Wednesday, June 12, 2024

BYOC: Why ‘Bring Your Own Cocktail’ Bars Are The Next Big Thing

They’re called BYOC bars, but you’re not actually responsible for bringing in your own pre-made cocktails (we’re way past bottled Bacardi mojitos, after all). The liquor is the only thing you’re responsible for. Or as the Standard puts it:

The point is you bring the proverbial milkshake to the yard.

We’ll pause here so you can recall the glorious wonder that was and remains Kelis.


(Ed note: we aren’t sure if inflation has impacted what Kelis has to charge for her milkshake, but if you fellas out there can afford the going rate, we highly recommend you come up with the scratch.)

And now, back to our originally scheduled post.

As unconventional as it may sound, these BYOC pop-up bar concepts appear to be taking off in the U.K. By bringing in your spirit of choice, and paying what amounts to a minimal corkage fee, you not only save money, but bartenders are less likely to disappoint you with their recommendations.

Dublin is getting ready to launch its first BYOC bar called Drop Dead Twice. Here’s how it works:

If you didn’t catch all that, all the info is slo-mo on their site.

Daily Edge reports that from October 13 through December, “the bar’s resident mixologists will whip up a minimum of five bespoke cocktails using their expertise together with a wide range of mixers and liqueurs.”

Bespoke. For those keeping score at home, bespoke is what we call things we used to call homemade or personalized. It’s not really a big deal, but it sounds cool.

This isn’t the first instance of a publicized BYOC bar. They’ve experimented with the concept all over London. If this isn’t already happening in the U.S., I’m sure one will be arriving sooner than later. If you know of one, please enlighten the rest of us in the comments.

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