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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 [...]

Filed Under: Ask Dood, Bars, Random, Rum

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 [...]

Filed Under: Bars, Cocktails, Other Reviews, Rum

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 [...]

Filed Under: Bars, Cocktails

An Interview With Martin Cate

Martin Cate is an internationally recognized expert on rum and Tiki drinks.  Over the years he has taught classes, tended bar, designed beverage programs, been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and appeared on shows like The Today Show.  In 2009 after several years working behind [...]

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Rum 101: Rum In The USA

When most people think of spirits in the United States, they think of Rye, Bourbon, or Tennessee Sour Mash – the Holy Trinity of American Whiskey.  What they don’t realize is that another spirit has defined the US – and pretty much the entirety of the Western Hemisphere – almost since Europeans first set foot [...]

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Rum Bar Opening This Fall In San Francisco

Martin Cate, co-creator of Forbidden Island Tiki Bar in Alameda, judge in the Ministry of Rum Tasting Competitions, rum connoisseur, and all-around awesome guy is opening a new bar this Fall in San Francisco. I haven’t yet written a great deal about bars here (although look for that to change in the coming months), and [...]

Filed Under: Random, Rum