Buying 20 cases of perfectly matching glassware when you open your bar is a time honored tradition. But some bars are breaking away from that, instead opting to source unique, non-matching glassware from vintage or second-hand stores. Conserva and Grey Ghost have both taken this approach and even hire bounty hunters to find that perfect drinking vessel.
The hot topic of the bar and restaurant industry: hospitality. The word can have mean lot of different things, but at its heart is giving your guests the best possible experience. The craft cocktail sector gets a lot of flak for having overly hipster bartenders that treat their customers like crap. While that stigma hasn't been entirely broken yet, many places are actively trying to shirk that. Look out for more bartenders going out of their way to make sure your entire cocktail journey is the most relaxed and enjoyable it can be.