Visiting a few dozen bars over the course of a month gives a person some perspective. Here are some trends we spotted far too often, and that we fervently wish would go away forever.
Drinks in mason jars
They’re hard to hold and hard to drink out of, and they just look stupid. They’re for canning, people.
Catnip for music snobs. And too often mood killers.
The term “mixologist”
Who came up with that anyway? For that matter, are the muttonchops and suspenders really necessary?
Illustrations by Dennis Erikkson/Snyder New York
This article originally appeared in our August 2014 issue.