After a punishing winter, during which Friday nights meant nursing a whiskey and marathon-watching House of Cards under a blanket, spring has finally arrived. And so has our annual inventory of what’s new on the drinking scene—with dozens of ideas for what to do with all that pent-up energy. For those looking to keep it local, we’ve canvassed 11 neighborhoods to find the latest spots for beer-heads, cocktail mavens, and wine aficionados. For the fresh-air fiends, we visited a slew of recently opened rooftop bars where you can drink under the stars. While you’re at it, show off to your friends by ordering a reinvented Malibu Bay Breeze—one of the new tipples crafted by the city’s rising mixologists. And if you’re looking to impress a first date, we found one bar where you’re very likely to score.
Choose Your Booze Where to find beer, wine, or cocktails in 11 neighborhoods. A guide for the discerning local drinker.
One Night, Two Ways
Sizing up the latest like-minded spots for girls, gays, and selfie-taking scenesters.