Where Muay-Thai boxers would frighten you displaying their grim moves, where a muddy river would flow through Bangkok. Where the tourist would visit those notorious Ping-Pong-Shows, where reputed connaisseurs would cheer on rooftop bars.
The Mint Gun Club seems like an old-fashioned colonial outpost in the heart of the former empire. But Rich Hunt’s new bar offers drinks for more than just an evening tipple.
Writer, bartender, historian, consultant: Fernando Castellon is a bar industry all-rounder. France’s jack-of-all-trades talks cocktail history, Lyon’s bar scene, bartender outfits, and more.
Gen Yamamoto is one of Tokyo’s most intimate bars, and it’s also the name of the bar’s owner and sole bartender. On a recent visit, Liv Fleischhacker sampled six original and ingenious Gen Yamamoto cocktails.
Bars in Kyoto, like the city itself, are cozy and welcoming. With less of Tokyo’s hustle and bustle, Japan’s former capital is the perfect place to take time over a well-crafted cocktail. On a recent visit, Liv Fleischhacker found plenty of bars to like and a few places to avoid.