Category Archive: bar crawl

Bay Area Bar Hop: Maven, TBD, Tonga Room

After Coqueta, we went on a San Francisco mini bar crawl. We started out at Maven in the Lower Haight. It was the day after Christmas so it was a bit slow. We… Continue reading

DTLA: First Look at Crane’s Downtown

Across the hallway from Peking Tavern is the newly opened Crane’s Downtown. They opened rather stealthily behind what I thought was a storage room. Sure, this “storage” room had a cool old bank… Continue reading

PDXCW: Ain’t No Party Like a Bartender’s Party- USBG Party at Portland Cocktail Week

For the closing party at Portland Cocktail Week, almost every chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild was represented. The party was held at the Jupiter Hotel. A tent was built in the… Continue reading

PDXCW: Bacardi Bar Challenge

As part of this year’s Portland Cocktail Week, Bacardi sponsored a bar challenge. There were four teams, “Where’s the Orgy At,” “Bar Belle,” “Passenger” and “Ramble House” and they had to build a… Continue reading

PDX: Bar Crawl Around Portland Including Raven and Rose, Moloko, Teardrop Lounge and Rum Club

Calculating if we had time to check out the Rookery at Raven and Rose after drinks at Multnomah Whiskey Library was a no brainer. It was a quick 10 minute walk and we… Continue reading

DTLA: Hanging Out at Stocking Frame

It’s always exciting when I find a new viable lunch spot. I checked out Stocking Frame which opened less than 6 months ago in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s been serving dinner and cocktails… Continue reading

Torrance: Smog City Brewing Company

Following the disastrous Ramen Yokocho Festival and a quick bowl at Umenoya Ramen, we headed over to Smog City Brewing Company for beer. Torrance is rapidly becoming a haven for craft beer breweries.… Continue reading

Bar Hop in Seattle, Part II

After checking out Taylor Shellfish and Sun Liquor Distillery, we headed to Rumba. Considered to be the best rum bar in Seattle, it just so happened to be National Rum Day that day.… Continue reading

Bar Hop in Seattle, Part I

Last month, I was in Seattle for four nights and managed to make it to 10 bars including Rob Roy, The Upstairs, Sun Liquor Distillery, The Pine Box and many more. This is… Continue reading

Recap: Highland Park Tacos & Cocktails Crawl

Head east to Highland Park and you will find a tacos wonderland. A few weeks back, a group of 8 or so joined me on a jaunt down York Boulevard for tacos and… Continue reading