Salty Pidgin I’d been given a tip from my friend Calum, who works at the excellent Rogue & Vagabond, that I should give Salty Pidgin, in Brooklyn, a look. What he did not explain is that Brooklyn is at the top of a fucking massive hill. Nor was it immediately apparent that Google Maps’ proposed …

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Tasmanian Coffee & Drinks My time in Tasmania was quite brief so I felt compelled to cram in as many bar and cafe trips as I could. I hit a rich vein of form from the outset. My first stop was at Amelia Espresso which was just around the corner from my extremely mediocre hotel …

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Drinks in Seoul Believe it or not, I’ve had a fairly light drinking time on this trip so far. The first time I formed these words was to my friend Hande when I arrived in Istanbul, the day after I’d had six glasses of wine with lunch at Borkonyha. But I haven’t had, y’know, big …

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BRLO Brewhouse

BRLO Brewhouse Although I should have made the effort to visit Stone’s, the prospect of jumping on the U-Bahn in 37° heat just didn’t appeal. This did allow me the time for a visit to BRLO’s closer-by taproom and bistro, though. I’d been given this as a tip by both regular guest quester Amy and …

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Smoke & Mirrors

Smoke & Mirrors Our Beer Man’s Verdict Another day brings yet another pub opening in Leith. Shortly after the recent opening of the excellent Nauticus on Duke Street, Smoke & Mirrors is now open for business.  With a low-key exterior which looks unfinished to the point of looking unopened, this sister bar to the nearby …

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