Bars

A Nightcap with Tavern62’s David Burke

NightOwl recently met with celebrated chef David Burke at his new upscale restaurant, Tavern62. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, David has run numerous critically acclaimed restaurants, including Park Avenue Café, davidburke & donatella, Fishtail by David Burke and David Burke Townhouse.

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NightOwlA Nightcap with Tavern62’s David Burke

Top Bars for Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman

”I wish to live to 150 years old, but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other.” – Ava Gardner

This week’s NightOwl Influencer list features The Best US Whiskey Bars, chosen by Women Who Whiskey.

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NightOwlTop Bars for Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman

A Video Nightcap with Whiskey Expert Heather Greene

Pour yourself a stiff drink and hit “play” as we share a video nightcap with world-leading spirit expert and author, Heather Greene, as she shares the top five questions she’s most often asked when it comes to drinking whiskey.

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NightOwlA Video Nightcap with Whiskey Expert Heather Greene

A Nightcap with Emily Arden Wells of Gastronomista

Emily GastronomistaTonight we share a Nightcap with architect and avid imbiber – Emily Arden Wells. We were intrigued to learn about her blog, Gastronomista.com, a website focused on the culture of cocktails where Emily shares her take on delicious treasures, tipples, and trips around the world. The Gastronomista has been featured in many publications including The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Glamour, Company, Saveur, Gilt Taste, Eater, Coolhunting, Food Republic, Forbes, and much more. She was even featured in a national Blackberry Commercial with the food lovers app, UrbanSpoon and in Ms. Lesley M.M. Blume’s ode to the cocktail, Let’s Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition – Emily was named an “Epic Imbiber and Bon Vivant.” Kudos to you, Emily!

NightOwl: As an architect by day and avid drinker by night, tell us about Gastronomista – how and why you started the blog, how long you’ve been writing about cocktail culture, and what a typical day looks like for you?

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Terry DagrosaA Nightcap with Emily Arden Wells of Gastronomista

NightOwl Trending List: Top Cocktail Bars

Discover your next crush at any one of NightOwl’s Top Trending Cocktail Bars. There has been a renaissance in the art of cocktail creation, and there’s never been a better time to enjoy this high artform. With innovative combinations of flavors and ingredients, bartenders across the country are serving up perfectly prepared classic cocktails, seductive drinks made with small-batch spirits, and luscious libations made with farm-fresh ingredients like rosemary, basil, cucumbers, lavender and berries. Set aside the wine and beer for one night and treat yourself to an extraordinary experience.

 

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Discover your night with NightOwl. Click HERE for the full list of top trending cocktail bars in your city.

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NightOwlNightOwl Trending List: Top Cocktail Bars

Get Twisted with Spinn

Songwriters (and fraternal twins) Cheryl Lynn and Stephanie Spinner of female country powerhouse Spinn share their favorite bars in NYC, Brooklyn, Austin and Washington D.C. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot them at the bar downing a shot of tequila or whiskey before a show. Raise a toast their way!

 

 

 

 

The Blind Pig

 

 

 

Down The Hatch

 

 

 

Carroll Place

 

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NightOwlGet Twisted with Spinn

A Nightcap with Women Who Whiskey

 Women Who WhiskeyWomen who whiskey? Damn straight they do. Just ask Julia Ritz Toffoli, featured in this week’s exclusive Nightcap Interview. Julia is the founder of Women Who Whiskey, a women’s-only whiskey club headquartered in NYC, with chapters across the U.S. and now worldwide. Here we share a dram at Tanner Smith’s while we chat about her network of women with a taste for new experiences and strong drinks.

NightOwl: What was your inspiration to start Women Who Whiskey?

Julia Ritz Toffoli: The inspiration was really other women that I met when I moved back to New York. I started drinking whiskey again, after not having regular access to it when I lived in Europe. I saw other women drinking whiskey, and saw it as a way for us to meet, and make friends in a situation where a lot of people didn’t know anyone. We also used to land on the subject of how men thought it was strange we were drinking whiskey, and how that was ridiculous. From there, we thought it would be fun to try and get to know NYC, which was new to a lot of us, through whiskey bars.  

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Terry DagrosaA Nightcap with Women Who Whiskey

10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ALCOHOL

You may know where to find a glass of Pappy Van Winkle or where they grew the hops in your favorite IPA, but we’ll bet you didn’t know these 10 weird factoids about alcohol.

UNDER PRESSURE: A bottle of champagne contains 90 pounds of pressure per square inch (3 times the pressure of a car tire) and as many as 49 million bubbles.

EASY IN, EASY OUT: Ethanol, the intoxicating ingredient in alcoholic beverages, pours directly out of the stomach and small intestine into the bloodstream without being digested.

DRINK YOUR VEGGIES: Almost all fruit, and some vegetables, contain a small amount of alcohol.

BLIND DRUNK: Methanol (a distillation of wood pulp) can destroy the optic nerve. Unscrupulous bootleggers used it to cut grain alcohol during Prohibition, which is how the term originated.

BABY BOTTLES: You probably know that the legal drinking age in much of Europe is 16. But one step further: alcohol is even served in some school cafeterias. Teenage drinking laws in the United States are the strictest in Western society.

GOT MILK? Drinking enough milk can cause a person to blow a .02 on a breathalyzer test, enough to cause legal issues in some states.

IN OTHER WORDS, A BUNCH: It takes about 600 grapes to make a bottle of wine.

CAVEMEN WERE SMART: Research suggests that intentionally fermented beverages existed as early as 10,000 BC.

A BATHTUB OF BEER: The country that drinks the most beer is the Czech Republic, with per capita consumption of almost 40 gallons per year.

HOPE THEY’RE NOT UBER DRIVERS: Research suggests that 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk at any given time. That means 50 million people are drunk right now.

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NightOwl10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ALCOHOL

Jess Milby’s TGIF Best of DC Wine Bars

The Young Winos of DC believe that, well, life is just better with wine. And who would argue? This week’s NightOwl influencer – Jess Milby, the founder of YWDC – shares her TGIF list of favorite places to wine about town in DC.

 

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And be sure to follow Jess for more of her favorite DC spots and wine savvy tips!

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NightOwlJess Milby’s TGIF Best of DC Wine Bars