Who Are Bar Designed For? A Conversation with Behind Bars
Who are bars designed for and why does it matter? This and more were discussed when Behind Bars founder Alex Ruas and Designer Samantha MacRae joined Campari Academy for a conversation in their Oslo office. As the needs of the modern bartender evolves, so does the need for flexible solutions when it comes to bar design.
ArticleThe future is yours to create: Maite Cabrera
Our sixth bartender in our series is Chile’s Maite Cabrera. Currently travelling around Europe, Cabrera talks about constantly learning, why a fair wage matters, and having a legacy of making bartending fun
ArticleThe future is yours to create: Josephine Sondlo
Fifth in our new series is Josephine Sondlo, founder of Sizwe Studios in Stockholm. She talks about her habit of repetition, how to be smarter working with brands, and why goal setting is important
ArticleUp close & personal: Missy Flynn, Rita's
The third interviewee of our video series is Missy Flyn, co-owner of Rita's in London's Soho. She lays bare the business's early problems, the implications it has had on who she trusts, and the reality of running your own restaurant
ArticleThe future is yours to create: Christina Chae
Meet the fourth interviewee in our new series: Christina Chae, co-owner of plant cocktail bar, Moonflower, in Portage Park, Chicago. She talks about creating safe spaces, not looking at each other as competition, and leading by example
ArticleThe future is yours to create: Aashi Bhatnagar
Our third interviewee in our new series is Aashi Bhatnagar, innovation artist at Cobbler & Crew bar in Pune, India. She talks to us about being inspired by women in the industry, falling in love with the stories of classic cocktails, and how a fake injury got her behind the bar
ArticleUp close & personal: Guoyi Gan and Indra Kantono, Jigger & Pony Group
The second instalment of our new video series sees us talking to Guoyi Gan and Indra Kantono, co-founders of Jigger & Pony Group. They share their past management mishaps, why they don't like rules, and always remembering that a bar is a business
ArticleHow to Design Your Bar to Be Holistically Sustainable
Designing a bar to be holistically sustainable is as creatively satisfying as it is daunting. This feature serves as a thought-starter for prospective bar owners who are interested in building a sustainable bar for the long term. There are expert tips on the most sustainable materials to use when designing a bar, energy-efficient systems and equipment, ergonomic considerations and more.
ArticleAre Purpose-driven Spirits the Future, the Past or Something else Entirely?
When was the last time you saw a new traditional gin get launched and got excited about it? I thought as much. As much as we love the juniper-based spirit, these days, something as perfunctory as a traditional spirit with no discernible difference will, sadly, arrive lacklustre. That’s because the world of spirits making has […]
ArticleExtracting flavour series: Breaking down how supercritical fluid extraction works
In the fourth instalment of our series on extracting flavour, head distiller and co-founder of Hepple Spirits Company Chris Garden explains how Hepple uses supercritical fluid extraction to extract juniper oil Supercritical fluid extraction is used in many industries, from the fragrance industry through to the pharmaceutical industry. By applying high pressure and temperature to […]
ArticleChanging the Status Quo
Behind Bars is a design company that’s trying to progress the bar design industry to keep pace with the wider hospitality industry.
ArticleWhat Goes Into Designing: Bar Tools with Wes & Elena Pickering
In this episode of “What Goes Into Designing” we talk to Wes and Elena Pickering, the founders of leading London design and production agency Inkorporate as they talk us through the process of designing Bar Tools.
ArticleDesign&Technology: the future of bars
Hospitality is and has always been a field highly centred around human interaction; whether you provide accommodation for travellers, meals for diners or like many of us, beverages for drinkers – it’s easy to forget all the things that are necessary for this last interaction to happen. Long before you can start thinking about serving […]