The Bar Guide

Riding into town and looking for the local saloon? Well, look no further.  We are doing the work for you. Check back and see if your favorite destinations have been trawled by Lush Life and we’ve created the go-to list of our favorite bars in a town near you!

If you think we’ve missed one, then email us and we’ll get that sorted!

  • Lush Guide to Viajante87

    Lush Guide to Viajante87

    Viajante87, the neighbourhood gem of Notting Hill, has unveiled its brand-new cocktail menu, following its preview of a selection of cocktails in September of this year. Led by Bar Director Pietro Collina and Brand Manager Veronica Di Pietrantonio, the menu is inspired by the duo’s travels through Latin America and pays homage to the diverse

  • Lush Guide to Asolo Prosecco

    Lush Guide to Asolo Prosecco

    Love your bubbles? Then a visit to try Asolo Prosecco in situ is a must. Nestled in the heart of Italy’s Veneto region, these vineyards offer an insight and exploration of the art of prosecco making. Make your base the historic (and delightful) town of Asolo! From there, you can easily visit the vineyards that

  • Lush Guide to Speyburn Distillery

    Lush Guide to Speyburn Distillery

    After over 125 years of production, Speyburn Distillery is opening up its doors and showing everyone how award-winning single malt scotch whisky is meant to be made! Speyburn Founder John Hopkins was adamant his new distillery be located in the tiny village of Rothes, located in the Speyside region of Scotland. Only from there, could

  • Lush Guide to the Best Bars in London Bridge

    Lush Guide to the Best Bars in London Bridge

    Although not an obvious go-to for the cocktail scene, such as Soho or Shoreditch, London Bridge is a vibrant area with plenty of bars to choose from, making it the perfect place for anyone looking for a great night out. Whether you’re looking for a cozy pub or a trendy cocktail bar, my Lush Guide

  • Florence Cocktail Week returns to Florence from 17th to 23rd of April, 2023

    Florence Cocktail Week returns to Florence from 17th to 23rd of April, 2023

    Florence Cocktail Week returns to Florence from the 17th to the 23rd of April 2023. The previous week, in its fourth edition, there will be Tuscany Cocktail Week, which will take place in the 10 provinces of Tuscany from 10th to 16th April. Tuscany Cocktail Week will follow the same pattern as the previous ones

  • 10 Most Expensive Vodkas

    10 Most Expensive Vodkas

    The common ingredient in an Appletini, Bloody Mary, Screwdriver, and Dirty Martini is vodka, indeed one of the most versatile spirits. While vodka isn’t typically considered a luxury spirit like Scotch Whisky, the release of rare, limited edition bottles with a bit of bling has introduced some expensive vodkas into the market. From the luxurious,

  • Lush Guide to Best Bars in Brno, Czech Republic

    Lush Guide to Best Bars in Brno, Czech Republic

    Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and popular for its cultural scene and modern architecture. The city is also famous for its gastronomy, boasting an incredibly, wide line-up of impressive restaurants, lively beer halls, and classy cocktail bars. Brno has built a solid reputation among discerning drinkers and offers bars that

  • 10 Best Espresso Martinis in London

    10 Best Espresso Martinis in London

    The Espresso Martini is ubiquitous, that’s for sure. You can find it on probably every menu of every bar in the world. Finding a great one might be tricky depending on where you live. In London, the birthplace of the Espresso Martini, I am happy to report that the majority are not only good, they

  • Lush Guide to the 10 Best Hotel Bars in Venice (2023)

    Lush Guide to the 10 Best Hotel Bars in Venice (2023)

    There is almost nothing as luxurious as sipping a cocktail while sitting on the Grand Canal. Venice hotel bars have always had the wow factor and, in this modern cocktail renaissance we are enjoying, they only get better and better. Now the cocktails are equally as fabulous as the bars that serve them. I’ve put

  • Lush Guide to the Best Bars in the City of London

    Lush Guide to the Best Bars in the City of London

    Although the City of London is technically only a mile square, there are some of the best bars in all of London hidden away in its windy streets. It can get a little confusing. The “City of London” is the heart of and forms the oldest part of London. It was founded by the Romans

  • Lush Guide to the Best Bars in South Kensington & Chelsea (updated 2024!)

    Lush Guide to the Best Bars in South Kensington & Chelsea (updated 2024!)

    Traditionally if you wanted a great cocktail in South Kensington, you made it yourself. Now the tide has turned and some of the best bars in South Kensington are some of the best bars in the world. Not only have they become part of the neighborhood, but they are also winning awards for their cocktail

  • Lush Guide to the Venice Cocktail Week 2021

    Lush Guide to the Venice Cocktail Week 2021

    What a joy it was to be sipping a Sgroppino in La Serenissima in the middle of December. How lucky was I when two of my favorite things in the world collided – Venice and cocktails! That week in December, dedicated to the inaugural Venice Cocktail Week, allowed me the opportunity to really deep dive

  • How to Drink Fabulous Christmas Cocktails in London 2021

    How to Drink Fabulous Christmas Cocktails in London 2021

    Every bar in London has a Christmas cocktail list, but here are a few of my favorites! Orion | The American Bar at The Savoy There are few places in London that deck the halls as exquisitely as the five-starred The Savoy hotel, with its iconic Christmas tree and festive menus at the myriad luxury outlets.

  • How to Take the Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour

    How to Take the Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour

    The Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour is a captivating journey through the heart of gin craftsmanship, nestled in the serene landscapes of rural Hampshire. The immersive Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour offers visitors an opportunity to delve into the rich history, intricate processes, and unique botanical wonders that have made Bombay Sapphire one of the world’s most

  • Where to Drink My Favorite Autumn Cocktails in London 2021

    Where to Drink My Favorite Autumn Cocktails in London 2021

    The weather is slightly changing and more and more bars are starting to prepare for that by creating a few signature Autumn cocktails. These recommendations come from a few of the bars I have worked with before and are being served around London! Orchard Breeze | Saicho Sparking tea experts Sachio have developed a series

  • How to Find the Perfect Classic Cocktail Bar in Bangkok

    How to Find the Perfect Classic Cocktail Bar in Bangkok

    Finding a classic cocktail bar in Bangkok couldn’t be that hard, could it? Well, it depends when you were asking. In the past, most tourists were stopping off in Bangkok on their way to enjoy Ko Samui island getaways, Koh Phangan full moon parties, or Chiang Mai mountain trekking.  Most business travellers seeking a classic

  • Lush Guide to Atlantic Canada

    Lush Guide to Atlantic Canada

    Suggested by the best in the business, these restaurants and bars in the four provinces of Atlantic Canada should not be missed. Thanks to my partnership with Atlantic Canada, I interviewed four innovators in the drinks industry: Dan Meades, Sebastien Roy, Alex Wrathell ,and Steve Murphy.  In preparation for any future travel I may have

  • Lush Guide to the Best Bars in Chicago

    Lush Guide to the Best Bars in Chicago

    London and New York always seem to get all the noise when it comes to raving about cocktails. Lest you not forget, there is a city in the Midwest winning award after award and just might be the most exciting cocktail town in the world. The best bars in Chicago are getting on and doing

  • Best Bars in Soho (2024)

    Best Bars in Soho (2024)

    Soho is the beating heart of London which makes it a great place to spend the evening sipping cocktails from happy hour to dawn!  I should know as I have just launched London Cocktail Tours in Soho (March 24 2024). Home to probably more of the best bars and best restaurants per capita than any

  • The Best Non-Alcoholic Cocktails in London

    The Best Non-Alcoholic Cocktails in London

    It’s that time of year when everyone is suddenly regretting all the holiday cheer they’ve been enjoying since the lights were lit on Regent Street or the last crumb of pumpkin pie was nibbled on Thanksgiving Day. Now we tighten our belts and forego fun for what is known as Dry January here in the

  • What to Drink in Trentino, Italy

    What to Drink in Trentino, Italy

    Lucky those who visit Trentino, Italy! As a visitor to this northern Italian region, you should expect gorgeous vistas, Alpine hills and valleys, and stunning lakes and rivers. What you might not expect is how difficult it will be to choose what to drink in Trentino. My Lush Guide to drinking in Trentino will help

  • Drinking in Antigua Bars and Rum Punch

    Drinking in Antigua Bars and Rum Punch

    Drinking in Antigua is much more than just the rum cocktail or sweet pineapple concoction you are served upon check-in at your all-inclusive resort or find in every Antigua, hotel, bar or restaurant. Still, there is a lot to be said for the ubiquitous rum punch when it’s treated with respect, as it is in

  • Lush Guide to the Best Bars in Charleston

    Lush Guide to the Best Bars in Charleston

    Charleston is on the top of everyone’s list, winning Condé Nast Readers Choice award EIGHT times in a row for the best small city in the USA. Everything ticks the boxes – the food great, the weather warm, the architecture singular and the hospitality Southern Charleston is on the top of everyone’s list, winning Condé

  • Lush Guide to the Best Hotel Bars in London (update 2023)

    Lush Guide to the Best Hotel Bars in London (update 2023)

    I’ve always loved the idea of a hotel bar in London. A piano in the corner plays hummable hits while you sit watching the ladies and gents arrive with their Louis Vuitton steamer trunks with reception greets them like long lost friends. Things have moved on from that, and though piano bars are aplenty, London

  • The Best Memphis Bars to Drink Like Elvis

    The Best Memphis Bars to Drink Like Elvis

    I was thrilled to be heading not only to the home of Graceland, Beale Street and BBQ, but also, of Tennessee Whisk(e)y. In such a short time, I discovered some of the best Memphis Bars. A Lush Life Manual had been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Saveur Magazine Blog Awards for Best Drinks

  • How to Visit the Maker’s Mark Distillery Tour

    How to Visit the Maker’s Mark Distillery Tour

    In the middle of the state of Kentucky sits one of the most famous bourbon distilleries in the world and it’s open for visitors! Every drop of Maker’s Mark bourbon is produced on this very spot. Only by taking the Maker’s Mark Distillery tour, do you get to experience the very workings of a wildly

  • Exploring the Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville

    Exploring the Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville

    Have you ever dreamt of a town where Old Fashioneds line the streets? Where you could find row after row of establishments serving a perfect mint julep? Where Manhattans flowed from every tap? It exists and it’s goes by the name of Louisville, Kentucky! Take along my Lush Guide to the Urban Bourbon Trail and

  • The Best Cocktail Bars in Morzine, France

    The Best Cocktail Bars in Morzine, France

    A ski resort is not usually known for its cocktail creativity. Morzine is not just any ski resort. Cocktail Bars in Morzine stand alongside any of the great bars worldwide. Our Lush Guide makes it easy for you to find what to drink and where to drink it, in either winter or summer! Cocktail Bars

  • Lush Guide to Ghent

    Lush Guide to Ghent

    A city in a country known for its beers, but there is so much more. Don’t miss having a RoomeR Tonic served in every bar or a Genever in the land that started the Gin craze so long ago! Beer It’s Belgium, you have to drink at least one beer. Have a Lambic – brewed

  • Bénédictine – The Palais, Liqueur, and Cocktails

    Bénédictine – The Palais, Liqueur, and Cocktails

    Rumor has it that one day in the 1860s, successful wine dealer Alexandre Le Grand was lounging in his library when a slip of paper fell out of the book he was reading. This simple slip of paper held the recipe that would ultimately change the course of his life. It was said to be

  • How to Tend Bar at the Hotel Klosterbräu in Seefeld

    Although this is only his first season behind the bar, German born Björn Birke feels right at home at the luxurious Hotel Klosterbräu in Seefeld, Austria. Having just taken over for Ewald Gurber, who had been at the hotel for 25 years, Björn is über-enthusiatic and raring to go, ready to take on the challenge

  • How to Drink the Best Christmas Cocktails in London – 2015

    How to Drink the Best Christmas Cocktails in London – 2015

    At this time of year, mixologists turn into alchemists, by waving their magic wands over the usual,voilà, a Christmas Cocktail is born. Their brief is “make it festive” and that’s what they do. It’s not just mulled, Glüh-ed or Glögg-ed anymore! As the 12 days of Christmas have already started, the festivities are in full force. I’ve