50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S.
Maison Premiere is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

1. Maison Premiere

9.5
298 Bedford Ave (btwn S 1st & Grand St), Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Williamsburg · 431 tips and reviews

Alexandra W.Alexandra White: The waitstaff is so educated on the cocktail list (all of which are great), so don't go for a standard. Get their advice, you won't be disappointed.

The Broken Shaker is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

2. The Broken Shaker

9.5
2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL
Cocktail Bar · Ocean Front · 218 tips and reviews

Suraj S.Suraj Savalia: Fantastic ambience. Super chill backyard vibe. Tell the bartender what you're feeling.

Scofflaw is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

3. Scofflaw

9.4
3201 W Armitage Ave (at Kedzie Ave), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Logan Square · 141 tips and reviews

James L.James Lanning: If you have a favorite gin, they have it. Try Martin Miller's or Ransom Old Tom to start building your gin palette in style.

Bryant's Cocktail Lounge is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

4. Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

9.1
1579 S 9th St (W Lapham Blvd), Milwaukee, WI
Cocktail Bar · Historic Mitchell Street · 70 tips and reviews

Christine T.Christine T.: One of my absolute favorite bars. Awesome drinks and equally awesome staff. Gotta try their Mai Tai, but be careful - it's rather strong! :)

Black Swan Saloon is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

5. Black Swan Saloon

9.3
2708 Elm St (btwn N. Crowdus St. & N. Good-Latimer Expy.), Dallas, TX
Dive Bar · Deep Ellum · 61 tips and reviews

Maya J.Maya Jimenez 😬: Looks like a dive bar but the bartenders are cocktail experts! Just tell them what you like and they'll make you something amazing.

Curio is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

6. Curio

9.3
491 S 4th St (Livingston), Columbus, OH
Cocktail Bar · German Village · 25 tips and reviews

jireselljiresell: Intimate place with great handcrafted cocktails. They also offer the full menu from Harvest Pizza next door.

The Dead Rabbit is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

7. The Dead Rabbit

9.3
30 Water St (btwn Broad St & Coenties Slip), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Financial District · 442 tips and reviews

Blake O.Blake Olmstead: If you can find the elbow room in this always-lively joint, you won't be disappointed with the abundance of whiskey and perfectly-balanced cocktails.

Attaboy is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

8. Attaboy

9.3
134 Eldridge St (btwn Delancey & Broome St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Lower East Side · 216 tips and reviews

Charlotte S.Charlotte Scarf: Let someone else do all the thinking. Just tell them your preferred spirit and flavor profile and voilà, a delectable cocktail will appear.

Dear Irving is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

9. Dear Irving

9.4
55 Irving Pl (at E 17th St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Union Square · 223 tips and reviews

Leonardo U.Leonardo Urbina: Great for an intimate date but also great for a power meeting. Beautiful setting with great drinks and excellent barkeeps.

Buffalo Proper is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

10. Buffalo Proper

9.2
333 Franklin St (at W Tupper St), Buffalo, NY
Cocktail Bar · Allen · 29 tips and reviews

Joe R.Joe Russell: Life changing cocktails. Best bar in Buffalo hands down.

St. Mazie is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

11. St. Mazie

9.4
345 Grand St (btwn Marcy Ave & Havemeyer St), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Williamsburg · 129 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: At St. Mazie, an easy-to-miss door across from the bar opens onto a staircase that descends to the cellar where you’ll feel transported back to the 1880s. Read more.

Multnomah Whisk{e}y Library is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

12. Multnomah Whisk{e}y Library

9.3
1124 SW Alder St (at SW 12th Ave), Portland, OR
Cocktail Bar · Downtown Portland · 94 tips and reviews

ZZubinZZubin: Wow! What a space. Endless spirit selections, excellent design, comfy seatings...like the old timey man cave of your dreams. Plus 90s RnB! ("neo soul" to be precise)

Tattersall Distilling is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

13. Tattersall Distilling

9.3
1620 Central Ave NE (at 18th Ave NE), Minneapolis, MN
Distillery · Logan Park · 21 tips and reviews

Shelly Z.Shelly Zordich: The umeboshi sour is perfect. Pair it with a cheese plate from the food truck and you have a perfect evening!

Clover Club is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

14. Clover Club

9.4
210 Smith St (btwn Baltic & Butler St), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Boerum Hill · 362 tips and reviews

MashkaMashka: The drinks are close to perfection. Even those daiquiri ones. Not sweet! My fav is African Queen.

Hotel Delmano is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

15. Hotel Delmano

9.4
128 N 9th St. (at Berry St), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Williamsburg · 228 tips and reviews

Chet M.Chet Mancini: Cocktails are exquisite. Gentle Julep worth trying. Everyone here is fashionable. Dress accordingly.

Angel’s Share is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

16. Angel’s Share

9.3
8 Stuyvesant St (at E 9th St & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Speakeasy · East Village · 479 tips and reviews

Kathy M.Kathy Matthiesen: Go upstairs to the Japanese restaurant and go left through the unmarked door. Quiet, intimate, and great drinks. Loved the Smoke in Your Face whiskey cocktail - it's exactly what it sounds like.

Canon is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

17. Canon

9.3
928 12th Ave (btwn E Spring & Marion St), Seattle, WA
Cocktail Bar · 135 tips and reviews

Toby L.Toby Lorenc: You've got to check this place out - half the experience is just watching them make the craziest drinks you can imagine

Anvil Bar & Refuge is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

18. Anvil Bar & Refuge

9.3
1424 Westheimer Rd (at Windsor St.), Houston, TX
Cocktail Bar · Neartown - Montrose · 181 tips and reviews

Ricardo H.Ricardo Hernandez: Great list of original creations. Top liquors. Casual ambiance.

The Wayland is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

19. The Wayland

9.2
700 E 9th St (at Avenue C), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Alphabet City · 272 tips and reviews

Aly K.Aly K: Amazing cocktails - definitely try the garden variety margarita and the moonshine drink!

The Raines Law Room is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

20. The Raines Law Room

9.3
48 W 17th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Union Square · 325 tips and reviews

TiffanyTiffany: Press the bell and a hostess will guide you in! Try the La Reforma if you're looking for something sweet but not too heavy.

The Violet Hour is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

21. The Violet Hour

9.2
1520 N Damen Ave (at Pierce Ave), Chicago, IL
Speakeasy · Wicker Park · 242 tips and reviews

Chris S.Chris Steele: Absinthe happy hour from 6 - 8pm. Chase down that green fairy, just make sure you're not driving afterwards.

Wilson & Wilson Private Detective Agency is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

22. Wilson & Wilson Private Detective Agency

9.1
501 Jones St (at O'Farrell), San Francisco, CA
Speakeasy · Tenderloin · 46 tips and reviews

Jess L.Jess L: If you're going to get the three cocktail flight, I recommend pre-eating.

Achilles Heel is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

23. Achilles Heel

9.2
180 West St (at Green St), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Greenpoint · 82 tips and reviews

Nicole F.Nicole Formica: Cozy Brooklyn bar with a solid dirty martini.

The Whistler is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

24. The Whistler

9.2
2421 N Milwaukee Ave (at W Fullerton Ave), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Logan Square · 106 tips and reviews

James L.James LaCroix: A brilliant cocktail list complemented with great music make this a bar worth frequenting.

The Alembic is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

25. The Alembic

9.1
1725 Haight St (btwn Cole & Shrader St.), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Haight Ashbury · 232 tips and reviews

Emily K.Emily Kane: It's not a cocktail menu, it's an anthology. Each drink is given its own creation myth. Be prepared to commit your time and taste buds to trying more than two.

Apothéke is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

26. Apothéke

9.2
9 Doyers St (btwn Pell St & Bowery), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Chinatown · 431 tips and reviews

SavoteurSavoteur: With extremely unique vibes, the bar’s 250 plus specialty drinks are divided into categories like Health, Stress Relievers and Pain Killers. Read more.

The Columbia Room is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

27. The Columbia Room

9.2
124 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, D.C.
Cocktail Bar · Logan Circle - Shaw · 19 tips and reviews

Hal M.Hal Mackins: Fantastic drinks, particularly the Steady Cocktail. The staff are also very accommodating: without a reservation, they were able to sneak us in for a birthday drink despite a very hefty waitlist.

The Eddy is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

28. The Eddy

9.1
95 Eddy St, Providence, RI
Bar · Downtown Providence · 35 tips and reviews

Zachary R.Zachary Rand: Amazing cocktails, service and atmosphere. The Sazerac was impressive.

Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29 is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

29. Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29

9.2
321 N Peters St (Bienville), New Orleans, LA
Tiki Bar · French Quarter · 42 tips and reviews

BlakeBlake: When: Every day, 3-6pm The deal: Tiki potions in the $6-$10 range, like the Waikiki Wedding for $6, Royal Hawaiian Cocktail for $8, or Planters Rum Punch for $9.

Blueprint is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

30. Blueprint

9.2
196 5th Ave (btwn Union St & Berkeley Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · North Slope · 133 tips and reviews

Chelsea R.Chelsea Renaud: Cocktail bar that’s unpretentious enough that you could walk in on for a casual drink and the big charcuterie plate, but vibey enough to continue a date night. Drinks made to your taste + Back Patio

Leyenda is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

31. Leyenda

9.3
221 Smith St (btwn Butler St & Baltic St), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Boerum Hill · 60 tips and reviews

Geoffroy B.Geoffroy Bablon: Extensive menu of delicious mezcal cocktails.

Three Muses is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

32. Three Muses

9.3
536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA
Cocktail Bar · Marigny · 158 tips and reviews

Adrian P.Adrian Phillips: Check in with the hostess at the door if you want to grab a seat at the bar. The cocktails here are fantastic (try their version of a margarita). Had a tasty little fried shrimp appetizer. Great music

Dutch Kills is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

33. Dutch Kills

9.2
27-24 Jackson Ave (btwn Queens & Dutch Kills St), Long Island City, NY
Cocktail Bar · 250 tips and reviews

Victoria U.Victoria U.: Great vibe, incredibly chill. All of the drinks are too easy to drink. That's the best compliment I can give.

Featherweight is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

34. Featherweight

9.1
135 Graham Ave (btwn Boerum St & Johnson Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · East Williamsburg · 64 tips and reviews

Sunaina S.Sunaina Swaminathan: Tucked away in Brooklyn. Look for the feather on a big black door. Dimly lit and a perfect setting to sip on some prohibition era drinks. Their version of old fashioned was perfect.

Eleanor's is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

35. Eleanor's

9.2
1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE (at Atlanta Rd.), Smyrna, GA
Cocktail Bar · 18 tips and reviews

Conan S.Conan Spicer: Bourbon fans, don't be a afraid of this. Bitters bring out interesting notes, orange is a nice twist as well.

Good Times at Davey Wayne's is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

36. Good Times at Davey Wayne's

9.1
1611 N El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Cocktail Bar · Central Hollywood · 101 tips and reviews

Jastine K.Jastine Kho: Such a cool place- I mean, the entrance is a refrigerator door. Snow cone cocktails all year round! 🍧

Montanya Distillers is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

37. Montanya Distillers

9.4
130 Elk Avenue (2nd Street), Crested Butte, CO
Cocktail Bar · 14 tips and reviews

Adam T.Adam Tornes: Try the Maharaja! Amazing cocktail with tons of very interesting Indian flavors

Hale Pele is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

38. Hale Pele

9.3
2733 NE Broadway St (btwn 27th & 28th Ave.), Portland, OR
Cocktail Bar · Grant Park · 37 tips and reviews

Sydney W.Sydney Williams: The Hawaiian bread is legit. Any cocktail is a winner, I prefer the high-octane ones. :)

Hodge's Bend is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

39. Hodge's Bend

9.2
823 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK
Cocktail Bar · Blue Dome District · 31 tips and reviews

Mary K.Mary Kell: Unique beers and drinks; love the tin ceiling and warm library feel

Paramour is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

40. Paramour

9.2
102 9th St, San Antonio, TX
Cocktail Bar · Downtown San Antonio · 26 tips and reviews

Eddie W.Eddie Williams: Excellent view of the city with some of the Best Cocktails and Cocktail Enthusiast's on the Planet. Really!

The Interval at Long Now is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

41. The Interval at Long Now

9.3
2 Marina Blvd, Fort Mason Building A, San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · 83 tips and reviews

Megan AllisonMegan Allison: Cerebral cocktails in a space that feels like Stewart Brand's houseboat. Best Cuba Libre I've ever had. Get the navy gimlet if you pride yourself on your strong character.

The Sugar House is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

42. The Sugar House

9.2
2130 Michigan Ave (btw 14th St & Wabash St), Detroit, MI
Cocktail Bar · Corktown · 98 tips and reviews

Pat C.Pat Cold: My favorite bar in Detroit. Next to Sloe's in Corktown. Cool and relaxed setting, competent bartenders, high quality drinks. I personally loved the blue blazer and the smoke infused cocktails.

Weather Up is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

43. Weather Up

9.2
589 Vanderbilt Ave (btwn Dean & Bergen St), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Prospect Heights · 155 tips and reviews

Sam O.Sam Oriach: These are ~real~ cocktails. Beware.

barmini by José Andrés is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

44. barmini by José Andrés

8.7
501 9th St NW (9th St NW between E and F St NW), Washington, D.C.
Cocktail Bar · Penn Quarter · 67 tips and reviews

Angie H.Angie Harmon: What's not to like? Get your crazy cocktails with liquid nitrogen. You're worth it.

Backbar is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

45. Backbar

9.2
7 Sanborn Ct (btwn Bonner & Stone), Somerville, MA
Cocktail Bar · 69 tips and reviews

ReserveReserve: The Montpelier is like wearing flannel on a crisp walk in the woods — a Vermont-inspired cocktail of whiskey, amaro and smoked maple syrup. Read more.

MONEYGUN is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

46. MONEYGUN

9.0
660 W Lake (Union Ave), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Fulton River District · 30 tips and reviews

Geoff B.Geoff Balasi: Knowledgeable bar tenders making classic cocktails with care. Try their homemade draft mixers to elevate old standby's to a new level.

Taste By Niche is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

47. Taste By Niche

8.9
4584 Laclede Ave (Btw S. Euclid & N. Taylor), St Louis, MO
Cocktail Bar · Central West End · 72 tips and reviews

Lani A.Lani Aiko: Great cocktails. Go with a friend and split their cheese board.

Oldfield's Liquor Room is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

48. Oldfield's Liquor Room

9.1
10899 Venice Blvd (at Kelton St.), Los Angeles, CA
Cocktail Bar · Palms · 55 tips and reviews

Nathan W.Nathan W: Creative drinks, trendy crowd, solid service and chill ambience. What's not to like?

Frankie's Tiki Room is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

49. Frankie's Tiki Room

8.7
1712 W Charleston Blvd (at Shadow Ln), Las Vegas, NV
Tiki Bar · 114 tips and reviews

Blade O.Blade Olson: Amazing interior and far out groovy cocktails.

Ball & Biscuit is one of 50 Top Cocktail Bars in the U.S..

50. Ball & Biscuit

9.1
331 Massachusetts Ave (at E New York St.), Indianapolis, IN
Cocktail Bar · Downtown Indianapolis · 79 tips and reviews

Chris L.Chris Lowder: The Sazerac and Old Fashioned are great standards here!