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Mint Mochatini Encompasses the Best Flavors of Christmas

Photos by L.G. Patterson When I think about Christmas, I think about dessert — sweet flavors, chocolates, mints and candy canes.  So, we decided to create a dessert martini. At 9th Street Public House, we don’t serve food, so we like to think of people coming in after dinner. That’s why we added coffee and […]

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A Cozy Sip Perfect for Fall

Photos by L.G. Patterson When the temperature begins to drop and a cozy sweater won’t do the trick, Park’s signature vanilla chai old fashioned is bound to warm you up. This variation on a traditional old fashioned elevates the classic with notes of cinnamon and cardamom, as well as a hint of sweetness from the vanilla. […]

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Casa Maria’s Releases Barbie Pink Drink

Casa Maria’s Mexican Cantina is celebrating the Barbie movie coming to theaters with the perfect pink drink. Last week, Casa Maria’s posted on Instagram describing the new Barbie Dreams margarita. The Barbie drink is hand-crafted with Patron Reposado, fresh lime juice, agave, club soda and house-made dragon fruit puree to achieve the perfect pink color. […]

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Get a Taste of the Tropics

Photos by L.G. Patterson We knew from the start that frozen drinks had to be a part of the bar program at Irene’s. Austin, Texas, was a huge inspiration for us and anyone who has been there knows thatthe frozen cocktail reigns just as high as tattoos, tech startups and barbecue. But for me, this […]


How to Make a Delightful Springtime Sip

Photos by L.G. Patterson  When the days get warmer, I crave a patio cocktail. This season, I’m switching things up atBarred Owl by adding “The Kuro Neko” to the cocktail menu. Translating to “The Black Cat,” I start by adding mezcal and sherry to one of my favorite Japanese spirits, Nikka gin. “The Kuro Neko” […]

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Signature Sunset Drink Evokes Tropical Vibe

Photos by L.G. Patterson Get ready to be transported to a tropical euphoria, without ever having to leave Columbia. One of the best parts of visiting The Roof is obviously the view, especially at sunset. And while there may still be a little chill in the air as we head into spring, I’m already preparing […]

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Play Bingo With Beer at Shiloh Bar & Grill

Head to Shiloh Bar & Grill tonight for Bingo Wednesday. Enjoy games and drink deals from 8-10 p.m. at Shiloh including $2 Soco Lime Shots, $2 Busch Light Bottles, $3 Sour patch Bombs and more. Shiloh is located in downtown Columbia at 402 E. Broadway. This is a weekly event at Shiloh, so if you […]

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Casa Maria’s Launches New Christmas Cocktails

Casa Maria’s Mexican Cantina is kicking off the holiday season with festive handcrafted holiday cocktails. Try the new top shelf mistletoe margarita, the Grinch, Christmas punch or Cinnamon Toast Crunch shot. The top shelf mistletoe margarita has tequila, Grand Mariner, cranberry juice, agave, a sugar rim and includes sugared cranberries. The Grinch is a vodka […]

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Achieve Balance Chiropractic to Host Happy Hour

This holiday season, spend your night at Achieve Balance Chiropractic for a Holiday Happy Hour. Enjoy an Old Fashioned bar and s’mores from 4-6 p.m. Friday. Sip on some complimentary cocktails while enjoying Achieve Balance Chiropractic’s new location. The company moved in March to 2700 Forum Blvd. This holiday happening is for adults only, and […]

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The A-Frame Winegarden Closes For The Season

The A-Frame Winegarden at Les Bourgeois Vineyards is officially closed for the season. The premier wine tasting spot closed at the end of November and won’t re-open until March 2023. The A -Frame is 10 miles west of Columbia, offering beautiful views as a part of The Blufftop at Rocheport experience. Enjoy a bottle of […]

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Broadway Brewery temporarily closes doors

Broadway Brewery is temporarily closing its doors. The popular Columbia spot announced on New Year’s Eve that it would temporarily close. On Wednesday, the business announced that  Lushen Claridge, son of owner Walker Claridge, passed away after a car accident Saturday. “Lushen not only grew up in The Brewery but was one of the brightest […]

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Missouri Wines Releases Wine Lovers 2023 Calendar

Make sure 2023 is a good year by celebrating all things wine every month. Missouri Wines released its Wine Lovers 2023 Calendar this week. The calendar allows anyone to celebrate Missouri wines year-round with holidays including Drink Wine Day on Feb. 18, Rosé Day on June 10 and Sparkling Wine Day on Dec. 31. Click […]

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Dive Bar Announces Cocktail of the Month

With the new year comes a new cocktail of the month at the Dive Bar in Columbia. For the month of January, enjoy the Dive Bar’s Old Fashioned. This signature drink comes with Stranahan’s Blue Peak or any other whiskey available, muddled sugar, an orange slice, bitters and a cherry. The Dive Bar is open from […]

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Multiple Bars Observing Winter Break Hours

Two local business have made adjustments to their schedules to start the new year. International Tap House is continuing its winter break hours through mid-January. The changed hours push the opening back to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 1 p.m. Friday-Saturday until Jan. 16. Then hours will return to its normal opening of 1 p.m. Monday-Wednesday […]

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One Last Sip of Autumn: Cocktail Nods To Fall Memories, Warms on Winter Nights

Photos by L.G. Patterson Though fall is firmly in the rearview mirror as we head into winter, I’m not ready to let go. One of my favorite late fall traditions is getting a group of friends together and going to a different corn maze every year. (We’re getting close to running out of new mazes […]

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Enjoy Live Music at Serenity Valley Winery

It is officially November and Serenity Valley Wines has released the schedule for live music. While this is the tail end of the live music for the year, there are still many artists planning to perform. Enjoy wine while listening from 4-7 p.m. Saturdays throughout November. This weekend, listen to Ty Toomsen and the Twang […]

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Stir Up Your Plans at Park Restaurant and Bar’s Well Wednesday

Park Restaurant and Bar is continuing to rotate its specialty cocktails for Well Wednesday. This week, people can choose from the Whiskey Peach, Cherry Limeade and the Spicy Pineapple Mule, which is returning after being introduced last week, for $4 each. Along with specialty cocktails, people will be able to get $5 off select appetizers. […]

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DogMaster Distillery’s Happy Hour Offers Chance to Win Prizes

DogMaster Distillery’s Happy Hour Bingo is returning next week. The weekly event is held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. There is no cost to play and all winners will receive a prize.  Players will get to indulge in DogMaster’s specialty, seasonal or traditional cocktails, all made from its in-house whiskey, vodka, gin and rum. DogMaster Distillery is […]

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The Mezcal Margarita Perfectly Balances Sweet And Smoky

Photos by L.G. Patterson Mezcal is one of the hottest trends in the cocktail world right now, but it’s complexity can be intimidating. Its smoky essence provides an element to cocktails that can level up any drink typically made with tequila. The mezcal margarita we make at Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge has the perfect […]

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Enjoy A Homegrown Twist To A Classic Cocktail

Photos by L.G. Patterson The Bee’s Knees is a cocktail that’s special to me right now because it uses hyper local ingredients and embodies what we are trying to do at Ozark Mountain Biscuit & Bar with the bar program. We think it is important to honor the classics while innovating and experimenting with new […]