Trailer Happiness…in London??

Trailer Happiness

Looking for a bit of Kitsch in London?  Then Trailer Happiness is your answer!!  Serving up classic cocktails with a “Tiki Twist”, this joint rocks Tacky! They’ll pour you a Mai Tai, an Old Fashioned, or anything in between!  And while you’re boozing, be sure to peruse the art on the wall…it’s only one step above the Velvet Elvis paintings they used to sell on the side of the road!! Happy drinking!!

Trailer Happiness

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Cliff Barnes, Sue Ellen, & Pitchers of Cocktails…

Sue Ellen

Stockholm has done it.  It has solved the Ewing-Barnes feud!!  Well, sort of.  If you side with the Ewing clan, then head on over to Sue Ellen’s, a fab gastropub with a great selection of beers from the Gotlands Bryggeri microbrewery.  Now, if the Barnes family is where your loyalties lie, then Cliff Barnes is the place for you!  This bar honors the massive amounts of whiskey drinking that happened on Dallas by serving cocktails in pitchers!  Yes, they serve pitchers of cocktails…and you will drink them in this converted school of a bar! For the fans of the old Dallas or the new, this set of watering holes is a must while in Stockholm!

Cliff & Sue Ellen

A Bar Covered in Copper

Union Restaurant

Tucked away in the Kleinbasel neighborhood of Basel, the  Union Restaurant is a visual delight of trompe l’oeil.  Famed Swiss architect Aurélie Blanchard lined the walls, tables, and even the light fixtures with copper to create an effect of constant motion.  The food is classic American with a twist, and diners eat family-style at long, oak tables. Locals, immigrants, expats, and students alike frequent the adjoining bar to enjoy old school cocktails.

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LL Cool J…”Mama Said Stay at the Mama Shelter”

Mama Shelter

Designed by Philippe Starck of Royalton (New York) and Delano (Miami) fame, the Mama Shelter rocks funky.  The ceilings are grafittied blackboards, the walls are exposed or waxed concrete, and the light fixtures are made from birdcages.  On the first floor is a hip restaurant overseen by Chef Alain Senderens, who has created a menu that highlights the best of French regional cuisine.  Before dinner, check out the rooftop bar and enjoy a mean cocktail…or three.

Rooftop bar

Stylish & trendy, this hotel is located in the offbeat Charonne, a colorful neighborhood of art galleries, bookshops, tattoo parlors, and vintage boutiques on the edge of Paris. It is indeed hip Paris at its best.

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