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Nautoscopio Arte

La dolce vita in Sicily!

If you are looking for a real insider’s tip in Palermo on the beautiful island of Sicily, head to the edge of the port. Here, the Nautoscopio shipping containers open their doors from spring to autumn, providing an ideal spot in which to savour an infamous Italian aperitif and some Sicilian street food, while chilling out to lounge music. The house special – a freshly stirred Negroni served up by the ...

Door 74

Roaring Twenties meets Speakeasy

Door 74

For nearly nine years now, manager Timo Janse and his team at Door 74 – the Netherlands’ first speakeasy-style cocktail bar – have been conjuring up wondrous creations at the highest level of their chosen art. Hearkening back to the 1920s, their location's cosy, dimly lit ambience invites regulars to kick back and relax, especially with a Monkey Brumble in hand. Door 74 is the type of place where anything can happen after hours, as our...

Seiberts

Oh de Cologne

© Volker Seibert

Recently voted amongst the world’s top ten in the “Best New International Cocktail Bar” category at the Tales of the Cocktail® awards in New Orleans (the Oscars of the international bar industry), and he’s already made it onto our homepage. For Volker Seibert and his team, the reasons to celebrate just keep on coming. Seibert, a visionary taste creator, conceived the ideal location for this himself over a year ago ...

L’Aiglon, Singapore

Monkey in an Eagle’s Nest

The name L’Aiglon dates back to the long-awaited heir to Napoléon’s throne, Napoléon Bonaparte, who also became known as “The Eaglet” (L’Aiglon). The L’Aiglon bar in central Singapore has little that resembles an eagle’s nest. Its ambience is more a blend of Parisian chic with Asian flair and it has countless stories to tell. ...

The Zoo Bar

A Monkey House Opens In St. Moritz

Cresta is only practised in St. Moritz. This exclusive sport involves hurtling down an ice-covered run at speeds of up to 140 km/h on a vehicle similar to a bob skeleton, with the rider's nose only a few centimetres from the ice. The Cresta club's original members were almost exclusively British or American. Whilst the club has long been open to other nationalities – even plucky guests are allowed to try th...

Boutiq'Bar

47 meets 33

© Boutiq'Bar

Zoltan Nagy, a member of the National Mixographic Society, is known not merely for his outstanding negronis, but also for the cocktail artistry he continues to put on display as manager of Budapest's legendary Boutiq’Bar. There, he has stayed true to his credo that a good bar should only offer excellent drinks. We couldn’t agree more. One of his own personal creations, dubbed simply “33”, really caught our interest: It's Mon...

Die Halbestadt

Falco, Punschkrapfen and the Prater – you’re thinking of Vienna, right?

Good, because in future, Austria’s capital city should also make you think of Die Halbestadt: a jewel in the crown of Vienna’s bar culture, situated at the heart of the historical Gürtelbögen district constructed by Otto Wagner. Erich Wassicek (known as one of Austria’s best bartenders) and his partner Konny Wunder are not only an institution in their own right ...

Misses Jones and Her Monkey

Yusufix and the magic potion

We find ourselves in the year 2015 AD. All of Gaul is occupied by the Romans... All of it? No! A bar and club village inhabited by defiant Gauls continues to resist the invader’s advances. And life isn’t easy for the Black Forest legionaries, whose duty it is to propagate the magic potion known as Monkey 47. The village’s leader, Yusuf, who provides all entertainment in the Stutengarten settlement, swears...

Janes & Hooch

A Modern Take On A Vintage Dive Bar

Janes & Hooch is a modern take on a vintage dive bar in the heart of Sanlitun's factory district of Beijing. Coming from two opposite sides of Australia, Warren Pang, Perth (The Opposite House, d. lounge) and Milan Sekulic, Melbourne (The Opposite House, East, Cakeshop Consulting) are in fact Bejing’s undisputed f&b kings, having created two of the most successful bars ever to grace Beijing city. Their ne...

Hands Up

Senator Saloon

The Senator Saloon is a 1920’s style American whiskey bar and restaurant, located in a cozy neighbourhood in Shanghai. Actually it is a look back on the era of Prohibition when the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages was outlawed in the U.S. The inspiration for this unique place derives from the time of speakeasies, glamor, and gangsters. The Capo di Capi is David Schroeder a U.S. Bartender wh...

The Other Room

Ring the Doorbell

If you are planning a sojourn in Singapore any time soon, we strongly recommend that you visit our good friend Dario Knox, a member of the National Mixographic Society. Just ring the doorbell on the solid, dark door in the Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel and slip into the legendary bar known as The Other Room. In its dark, mysterious atmosphere, which is reminiscent of the Prohibition era, guests are quickly ...

Zum Schwarzen Kameel

The Kameel and the Monkey – a perfect Viennese Melange

Is there such a thing as love at first sight? We are convinced that the answer is a resounding yes! For example, when a certain little Monkey met a “Black Kameel” for the first time and realized that he wanted to stay at “Zum Schwarzen Kameel” forever. But first things first. The Monkey is a Black Forest gin and “Zum Schwarzen Kameel” is the ideal place for all connoisseurs and would-be con...

Burnt Ends in Singapore

Playing with Fire

Whoever associates a barbecue with fatty sausages and stringy pork neck is in for a sizzling surprise at Andre Chiang's Burnt Ends restaurant in the heart of Singapore. This is where head chef Dave Pynt pursues his passion for playing with fire. The modern yet traditional eatery is dominated by a custom-built, large, heavy oven, in which the culinary magic happens. Smoking, slow roasting, hot roasting, baking, grilling and cooking ...

Sank Roo Doe Noo

Harry’s Bar, Paris

Located at 5, Rue Daunou, between the Avenue de l'Opéra and the Rue de la Paix in Paris, France, the bar was acquired by former American star jockey Tod Sloan in 1911, who converted it from a bistro and renamed it the "New York Bar." Sloan had gone partners with a New Yorker named Clancy who owned a bar in Manhattan. That bar was dismantled and shipped to Paris. S...

Please Don’t Tell

PDT, New York City

PDT, an acronym for Please Don't Tell, is the hot dog joint for grown-ups. Well actually, it’s the cocktail lounge annex to Crif Dogs, an East Village hot dog joint known for its hot dogs and a vintage phone booth – the secret entrance that grants access to a cocktail wonderland. PDT is surely one of those secret New York hotspots that you either accidently stumble upon or ...

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