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Chill with the Cool Kids at American Ice Co. in Washington, DC

December 8, 2013

Washington, DC, USA – While DC is home to a number of hot clubs, sometimes all we want is to chill out with our friends at an unpretentious bar to shoot the breeze. American Ice Co. is a refreshing alternative to the many sceney nightspots in the U Street/Shaw area,… (more)
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Party like a Rock Star at the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC

October 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – We’ve found just the place for free spirits who love to live on the edge, feel most comfortable donning sleek moto jackets and broken-in Chucks, and enjoy making a bit of a ruckus. Believe it or not, traditionally buttoned-up Washington, DC is home to the Rock… (more)
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Friday Finds: Cocktails from Coast to Coast

July 19, 2013

When it comes to the end of a long work week, there’s nothing quite like slipping on your killer pumps and heading out for a few cocktails. And while you always have our favorite picks from sunny LA to posh Paris (and everything in between) in our guides, we decided… (more)
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The Hunt: 5 Spots to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

March 14, 2013

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. St. Patrick’s day is coming up on Sunday this week, and we bet you’re planning to celebrate–whether it’s with Irish bread, a pint of Guinness,… (more)
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A break from beer and wine at cocktail atelier Bar 228 in Paris

May 27, 2012

PARIS, FRANCE – The British love their brews and the French love their vino, but is there room in this cross-channel connection for cocktails? At Bar 228 inside the swank Hôtel Le Meurice, oui…of course. It’s got the warmth of a traditional British club (it has a history as a… (more)
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Friday Finds: Where (and what) to eat and drink this winter

December 9, 2011

As a follow up to the autumn Eat & Drink post, we’ve rounded up some of the best finds this winter (not including our own picks for best sandwich, best dessert, and best hot beverage around the world). There’s no better way to toast the end of 2011 than with… (more)
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Tempting Tuesday: Bubbly and Bamboo at Trader Vic’s

November 22, 2011

LONDON, UK- You know what your local pub is missing? Tiki mugs. Yes, tiki mugs, and rattan chairs, and shell lamps and lots and lots of bamboo. Why? Because tikis, torches, and other Polynesian trademarks are an international symbol for party-time. So put that boring pint glass down and step… (more)
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A fling with the Singapore Sling at Long Bar

October 13, 2011

SINGAPORE – For such a tiny nation, Singapore is no shrinking violet. It boasts its share of massive skyscrapers, one of the world’s most humungous observation wheels, and an outsized appetite for both food and fashion. So, it’s appropriate that the island’s signature cocktail is hardly demure. That would be… (more)
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Dancing, sans disco balls, at Crown Bar

January 30, 2011

WEST HOLLYWOOD, USA – On the LA nightlife scene, it can be hard to find a good place to get your dance on.  At some of the scene-iest joints, most are too cool to break a sweat or bust a move. If you want to find great dancing tunes and… (more)
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From femmes fatales to Violent Femmes at Bordello

March 30, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA – A rainy winter night, driving amongst industrial warehouses, looking for an unmarked door…it all sounds like the beginning of a pulpy noir film. In actuality, this was my introduction to downtown L.A. nightlife darling Bordello, which occupies the former Little Pedro’s space in the gritty grotto… (more)