It’s no secret that The Wall Street Journal is a legit publication, so when I saw that they published an article titled “Home Bars Come Back in Vogue” a few days ago; I knew that it could mean big things for KegWorks.
The article details the revival of mixology, the return of an upscale bar culture and even mentions the influence my favorite show Mad Men has had on the movement.
That’s right, according to a very reliable source “The return of the home bar—which evokes the grand days of the 1920s and ’30s, when people dined in black tie and removed themselves for after drinks where a soon-to-become-famous composer would be on hand to perform—is part of the general zeitgeist.” (I had to look it up but that z-word I just quoted means “the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation.”)
They go on to say, “salon life has returned: dressing up is back, as is sitting down with a stiff drink poured elegantly from a decanter into a crystal tumbler. After years of casual dining in the kitchen, we all long for something different. We’re back to indulgence, decadence and glamour.”
So aside from this cultural shift, what’s bringing home bars back in style? The people interviewed for this article seem to think it has something to do with the fact that you can no longer smoke in bars, the convenience of entertaining in a home bar and the need for people to unplug and put their Blackberries down (not that many people even use blackberries anymore – they’re already old news.)
Regardless of the origin(s), we’re thrilled to know that people are getting behind this trend. Check out the article, then head over to our Planning Your Home Bar page in the How-To Center and you can be the trendiest house on the block in no time.
[techtags:HOME BARS, BUILDING A HOME BAR, PLANNING A HOME BAR, WSJ, WALL STREET JOURNAL]