar. The smart casual dress code is exactly what you would expect.

American Bar at the Savoy

A true London classic since 1893, the American Bar is quite simply one of the best cocktail bars in the world, and one of the oldest. Winston Churchill drank here, as did Ernest Hemingway, so you’ll be in good spiritual company. Among his main inventions, the Hanky ​​​​Panky, a cocktail menu mixing classics and unexpected contemporary proposals. The surroundings are precisely as luxuriously traditional as you’d hope, and more. Every real cocktail lover must go there, at least once.

smoked kudu

Looking for a unique South African take on cocktails with a railway arch in the ultra-hip district of Peckham? Do. Smokey Kudu is the side project of Restaurant Kudu, serving popular South African cuisine nearby. Smokey Kudu sits below the busy Queens Road, giving the speakeasy feel extra weight. Blend of familiar and unfamiliar cocktails: Amarula, which uses the African marula fruit, makes a regular appearance, as do smoky spices and South African whiskey.

nightjar

A hugely popular Hoxton mainstay, now with a new branch on Carnaby Street. Dim lighting sets the mood for Prohibition, choose your cocktail according to its place in history from a witty menu, or one of Nightjar’s bespoke adventurous creations, often featuring ingredients manufactured on site. There is also a selection of cocktails to share for your own personal Nightjar cocktail. Be sure to book: Nightjar charms are popular.

spiritland

Music, not just cocktails, is at the heart of Spiritland, with branches in Kings Cross and the Royal Festival Hall. Choose Kings Cross Spiritland for high-end professional-grade turntables and speakers, not to mention a stellar roster of live performances, the Royal Festival Hall’s new location for mid-century glamour. Both serve twists on the classic cocktails: expect fennel, rooibos, rhubarb, bergamot and moss to make an appearance.

Tayer + Elementary

Ranked number two – just below the stellar Connaught Bar – in the latest World’s Best Bars list, Old Street’s Tayēr + Elementary seeks to reinvent the cocktail experience with a two-in-one venue. Elementary is where you’ll come in: instant cocktails on tap, served without fuss and with a relentless focus on what you’re tasting. Tayēr specializes in the theater of experience, with ever more unusual ingredients fused to long-established techniques. Walk-in only.

Happiness forgets

Tucked away in an austere basement on Hoxton Square, where a window overlooks a bare wall, Happiness Forgets retains its shine for its drinks and service, which have won five-star reviews. Served by candlelight, classic cocktails are the big story here, mixed and served at the bar in front of you, unfussy, unpretentious, just great drinks in a great atmosphere. Book early to avoid queues.

Little Mercies

Little Mercies is a Crouch End neighborhood favorite worth traveling for. Exposed brick walls and concrete bar speak of low-light minimalism, boldness reserved for bespoke cocktail ingredients and a distinctive approach to classics. Vermouth is a homemade version, changing with the seasons, your bourbon can be washed down with caramelized white chocolate if you choose its Old Fashioned version. If all that isn’t enough, bottled cocktails are also available to take home.



Follow the cocktails with a meal at one of London’s top restaurants with a view.

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Sobering Monday: Liquor stores closed, dry day at bars https://squall-club.net/sobering-monday-liquor-stores-closed-dry-day-at-bars/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 20:29:24 +0000 https://squall-club.net/sobering-monday-liquor-stores-closed-dry-day-at-bars/ Several liquor stores and bars in Delhi remained closed on Monday even as the Delhi government granted them a one-month extension to liquidate stocks and ease the transition from private to government stores. While the decision to grant the extension to the licenses was adopted by the Delhi cabinet on Sunday evening and by the […]]]>

Several liquor stores and bars in Delhi remained closed on Monday even as the Delhi government granted them a one-month extension to liquidate stocks and ease the transition from private to government stores.

While the decision to grant the extension to the licenses was adopted by the Delhi cabinet on Sunday evening and by the LG office on Monday afternoon, the notification was only released in the evening. This meant that store owners as well as restaurants and bars were unsure if they could continue to serve and sell alcohol.

While stores had emptied most of their stock over the weekend, confusion over their operations remained as their licenses expired on Sunday. In a handful of stores that were open, shelves remained mostly bare.

“I went to two liquor stores near my house in the afternoon. While one was closed, the other had half the shutter down and its shelves were mostly bare. In any case, in recent days, only one or two brands of alcohol were available. It’s a complete mess,” said Raghav Singh (34), a resident of Jangpura Extension. Alcohol sales in areas such as Sarita Vihar, Connaught Place and Mayur Vihar remained closed.

In Connaught Place, restaurants that also serve alcohol posted signs outside the establishments, which either said “Dry Day” or that the bar was closed.

Two separate stores of a liquor store chain in Connaught Place were closed on Monday night. While the security guard outside one of the stores said the store was closed to customers all day, staff at the other store refused to speak. Another liquor store east of Kailash also shuttered.

At one of the restaurants, a member of staff said they were awaiting information from the government on when they could start serving alcohol again. “It’s closed today. We don’t know until when it will remain closed,” he said. At another restaurant, an employee said: “Today the bar is closed. We have not yet received instructions regarding alcohol service. Maybe we’ll know more later tonight. But from now on stock is available from us.

At a mall in Mayur Vihar, which has three liquor stores, all were closed.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said on Saturday that all private shops in the city would be closed and government liquor sales would be restored. The new policy, which came into effect in November last year, had marked the government’s exit from the sale of alcohol. While this policy was extended at the end of March, the extension ended on July 31, Sunday.

This also applies to restaurants, clubs and bars, since their licenses have also expired alongside retail liquor vendors selling IMFL.

Implementation problems due to which licensees had started to exit the market, followed by allegations of corruption, prompted the Delhi government to reinstate the old policy for a period of at least six months.

For now, all private sales in the city will close after August 31 and government sales will reopen from September 1.

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A place to belong: A new wave of queer bars is revitalizing Australia’s LGBTQI+ scenes | LGBT rights https://squall-club.net/a-place-to-belong-a-new-wave-of-queer-bars-is-revitalizing-australias-lgbtqi-scenes-lgbt-rights/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 01:48:00 +0000 https://squall-club.net/a-place-to-belong-a-new-wave-of-queer-bars-is-revitalizing-australias-lgbtqi-scenes-lgbt-rights/ In the middle of Sydney Road in Brunswick is an unassuming bar. The blinds are drawn over the windows and scrawled across the door – so faint it would be easy to miss it – is the word “queer”. Inside, a crowd of she/she and them clad in flannel, flares, and silver chains surge forth. […]]]>

In the middle of Sydney Road in Brunswick is an unassuming bar. The blinds are drawn over the windows and scrawled across the door – so faint it would be easy to miss it – is the word “queer”.

Inside, a crowd of she/she and them clad in flannel, flares, and silver chains surge forth. The atmosphere pumps.

“I’ve never been to a space like this,” says one non-binary partygoer. They’ve never been to a queer bar that doesn’t focus on cis gay people and has more seats than strobe lights.

Another person in the bar, a 40-year-old lesbian, tells the Guardian Australia that her brother was beaten up for ‘looking like a fag’ a few yards away in the 90s. She looks around and comments that times have changed.

Meet Flippy’s, Melbourne’s new LGBTAQI+ spot. It’s run by fags, for fags, and the crowd is grateful.

The LGBTAQI+ culture has changed. The acronym has expanded and the word queer has been reclaimed to signify a more fluid and inclusive identity. Within the community, gay bars can be controversial, often criticized for being sexist, transphobic and unwelcoming to people who are not cis gay men.

Nasty was launched by Priya Vunaki and her friend Diana Kalkoul in 2021. Photo: Priya Vunaki

A new wave of queer bars is changing that – providing spaces that welcome trans, non-binary and non-white members of the community.

Flippy owners Amy Parker and Em Lipschitz say there was a shortage of queer spaces even before Covid, with some venues closing.

“So for us, even then, we felt there was a need for the queer community to have a space that was, I guess, more fluid,” Parker says. “For a larger queer community, instead of a strictly gay or lesbian space.”

The space isn’t just a bar – they are turning the back room into a gallery and have plans for the community to eventually own it.

“We’re starting to look at collective ownership and operation models, which is our ultimate goal for Flippy’s,” Parker says.

“Everyone feels comfortable”

After two years of confinement, queer places and nights in Australia are breathing new life.

“The queer scene in Naarm [Melbourne] pump now,” Lipschitz says. “I think there’s a really good point where a lot of people are quite comfortable, turned on by their homosexuality.”

To get the bar off the ground, the couple learned carpentry, found a mate to paint the place, and found all the furniture used.

“We definitely picked up a lot of skills along the way,” Lipschitz says. “I also know an odd amount of plumbing now.”

The response from the queer community has been overwhelming.

The owners of Flippy's bar in Brunswick Emma Lipschitz, she/they (L) and Amy Parker she (R)
Queer bars are a safe place to find friends and chosen family, as well as lovers. Photography: Ellen Smith/The Guardian

“Everyone feels comfortable,” Lipschitz says. “It causes people to express a lot of gratitude. I’m always surprised when people say: thank you, thank you.

For queers, bars aren’t just places to get drunk; they are historically significant spaces that act as the cornerstone of the community and a safe place to find friends and chosen family, as well as lovers.

DJ Priya Vunaki and her friend Diana Kalkoul launched Nasty, a traveling queer dance party, in Hobart in 2021. They wanted a night with great music in a feminine, trans-inclusive atmosphere.

“We don’t capitalize on a queer phenomenon or market, we organize events for ourselves and our community,” says Vunaki. Nasty kicks queer First Nations people out for free and has a structured ticketing system, so the less money you have, the less you pay.

Tasmania’s only full-time gay bar, a venue called Flamingos in Hobart, closed last year.

“Fags just need a place to be themselves, [to be] around like-minded people and being seen properly,” says Vunaki.

“It’s sad that Hobart doesn’t have any gay or queer bars right now, and I think the community is suffering for that.”

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The new events are spiritual successors to meetups held in the 1990s. Among the most revered was Pink Sofa, a monthly meetup for lesbians who had chatted online. It started in 1997 and was held upstairs at Dante’s, a hip function space near Gertrude Street in Fitzroy.

It was hosted by publican Maria Frendo, a straight, married, cisgender woman whose gay-friendly events made her the near-matriarch of Melbourne’s lesbian scene from the 1990s to the 2000s.

“They used to have online chats, like the original chat room, and everyone was talking to each other but they couldn’t see each other,” says Frendo.

“So I said we’re meeting upstairs so you can finally see the person you’ve been talking to for hours.”

Frendio filled his pub, The Glasshouse, with 400 lesbians and employed an all-female team of bouncers, bookers and promoters.

Party People Party at Nasty
Nasty is a queer party collective based in nipaluna/Hobart. Photo: Priya Vunaki

1997 was a pivotal time in queer liberation. Tasmania decriminalized homosexuality, the last state in Australia to do so, but the wider culture did not accept: then Prime Minister John Howard refused to offer a message of support to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and said he would be ‘disappointed’ if any of his children were gay.

But by the end of the 2000s, the places welcoming queer women that had been created in the late 1990s had disappeared. Until the pandemic hit, bars and clubs that cater to gay cis men can still be found in all major capitals.

“It’s a tough market,” says Frendio. “Once the girls found a partner, they stopped dating and they didn’t have the disposable income like the guys.”

Today, the Australian queer scene has entered a new era.

Kat Dopper has been running Heaps Gay, a queer party in Sydney, since 2013, and is set to launch Summer Camp Festival, a one-day party in Melbourne and Sydney, later this year. She says post-lockdown queer events have gotten bigger and bigger.

The party people dance to Nasty
Partygoers dance at Nasty, a traveling queer dance party, founded in Hobart in 2021. Photo: Priya Vunaki

“I think the community has realized the importance of safe spaces and our chosen families,” Dopper says.

“Nothing beats being on a dance floor with like-minded people you care about and trust. There’s this unspoken vibe — you can’t explain it.

There is, however, another key element to revitalizing the scene: mainstream acceptance.

“Queer is cool now,” says Dopper. “With the pink dollar, we saw it with Pride, I noticed it with Heaps Gay – they’re becoming more and more popular because queer is cool.”

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Luchadores, rooftop bars and Artwalks: what to do this weekend? https://squall-club.net/luchadores-rooftop-bars-and-artwalks-what-to-do-this-weekend/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 22:30:08 +0000 https://squall-club.net/luchadores-rooftop-bars-and-artwalks-what-to-do-this-weekend/ Plenty of movie options round out this weekend, with family options like Encato and Brave and classics like the Bamba and What happened to Baby Jane? If you don’t like camping for two hours, you can take a tango lesson at the Music Center or take the Compton Art Walk. Not to mention refreshing cocktail […]]]>

Plenty of movie options round out this weekend, with family options like Encato and Brave and classics like the Bamba and What happened to Baby Jane? If you don’t like camping for two hours, you can take a tango lesson at the Music Center or take the Compton Art Walk. Not to mention refreshing cocktail hour options to cool off after a hot day at the Soft Spirits Pop-Up at the Ace Hotel on Saturday nights, or anytime this weekend at Marina Del Rey’s Whiskey Red’s On the Docks Pop-Up.

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Lucha VaVoom Variety Show: Mexican wrestling with luchadores, burlesque and comedy come together in this theatrical event. Partially inspired by the character of Bad Bunny in the next High-speed train film, there will be links with the Sony function.

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Sisters shot while waiting for a nighttime walk outside Gold Coast bars were innocent bystanders, police say https://squall-club.net/sisters-shot-while-waiting-for-a-nighttime-walk-outside-gold-coast-bars-were-innocent-bystanders-police-say/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://squall-club.net/sisters-shot-while-waiting-for-a-nighttime-walk-outside-gold-coast-bars-were-innocent-bystanders-police-say/ GOLD COAST — Police have charged a Kankakee man after two women were shot while waiting for a rideshare pickup on a crowded Near North Side street early Saturday morning. Jermaine T. Purdis, 37, has been charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon. Judge Barbara Dawkins set bail at $15,000 during a […]]]>

GOLD COAST — Police have charged a Kankakee man after two women were shot while waiting for a rideshare pickup on a crowded Near North Side street early Saturday morning.

Jermaine T. Purdis, 37, has been charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon. Judge Barbara Dawkins set bail at $15,000 during a hearing on Sunday.

The shooting happened around 3:15 a.m. Saturday as bars closed on the 100 block of West Division Street, the bustling Clark and Division stretch of nearly a dozen bars and clubs.

Officers dispatched to the neighborhood heard gunshots coming from around 10 W. Division St. They ran to the scene and saw Purdis running behind a car and down the street with a gun drawn, the police said. prosecutors.

“Officers grappled with the defendant, and at that point the defendant dropped the firearm to the ground,” a prosecutor said.

Officers recovered the gun – a loaded .380 Walther caliber pistol, prosecutors said. Purdis does not have a concealed carry license and is a convicted felon, prosecutors said.

Police said in an initial report they found two victims at the scene, aged 29 and 26. The 29-year-old victim suffered a scrape on the left side of the head, while the 26-year-old victim suffered two gunshot wounds. left leg and buttocks. Both women were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

Purdis was not charged with shooting the victims. Police did not immediately respond to further questions about whether the suspected shooter was in custody.

A police spokesman said on Sunday the victims were bystanders and not the targets of the gunfire.

“They were waiting for a rideshare driver when they heard the offender arguing with other people and they heard gunshots and felt pain,” the spokesperson said in an email.

A neighbor who lives just north of Division who heard the gunshots said her mother knew the victims, who are sisters.

A lawyer representing Purdis said he was in town to attend a cousin’s funeral and had previously worked as a forklift operator.

Division bar workers on Saturday said they heard about 10 gunshots. With the recent spike in violence in the area, bars and nightclubs that close between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. are under the spotlight. Aldus. Brian Hopkins (2nd) argued for revoking the city’s 5 a.m. late-night licenses, while business leaders said bars aren’t the problem.

As crime plummeted across the city in 2022, shootings in the 18th Police District, which includes parts of the Near North Side, are up 82% from the same time last year, data shows. of the font. The district has seen 31 shootings in 2022. It had 17 during the same period in 2021.

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Spirits Writer Emma Janzen Talks Mezcal, Japanese Cocktail Bars, and More at Tales of the Cocktail | Food and drink | Weekly Gambit https://squall-club.net/spirits-writer-emma-janzen-talks-mezcal-japanese-cocktail-bars-and-more-at-tales-of-the-cocktail-food-and-drink-weekly-gambit/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://squall-club.net/spirits-writer-emma-janzen-talks-mezcal-japanese-cocktail-bars-and-more-at-tales-of-the-cocktail-food-and-drink-weekly-gambit/ Spirits writer Emma Janzen is visiting New Orleans this week to attend Tales of the Cocktail, where she will sign books and participate in panel discussions. Two of these panels focus on topics related to his books. Due to her book “Mezcal: The History, Craft & Cocktails of the World’s Ultimate Artisanal Spirit” and more […]]]>

Spirits writer Emma Janzen is visiting New Orleans this week to attend Tales of the Cocktail, where she will sign books and participate in panel discussions. Two of these panels focus on topics related to his books. Due to her book “Mezcal: The History, Craft & Cocktails of the World’s Ultimate Artisanal Spirit” and more recent magazine reports, she will speak at a panel on Mexican spirits. His book on Japanese cocktail bars, “The Way of the Cocktail”, written with bar owner Julia Momose, won an award from the James Beard Foundation earlier this year. His latest book is “The Bartender’s Manifesto”, written with veteran craft bartender Toby Maloney. For more information, visit emmajanzen.com and talesofthecocktail.org.

Gambit: What do you think of the recent rise in popularity of mezcal?

Emma Janzen: Some sales figures raised eyebrows. For the first time this year, sales of tequila and mezcal exceed sales of whiskey in the United States. And they’re about to beat vodka next year to become the #1 spirit in America, which is pretty crazy.

They share that DNA of being agave spirits, but historically mezcal sales have been much smaller than tequila. I think there is more interest. More brands (mezcal) are coming out in the US every year, but the growth is exponential.

From a commercial market perspective, in the late 90s, Ron Cooper of Del Maguey Mezcal was traveling through Mexico saying, hey, these spirits are super cool and so much more diverse and interesting in flavor and technique than what we know tequila. He started introducing this brand and it caught the attention of all these bartenders.

The version of mezcal that had been available in the US for so long was of poor quality. It was industrially produced. There was a worm. It wasn’t the more artisanal spirit that existed in Mexico – which we just didn’t have access to yet. It’s nice to see people’s understanding expand as we discover more varieties.

The industry is at this precarious moment where there are all these traditional producers and because there is so much demand, there is a pressure to rationalize production to be more efficient and meet this demand. This threatens many traditions. When made the traditional way, mezcal is a magnificent spirit that takes time to prepare. When you speed up these processes, you lose much of the character of the mind. I feel like there’s a perception that mezcal is only smoked and that’s what Americans want to drink. Smoke is only one aspect. They can taste herbaceous, they can taste vegetal. The best ones for me are where you taste more agave and less smoke.

Tales offers a wide range of events, from large parties to invitation-only tastings, dinners and seminars.

Gambit: What do we see with the rise of Japanese cocktail bars?

Janzen: I think the most interesting Japanese-style or Japanese-inspired cocktail bars come from people who are native to Japan or of Japanese descent. They have this interesting challenge of operating a bar with these sensibilities in a different country. You have to adapt a bit to the American market, what they are used to and what they want to see, while trying to broaden their understanding of what this (Japanese) culture is all about.

Julia (Momose) says (her bar Kumiko) is not a Japanese cocktail bar, as we are not in Japan. It’s not Japanese-inspired because (she’s) Japanese. She is originally from Japan and moved here when she was 18. For her, the bar exists in a space between these things. This is the experience of a Japanese woman who rose through the ranks of the bar in America.

There are several pillars (which define a Japanese cocktail bar). There are obvious things like tools and ingredients, and I’m not just talking about using Japanese ingredients like sake or shochu or shiso leaf or cherry blossoms. These things naturally come into play, but a Japanese cocktail is all about choosing the right ingredient for the drink.

It’s easier to talk about what a Japanese cocktail is not. It’s not just the cocktails invented in Japan, although these things do exist, like the Million Dollar or the Bamboo. It must reflect the technique. It should reflect the interdependence between the bartender’s intention and the way he brings it to fruition.


Chockie Tom talks tiki, Indigenous representation and cocktails at Tales of the Cocktail

We asked Chockie Tom how to become a bartender, how drinkers can embrace change, and his upcoming Tales seminar.

Gambit: What is the idea behind “The Bartender’s Manifesto”?

Janzen: Toby Maloney is an industry veterinarian. He has worked in the bar world for 25 years. He came to school Sasha Petraske. He worked (in New York) at Milk & Honey, worked for Audrey Saunders at the Pegu Club and Julie Reiner at the Flatiron. He was on the floor when the whole movement of cocktails started to stir.

For this book, what he wanted to do was put the Violet Hour training program into a kind of manual for people who want to make drinks at home. It’s funny. It’s fun because Toby is an amazing character, and he has so many stories. It’s a guide to understanding cocktails and bartending in a way that goes beyond what you can get out of a recipe, mix it up at home, and make it taste great. The thing is that after reading it, you should be able to assess your ingredients and put them together in a way that will taste good. There is innovation and invention on the fly.

We were inspired by “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” by Samin Nosrat at the beginning of our book. We talk about cocktails through the prism of texture, temperature, aroma and balance. It’s a different way of thinking about drinks that I’ve never seen presented before in books.



Loya's serves up traditional Mexican fare in a casual spot near Earhart Boulevard

Self-taught chefs with in-depth knowledge of Mexican ingredients and traditional dishes.

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