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The 16 Best College Bars in America

Thrillist | Posted 09.16.2016 | Taste

By: Kristin Hunt Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui There are all kinds of things you miss after you leave your college for the real world. The outr...

The Hottest Bars In 15 U.S. Cities

Zagat | Posted 06.12.2016 | Taste

From craft-beer destinations to swanky cocktail lounges, here are the hottest bars in 15 U.S. cities. Bottoms up!

The Most Iconic Bar In Every State (And DC)

Thrillist | Posted 06.13.2015 | Taste

These 51 bars have stood the test of time, broken bottles, and health inspections, and they keep bringing the crowds back in.

The 33 Best Beer Bars in the Country

Thrillist | Posted 08.24.2014 | Taste

These are bars for serious beer people: places where home brewers flock for inspiration and where the beer world's best artisans roll out their experimental and hard-to-find suds.

21 Weird and Wonderful Theme Bars

Thrillist | Posted 05.28.2014 | Taste

There are some out there that take their niche bar ideas to fantastic new heights.

Best Bar Food In The U.S.

Food & Wine | Posted 01.09.2014 | Taste
Food & Wine

These stellar bars across the country pair fantastic drinks with delicious food.

The Best Tiki Bars In America

Food & Wine | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Food & Wine

Modern tiki bars are serving stellar versions of kitschy drinks. Here, the best tropical-themed tiki bars and lounges in the U.S.

These Are The 33 Best New Bars In America

Thrillist | Posted 02.17.2014 | Taste

Here are the greatest, booziest bars that opened in the U.S. in 2013.

6 Hotels With Great Bars and Cocktails

Hipmunk | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel

Fancy cocktails are certainly having a moment as bars, restaurants and even hotels around the country are attracting visitors in search of unique libations. If you live in, near or are traveling to one of these cities, hotel bars are definitely worth a visit.

Best Dive Bar in New Orleans

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

What makes Snake and Jake's Christmas Club Lounge one of the best dives we've ever been to is its ability to stave off the world outside and provide a timeless, windowless pocket in which to immerse yourself and be alone.

15 Bars to Visit Before You Die | Posted 08.26.2013 | Taste

From a bar in Sweden made completely out of ice to a faux-speakeasy, 15 aw-inspiring watering holes.

10 Awesome Beach Bars Around the World

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel

What's better than the beach? Lounging on that beach with a frosty beverage in hand. Raise your glass and check out 10 beautiful beach bars worth the trip!

It's 5 o'Clock Somewhere

Roadtrippers | Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel

What's better than lounging in a pool? Booze. What's better than booze? Lounging in a pool with booze.

Six D.C. Bars Make Esquire's 'Best' In The Country List, Topping New York

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.30.2013 | DC

New York hasn't got a thing on D.C. … at least when it comes to cool bars. D.C. has more of the "best bars in America" than any other city, accor...

Our 12 Favorite Hotel Bars For After-Work Drinks (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel

Hotel bars are often a convenient spot for a nightcap or a quick after-work drink (anything to take the edge off!) while on a business trip -- but not...

Amazing Bars In Barcelona (PHOTOS)

Party Earth | Posted 05.20.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Wine bars, whiskey bars, cocktail bars, sports bars, beer halls, and pre-game-for-the-club bars all can be found with ease. Heck, there are even beach bars where you can swim off the last round.

The World's Best Hole In The Wall

Al DeLuise | Posted 02.05.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Everyone had a favorite bar growing up, a place you could go to anytime and you'd be sure some of your friends would be there. For me, that place was Pete's. Pete's wasn't just a hole-in-the-wall -- it was where the hole-in-the-wall went when it wanted to get drunk. In other words, it was the greatest bar in the world.

Kim Bellware

Neighborhood Mourns Beloved Owner Of Venerable West Side Bar | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.13.2012 | Chicago

The stretch of Division Street bisecting Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village has dramatically changed in the past several years, but one beloved constan...

Top 10 Best New Bars In The U.S.

Food&Wine | Kate Krader | Posted 09.14.2012 | Taste

When the conversation turns to cocktails, as it often does at Food & Wine, there’s one person we listen to loud and clear: Jim Meehan. He’s been c...

Best U.S. Bars on a Budget

Party Earth | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home
Party Earth

If you do enough research you could potentially save a ton of money staking out the best happy hours and drink specials in your city. So quit bugging your friends to spot you this time around, and find the best bars on a budget in your area.

Trend: Tangy Vinegar Cocktails

Food & Wine | Posted 10.23.2012 | Taste
Food & Wine

Vinegar doesn't jump to mind as a cocktail mixer, but when the tangy, bracing tonic is macerated with fresh fruit and sugar, it becomes a bartender's favorite: a shrub.

The Best Bars In America

Posted 05.23.2012 | Home

Esquire's list of "The Best Bars in America" has been announced, and one thing is clear: 2012 is the year of Milwaukee. The men's magazine named the t...

Nate C. Hindman

Taking The Guesswork Out Of Nightlife | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 02.22.2012 | Small Business

Nightlife has always been one big guessing game: Show up at a bar, wait in line and finally make it past the bouncer, while wondering the whole time w...

PHOTOS: San Francisco Outdrinks The Nation In Best Bars In America

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.08.2011 | San Francisco

As Anthony Bourdain said, San Francisco is a "two-fisted drinking town." And now the rest of the nation knows it, too. This month, Food and Wine re...

The 50 Best Cocktail Bars In The World

Posted 01.08.2012 | Home

If you ask most people what their favorite bar is, they'll probably cite some place local and dependable, with good lighting, tasty beer and moderate ...