Article about the rise of elitist cocktail bars, tracing the history of the current cultural movement towards fancy-schmancy drinks. The article completely misses the point that we need a variety of bars in our lives. Personally, I like visiting the dive at the end of our block for a quick drink at the end of the night, hitting a sports bar for big footie matches and going out for fine cocktails. Experiencing the latter is a combination of appreciating the artistry of cocktail creation. It is also a somewhat more luxurious experience. I am there to savor, not only the cocktails, but the company. We choose to have different experiences at different times. It feels like the author of this is too narrowly focused on the singular experience.