Whether it’s a vacation or a business trip there’s one question that you will find yourself asking when you travel: What bar do I go to? Here’s a list of some of our favorite bars in some excellent cities you may find yourself in.
Surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains, sit down on the patio of Jimmy’s and enjoy a cocktail or two. Be sure to come by on a Saturday night for some Latin dancing as well.
The Sound Table in Atlanta organizes it’s drink menu by categories like “Bright & Dry” or “Strong, Rich & Strange.” The cocktail choice is up to you but this bar is the obvious choice in Atlanta.
It might be that old saloon feel or the crepe mytrle trees on the patio but the Yellow Jacket Social Club in Austin, Texas is a big hit for the locals. Their laid back atmosphere offers a cuban influenced menu, abundance of beer, live music, and feel free to bring your friends and dogs. Make sure you to check this bar out when you find yourself in Austin.
When in Baltimore, you go to The Brewer’s Art and are made with a difficult decision. Not just with the extensive beer, wine, or whiskey options, but with the choice of staying upstairs in the elegant dining room featuring a marble fireplace or to head downstairs to the dark cellar suitable for late nights.
Come stop by Simone’s Bar for a unique spot to grab a drink and a meal off the grill. We love how this bar supports local music and art hosting live shows and galleries for you and your friends to enjoy with a drink in hand.
Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee is no surprise to make this list with it’s 1938 vintage cocktail lounge inspired atmosphere. Enjoy sipping on an Old Fashion that stays true to it’s Wisconsin roots using Brandy instead of Whiskey, while listening to the 1960s R&B music in the background.
Butcher & The Boar in downtown Minneapolis is the restaurant to go for both food and drinks. Their bars are kept stocked with 63 different bourbons and 58 different brews local, international, or imported. Not to mention the food is killer here too and best enjoyed on the beer garden.
When in Nashville, we recommend checking out Rolf & Daughters, a southern driven food and drink menu with options like a rum based Sorghum Swizzle.
New Orleans, LA
South of Bourbon Street you will find Sobou, the real gem of NOLA where they serve 25 cent martinis during lunch.
New York City
Walking in the Dead Rabbit in NYC is like walking through a time portal with it’s Irish-American mid 1800’s tavern style and feel. Be sure to try their top rated Irish Manhattan out of their selection of cocktails and brews.
Morgan’s Pier in Philadelphia is a backyard beer garden. Located right on the pier with a beautiful view of the bridge right behind you, this is a great outdoor bar during the spring and summer months.
Bar Crudo in Phoenix is known for their progressive mixology with drinks like Dazed and Infused: strawberry-spiked Aperol, passion fruit syrup, lime and sparkling wine.
When in Portland, you are going to want to stop in the Rum Club. This bar is definitely for the rum lover with a drink menu that offers a plentiful list of 10 different rum cocktails. But for those who prefer a different liquor, there are also different cocktail options for you too including tequila, gin, whiskey and others.
San Francisco, CA
One of the best rooftop bars in San Fran, El Techo de Lolinda has it all from street food, cocktails, to the best view in town. Not to mention the drink menu includes over 30 tequillas, mezcals, rums, and south-of-the-border classics like caipirinhas.
With one of the best whiskey selections in the country, Cannon is a popular bar not only in Seattle but worldwide. Cannon’s cocktails are a success due to their simplicity, typically featuring no more than three ingredients.
So go out and travel, but when you do make sure you take advantage to stop in some of the best bars in the country. Slowly check off your bar hopping bucket list as you get to try some of the amazing drinks and experiences these bars have to offer. Have a great time and cheers to America!