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Whiskey Vs Brandy: The Differences Between These Two Distilled Spirits

In the world of spirits, whiskey and brandy have such a rich history and timeless feel, wouldn't you say? There's just something about these two beloved spirits that entices connoisseurs and newcomers alike with their depth. Both cherished for their complex flavors...

Best Barware Black Friday Deals 2023

Hey everyone! It's that time of year again—the Black Friday shopping season is here! And we at A Bar Above are really excited about all the awesome holiday deals we have for you. These are definitely our steepest discounts of the year, so make sure not to miss out!...

New Bar Tools Release!

Hey there, fellow cocktail lovers, wine enthusiasts, and hospitality staff! We're super excited to announce the addition of a couple new bar items & color lines to our ever-expanding lineup of bar accessories. Since our co-founder, Chris, spent 15 years behind the...


This is – almost – the classic Sidecar cocktail… but it’s my favorite recipe and I find it’s just a bit more balanced.

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Zombie Cocktail Recipe

Zombie Cocktail Recipe

What better way to welcome Halloween than with the Zombie cocktail? It's a potent, flavorful concoction that really packs a punch with its complex blend of rum, fruit juices, and spices-- the perfect citrus-forward tiki cocktail. Just don't have more than one, or...

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Classy Cocktails for Regular People. 

A community for people who love cocktails. Join for great recipes, Q&A’s, monthly contests, and a positive place to share your drink creations. This is a positive community all about experimentation, collaboration and enjoying great cocktails.


Solidarity & Support for bartenders and bar professionals.

Here you’ll find conversations about surviving the bar career, being a better bartender, and advanced mixology techniques. A positive place for support & solidarity with others working to make a great career behind the bar.

We’re a husband-wife team of cocktail nerds who started A Bar Above way back in 2013, dreaming of a website that would help make craft bar education accessible to everyone.

What started as a blog and YouTube channel quickly grew to include a podcast, online courses, and our very own custom line of barware.

All of the tools and equipment you see on this site are custom-designed or hand-selected by us personally to be the best possible tools for the craft bartender or home mixologist. We hope you love them as much as we do!

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