Introducing: the Bibulous

March 5, 2017

Bibulous
adjective | bib·u·lous | (bib-yuh-luh s)

a: to be fond of drink
b: of, relating to, or marked by the consumption of alcoholic beverages

I’m so excited to announce the new name for this blog, the Bibulous. As you can see above, bibulous means to be fond of drink, which I think perfectly describes how I feel about what I do and the cocktails that I write about. I’m going to be creating even more content and sharing it here: not only my 50 Drinks Around The World project, but bar guides, cocktail recipes, and trip reports from my travels. Let me know what you think of the new name and anything else you see on the blog.

Thanks for following along on this journey!

Dan
the Bibulous

The Cobra Effect – Rye – San Francisco, CA

March 16, 2017

As I was planning for my few days in San Francisco, I consulted a few friends and internet lists in search of the top cocktail joints in the city. Rye kept coming up again and again and was located a few blocks from my hotel, so I decided to give it a try on one of my first nights in town.
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Lucky Melon – Pacific Cocktail Haven – San Francisco, CA

March 14, 2017

Pacific Cocktail Haven – or P.C.H. as it styles itself – is a bartender’s bar. I found out about it from my bartender at Rye who recommended that I stop by if I wanted some serious, creative cocktails. So on Saturday night, my friend and I walked into P.C.H. a little before midnight and we were not disappointed.
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Get Bibulous In…Toronto

March 10, 2017

We’re introducing a new feature to the site called “Get Bibulous In…” which will give you a quick guide of where to drink in cities around the world. I’m writing the first one, and a few local experts will contribute for other cities. This one comes to us from Tim at blogTO

Hopefully this will help travelers find the best places to drink, based on their preferences!

Here are the best places for a drink in Toronto:

For a beer: Birreria Volo

For a cocktail: Civil Liberties

For a glass of wine: Midfield Wine Bar

For a drink with a view: Lavelle

To be amongst locals: The Only Cafe

Insider tip: Cold Tea (hidden behind a secret doorway in Kensington Market)

What do you think of this new series? What do you think of the name? Let us know in the comments below!

Get Bibulous In…New York City

March 9, 2017

We’re introducing a new feature to the site called “Get Bibulous In…” which will give you a quick guide of where to drink in cities around the world. I’m writing the first one, and a few local experts will contribute for other cities.

Hopefully this will help travelers find the best places to drink, based on their preferences!

Here are the best places for a drink in New York, submitted by me of course.

For a beer: Blind Tiger Ale House
For a cocktail: The Bennett
For a glass of wine: City Vineyard
For a drink with a view: Rooftop of the Met
To be amongst locals: Cooper’s
Insider tip: Employee’s Only (behind a red neon sign for a psychic & live tarot card reader)

What do you think of this new series? What do you think of the name? Let us know in the comments below!

Why Japan Does the Art of the Cocktail Better Than America (Guest Post)

March 8, 2017

This article is written by St. John Frizell and has been shared with the author’s permission. It was originally published in Men’s Journal.

Inside a tall, bland office tower in downtown Sapporo is the greatest drinking experience you’ve never heard about. The bar is quiet, the drinks are perfect, and the bartender is irreproachable. To get there, you need to take an elevator to the second floor and walk through a quiet, brightly lit hallway. Except for a sign on the door, you would hardly know it’s there. But stepping into the tiny dark Bar Ikkei is like crossing the threshold of a shrine: You’ve entered a space where ritual is king, and now you’re part of the ceremony.
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Hot Cider – The Perch – Belfast, Northern Ireland

February 27, 2017

Last week, my brother and I spent a few days in Ireland. After taking in all that Dublin had to offer, including a visit to a hidden cocktail club, we decided we would take a road trip on our last full day. Undeterred by driving on the wrong side of the road and without a particular activity or destination in mind, we left Dublin and started driving north.
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The Cobblestone – Vintage Cocktail Club – Dublin, Ireland

February 23, 2017

I just got back from a “Brocation” with my brother – 4 days in Ireland. For both of us, it was our first time to Ireland, and I was especially excited to see the well-known drinking culture firsthand. My brother is not much of a drinker, but perhaps being around all the merry Irish got him in the spirit. He agreed to come with me to a speakeasy in the heart of Dublin.
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One Flight up the Monk – Top of the Monk – Asheville, NC

February 12, 2017

I found myself in Asheville, North Carolina for work recently. Asheville is located in western North Carolina, nestled just east of Tennessee at the foot of both the Great Smoky mountains. With a few meetings spaced over two days, I found myself with one night free, but I had one small problem. (more…)