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Reykjavík Bar Summit – Day 4

The Grande Finale of the second Reykjavík Bar Summit began in beautiful sunshine and gin-related easygoing sessions at Slippbarinn. Henrik Hammer distilled gin out of Icelandic ingredients while talking about gin distilling. Great stuff! The competitions continued at KEX Hostel Gym & Tonic where batches and...

And the winner of the Cocktail Showdown is…

The second annual Reykjavík Bar Summit's cocktail presentations saw 16 bars competing in six categories of professional bartending. The judges evaluated the bartenders on technique (because of course & because "god is in the details"), a signature drink of the bar in question, a local drink of...

Reykjavík Bar Summit – Day 3

Still going strong! Even after the second day's excursion to Húsafell took to the early morning hours of Wednesday, it hasn't stopped the Reykjavík Bar Summit from going onwards like a high speed bullet train (if there were such things in Iceland!). Tom Zyankali, one of...

How to name a bar?

Twenty incredible bars from around Europe and the U.S. participate in this year's Reykjavík Bar Summit. Today, right in the middle of the hectic cocktail competition, we asked the bartenders of the most weirdly named places how they got their names. Super Panda Circus (Brno, Czech Republic) -...

Bartenders on the rocks on Reykjavík Bar Summit Day 2!

The second day of the Reykjavík Bar Summit was an action-packed day of Master Classes, boxing gloves and Glacier caving. So not a boring moment. The morning was all about how to handle your drink. Kind of. More specifically the art of throwing - the pizzazz...

What to order when you don’t know?

For an industry outsider like your's truly blogging, it is intriguing how a bartender probes for a customer's taste when they're not sure what they like. So what better place than the Reykjavík Bar Summit to ask for some experiences from the pros behind the bar...

Leap Day starts up Reykjavík Bar Summit

. What better way to spend this extra day we got in 2016 than to start the second round of a great tradition? On the afternoon of February 29, bartending professionals from all around Europe and the U.S. started pouring through the front doors of the Icelandair Hotel...