Drink is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

1. Drink

9.1
Cocktail Bar · Seaport District · 348 Congress St (at A St), Boston, MA

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

9.2
American Restaurant · Kenmore · 528 Commonwealth Ave (at Kenmore Square), Boston, MA

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

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

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

9.2
Cocktail Bar · Fulton Market · 955 W Fulton Market (at Morgan St.), Chicago, IL

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
Speakeasy · Wicker Park · 1520 N Damen Ave (at Pierce Ave.), Chicago, IL

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

9.0
New American Restaurant · Near North Side · 505 N State St (at W Illinois St), Chicago, IL

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

Gastropub · Downtown Austin · 601 W 6th St (Nueces St.), Austin, TX

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

7.6
Cocktail Bar · Downtown Austin · 200 Congress Ave (2nd Street), Austin, TX

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
Cocktail Bar · Historic Mitchell Street · 1579 S 9th St (W Lapham Blvd), Milwaukee, WI

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

8.4
French Restaurant · Seattle Central Business District · 1433 4th Ave (at Pike St), Seattle, WA

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

9.2
Cocktail Bar · Civic Center · 650 Gough St (at McAllister St), San Francisco, CA

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
Cocktail Bar · Haight Ashbury · 1725 Haight St (btwn Cole & Shrader St.), San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

8.7
Speakeasy · Old Town · 728 King St, Alexandria, VA

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

9.1
Speakeasy · 1711 Division St (at 18th Ave S), Nashville, TN

16. Rickhouse

8.8
Cocktail Bar · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 246 Kearny St (at Bush St.), San Francisco, CA

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
Cocktail Bar · Neartown - Montrose · 1424 Westheimer Rd (at Windsor St.), Houston, TX

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
Cajun / Creole Restaurant · French Quarter · 813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA

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

19. Cure

8.8
Cocktail Bar · Freret · 4905 Freret St (Upperline St.), New Orleans, LA

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

9.1
Cocktail Bar · Los Feliz · 4427 W Sunset Blvd (at Virgil Pl.), Los Angeles, CA

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

9.2
Speakeasy · Central City East · 118 E 6th St (at Main St), Los Angeles, CA

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

8.4
Speakeasy · Gallery Row · 108 W 2nd St Apt 101 (at Harlem Pl), Los Angeles, CA

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.

Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

23. Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co.

9.0
Cocktail Bar · Center City West · 112 S 18th St (btwn Chestnut & Sansom), Philadelphia, PA

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

9.0
Cocktail Bar · Tremont · 2095 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH

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

9.3
American Restaurant · Downtown Portland · 1014 SW Stark St (btw SW 10th & 11th Ave.), Portland, OR

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
Cocktail Bar · Pearl · 1015 NW Everett St (at NW 10th Ave), Portland, OR

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

8.9
Cocktail Bar · 1100 E 6th St (at Medina St.), Austin, TX

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

8.4
Speakeasy · U-Street · 2009 14th St NW (at U St NW), Washington, D.C.

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

Lounge · 727 SE Washington St (at SE Sandy Blvd), Portland, OR

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
Italian Restaurant · Mission District · 1199 Valencia St (at 23rd St), San Francisco, CA

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

9.2
Bar · Central Business District · 702 W Main St (at S 7th St), Louisville, KY

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

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

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

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

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

8.3
Cocktail Bar · Lower East Side · 823 E Hamilton St (Cass and Hamilton), Milwaukee, WI

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

8.5
Cocktail Bar · 720 SE Sandy Blvd (SE Stark, SE 8th), Portland, OR

JB B.JB Bradley: 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

8.6
Cocktail Bar · LoDo · 1422 Larimer St. (btw 14th & 15th), Denver, CO

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

9.1
American Restaurant · Highland · 1553 Platte St, Denver, CO

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

9.0
Cocktail Bar · Near North Side · 435 N Clark St (btwn Illinois St & Hubbard St), Chicago, IL
The Berkshire Room is one of Cocktail bars around the country.

39. The Berkshire Room

9.0
Bar · Near North Side · 15 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Continuously barrel aged negronis.