Beverage trends spilling into the restaurant industry


The art of crafts

Beer lists go hyperlocal as restaurants partner with craft brewers in their own backyards.


Mixologists shine up retro drinks with craft techniques

Now that Manhattans, sidecars and other classic drinks from the early 20th century are on cocktail lists, bartenders are mining the oldies for inspiration.

Step aside, craft beer—the element of surprise may be the real emerging star at British-Indian restaurant Pub Royale. While not entirely divorced from the...

Take your cocktails out of the glass and into one of these creative carriers.

Expanded drink lists cater to consumers' knowledge and interests.

Operators are attracting patrons by crafting one-of-a-kind milkshakes, some with flavors that go way beyond vanilla, chocolate and even salted caramel. Customers are ordering milkshakes as snacks, desserts or beverages to complement a meal—all of which boost the check.

Today’s vibrant cocktail culture has given rise to inventive icy drinks, but for the most part, hot alcoholic beverages have lagged behind in creativity.

“We want the beverage program to reflect that convivial vibe of not taking itself too seriously to the guest’s perception, despite everything being very...

Sweet, refreshing and infinitely slurpable, frozen beverages are in a class by themselves.

With increased competition and heightened consumer expectations, it’s essential for operators to offer at least one loyalty or rewards program to capture a large share of diners’ coffee dollars.

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