NEW ORLEANS, LA
Jim Kearns, co-owner & head bartender, The Happiest Hour & Slowly Shirley (address and info)
New York, NY
"I love the way all aspects of the city's culture, from food and drinking to music, seem to just grow out of the ground naturally, completely unforced. It's a city that has continuously embraced its unique culture and fostered its growth for centuries."
Robby Haynes, beverage director, Analogue (address and info)
"Hands down, my favorite city to drink in is New Orleans. There is so much to see and do in the Crescent City and unless you are going to church, you can check just about everything off your travel list with an ice-cold beverage in your hand."
Manisse Davison, beverage manager/bartender, Boiler House (address and info)
San Antonio, TX
"So much culture and rich history surrounds and envelopes the city; so many cocktails originated in the heart of the French Quarter. The laissez-faire attitude (and the drinking laws) doesn’t limit drinking hours so you always feel like ‘hey, it’s five o’clock somewhere.’”