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The 10 Best Cocktail Bars to Follow on Instagram

There’s nothing better than a little cocktail porn to whet your palate and get you excited for happy hour. Of course, our go-to source for eyeing drool-worthy drinks is Instagram because there’s an endless supply of inspiring photos. Of course not all cocktail-centric accounts know just how to light their Daiquiris or style their Pimm’s Cups. Lucky for you, we scoured the app for the best of the best so you don’t have to dig. These are the 10 best cocktail bars to follow on Instagram right now.

Hidden Harbor @hiddenharborpgh

This tropical Pittsburgh haunt posts our favorite tiki cocktail porn on the internet. Not only will their Instagram tell you about weekly specials and new cocktails, it’ll inspire you to step up your garnish game in a major way.

The Violet Hour @violethourchicago

The Violet Hour shares cocktail photos set in their handsome, clandestine space, and they also use Chicago as their playground to flaunt their gorgeous libations in an urban setting. Follow them for inspiration on what to shake up for your next special occasion—and where to go on your next trip to Chicago.

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Sauvage @sauvage_nyc

From the cocktails to the food to the stunning vintage bistro-inspired space, Sauvage’s Instagram will make your mouth water for beauty. We suggest mixing up the bar’s fabulous Martini before getting lost in their bright and breezy photos.

PiDGiN @pidginvr

If you’re a fan of clean, crisp and bright, PiDGiN’s account is for you. The Vancouver, BC bar and restaurant posts gorgeous shots of their cocktails often, so you’ll never thirst for daily drinkspiration.

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Weather Up @weatherupbars

The best part about following Weather Up is you get to see cocktail porn from not one, but three locations across the country—Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York, and Austin in Texas. Their Instagram features a rainbow of cocktails and enviable marble surfaces that’ll make you want to redecorate stat.

The Walker Inn @thewalkerinn

This reservation-only cocktail lounge is nestled inside the Normandie Club in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood, and their glassware alone has us drooling with desire. Follow The Walker Inn to keep up with their stunning cocktails and a chance to peek inside their 10 boutique hotel rooms.

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Aalto Lounge @aaltolounge

This Portland, Oregon bar gets amazing afternoon light, so the photos of their cocktails are extra beautiful. Keep up with their Instagram to see the watering hole’s latest concoctions, tasty bar bites and occasional nudity

The Carbon Bar @thecarbonbar

Not only will you see shots of gorgeous cocktails from this Toronto bar, you’ll also get pics of sumptuous snacks and the bartenders’ favorite bottles of the moment. We’re especially thirsty for this cocktail made with charcoal-infused tequila, St-Germain, scotch and lime.

The Green Hour @the.green.hour

Philly’s The Green Hour might deliver our favorite cocktail porn on this list. Every drink they post is crisp, clear and presented on a solid black background so the colors pop. Look out for unique twists on the classics like this tropical kumquat Margarita.

Prohibition Charleston @prohibitionchs

This is the place to come for seasonal twists on classic cocktails presented in gorgeous glassware—think Blood Orange Bloody Marys, Apricot Fizzes and salty Cucumber Gimlets. Their garnish game is simple but on point, so it’s sure to inspire your next happy hour.