Bright, fruity tipples, raucous cabaret shows, live jazz performances: by the beach, it’s all about dressed-down fun.
While frozen cocktails with tiny umbrellas (and the tiki bars that serve them) may be a relic of the 1950s in most other places, they’re still a staple of the Florida Keys. Sure, the area has evolved to suit the increasingly luxury-loving clientele who visit, but it also works hard to maintain that frozen-in-time feel (pun intended) that keeps tourists flocking to Florida’s most southerly region year after year. The Keys’ relaxed, lived-in vibe carries over to its bar scene (for the most part); having drinks with friends usually involves a pair of comfy jeans and a T-shirt, plus at least one fruity concoction, as you’ll find at the infamous Sloppy Joe’s. Sea views are, of course, optional, though encouraged (Sunset Pier and Hogfish Bar and Grill have some of the best). But if you’re looking to get dressed up and make it more of an occasion, there are plenty of venues to fit the bill, whether it’s a night of cabaret at La Te Da or handcrafted cocktails and live jazz by candlelight at the Little Room Jazz Club. Just don’t forget the sunblock. Here, we’ve rounded up the best bars in Key West, for when all that sunshine inevitably stirs up your thirst.
Brooklyn Gin Brand ambassador Damon Boelte shares his top 6 bars for travellers to check out.
If you love sampling a good drink during your travels, do not stop reading. Brooklyn Gin Brand ambassador Damon Boelte, who recently visited South Africa, shares his must-visit bars with us. Here are 6 of his favourites: … continue reading 6 must-see bars for the global traveller | IOL Travel
In summer, there’s no better place for an alfresco tipple. These pubs offer spectacular views coupled with bonhomie and quality food and drink
Perched above a bend in the Tyne is this no-nonsense Geordie boozer with great real ales. Its beer garden has the best view of the Tyne bridges, with the Baltic art gallery and the Millennium Bridge in the foreground – if you’re lucky, you will see it open to let boats go upstream. Sunsets there can be amazing, especially around the equinoxes, when the sun seems to sink into the river and the whole of Tyneside turns a warm pink. Continue at Source: 10 of the best UK beer gardens: readers’ travel tips
From pina coladas to mai tais, these bars will keep you cool and hydrated during the heat of the summer.
After drinking on velvet furniture in dark lounges all winter, we’re ready for spritzy cocktails in sunny bars with the best views of skylines and glistening waters. Whether you’re a city person or a beachgoer, we’ve searched high and low for the best rooftops, beach bars and beer gardens to get you in the warm weather spirit. These 15 summer bars around the world are worth a visit this season. Continue at Source: The best bars in the world for a summer drink
Los Angeles’ stunning tropical views can be explored by the seaside, but why not take in this immaculate territory with a tasty cocktail in hand? Rooftop bars are steadily becoming the preferred bar style for those who are less inclined to visit the ashen settings of a dive bar. They exude a sense of luxury and vitality that has yet to be matched by the low-key framework of your everyday local bar.
Rooftop bars are a dime a dozen in the City of Angels, so narrowing down your choices might prove to be a difficult chore. You’ll want to find the bars with optimal sights, plenty of seating, and crafty cocktails in order to secure the deal. Not all of LA’s bars offer such graceful amenities, but this list might just sum them up. Here are 10 rooftop bars in LA with the best views of the city. Continue at Source: 10 Rooftop Bars In LA With The Best Views Of The City
Local cuisine might be our forte, but we love to support local bars and restaurants by bringing groups of friends to sing karaoke.
With an abundance of menus and food reviews to choose from online, finding a quality restaurant is simple. Choosing a karaoke bar, however, is not.
Finding a local karaoke song list online or searching for opening hours is a challenge — especially if you’ve decided to go on a whim.
We have come to the rescue and listed karaoke spots below, in order of the day of the week — and frequency — in which they host karaoke. Continue at Source: 10 local karaoke spots that’ll have you singing their praises
From the Arc de Triomphe and Sacré Coeur to the hills of Belleville – heck, even the Tour Montparnasse on a good day – the French capital has undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and iconic skylines in the world. Sure, you could try your luck sightseeing at a bar terrace in pretty much any part of the capital, but let’s be honest, where better to survey Paris’s architectural marvels than ten floors up with a cocktail in hand? Whether you go for a hotel whipping up mixology magic or one of the Perchoir chain’s trendy-AF locations in the east, our list of the absolute best rooftop bars in Paris will make regular street-level boozing seem so passé. Cotinue at Source: The 12 best rooftop bars in Paris
For anyone on team “No Way Rosé,” the Aperol Spritz is the true drink of summer. Ah, summer. School’s out, work’s slow, summer Fridays have kicked in, and the days are blissfully long and warm. It’s never too early for a drink, and it absolutely must be al fresco. While some might have declared summer the official season of rosé, we beg to differ: summertime is the season of the Aperol Spritz. The iconic orange libation has its origins in Padua, a region outside Venice, Italy. Its main ingredient Aperol, the Italian aperitif made with gentian, rhubarb, cinchona, and other ingredients, happens to be celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Back in the ’30s, the Aperol Spritz started becoming popular as an alternative to the classic Venetian mix of white wine and soda. In recent years, the drink—a longtime mainstay in Europe—has caught on with Americans, first because it’s a good drink (not an alcoholic Capri Sun, despite what some might say) and also in part thanks to some aggressive marketing by Campari, Aperol’s parent company. Continue at Source: 10 Best Places to Drink Aperol Spritzes This Summer
The draw to something like a speakeasy is the air of mystery that surrounds the term. Back in the Prohibition days, a speakeasy was a hidden bar that enabled night hitters to enjoy a drink or two without the worry of being arrested. Nowadays, however, a speakeasy can be found in just about any city. Well—if you know where to find them.
While some bars who give themselves the label are just dim open-door establishments, there are actually some tucked away bars that you can only get into by knowing its secret entrance or by being privy to a code word. These obscure techniques are a sure-fire way to get travelers to take a peek into their establishment– with the promise of discretion. Haven’t found any of these hot spots on your own? Check out the 10 super-secret American speakeasies, ranked. Source: 10 Super-Secret American Speakeasies, Ranked
Montreal restaurants with lush terrasses.
Montreal is definitely known for its beautiful terrasses. Because of our long, dreary, freezing winters that I don’t even want to think about right now, we really know how to make the most of sunshine and warm weather.
This explains our many, amazing terrasses. There are terrasses for every occasion, but some of the most beautiful are the outdoor terrasses lined with so many plants and flowers that we almost forget that we live in a city.
Here are some of the beautiful garden terrasses in the city! Get lost, enjoy the cool shade, and grab a great drink. Continue at Source: 20 Beautiful ‘Garden Terrasses’ In Montreal