Whether you're looking for a new happy hour, need a romantic spot for date-night or just want a low-key bar to hang out at with friends, check out these great watering holes around the country.


Stepping into this new NoLita eatery and watering hole is like sitting down in somebody’s Italian grandma’s kitchen—if Nonna also served complex craft cocktails. You’ll come for the long list of aperitivi and digestivi and stay for the home-style pizzas, pastas and chicken Marsala.

177 Chrystie Street (@ Rivington)
New York, NY
Tel: 646 998 3407

Commonwealth Tavern

If you’re a fan of eating local, you’ve got to check out this new Roscoe Village watering hole. Everything from produce and meat to coffee is sourced locally, and the cocktails range from traditional to unusual, like a sriracha-spiked Margarita.

2000 West Roscoe Street (@ Damen)
Chicago, IL
Tel:773 697 7965

Local Cellar

Think California makes the best, well,everything? Prove it with a trip to this new liquor store, which stocks only beer, wine, spirits and other beverges produced in the Golden State.

2801 22nd Street (@ Florida)
San Francisco, CA
Tel:415 795 4022

Tom’s Urban

Next time you’ve got Lakers or Clippers tickets, stop by this new bar and restaurant at LA Live. The menu is organized into “traditional,” “interesting” and “adventurous” sets of international dishes, and the cocktails—including the bizarre WTF made with bourbon, red wine, Coors Light and orange juice—run the same gamut.

1011 South Figueroa Street (@ Georgia)
Los Angeles, CA

Tel:213 746 8667