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Mexico City’s Licorería Limantour announces three-day residency at Sexy Fish

Mexico City bar Licorería Limantour has announced a three-day residency at London’s Sexy Fish that kicks off on Tuesday 1 August.

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Connaught Bar’s Bargiani and Perrone star at Tales’ Spirited Awards 2023

Bartenders from Connaught Bar in London took two of the top awards at Tales of the Cocktail’s Spirited Awards last night in New Orleans (Thursday 27th July).

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Laki Kane launches new Tropical Speakeasy menu

Islington tropical bar and Thai restaurant, Laki Kane, has announced the launch of a new menu inspired by rum history through the lens of modern mixology.

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Alex Lawrence Milia named managing director of Mr Lyan group

Alex Lawrence Milia has been promoted to managing director of Mr Lyan group and is now co-owner of the company’s venues.

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Entries to Hacha's cocktail competition open

Agave bar Hacha is bringing back its competition to find Britain’s best tequila and mezcal cocktails, with the grand final to be held on Monday 18th September.

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Master of Malt Trade extends 'next-day' ordering cut off time

The hospitality landscape is changing; unpredictability around consumer attendance and spending habits means that businesses are having to become incredibly nimble and flexible, whilst closely watching cashflow.

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Bench owners to open The Pearl at Park Hill in Sheffield

Owners of Bench in Sheffield, Jack Wakelin and Tom ‘Ronnie’ Aronica, will open their second venue in August, The Pearl at Park Hill.

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The winner of the CBA's Sustainable Practices Award is...

Many bars now employing sustainable practices, but some go deeper than others. One such bar is our winner: Ugly Butterfly by Adam Handling in St Ives, Cornwall. 

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Hannah Lanfear to host new category education series

Speciality Drinks is to launch a new category education series, Speciality Sessions, headed up by new advocacy manager Hannah Lanfear.

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Bar Antoine opens at Four Seasons Park Lane

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane in Mayfair has opened the doors to Bar Antoine.

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Agile Media to bring back The Sommelier Wine Awards

Agile Media, owner of CLASS, has agreed an exclusive deal with Imbibe Live to bring back The Sommelier Wine Awards for 2024.

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The Monin Punch Pong opens for entries

Monin is inviting bartenders to join them for the return of the MONIN Punch Pong Series 2023, supported by Plantation Rum.

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Axia Spirit Announces Journey to Athens competition

Axia Spirit has announced the launch of its first cocktail competition, Journey to Athens 2023.

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Passing Fancies' Matt Arnold takes World Class GB crown

Matt Arnold, co-owner of Passing Fancies in Birmingham, was named the World Class Great Britain champion yesterday.

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London’s Monica Berg heads most influential list

Monica Berg has topped Drinks International’s Bar World 100 in association with Perrier, which celebrates the most influential bar industry figures globally.

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Find out which bar has the best Social Media Presence

With an ever-more important part to play in a bar’s operation, the Social Media Presence category (Sponsored by Villa Sandi) saw some of the best showcases of connecting the online world to real-life experiences.

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All you need to know about Manchester Rum Festival

Dave Marsland’s sixth annual Manchester Rum Festival is on the horizon. He reveals the stats and highlights of the July event

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Eve Bar appoints Mike Redman as new head bartender

Covent Garden’s Eve Bar has announced the appointment of Mike Redman, formerly of American Bar at The Savoy and Lab 22, as head bartender.

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The Connaught Bar team launches content series celebrating their guests

In the bar’s 15th anniversary year, the Connaught Bar has announced a new content series, Connaught Bar Talks, that will celebrate its guests. 

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Artesian launches ‘Ingredients of the Future’ menu

Class can reveal that Artesian, located at The Langham London, is launching a new menu titled ‘Ingredients of the Future’. 

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Hacha and Vault Aperitivo launch vermouth designed for agave spirits

Hacha, recently named the UK’s Best Specialist Bar at the Class Bar Awards, has partnered with aperitivo brand Vault to launch a limited-edition white vermouth designed for agave spirits.

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Nobu launches tequila

Nobu has collaborated with QUI Tequila to launch a limited-edition aged tequila available for both on and off-trade sales.

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Monica Berg to curate and host Le Bar Rouge at Cocktail Spirits with Campari Academy

Multi-award-winning bartender and operator Monica Berg will curate and host Le Bar Rouge, the educational platform at Cocktails Spirits in Paris, in her role as creative director at the Campari Academy.

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Edrington UK introduces The Stillhouse Podcast

Edrington UK, supplier of whisky and cognac, has launched a podcast series, The Stillhouse Podcast, hosted by UK spirits expert, Becky Paskin.

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Class Bar Awards 2023: Reaction from the winners

Tuesday's Class Bar Awards saw the best of the UK bar industry celebrated at Battersea Arts Centre in London. Class caught up with some of the winners on the night to get their reaction.

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Chelsie Bailey's first Savoy menu revealed ahead of launch

The American Bar at the Savoy has launched its new cocktail menu - the first by its new head bartender Chelsie Bailey.

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Class Bar Awards winners announced

CLASS magazine has announced its highly anticipated CLASS Bar Awards 2023, with bars from Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and London taking the largest share of awards. 

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The Gothic Bar opens in Kings Cross

The Gothic Bar has opened alongside The Midland Grand Dining Room as part of the latest phase of the regeneration of Kings Cross, London.

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The Pinnacle Guide publishes its newly formed criteria

The Pinnacle Guide has published its framework for rewarding excellence in the best bars in the world.

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All you need to know about 1 Hotel Mayfair's Dover Yard bar

1 Hotel is making its debut in London this July, with Dover Yard the Mayfair site's flagship bar. Hamish Smith speaks to the hotel's new director of bars Matteo Carretta about what we can expect.