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    •   One of the England’s most popular nightclubs promptly closed permanently after its license was revoked following the deaths of two teenagers. Islington Council debated the decision until the early hours of the morning of 7 September), and took the decision to permanently close London’s Fabric nightclub citing the “culture of drugs”...

    • Jim Beam has launched a “Bourbon Cocktail Experience” at its distillery in Kentucky this month, following the passing of Senate Bill 11, which allows distilleries to sell alcohol by the glass. The Jim Beam American Stillhouse in Clermont, Kentucky has rolled out a new Jim Beam Bourbon bar, featuring cocktails that will rotate monthly, and a va...

    • Congratulations! You made it through the list of president drinking preferences. Here is American Bars’ last entry on the subject, with equal nods to the current main candidates at the end.     #40 - Ronald Reagan Preferred Drink: Wine Though Reagan was born and raised in Illinois, he eventually migrated to California on the back o...

    • Part Three of our intrepid trek down memory lane with the president’s drinks. Today we offer numbers 21 through 31.   #21 - Chester A. Arthur Preferred Drink: Ale In an article by Sam Greenspan for 11points.com, citing John R. Bumgarner's book "The Health of Presidents," Greenspan wrote, "Arthur would drink wine and after-dinner liqueur...

    • Continuing our list of the drinks our past presidents enjoyed, here are numbers 11 through 20. Note that in two cases, they did not drink at all.   #11 - James K. Polk Preferred Drink: Wine James K. Polk was not a heavy drinker, but he did enjoy wine, champagne and brandy.     #12 - Zachary Taylor Preferred Drink: Whiskey ...

    • Considering this is a presidential election year, American Bars thought that it might be both interesting and patriotic to look back and see what our leaders sipped or guzzled, depending on the stress and strain of the job at the time. We will endeavor to offer this list over a period of five days, covering roughly 10 presidents each day and the la...

    • Way back in the 19th century, New Hampshire was one of the largest hop producers in the United States. Things have changed over time. Who grows the most hops now? The current North American Commercial Hop Production stats show: Washington - 32,205 acres (70.8%) Oregon - 6,807 acres (15%) Idaho - 4,975 acres (10.9%) All Other States - 1,244 ac...

    • American politics and bars share a long history Generally, there are a few things that do not mix well at a bar. Politics, religion, and sports (even in a sports bar) when stirred up with alcohol. This is not just an election year. It’s a raucous election year that could have strong impact for decades to come. Thus, passions and tempers are heat...

    •   It is interesting how Bourbon can ramp up to be a contentious issue for drinkers. American Bars notes there appear to be all sorts of “rules” when it comes to enjoying a glass. Although most all are odd local tradition or hearsay tales, there are three “hard and fast” rules that are actually helpful. Instead of trying to figure out...

    •   Imagine any bar in any city on a crowded Saturday night. The overworked bar tender scrambles to fill pint glasses of Bud Light and concoct basic mixed drinks for thirsty customers. After grabbing patrons’ credit or debit cards, the bar keep or server typically swipes the magstripe (the magnetic stripe on the back of a credit or debit card...