Extraordinary Cocktail Lounges to Cheer(s) About

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New York
Employee’s Only

This candlelit spot, which made the Manhattan the new Cosmopolitan, opened well before speakeasies and mixologists became de rigueur in New York City. Ten years later, it’s still a packed attraction with a stellar cocktail menu that mingles intriguingly with hearty, savory offerings such as their signature Bone Marrow Poppers.

Los Angeles
Fresh ingredients inform cocktail recipes at Warwick, one of the leaders of the farm-to-glass movement in SoCal. The popular twist here: tableside service, which means mixologists bring the ingredients to you and show you how they make your drink—or just coach you through the recipe as you make it yourself.

Three Dots and a Dash

Is it possible to make a Tiki bar highbrow? Perhaps not. But the folks behind this buzzy, thatched-out offering populated by a cool crowd certainly make a compelling case that the Polynesian aesthetic can at least be chic.


The Broken Shaker

Nominated for a James Beard Award, the indoor-outdoor space at the Freehand Miami hostel (yes, a hostel) drips with light strings hanging from a small park’s worth of plant life. Its stylish clientele sips on cocktails that feature fresh ingredients, some of them from The Broken Shaker’s own garden.

San Francisco

Trick Dog

With a menu themed around each astrological sign, Trick Dog is easy to dismiss at first. But that’s before you realize that this space was created by hospitality hipsters The Bon Vivants, which has vaulted this spot to national recognition. So lucky you, if you were born on a cusp, you’ll just have to enjoy two drinks here.