But sometimes bartenders want to branch out and see what else is out there, and the best way to learn what your fellow bartenders are working on, what’s trending, and sample innovative cocktails is to visit other bars and lounges. Alli Torres, bartender at Refinery Rooftop in New York City enjoys visiting other establishments, even traveling across the ocean to do so. One of her favorites is Lyaness (formerly Dandelyan), in London.
Mariel Burns, head bartender at Trademark Taste + Grind in New York City
Katana Kitten in the West Village of Manhattan is making cocktail bars fun again!
The staff, led by Masahiro Urushido (Masa), has a mission, and it is to make anyone who crosses through their doors to feel welcome and at home. The focus on service, combined with innovative yet approachable cocktails and food, make this my favorite spot to meet friends for a fun night out.
Get the Amaretto Sour with Sour Plum, Rye and Shiso! It is unlike any Amaretto sour you know.
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