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This coming Sunday – April 14, 2013 – I’ll be working my normal shift at 320 Main. I say normal, but we’re going to do something different this week as I take part in Gaz Regan’s movement called Just One Shift. The movement is trying to get bartenders to donate one shift’s tips to Wine [...]

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A Special Extra Rum Society At Caña

For those of you in the Greater Los Angeles Area, you may already be familiar with the fact that I spend the last Tuesday of every month guiding a rum tasting at Caña Rum Bar in Downtown LA. These have been a ton of fun, we’ve tasted a lot of really good rum, and I [...]

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Trader Tiki, Painkiller NY Change Names

File this under “things people have been talking about a lot for the past two days.” Both Trader Tiki’s Exotic Syrups and Painkiller NY Tiki Bar have announced name changes this week due to litigation relating to trademarks. Both changes have brought on a great deal of anger from the community (though I’ll admit that [...]

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5 Things I’ve Learned Behind The Bar

I’ve now spent nearly a year on the working side of a bar every Sunday. I went into the adventure planning on maybe doing a few shifts as a barback for Jason at 320 Main and somehow managed to progress from Jason’s shadow to Sunday Lunch Bartender to Sunday Night Bartender in the process. In [...]

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Tiki Night at 320 Main

I’m either incredibly smart or incredibly stupid. After spending my Sundays working at 320 Main in Seal Beach, California behind the bar, Jason Schiffer and I decided that if Trader Tiki can do Tiki Nights at the Teardrop Lounge in Portland, Oregon, then why couldn’t we do a series of Tiki nights at 320 Main? [...]

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Where To Drink Rum: Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco

This is a guest post from Humuhumu [https://www.humuhumu.com] – a designer, programmer and tikiphile living in San Francisco where she has nearly unfettered access to what may be the best rum bar in the US, if not the world or even possibly the Solar System: Smuggler’s Cove. The Space: Most everyone who walks into Smuggler’s [...]

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Where To Drink Rum: Trailer Happiness, London

This is a guest post written by Peter and Pauline Holland of The Floating Rum Shack.  Peter and Pauline are avid rum enthusiasts and great friends of both this site and its humble author.  They live in the UK, where they have a much easier time making it down to Trailer Happiness to enjoy what [...]

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