Cocktail bars around the country
Drink is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

1. Drink

9.0
348 Congress St (at A St), Boston, MA
Cocktail Bar · Seaport District · 220 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Tiki Sundays are great! If you're lucky, you'll get to drink out of the Mr. Bali Hai mug.

Eastern Standard is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

2. Eastern Standard

9.3
528 Commonwealth Ave (at Kenmore Square), Boston, MA
American Restaurant · Kenmore · 274 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: When you're feeling like death, order the off-the-menu Corpse Reviver #4 from bartender Jackson Cannon w/ Rittenhouse rye, yellow chartreuse and Fernet Branca. Read more.

Columbia Room is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

3. Columbia Room

1021 7th St NW (Between New York Ave. & L Street NW), Washington, D.C.
Cocktail Bar · Mount Vernon Square · 24 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: 10 seats. Reservations only. Go through the back of Passenger Bar and enter the door just past the restrooms.

The Aviary is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

4. The Aviary

9.1
955 W Fulton Market (at Morgan St.), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Fulton Market · 143 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Order the Blueberry and share with another person. Sip slowly and marvel in how the drink changes over time.

The Violet Hour is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

5. The Violet Hour

9.3
1520 N Damen Ave (at Pierce Ave.), Chicago, IL
Speakeasy · Wicker Park · 222 tips and reviews

DailyCandyDailyCandy: Wait in line for a dark, sexy speakeasy experience. House-made syrups, exclusive spirits, suspender-clad bartenders.

Sable Kitchen & Bar is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

6. Sable Kitchen & Bar

8.9
505 N State St (at W Illinois St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Near North Side · 188 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Let Freddy make you a drink, bartender's choice.

Haddington's is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

7. Haddington's

601 W 6th St (Nueces St.), Austin, TX
Gastropub · Downtown Austin · 57 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Try the the Waldorf #2 (apple brandy, nocino, celery bitters) and the Devil's Mustache (mescal, cyan, lime, orange bitters).

Bar Congress is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

8. Bar Congress

7.0
200 Congress Ave (2nd Street), Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · Downtown Austin · 21 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Cocktails by Adam Bryan, with a separate list than Second Bar + Kitchen. But last call is at midnight Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Bryant's Cocktail Lounge is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

9. Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

9.4
1579 S 9th St (W Lapham Blvd), Milwaukee, WI
Cocktail Bar · Historic Mitchell Street · 65 tips and reviews

Dan B.Dan Benz: Sit at the bar rather than the tables in back. Watching the geniuses behind the bar working their alcoholy magic is the best part about coming to Bryant's.

RN74 is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

10. RN74

8.5
1433 4th Ave (at Pike St), Seattle, WA
French Restaurant · Seattle Central Business District · 91 tips and reviews

Jason L.Jason Lee: Word has it that Murray (the legend) from Zig-Zag now mans the bar here

Smuggler's Cove is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

11. Smuggler's Cove

8.9
650 Gough St (at McAllister St), San Francisco, CA
Tiki Bar · Civic Center · 293 tips and reviews

SF WeeklySF Weekly: SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST FLAMING DRINKThe Top-Notch Volcano blends pineapple, lime, & passionfruit juices with maraschino plus a private reserve rum … Read more.

The Alembic is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

12. The Alembic

9.2
1725 Haight St (btwn Cole & Shrader St.), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Haight Ashbury · 221 tips and reviews

George K.George Kelly: Go to The Alembic. Order an Old Fashioned. Savor it. Then try a Vice Grip. Offer up a prayer of thanks to Doctor Popular, who told me about it.

Bourbon & Branch is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

13. Bourbon & Branch

9.2
501 Jones St (at O'Farrell St), San Francisco, CA
Speakeasy · Tenderloin · 289 tips and reviews

Glenda B.Glenda B 🙌: You need advance reservations almost 100% of the time to sit down in a booth, but if you go Wednesday through Saturday, you can get standing room in the Library. (SardineWeekends)

PX is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

14. PX

8.9
728 King St, Alexandria, VA
Speakeasy · Old Town · 32 tips and reviews

Food & WineFood & Wine: Todd Thrasher makes the cocktails at this speakeasy (there's no sign outside, just a blue light). It's owned by the team behind the terrific Restaurant Eve.

Patterson House is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

15. Patterson House

9.2
1711 Division St (at 18th Ave S), Nashville, TN
Speakeasy · 169 tips and reviews

16. Rickhouse

8.7
246 Kearny St (at Bush St), San Francisco, CA
Cocktail Bar · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 248 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: A place with a modern take on classic libations, and a clientele that's a raucous mix of office workers letting loose and mixology aficionados. Try the Sazerac with locally distilled Old Potrero Rye. Read more.

Anvil Bar & Refuge is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

17. Anvil Bar & Refuge

9.3
1424 Westheimer Rd (at Windsor St.), Houston, TX
Cocktail Bar · Neartown - Montrose · 169 tips and reviews

Food & WineFood & Wine: A group of self-described cocktail freaks serves old-school drinks from an extralong bar at this former Firestone tire shop.

Arnaud's Restaurant is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

18. Arnaud's Restaurant

8.5
813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA
Cajun / Creole Restaurant · French Quarter · 86 tips and reviews

Food & WineFood & Wine: This dapper, cigar-friendly bar is inside Arnaud's, one of New Orleans's oldest and most venerated restaurants.

19. Cure

8.9
4905 Freret St (Upperline St.), New Orleans, LA
Cocktail Bar · Freret · 87 tips and reviews

EsquireEsquire: Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Three words: Gun. Shop. Fizz. Read more.

Tiki Ti is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

20. Tiki Ti

8.7
4427 W Sunset Blvd (at Virgil Pl.), Los Angeles, CA
Tiki Bar · Los Feliz · 98 tips and reviews

Idea Monkey, Inc.Idea Monkey, Inc.: Ray Buhen opened Tiki Ti in 1961. By then he was a veteran bartender of LA’s prolific tropical bar scene. He created the Blood and Sand for actor Tyrone Power while bartending at the Dresden Room.

The Varnish is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

21. The Varnish

9.1
118 E 6th St (at Main St), Los Angeles, CA
Speakeasy · Central City East · 122 tips and reviews

Food & WineFood & Wine: A collaboration between cocktail heroes Sasha Petraske and Eric Alperin, the Varnish is accessible only through a secret door at the newly renovated Cole's, downtown L.A.'s century-old public house.

The Edison is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

22. The Edison

8.5
108 W 2nd St Apt 101 (at Harlem Pl), Los Angeles, CA
Speakeasy · Gallery Row · 184 tips and reviews

Food & WineFood & Wine: This lounge inside an early 1900s power plant serves handcrafted cocktails, an amazing selection of gins and snacks like lobster-sausage corn dogs with mustard crème fraîche.

The Franklin Bar is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

23. The Franklin Bar

8.9
112 S 18th St (btwn Chestnut & Sansom), Philadelphia, PA
Cocktail Bar · Center City West · 132 tips and reviews

EsquireEsquire: Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Now order a Jersey Lightning. Read more.

The Velvet Tango Room is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

24. The Velvet Tango Room

8.9
2095 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH
Cocktail Bar · Tremont · 55 tips and reviews

Food & WineFood & Wine: A piano player accompanies the clinking of perfectly square ice cubes at this swank, living room–like cocktail purists' hangout.

Clyde Common is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

25. Clyde Common

9.2
1014 SW Stark St (btw SW 10th & 11th Ave.), Portland, OR
American Restaurant · Downtown Portland · 214 tips and reviews

Food & WineFood & Wine: Communal seating defines this airy, industrial "tavern." It has inspired small plates (popcorn with pimentón) and fantastic cocktails like the Ivy League (bourbon, cherry brandy, green walnut liqueur)

Teardrop Lounge is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

26. Teardrop Lounge

8.8
1015 NW Everett St (at NW 10th Ave), Portland, OR
Cocktail Bar · Pearl · 78 tips and reviews

Food & WineFood & Wine: The detail-obsessed bartenders at this Pearl District destination make their own bitters, tonic water and specialty liqueurs. One night a month they feature drinks from a vintage cocktail book.

East Side Showroom is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

27. East Side Showroom

8.8
1100 E 6th St (at Medina St.), Austin, TX
Cocktail Bar · 130 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: The stools at the bar are uncomfortable. Try to sit elsewhere.

The Gibson is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

28. The Gibson

8.5
2009 14th St NW (at U St NW), Washington, D.C.
Speakeasy · U-Street · 131 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Sit in the back patio when the weather's nice, but put on insect repellent. Order one of the gelato based drinks.

Beaker & Flask is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

29. Beaker & Flask

727 SE Washington St (at SE Sandy Blvd), Portland, OR
Lounge · Buckman · 25 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Beaker & Flask elevates the idea of "bar food" past burger-and-fries into territory more likely to offer skate wing, chicken livers, and maple-braised pork belly. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Beretta is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

30. Beretta

9.4
1199 Valencia St (at 23rd St), San Francisco, CA
Italian Restaurant · Mission District · 428 tips and reviews

Food & WineFood & Wine: The Mission District's Beretta is an upscale pizzeria with communal seating and a late-night cocktail lounge that serves drinks designed by star mixologist Thad Vogler.

Proof on Main is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

31. Proof on Main

9.0
702 W Main St (at S 7th St), Louisville, KY
Bar · Central Business District · 129 tips and reviews

Randy B.Randy Blevins: Proof on main is a must for anyone visiting our fair city. Great cocktails and the most interesting people. Be sure to check out the interesting art installations in the attached hotel galleries.

The Drawing Room is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

32. The Drawing Room

937 N Rush St (at E Walton Pl), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Streeterville · 80 tips and reviews

EsquireEsquire: Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Ask Charles Joly to make you The Old Man, the Monk, and the Sea. Read more.

The Whistler is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

33. The Whistler

9.3
2421 N Milwaukee Ave (at W Fullerton Ave), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Logan Square · 96 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Drink this: Bartender Paul McGee's cocktail list is rad. Try the Old Square: Old Weller bourbon and a touch of apple brandy, vermouth and benedictine. Read more.

The Hamilton is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

34. The Hamilton

823 E Hamilton St (Cass and Hamilton), Milwaukee, WI
Cocktail Bar · Lower East Side · 19 tips and reviews

Jabril F.Jabril Faraj: This is a quaint, trendy bar with great atmosphere. Definitely worth it to get one of their custom cocktails. Strike up conversation w/ the bartenders; they're great. Read more.

Rum Club is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

35. Rum Club

8.8
720 SE Sandy Blvd (SE Stark, SE 8th), Portland, OR
Cocktail Bar · Buckman · 41 tips and reviews

JB F.JB Fuoco: They have Santa Teresa rum from Nicaragua. You must drink it straight up. It's a thing of beauty!

Green Russell is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

36. Green Russell

8.5
1422 Larimer St. (btw 14th & 15th), Denver, CO
Cocktail Bar · LoDo · 94 tips and reviews

kev/nullkev/null: Don't order off the menu. Tell them what kind of drinks you like and let them mix something for your tastes. You won't be disappointed.

Colt & Gray is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

37. Colt & Gray

8.9
1553 Platte St, Denver, CO
American Restaurant · Highland · 75 tips and reviews

Jess H.Jess Hunter: Best cocktails. There's no other comparison. Kevin not only knows his classic cocktails, but he geeks out on his funky beers. Check out the growing wine list. Best burger in town. Get the gauntlet

Three Dots and a Dash is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

38. Three Dots and a Dash

8.8
435 N Clark St (btwn Illinois St & Hubbard St), Chicago, IL
Tiki Bar · Near North Side · 175 tips and reviews
The Berkshire Room is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

39. The Berkshire Room

8.9
15 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL
Bar · Near North Side · 60 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Continuously barrel aged negronis.