Copper Mug Varieties & How to Clean and Care for Yours

Louise McLoughlinArticles, Bar Talk

Different kinds of copper mugs: Copper mugs are stylish, functional, steeped in history, and getting more popular by the day. But, before you become the proud owner of one (or six!) there are a few things to think about before you buy. Copper mugs come in lots of varieties. The most popular and well-known styles of copper mug are: Solid … Read More

Mixology classes launched at Chicago Bar Shop

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Mixology classes are being launched at Chicago Bar Shop’s Lincoln Park bar showroom and flagship store, and at locations across Chicagoland.  This new line of mixology classes are inspired by a love of classic cocktails, an appreciation of modern beverage trends, and real mixologists and bartenders.   Chicago Mixology Classes Mixology classes are fun and exciting! Join us in a real Chicago area bar, privately … Read More

Past and Present: The Moscow Mule and its Iconic Copper Mug

Louise McLoughlinArticles, Classic Cocktails, Cocktail History, Past and Present

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  History of the Moscow Mule and its copper mug: The copper mug is an iconic and distinctive staple to any Moscow Mule cocktail. But tradition alone doesn’t make serving a Moscow Mule in any other drinking vessel blasphemous. In fact, there are many benefits to making sure a Moscow Mule is served in copper, just as its creators intended. … Read More

Chicago Bar Shop Grand Opening

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Chicago Bar Shop Grand Opening Bar Builders Chicago

A big thanks to everyone who stopped by the Chicago Bar Shop Grand Opening and made the night truly memorable. We are so thankful for all of our amazing friends who have helped us along the way and who contributed to the success of our grand opening open house. A lot of hard work has gone into the developement of the Chicago Bar … Read More

5 little luxuries to make your home bar standout (and impress/entertain your friends!)

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Home bars are a common finding in many private residences, but with a few little luxury items your bar can feel anything BUT common and standout above others. Whether your home-bar is a simple bar tray or bar-cart, a full-blown wet-bar or anything in-between, here are a few things you can add to break the boring bar mold (without breaking … Read More

The first commercial and residential bar design showroom scheduled to open in Chicago

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Chicago Bar Shop, 921 W Armitage Ave,  Phone Number: 312-473-BARS (2277) The Chicago Bar Shop, the first commercial and residential bar design showroom, will be opening in the fall of 2015. The 2,500 square foot bar shop and showroom located in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park is built with the mission of providing every person a unique bar experience. The … Read More