Behind the Bar

Behind the Bar: Barmacy

by Allyson Smith “A place where you can get your medicine with no prescription,” says Walid Loutfi. What kind of business might he own? Is it a pharmacy? An underground apothecary? Or none of the above? Wa...

Behind the Bar | March 2018

words and photos by Nate Edmunds 03/02/2018 Over the last few decades the Chestnut Beer Garden in Cuyahoga Falls has evolved from a bonafide ramshackle dive, to something of a hidden gem. The bar has weathe...

Dive Bar Family Christmas: The Ballad of Ray & Mario

When being home for the holidays means working the bar by Chris Horne It’s Christmas. You’re still a kid. This is supposed to be your day. Maybe you got some new clothes, some new toys. You want to play. Enjo...

Behind the Bar | Meet Adam Payne at Square Bar

as told to Sarah Stubbs, published in Issue 6 (May 26, 2015)   Name: Adam Payne Hometown: Born in Texas, raised in NEO: Portage Lakes, Manchester area Lives in: West Akron, right around the corner fr...

Behind the Bar | Meet Lisa Stewart, BLU Jazz+

Name: Lisa Stewart Hometown: Canton, OH Lives in: Highland Square Job: Bartender, BLU Jazz+ What was your first night like?  The first night at BLU Jazz+ was not what I expected at all. The offic...