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Bar Buzz Archive

February 14, 2006
Sick of Sake? Do Shochu

Unlike its brewed relative sake, shochu is distilled--usually from rice, barley, sweet potatoes or soba--for a velvety smooth sip and a slightly sweet, nutty rice flavor that has made it increasingly popular among the youth of Japan and Korea. Local nightspots are starting to catch on, too.

February 2, 2006
The Queens of Queens

Trawl the thriving gay bars of Jackson Heights and you'll be living la vida loca.

January 27, 2006
Chill Where It's Warm

At these cozy spots, feeling like you're outdoors doesn't have to mean risking frostbite.

January 3, 2006
Turn Over a New Leaf at a New Bar

Drinking doesn’t have to mean breaking your New Year's resolution: These recently opened bars may just help you keep them.

December 26, 2005
Don't Drop the Ball

At press time, these venues still had tickets to their New Year's Eve parties for sale. What are you waiting for?

December 7, 2005
Chocolate Bars

At these nightspots, the drinks become truly decadent when paired with sweets.

December 7, 2005
The State of the Holiday Party

It's time again for the year-end blowout. But our informal survey of party players reveals that many of them are looking forward to making it a silent night.

November 29, 2005
These Holiday Drinks are Hot!

Libations you’ll warm to—from glogg and grog to exotic eggnog.

November 21, 2005
Jukeboxes that Rock... and Twang... and Swing

Nevermind those fancy MP3 jukeboxes. When a particular music genre is the goal, hand-picked collections have a charm all their own.

November 15, 2005
Drink to Your Health

Could these cocktails help you cheat flu season? No promises.

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