The Best Bar In Every State
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America is home to some incredible drinking spots.
We teamed up with Foursquare, the city-guide app for discovering new places, to put together a list of the top-rated bars in each state and Washington, DC, based on user ratings on the app.
The list ranges from upscale cocktail bars to wine joints to craft beer bars. From Seattle’s Canon, where you can enjoy beer and bacon-infused bourbon, to Topgolf in Virginia, where you can golf and drink all at once, here are 51 top-notch bars to check out across America.
ALABAMA: Parkside Café
This hip spot in Birmingham draws in everyone from young professionals to musicians. It has a large garden and patio area, complete with picnic tables, a gazebo, and seating for groups.
Inside, decor includes Chinese lanterns swinging from the ceilings. The bar is ideal for those looking for beer and standard drinks made with spirits and mixers.
ALASKA: Bear Tooth Grill
At the Bear Tooth Grill, house beers range from Hard Apple Ale, a brew with a spicy complexity and apple flavor, to Pipeline Stout, a full-bodied brew with chocolate malts and spicy hops.
It also offers half-gallon growlers that you can either purchase or refill, and a full bar serving drinks and wines by the glass.
ARIZONA: Postino Winecafé
The wine bar is built within a 1950s-era post office and features hand-carved wood features, communal dining spaces, and a candlelit patio.
Combine this with premiere wines and impeccable food made with local ingredients, and you’ve got your new favorite drinking spot.
ARKANSAS: Capital Bar & Grill
The award-winning Capital Bar & Grill is a favorite drinking spot for Little Rock’s business and political leaders.
Focusing on sought-after liquors spun into handmade classic and custom cocktails, this bar delivers fresh drinks that pack a punch.
It also has top-notch comfort food to go with your drinks.
CALIFORNIA: Soho House
Soho House has several locations across the globe, including one in West Hollywood.
The exclusive club’s Los Angeles location offers visitors incredible panoramic views of the city that they can enjoy while sipping on cocktails in the Club Bar, which is filled with vintage sofas and cozy booths.
It also has a rooftop garden that is open year-round, and The Luckman, where you can grab late-night drinks.
COLORADO: My Brother’s Bar
My Brother’s Bar is a beloved neighborhood place that has been serving incredible burgers and beers to locals for years.
Everyone from old-timers to artists can be seen drinking here, and a nice touch is that they play classical music inside. There’s no sign out front, but don’t let that deter you from stopping in.
CONNECTICUT: Local Kitchen and Beer Bar
DELAWARE: Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats is known for eclectic blends, like its PB Tini, which includes peanut-butter vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur, and chocolate syrup.
Not only does it offer unusual beers, but its food menu incorporates its brews as well. You’ll find pizzas topped with Indian-pale-ale-braised mushrooms and an IPA-battered codfish served with hop-pickle tartar sauce.
FLORIDA: The Broken Shaker
Located within the Freehand Hotel, The Broken Shaker specializes in handcrafted cocktails that incorporate elixirs, syrups, and infusions created from garden herbs.
Drinks like The Dip, made with vodka, carrot, ginger, sage, and citrus, also incorporate fresh produce. Choose from beers, wines, and punch bowls for you and your table to share, or go for a glass of bubbly.
GEORGIA: The Porter Beer Bar
With over 800 beers, The Porter Beer Bar is a beloved spot for beer enthusiasts. Its special events range from beer tasting and festivals to themed dinners.
If you’re not in the mood for beer, it’s got a full cocktail menu, wines, whiskey, and liquor options.
HAWAII: REAL a gastropub
REAL a gastropub has 33 rotating taps, two beer engines, over 250 bottles, and a full cocktail bar.
It serves dishes tapas-style, so you can share with a group and sample different flavors. Favorites include its duck-confit corn dogs and candied garlic bacon.
IDAHO: Bittercreek Ale House
If you’re looking for a good beer selection, head to the Bittercreek Ale House.
With seasonal ingredients that include honey, dandelion, hazelnut, and apricot flavors, you won’t be bored with your drink selection here. You can also opt for cocktails or munch on elevated pub cuisine.
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