10 reasons to drink at Boxcar in Vancouver

10 reasons to drink at Boxcar in Vancouver

If a dive cocktail bar is something of a quandary to you. Let Boxcar answer this practical dilemma. On a day off I was toured around the wonderful Boxcar in Vancouver. Open since 2013′, this wonderful sister venue screams with character. Dylan mixed me a few beverages and waxed on about seals. Here are 10 reasons you should be drinking here. 1} As the name would suggest, the venue is long and sleek. This space makes things…

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Going the extra mile as a bartender. World Class Extra Mile.

Going the extra mile as a bartender. World Class Extra Mile.

Imagine that you have made the national finals of the Canadian Wold Class Competition. You worked all year for it. Right at the moment of the finals, you have an epiphany that changes everything. You need to go the extra mile. I have always questioned myself on how I could be a better person, a better bartender, brother or son. I wanted to know how I could grow as a person. A year ago, when…

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Erick Castro Talks About What’s Working vs. What’s Not

Erick Castro Talks About What’s Working vs. What’s Not

Bartender Erick Castro runs the award-winning and innovative Polite Provisions, in San Diego. The documentary series he shares with his wife; Bartender At Large is increasingly being seen and screened across North America. He’s known for his time working for global brands and bars in big markets on both coasts. Notable on his bar resume are the critical hits, Rickhouse in SF and Boilermaker NYC. Given that he spends a lot of his time interviewing bartenders to gain…

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Victoria, BC: a 24 hour cocktail pilgrimage

Victoria, BC: a 24 hour cocktail pilgrimage

In the words of Queen Victoria herself; “The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.” Victoria is the first of many journeys as a traveling bartender in 2017′. Giving you an insider look at the “industry” while spending a night on the town.   To start, when you head to any city on a drinking pilgrimage it is especially relevant to do a little research on your hotel….

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El Ritmo, by Giancarlo Jesus

El Ritmo, by Giancarlo Jesus

The Diamond’s Giancarlo Quiroz Jesus is the Canadian finalist for the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition with his fantastic El Ritmo cocktail. This Tuesday, he’s embarked on a trip that will take him to Montreal, Miami, Puerto Rico and ultimately San Francisco, where he will compete against bartenders from all over the world for the grand finale of Bacardi Legacy. Gian managed to take a few minutes to chat with us just before he left Vancouver to share with us some stories…

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Attaboy’s Micky McIlroy talks Nashville, Sasha Petraske and the worst trends in cocktails

Attaboy’s Micky McIlroy talks Nashville, Sasha Petraske and the worst trends in cocktails

In 2004, Micky McIlroy was a young bartender in Belfast, Ireland. He was passionate to learn everything he could about his trade. He was reading bar books and researching the best bars in the world. Sasha Petraske‘s Milk & Honey kept coming up. Micky did the obvious thing. He boarded a flight to New York, found Milk & Honey and introduced himself to Sasha. The Irish citizen then asked for a job. Recently, The Canadian Professional…

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Nitro Cold Brew Espresso Martini, by Jonathan Orlando

Nitro Cold Brew Espresso Martini, by Jonathan Orlando

Today’s #FeatureBartender is Jonathan Orlando. Orlando works at The Lion, (62 West 9th Street, New York, New York). He also curates his own drink blog, called DrinksAndInk.com. Bartending Superpower: “Adaptability” How long have you been bartending Jonathan? “I’ve been behind the stick for 5 years but I’ve been in the hospitality industry for 12 years.” What is the most profound thing you’ve learned about yourself, or others, as a bartender? “Humility. Everyone has rock star moments…

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10 Questions with Ashley Wardle of baRV Brooklyn

10 Questions with Ashley Wardle of baRV Brooklyn

Ashley Wardle works for VOS Selections, a distributor in New York focusing on organic, sustainable wine and spirits. Hailing from Long Beach, CA. She resides in Brooklyn, NYC. She made that move in a 40-year-old RV. More on that RV in a bit. Bartending superpower: “No superpower, just years of practice” 1) When did you first get into bartending, Ashley? “My first bartending job was at a golf course, I was the beer cart operator…

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David Kaplan of Death & Co in 10 questions

David Kaplan of Death & Co in 10 questions

We recently caught up with Death & Co co-founder David Kaplan in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Home of their new Normandie Club and the very exclusive, 27-seat, reservation only cocktail bar, The Walker Inn. Kaplan opened up about Proprietors LLC latest projects (Presently 3 in New York, 3 in Los Angeles) and gave some thoughts about the Death & Co cocktail book nearly three years after sending it to print. 1) The team behind Death & Co…

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Cafe du Nord with Bon Vivant’s Morgan Schick

Cafe du Nord with Bon Vivant’s Morgan Schick

One of the most anticipated openings in San Francisco this year, is the re-opening of the historic Cafe du Nord. Located between Church and Sánchez, in the Castro neighborhood. The 108 year old building proudly stands boasting a below street-level music venue and prohibition-era speakeasy. With a healthy remodel, brand new bar program from the Bon Vivant‘s and late night food menu, this is a great addition to the strong cocktail bars by the bay….

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