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The Top 10 Bars in New Orleans

New Orleans’s celebratory spirit and joyous sensuality is unmatched. As one of the world’s truly great drinking cities, its crucial place in cocktail history includes being the city where many of history’s best cocktails were invented: Sazerac, Ramos Gin...

San Diego Cocktail Bars

Sunny San Diego is the antidote to overcrowded, dense LA. While freeways and SoCal sun abound here, too, traffic isn’t endless and distances are shorter. The beaches are chill and so are the locals. Under lazy palms and vivid...

Interview with Bartender Chris Hannah of Arnaud’s French 75 Bar

Chris Hannah is not only a beloved New Orleans bartender at the intimate, legendary Arnaud’s French 75 Bar (www.arnaudsrestaurant.com/french-75/chris-hannah), he’s known by informed drink industry folk everywhere who know to drink at his bar when in NOLA. Yes, Hannah...

Oakland Spirits Company Bottles the Spirit of the Ocean

In early 2016, a pioneering distillery in the heart of Uptown Oakland, CA quickly became a cult favorite. This is Oakland Spirits Co., OsCo for short. Its most well-known spirits are Sea Gin made with foraged Nori, coastal bay...

Q&A with Charles Joly

Your bar, The Aviary, is one of the most exciting in the country. What is your process for creating drinks here that might be different than how you have done it in past bar programs (Drawing Room, etc.)? I would...
Prohibition Absinthe service

Vancouver Bars

With dramatic mountains, shimmering waters and towering high-rises, Vancouver is the city jewel of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest: one of Canada’s overall great destinations. It’s a brutally expensive city in which to live due to an intense...

Green with Envy … or not

Ever since the invention of the Gin & Tonic, there has been debate and discussion on what is the best garnish to use. The two main contenders are lemon (Citrus limon) and lime (Citrus latifolia or Citrus aurantiifolia), although...

San Francisco Cocktail Bars

San Francisco has been a groundbreaking drinking town since the 1800s when this water-surrounded Peninsula nurtured wild Barbary Coast saloons and the first bartender to elevate and publicize the craft of bartending, Professor Jerry Thomas. Northern California has transformed...

Matt Tocco

A hip bowling alley, restaurant, bar, lounge, coffee shop and general all-day hangout on the Cumberland River, Pinewood Social was an early adopter in Nashville’s cocktail renaissance. Though cities like New York and San Francisco were well over a...

Nashville Bars

Ten years ago, Nashville was home to notable dive bars and ever-excellent honky tonks (long live Robert’s Western World!). But it was not a cocktail city, just as it wasn’t a dining destination. Fast forward to today, and Nashville...