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.


The cocktail legends behind Death & Co. and countless other top bars have just opened their latest watering hole in the space beneath Lower East Side eatery Schapiro’s. The impressive menu offers a long list of amazing original concoctions along with “shorties”—small pours of beers, sherries and wines paired with a shot of spirit.

120 Rivington Street (@ Essex)
New York, NY
Tel: 212 466 3361


What goes better with a burger than a tall glass of something fizzy? Famed chefs Gale Gand and the Hearty Boys say nothing! Their new restaurant serves up a variety of house-made sodas both solo and in clever cocktails, along with gourmet grass-fed-beef patties.

3819 North Broadway (between Grace & Sheridan)
Chicago, IL
Tel: 773 868 9866

East Borough

Unwind at this new Culver City eatery. Like its sister location in Costa Mesa, the restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese street foods meant for sharing and surprisingly sophisticated cocktails.

9810 West Washington Boulevard (between Lafayette & Duquesne)
Culver City, CA
Tel: 310 596 8266

Lure + Till

Opening last month in Palo Alto’s hip new The Epiphany Hotel, this local-focused restaurant highlights the efforts of Bay Area fishermen and farmers. The drinks program includes large-format punches, barrel-aged cocktails and other clever concoctions.

180 Hamilton Avenue (@ Emerson)
Palo Alto, CA
Tel: 650 666 3320