The insiders' guide to the world's most interesting bars, cocktails and characters.
How great would it be to have access to the world's experts to help you choose the coolest and most interesting bars, wherever you find yourself in the world? Well, now you do. Straight Up is a carefully curated collection of insider tips that will allow you to discover the best drinking spots around the globe.
From a 10-seat basement bar in Tokyo, to classic hotel-bar glamour and a glitzy rooftop palace in Toronto, this book contains everything you need to drink in style, brought to you by the locals in the know.
Spirits experts Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley have gathered a team of expert contributors among the world's bartending community to nose out the most interesting and characterful experiences. Throughout the book you'll also find lots of features on signature cocktails, the low-down on star bartenders, and even 'A Day Drinking in...' with the perfect city itinerary.
Joel Harrison & Neil Ridley are at the forefront of providing expertise and innovation in the drinks world. From whisky to gin, cognac to cocktails, the duo has a wealth of knowledge to share with audiences across the globe. As well as writing for a number of different publications around the world, such as the Telegraph and World of Fine Wine, they also appear regularly on TV and act as judges for the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) awards. Their first book, Distilled, won the Fortnum & Mason Drink Book of the Year award in 2015. Their second, Straight Up, was published in October 2017.