Now that would be telling, and it would ruin all the fun! Even BarChick's lovers have no idea of the full extent of her antics. All you need to know is that we love bars, we are very good at drinking, and we love anyone who loves BarChick! Simple really.
Plus since BarChick's mother began to worry about her liver, we have added a few more strings to our bow in the form of the BarChicklet (the Robin to BarChick's batman), BarChick's Boss (the one who runs the show, and makes us come to work despite hangovers / lack of sleep - she's the best even if we don't let on at 9am on a Friday morning), ProBarChick (ex bar manager of the Savoy, and Four Seasons in New York. This Chick knows her sh*t, and can teach all of us a thing or two), then we have the little guys: Fresher, New Girl and the Hot Intern (it's a boy!) and well these guys make all sorts of things happen, and we would be lost without them, they are basically BarChicks in training, and they are doing better than we ever expected, oops.
The Story – (film rights available to highest bidder) After months and months of ‘research’ (boozing), geeky wizardry and arguing about whether or not we should have a ‘K’ in our name, we welcome you, with open arms/ livers to the improved BarChick 2.0 – the ultimate bar resource for all you thirsty punters.
Plus, whether you’re at home or abroad, BarChick has got your back and has done the tourist thang for you, so you don’t have to. Ditch your map and just get the app…it’s free to download (helpful and generous).
Main thing you’ll need to understand is that everywhere listed on the site is good, in its own special way. It’s not just about fancy hotel bars selling fifty quid truffle Martinis, and it’s definitely not about your local Wetherspoons curry night. You can work that out for yourself. We’re looking for places with character, a bit of a story but ultimately the perfect day/night/week out. So, if you are searching for a certain bar and it’s not listed, don’t bin BarChick, it’s because it isn’t worth a visit (or perhaps we need to know about it). BarChick might be particular, but she is definitely not lazy…she’s worn down her heels all around town/ the world so that you don’t have to pay a visit to the cobblers.
Unlike some of the other crappy bar websites you’ve probably visited, BarChick is totally independent. At least, we will be until someone starts handing over big cash to influence us (see contact page, booze people)…but that’s not to say we will join the bar review graveyard.
So, from Paris to Berlin, London to Miami, Hong Kong to New York (the list goes on)….look us up, we’re here to help you look cool, get laid, and find a decent drink. Oh and let us have your feedback & suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.
Meet our other BarChicks, the people who know where to go and why...Yes these are our wonderful contributors who we love...
a.k.a @HotBarChick – she’ll be there for you in times of celebration, boredom or sadness, and man will you have a good time. She’ll drink most of you under the table, and will definitely drink too much and turn up late for work the next day. An inspiration to us all.
It was love at first sight with this one, she’s quite something. She was the first to join BarChick so she has the bar scene on lock down, and the liver of a champion. She’s scared of the past and as a kid she wanted to be a Mexican. One of a kind!
Meet the boss, who is also an expert on Ibiza’s nightlife and an adept party thrower. She’s BarChick’s best friend from school and is mistaken as BarChick’s double everywhere she goes. She plays bad cop and runs the show, keeping this lot in order is no easy task, she’s the best.
Pro BarChick’s expertise lies on the other side of the bar. Having worked in the sexiest and most sophisticated bars the world has to offer (most recently heading up The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy), Pro BarChick’s industry experience is second to none and she’s here to teach us all a thing or two.
She’s very sweet this one, a bit posh, very funny and just loves her pet falabella (a mini horse). She was queen of the spelling bee as a kid, so she is basically our editor and spell checker and since BarChick can’t spell, we need her (even if her favourite drink is a Porn Star Martini).
Best mates with BarChick’s little sister, and a real cool kid. She’s amazing at discovering new places and is usually up for anything, a wicked wing man. She cycles everywhere!
This little diamond has known BarChicklet since childhood, so she’s already like family to us. She likes tattoos, piercings and Hendricks gin. She’s awesome, an admin animal and easy to please, as long as she has halloumi and houmous in hand!
She’s the hot little sister of Alan, legendary booze writer. Good start. She’s also a PR whizz & Travel Writer. Here to help BarChick with world domination, schmooze & keep people shouting about us, Hannah is BarChick’s hot-off-the PressChick. This one is rarely seen without a coffee or Espresso Martini in hand.
What a find twitter! He’s the brother BarChick never had! When this Essex lad’s not designing a sexy new website/tattoos/anything BarChick related, he’s making tea… just don’t go feeding him mushrooms or pork scratchings, he’s not a fan!
Meet BellChick, no one messes with her, not only cos her husband sells guns, but cos she runs tings at BarChick. Vanilla Ice follows her on Twitter, she loves gin, she’s starred in a film alongside Michael Douglas and has a habit of getting locked out of the house at 3am. A BarChick through and through.
You might find her wielding a bottle of rum on a Havana street corner, knocking back tequila in a Mexican dive or legging it through the Argentine wine district (don’t ask!). On board to drink her way around the world and take BarChick intergalactic one bar at a time, she’s our all-travelling, all-boozing BarChick-at-large.
Meet BarChica, recently spotted In Ibiza, although who knows where she is, Paris? Worcester? The Groucho? At a Villa party? Pigging out at a buffet? Hanging out with hot bartender lovers? All likely. She hates sand, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
A chain-smoking, fat-cat loving party head with disco stamina to rival BarChick herself. If you’re looking for a hand this chick will swap her right one for a decent bottle of single malt. She falls hard for football so wear a strip if you want to make her yours, red til she’s dead apparently.
Phoebe is to BarChick what Q is to Bond, kinda. She’s the youngest here so obvs she looks after all things social media, plus she’s got one hand on the buzzer and the other in the mini-bar. She dreams of cheesecake and Prosecco (and now Tonic Booms thanks to BarChick’s bad influence) expect great things. Oh and her dad’s a pirate. Awesome.
Nim the little nutter is possibly one of the biggest BarChick fans, so she’s instant family. She’s Australian, works for the big booze boys at Bacardi and knows how to party, she was born to BarChick. Just don’t mistake her for Jessie J!
We’ve never seen our Brazilian BarChick wear anything but spandex. She’s quite the disco queen and was recently spotted shaking her goodies at Rio Carnival where she resides. A total babe the boys love her for her massive… eyes, and her double-jointed toes, but that’s besides the point.
Meet the hot new boy at BarChick HQ. Once voted best young reverse parker in London in an independent survey. Plus not only can he play a mean game of cricket, but he knows Lebanon (and its ladies) better than most, and he was the face of a drinks brand over there. Woof!
Conrad has charmed kisses from more than just one BarChick, need we say more? Perhaps it’s his one cat eye that did it, or that he simply loves a party, and boy does he dance. This man’s just perfect for the job, he’ll be BarChicking all over Barcelona, ladies you have been warned.
Thirtysomething man-about-town Hugh Wright, aka BarCock, is our eyes, ears and perky tush on the London gay scene. Hugh believes firmly that ‘if it can’t be fixed with duct tape or a Martini, it ain’t worth fixing’.
BarChicks little sister, and toughest critic, has been involved since the start. She’s very funny, and smoking hot (obvs).
Naughty best friend of BarChick’s sister..she’s done spell checking / drinking/ dancing and some kissing of barmen I believe. Heroic.
BarChick’s ex boss is one of a kind. Not only is he a Jewish Superman look-a-like but he’s also a sucker for an Old Fashioned, just don’t give him one too many. His best mate eats glow sticks too, a classic at any party. Loves to mix business with pleasure.
Disco dancing, bow tie loving guy from Manchester who has a lot of love for the ladies on Corrie. Find him sipping Champagne whilst sniffing the back of his hand (why – you’ll have to ask him).
Meet London’s hip new boy on the bloc…and BarChicks his biggest fan. Funny man, serial lothario and the guy you most want to get dirty with on the dance floor. He’ll charm the knickers off you… your mum and your boyfriend.
With his colander tan (freckles) and fear of friendly people he’s often mistaken for being a Brit, don’t be fooled, this early morning egg fanatic spent most of his life in South Africa. Drink with him until he passes out face first into a bath, or any other solid object he can find; tables, chairs, bins…he’s not fussy.
Our girl in Paris is usually pompette after one cocktail and we love her for it. A bit of an all round achiever she studied maths, medicine and drama before discovering the booze industry. She’s as skilled behind the bar as she is in front of it and she’ll wind you up with her cheeky side, but only if she likes you.
Meet Nicky, she’s an aussie and a bit of a Gwyneth Paltrow when it comes to health and wellness (she has her own blog and drinks coconut water). A firm believer in ‘wine time’ nonetheless, find her barefoot, busily hunting down hidden gems and delicious food, or busy being Life & Style Editor at the NZ Herald.
Coyote Ugly eat your heart out, meet Haley, the all singing all dancing (go-go mainly) BarChick. When she’s not rocking out behind the decks or on stage, she’s probably dying her hair or getting something pierced… She collects experiences, so throw one her way.
This dude’s been traveling the world in the name of booze for almost two decades. He’s Budapest’s hottest cocktail consultant and when he’s not making em he’s drinking em. A bit of a nerd when it comes to tequila (and Tintin, actually) don’t play dumb unless you want to see his mean side.
This heavily tattooed barman and promoter is our underground party boy, with a middle name like Usher we knew he’d be a bit of a ledge. Bang into nudity, sirens, pixies and mermaids he’s BarChick’s Edinburgh man.
With wine as the day job, whisky by night and tequila shots in the morning, this girl’s a professional. She can be found anywhere in HK – from Michelin star restaurants to local dai pai dongs or chilling in a dingy speakeasy. During summer Ibiza beckons, oh and come Christmas she’ll be on some slope. Jetsetter.
Camila, not Cameron. Originally from Colombia, after travelling the world eating, drinking and graphic-designing, she made her home in Madrid. She didn’t think twice about contributing to BarChick, which combines two of her favourite things: drinking and Madrid. She likes synth, Jäger shots and has lovely hands, check it.
She’s an English girl in New York so she knows how to do it properly – we love her for her little black book.
This hot sh*t chef and mega foodie is the ultimate holiday accessory – BarChick’s boss takes her everywhere, when she’s not hanging with Gordon Ramsay that is. If you’ve got the hots for this one you’ll have to wait in line, she’s already got a pretty smooth stalker, he breaks into her car and leaves her presents, thoughtful, right?
Heather is BarChick’s answer to Mad Men’s Don Draper. When she’s not kicking ass at the ad agency she’s scoping out the best bars in Vancouver for us. Take this one scuba diving or enter her into a running man challenge if you want to see something impressive, don’t go head to head though, unless loosing is your thing.
You’ll most likely find Tom spinning down the streets of Madrid. An English boy living in Spain’s capital, BarChick’s very own drink-fulled acrobat is a cocktail-loving, roof terrace-hopping social maestro at your service.
Josh is a bit of an all rounder. This multi-lingual machine caught our attention with a hand delivered poem! If the post code starts with E, he’ll know it well. Travelling, discovering and spreading the good word about BarChick sums him up perfectly.
A fully-fledged whisky lovin’ Celt, this now Brighton-based BarChick can either be found drinking a filthy Martini at a rooftop bar or with a can of Special Brew in a local squat party. Give her some tunes, and she’ll be dancing. She also makes her own unique home brew from carrots… it’s an art form.
This Cold Tea bartender extraordinaire knows her sh*t – she also teaches for the Toronto Institute of Bartending. In her words: unabashed nerd, whisky swiller, booze scribbler, market dweller, food fiend & damn hot too.
Find this hot babe rocking pleather and lace and a mane a la Boris, trust us, it’s hotter than it sounds. A granny-chic chick with a penchant for dirty underground bars, the dirtier the better. With a degree in journalism you know you’ll be able to talk shop with this one, take her out and marvel at her gangly shapes on the dance floor.
When this little babe isn’t whipping up a storm in the kitchen she’s kicking ass on the tennis pitch, she’s totally our 1950’s BarChick. She even has her own signature Mojito, what a total Betty. She’s prone to a blonde moment or two but don’t underestimate her; she’ll drink you under the table before you’ve even caught her name, damn.
This hot chick loves the strong stuff (and gin) so if you wanna hang with her you better be able to handle the heat. Kick her ass in a cocktail competition to win her heart but give her some space when she’s in the mix, unless you want to find out how she lost that tooth.
This chick spends her days in the studio introducing the likes of The Apprentice on BBC1, hosting radio shows, and recording voiceovers. When she’s not in the studio, she’s in the bar. And when she’s not in the bar, she’s on holiday (in a bar obvs.) She counts Thailand, Croatia, Dubai and Newcastle (she’s a Geordie) among her fave exotic hangouts
Through the arduous process of working her way through Shanghai’s wildest hangouts, she found herself eating birthday cake on the Great Wall of China and having an epic Titanic singalong with a Chinese taxi driver. All in a hard day’s work. Obvs.
Pippa’s phonebook reads like a who’s who in Manchester, she works in PR so she’s got the glam squad on speed dial. Bang into free booze (its part of the job) her biggest fear is missing a good party, so she goes to them all. She’d take gin and lipstick to a desert island and she speaks fluent scouse, a total find.
She’s half Polish, speaks English and Italian, and dabbles in Japanese – she has great chat! Meet BathChick, she does all our bars in Bath, look out for this West Country wonder walking with camera or cruising in her old Volkswagen!
This adorable Aussie lives in London but she’s still got Perth on lockdown. She works in hospitality recruitment and looks after the likes of the Savoy, Connaught and Dorchester…yeah, she’s kind of high end. Find her drinking beer in Dalston, a cocktail at the Connaught or Patron at The Box, glam.
Swoon ladies (and gents) Italian stallion in the house. This one grew up in a town with more bars than people so naturally he knows his way around a decent sesh. When it comes to booze his grandpa taught him everything he knows, find him sitting pretty (getting p*ssed) in Milan, Venice or Rome. They just don’t make them like this any more.
Some say prima donna, others say art twat, he would say veteran model… to us he’s the ultimate bad boy for weeding out dens of wickedness in the back waters of Paris and Jersey. Good mannered, cigarette smoking and a touch flowery… he’s our kinda BarChick (and for all you parents out there, he’s a literature lover too… nice).
A pocket-sized politics nerd with a penchant for bourbon, tattoos and coffee. With qualifications in both history and personal training she’s a bit of an all-round performer, apart from the fact she can’t walk in heels that is. BarChick was her first proper job interview out of school and she’s been fan-girl-ing ever since, respect.
A secret sucker for the occasional Smirnoff Ice, Mark claws back his cool by drinking Manhattans in public, plus the occasional Daiquiri. He loves a good Jamaican beat as long as the vocals are auto-tuned and gets romantic about pointy skyscrapers and driverless trains. Don’t talk to him about Gok Wan, he ain’t a fan.
Clearly BarChick material, this bombshell loves a big night out so much that she’s set up her own party, Green Door Productions. She’s easily excited, especially about daytime drinking. Full to the brim of blonde wisdom and popcorn, when Vicky’s not drinking she’s in her office at the local picturehouse, (ogling Ryan Gosling like the rest of us).
This Brazilian pirate has been living and loving in Buenos Aires since 2005. She’s all about the sea and dreams of owning a pastry shop near it one day (she’s not into the beach much though). Know your dive bars from your five-stars if you want to impress her and crack out the lavender if you think she’s the one, she’s totes into it.
Hong Kong born and bred this ex-magazine-editor-turned-milliner knows Hong Kong’s bar scene like the back of her hand. After years of rampant boozing in the capital, Awon has everything it takes to make it as a BarChick. She’s partial to a gin sour, and loves nothing more than busting out moves to some filthy dancehall tunes, peng.
Like Legally Blonde, but boozier. This recent law grad is our Manchester/Birmingham BarChick. When she’s not training her brain she’s knocking back gin, a total doll. She dreams of victory on Man vs. Food and recons she could eat most dudes under the table. Fat BarChick wants to see her put her money where her mouth is.
You’re probably wondering why this hot chick looks so familiar. Truth is if you didn’t spot her in the women’s .22 rifle comp in Kuwait (in which she came third) then you should watch Turkish rap videos on MTV. She covers celeb news at the Huffington Post and has three passports, pow, she’s one hell of a BarChick.
Born in America, then raised in Yorkshire, she’s one of a kind. With a love for all things fried and sugar covered, Meredith is not alone at BarChick HQ. A damn good writer, with the gift of the gab – often found propping up bars with a Pornstar Martini… atta gal.
This peanut butter obsessed hotty currently resides in Bombay, baby. She loves a party (so obvs she’ll make a banging BarChick) and will do anything to keep the vibe alive, cancelling flights included.
A real life daddy (as in he’s actually someone’s father) Marlowe is a Portobello Road cocktail snob who can be found in some of the worst dive bars in town. He designs drinks for Evans and Peel and Kench and Bibesy and he writes a mean review too.
Meet Norman Jr: born and raised on the streets of Camden he’s the son of legendary restaurateur Russell Norman. He secretly rates Harry Styles for his antics (don’t tell the lads) and is an avid superstar DJ in his spare time. With Leeds on lockdown he’s the one to call when we need a word with the North.
This street food enthusiast has stalked Mongolia, Japan, China, America, Malaysia and Europe in search of fun and… street food. She’s partial to a spot of Sipsmith’s sloe gin (straight from the bottle) and believes in trying everything once… within reason.
Find this fitness fanatic hot-footing it up the 252 steps of Jacob’s Ladder in Perth. She’s mainly into mescal (it’s healthy, right?) after she fell hard for it in Ibiza but still holds a special place in her heart for anything with bubbles, what a sweetie.
He’s been larging it in the booze industry since 2004 and has a minor obsession with hidden bars, city skyline views and Passoa (all in moderation of course). Find him his 3-wheeled Piaggio DJing to crowds at festivals… what a dude.