Growing platform increases ability to affect change for the spirits industry

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced that Bar & Restaurant is joining Spirits United as a partner member, growing the platform’s reach and influence on issues important to the spirits industry.

“Bar & Restaurant is another great partner for Spirits United, and we look forward to working with them to address key policy issues that impact bars, restaurants, and all hospitality businesses and their consumers,” said Chris Swonger, president & CEO of DISCUS and “As the country begins to re-open, our partnership will be essential in ensuring lasting change and providing much-needed support to the hospitality industry, which has been devastated by COVID-19.”

“Bar & Restaurant has always been committed to supporting the hospitality industry and the organizations that make it great,” said Tim McLucas, vice president, Hospitality Group of Questex. “As a continued promise with this mission, we are honored to partner with Spirits United to raise industry awareness and relief.”

Spirits United and its partner members continue to underscore a strong commitment to responsibility. Through Spirits United’s social media content and information on its site, spirits advocates will be encouraged to join industry efforts to prevent underage drinking and drunk driving, and to promote the responsible consumption of beverage alcohol.


The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States: The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States is the leading voice and advocate for distilled spirits in the U.S., advocating on legislative, regulatory and public affairs issues impacting the distilled spirits sector at the local, state, federal and international levels. DISCUS members are committed to responsibility and encourage adults who drink to do so in moderation.

Bar & Restaurant: Bar & Restaurant is the bar, nightlife and restaurant business authority. Its experienced, dedicated team delivers owners, operators and managers the resources they need to thrive in this highly competitive industry. Coverage includes our six core pillars including Operations, Guest Experience, People & Staffing, Marketing, Food & Beverage, and Technology. Bar & Restaurant provides the information operators need to open or re-brand a venue, expand to new markets, or look to dominate across the nation and internationally.

Spirits United: Spirits United features important information on key issues facing the spirits industry, hospitality professionals and consumers, while providing advocates with an easy-to-use online platform to weigh in on issues that matter to them. Other Spirits United is a growing platform with more than 15 partners. Spirits United is an inclusive community for anyone and everyone over the age of 21.