Introducing: the Bibulous

March 5, 2017

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!

the Bibulous

Blue Blazer II – Bar Masuda – Osaka, Japan

June 12, 2017

I recently spent 10 days on an amazing, whirlwind trip around Japan. I can’t say enough good things about the country, the hospitality, and the culture, and I was able to visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and a few places in between. Given only one night in Osaka, I was determined to find a cocktail despite the street food and beer culture that is prevalent in this city – and that’s just what I did. (more…)

Big Ben – The Dandelion – Philadelphia, PA

I was in Philadelphia last month for the wedding of one of my longest and best friends. Although preoccupied with wedding festivities for most of the short weekend, I managed to find a cocktail at a neighborhood watering hole around the corner from my hotel in downtown Philadelphia.

Smoky Manhattan – Lumen Bar – Atlanta, GA

June 8, 2017

I was speaking at a conference recently which brought me to my hometown of Atlanta. Since I usually stay with family when I’m home, it was exciting to say at a hotel downtown and get a visitor’s perspective of the city. When I saw an ad in my room promoting the bar program downstairs, the Smoky Manhattan caught my eye and I was hooked.

Coconut – Sugar East – New York, NY

May 27, 2017

I was recently invited to sample the menu at a new cocktail lounge that opened on in the Upper East Side. Never one to decline such an invitation, I promptly scheduled my visit and made my way to Sugar East. (more…)

Mojito – The Rum House – New York, NY

April 24, 2017

Without much travel lately, I’ve been meaning to visit cocktail bars in the City that I haven’t yet tried. In the past, I have avoided places in the Theater District because of their over-priced menus and tourist-gouging reputations, but I realized that even the local theater aficionados of the city need a place to hang their hats and order a stiff drink.

Delores Royale – Westlight – Brooklyn, NY

April 17, 2017

The recently opened William Vale Hotel just begs to be Brooklyn hip: the zany architecture, the dominance over the relatively short Williamsburg skyline, the stunning panoramic views of Manhattan, and a chic new cocktail bar on the top floor. After a few months of seeing jealousy-inducing cocktails and views on social media, I made the “trek” to Brooklyn last weekend.

Gin and Tonic Basil Smash – El Baron – Cartagena, Colombia

April 7, 2017

This article is written by El Baron, the international man of mystery, and has been shared with the author’s permission..

As the Bibulous’ South American friend, it is my distinct honor to share my favorite local cocktail from my favorite local city, Cartagena, Colombia. The old city of Cartagena is a walled-in tropical paradise, with the ocean and pastel colored houses lining the city’s streets. For the best cocktail around, there is only one place to go: my namesake, El Baron.

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.

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.