Trends and tipular fixings for 2016

To augur the cocktail and spirit trends for 2016 is more like horoscopes, tarot and disembowelling lamb to check their livers for strange spots. It’s not hard science. So instead we take a look at what we saw in 2015 and what we would like to see in 2016, mixed together with what we could…

Hortense, Cocktails & Spirits – Brussels, Belgium – a review

It is not easy to find a good cocktailbar in Brussels and frankly, I have never been able to put the finger on the reason why. We have several hotel bars, some of which you should certainly check out and some of them you should never “check in”, but a real craft cocktailbar in Brussels,…

Uncle Babe’s Burger Bar

Technically it’s not a cocktail bar or at least not meant to be one. The concept was to be a normal bar where you could eat real burgers. However with a backbar as impressive as this, it turns out to be a little more than just a “normal”bar. And they serve cocktails too. Uncle Babe’s…

Mezcal – Heart & Soul Of The Agave

Mezcal, most people know it as the drink with a worm in it. Well it is not and it’s also not a worm, but a larva. The mezcal you want to drink is the 100% artisanal product made by traditional mezcaleros in the villages surrounding Oaxaca in Mexico. And by the gods, it’s sheer bliss…

Bar Bounce Antwerp

Marco Mathieux strikes again! Bar Bounce at Waalsekaai 44, Antwerp. The first thought that entered my mind when I stepped through the door was: ” I could stay here for hours”. And really it’s that kind of place. When you sit at the bar you’re surrounded by a happy helter-skelter of bitters and booze bottles,…