Wednesday Wine Down: Inaugural Champagne Edition

Hello everyone and welcome to the first ever wine feature on Brown at the Bar. One of my best friends and resident wine expert, Miari, will be hosting this portion of the blog. She wanted to start this section of the blog off with a bang so without further ado, let’s get to her review of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial and Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Yellow Label. Continue reading “Wednesday Wine Down: Inaugural Champagne Edition”

The Best Menu in Tuscaloosa

Welcome back to another addition of Brown at the Bar! This post is dedicated to my favorite place to eat and drink in Tuscaloosa, AL. I’ve spent the past 6 years of my life in Tuscaloosa as a student and watching the city’s drink and dining scene evolve over the years has been a real treat. One place I’ve stumbled upon a few years ago has become a favorite. Avenue Pub, the perfect place for a quick meal and drink between or after classes or a lunch/dinner date with the parents. Continue reading “The Best Menu in Tuscaloosa”

Chicago Does Whiskey Well!

Welcome back to Brown at the Bar! Today I have a wonderful wheat whiskey for you all to try. Straight from the first distillery in Chicago since Big Tuna Accardo and Al Capone’s heyday I present to you, KOVAL. Established in 2008, KOVAL had made quite a name for itself in the whiskey world while also producing gin and vodka. My friend Hagen, feeling curious I suppose, picked this out at the local liquor store. So let’s get to this review… Continue reading “Chicago Does Whiskey Well!”

Tequila Time!

If you didn’t already know, today is National Margarita Day! If you’re asking what does that have to do with the post title, margaritas (we’ll call them “margs” for short) are supposed to be made with tequila. I, personally, am not a huge fan of margaritas year-round but they are a fun go-to drink choice for when the weather is a bit hotter. I’m already looking forward to Cinco de Mayo. As we know from the 5 Golden Rules to Follow post, the quality of tequila used to make your marg will be dependent on the type of bar you’re at. Your standard run of the mill Mexican restaurant will probably serve you something you’ve never heard of while more upscale places will mix your margs with brands I’ll be comparing in this post. The worst thing I’ve had a margarita prepared with was Everclear, 30oz of Everclear margarita.
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Birmingham’s Secret Speakeasy

Hello everyone and welcome back to Brown at the Bar. I’d like to start off by saying I’m very excited about this post and it was all made possible by one of my favorite people and fellow blogger, Sandra, who has her own blog as well –> Avant-Garbs. Thank you for introducing me to this hidden gem and being a wonderful photographer for the evening! Continue reading “Birmingham’s Secret Speakeasy”

5 Golden Rules to Follow at the Bar

This week’s post is a simple but oh so necessary crash course on how to properly order drinks at the bar. Nothing’s worst than annoying your bartender by asking for clarification on simple questions. Not seeming confident or relatively knowledgable at the bar can lead to your bartender giving you rookie drink suggestions and money traps. You don’t want to tell your friends you paid $10 for a bottom shelf liquor over ice.

First we’ll start with some simple rules to abide by: Continue reading “5 Golden Rules to Follow at the Bar”