Anvil Bar & Refuge
Bryant's Cocktail Lounge
Bryant's Cocktail Lounge
Fox Liquor Bar
Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.
Franklin Mortage & Investment Co.
The Gin Joint
Leon's Full Service
The Library at The NoMad
The Patterson House
Ken Wyner Photography
The Violet Hour
The Sugar House
Editor's Pick: Trick Dog
Williams & Graham
69 Colebrooke Row
1. The Alembic1725 Haight St, San Francisco
2. Anvil Pub2638 Elm St, Dallas
3. Bar Marco2216 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh
4. The Broken Shaker2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami
5. Bryant's Cocktail Lounge1579 S 9th St, Milwaukee
6. Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.112 S 18th St, Philadelphia
7. Clover Club210 Smith St, New York
8. Columbia Room1021 7th St NW, Washington
9. Cure4905 Freret St, New Orleans
10. Death & Company433 E 6th St, New York
11. Drink348 Congress St, Boston
12. Fox Liquor Bar237 S Wilmington St, Raleigh
13. Arnaud's French 75 Bar813 Bienville St, New Orleans
14. The Gin Joint182 E Bay St, Charleston
15. Imperial410 SW Broadway, Portland
16. Leon's Full Service131 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur
17. The NoMad1170 Broadway, New York
18. The Bachelor Farmer and Marvel Bar50 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis
19. Midnight Cowboy313 E 6th St, Austin
20. Noble Experiment777 G St, San Diego
21. The Patterson House1711 Division St, Nashville
22. Pouring Ribbons225 Avenue B, New York
23. Prizefighter6702 Hollis, Emeryville
24. PX728 King St, Alexandria
25. Scofflaw3201 W Armitage Ave, Chicago
26. The Violet Hour1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago
27. The Silver Dollar1761 Frankfort Ave, Louisville
28. Sugar House2130 Michigan Ave, Detroit
29. Sun Liquor607 Summit Ave E, Seattle
30. Taste By Niche4584 Laclede Ave, St Louis
31. Trick Dog3010 20th St, San Francisco
32. The Varnish118 E 6th St, Los Angeles
33. The Velvet Tango Room2095 Columbus Rd, Cleveland
34. Williams & Graham3160 N Tejon St, Denver
35. 69 Colebrooke Row69 Colebrooke Row, London
36. Le Lab1351 rue Rachel Est, Montréal
While you flip through the encyclopedia that is their drink menu, snack on some atypical chow like pickled quail eggs or jerk spiced duck hearts at this unusual and trendy bar and restaurant.
Long dreamed of by a local father & son, Anvil began its countdown to reality when both men were let go by their respective employers. They've decked the ex-Mehdi's with lacquered floor-to-ceiling wood paneling and brick space dividers, and serve up a mean Bloody Mary.
Run out of a renovated firehouse and owned by four friends, this spot is famous for their no-nonsense cocktails, handcrafted tables and bar, and constantly changing menu of bites.
Their crazy hand-crafted cocktails are made using herbs & spices from their garden, and you can sip on them while lounging in the backyard of the Freehand Hostel with hammocks, a pool, ping pong tables, and you can even play a game of bocce ball.
You can feel the history when you drink at Bryant's -- it's been around since the '30s, but you'll be more interested in the intoxicating darkness and your flawless (and also intoxicating) brandy Old Fashioned.
Practically bursting with classical style and a tasteful ambiance, FM&I Co. stands out as one of the classiest bars in Rittenhouse, serving a number of finely tuned cocktails that any patron can appreciate.
From the gal behind Flatiron Lounge, this tearoom-style spot's decked out with pressed tin ceilings, velvet-upholstered settees, and a 19th-century mahogany bar. Food's American-style small plates (molasses-glazed drummettes, lamb burger w/goat cheese, etc).
Columbia Room is consistently one of the best cocktail bars in DC, pouring expertly crafted 'tails using their own cordials, bitters and tinctures, and using hand-carved ice. It's no surprise it has been voted as one of the best bars in America.
The sophisticated atmosphere and delicious drinks make Cure one of the best cocktail bars in New Orleans. Head over for happy hour that lasts from 5-7pm daily and enjoy a cocktail for only $5.50.
D&C's a high-end, dimly lit sanctuary for both the casual and professional boozist.
There's a small specialty food menu, but you came here to do what's on the sign. And don't expect to pick something off the cocktail menu because it doesn't exist. Just tell the barkeep what you're in the mood for (some sweetness, whiskey, etc.) and they'll whip something special up, just for you.
Fox Liquor is an ultra-chill basement lounge populated with couches and inspired by the owner’s extensive research of Manhattan’s top spots. The 30+ custom cocktails on the menu run the gamut from a classic Vieux Carre to tropical fare like the Hemmingway Daiquiri and a Bitter Mai Tai spiked with rum, Campari, and orgeat.
Originally designated as a "gentlemen only area" in NOLA's early days, this cocktail bar located within Arnaud's Restaurant features cocktails like the Pisco Derby (that's pisco, lavender honey syrup, lime, and grapefruit) and bar snacks like Oysters en Brochette (translation: oysters wrapped with bacon and deep fried).
With NYC-culinary degrees in tow, husband and wife team opened Charleston's first pre-Prohibition-style cocktail house, focusing on local herbs, house made syrups, and well-balanced drinks.
This restaurant is owned and operated by Chef Vitaly Paley, who, for those of us who are uninitiated in food culture, has been the Dean of Portland Chefs for many years. The menu's combination of new and traditional American cuisine can be paired with any of Imperial's fine wines, specialty cocktails or draft/bottled beers.
Leon's Full Service is an American restaurant with classic ideals. Its namesake is inspired on the friendly, thorough service gas stations offered in decades past. Though establishing a welcome, communal atmosphere is at a premium, the food is no slouch either. Just ask the pan-seared halibut with the fixings. Well don't ask it, eat it.
The NoMad features a glass ceiling-topped atrium, a stand-up bar area, a "library" (for sipping on French wines), and a Victorian parlour with burgundy rugs and velvet chairs.
Upstairs, you'll find a friendly brick and timber restaurant offering a variety of organic dishes made with ingredients from their rooftop garden and other local growers, while downstairs is the dimly lit speakeasy that completes the duality of the building, as well as your unfulfilled craving for craft cocktails.
Once part of Austin's red light district, The Midnight Cowboy, pays tribute to its former brothel glory as a reservation only, "buzz in" cocktail lair, where clients are encouraged to flirt with staff as long as they abide by house rules.
The Noble Experiment is a small place so it's highly recommended you make a reservation before arriving to try some of their delicious concoctions.
Thanks to its sophisticated decor (cozy, 30-seat bar, vintage chandeliers), and even more sophisticated drinks (get the hickory-smoked cola and whiskey Jennings first and then move on), The Patterson House remains one of the leaders in a town where new, interesting things seem to be happening every minute.
Pouring Ribbons boasts arched windows that overlook Avenue B and allow you to submerge yourself in an extensive menu of cocktails, as well as munch of some small bites that include Flatiron's Beecher's Cheese plates and hummus.
Front-manned by two drink moguls with ties to Bloodhound and Bourbon & Branch, Prizefighter is a pugilism-themed, SF-caliber East Bay cocktail bar armed with a heavyweight 'tail program you'll size up inside at a brick-backed black walnut bar (with an awesomely mounted axe), or outside on a 900sqft patio equipped with heat, so hopefully it doesn't go cold when the NBA Finals are on.
This speakeasy might charge a bit extra than others in the area, but it's worth it after tasting their specialty cocktails that are handcrafted by some of the most seasoned expert mixologists in the city.
Logan Square's Scofflaw offers up a long list of gin-focused cocktails alongside small bites and craft beers. Their fireplace is a coveted drink spot by locals due to it's cozy vibe, and it is widely considered a must-see hot spot in Chicago.
TVH is a great place to slug a few cocktails, hear some good tunes, and generally feel awesome.
Perched inside a former firehouse, the redbrick Kentucky whiskey temple merges fine food, old-school country records, and craft cocktails. Their six-page spirit menu is laden with (obviously) a huge list of bourbons, which are sorted by distillery, plus moonshine, rye, and seasoned bourbon -- all from the Bluegrass State.
Surrounding vintage bar stools and various taxidermy with dark wood and the 1888 building's original brick to create an antique-hunting-lodge vibe, SH uses only fresh-squeezed juices and housemade syrups to make its crafty concoctions, and strictly enforces a no-standing-room policy by asking you to kindly take a seat, sir.
Sun Liquor's a Cap Hill distillery & bar that also serves breakfast from mobile food slinger Seattle Biscuit Company (options include a Cabernet-blackberry balsamic-drizzled pear, brie, and jambon biscuit).
Brought to you by The Bon Vivants, Trick Dog in The Mission's a marble- and steel-adorned cocktailery serving drinks from a Pantone-inspired menu with names from favorite song titles, along with bar bites like beer nuts, pickles, and cracklins.
In the back of Cole's (behind an oak door marked only with a framed drawing of a cocktail), this tiny bar from the vaunted mixologist minds behind Manhattan's Milk & Honey and Little Branch delivers handcrafted cocktails.
The Velvet Tango Room gets its speakeasy vibe from, well, being located in an actual former speakeasy (the bullet holes in the ceiling remain to this day), but you're not going to be drinking some nasty bathtub-gin martini in this place. Located in an inconspicuous old house -- complete with backyard garden -- VTR is committed to classic and modern cocktails, crafted with loving attention and served up on their own or as part of sampler flights.
Williams & Graham, a bar styled to look like a Prohibition-era speakeasy, offers up an eclectic selection of specialty cocktails, liquors, beers and wines. Additionally, there's a food menu that includes a variety of sandwiches, snacks and small plate dishes.
Also known as the Bar With No Name, this Islington joint has live jazz music and a speakeasy feel, serving up expertly crafted cocktails by experienced mixologists.
Located in the Plateau neighborhood, Le Lab has an extensive cocktail menu that changes regularly and churns out inventive concoctions like the Deer Hunter (Jägermeister, violet liqueur, and lime). This also might be the only place in Montreal where you can order something called the Threesome for $13...