The club for smart drinkers.
Guess which city the bar is in.
It’s not often that a cocktail sees its day in court. But in 1936, the BACARDÍ® Cocktail—a take on the Daiquiri’s traditional combination of rum, lime and sugar with the addition of a splash of real grenadine—went all the way to the New York State Supreme Court. The lawsuit, the first of its kind, was […]
How to do the holidays right for your guests.
History is a funny thing.
If you’ve ever experienced interactive theater, an escape room or even a really good haunted house, you know the thrill that comes from being immersed in something you’re not quite expecting. Enter Hennessy’s Le Grand Voyage, a new experiential and educational pop-up that serves up wows. Hennessy has been producing fine cognac for more than […]
Here’s what a few who are doing both think is key.
How to tell the difference.
And bartenders are having fun with the Caribbean classic.
A competition is only as good as the people judging it. That’s why the Tequila Herradura Legends recruited three of the brightest minds in tequila—and cocktails, period—to judge the finale in Mexico. The stakes at the finale were high, with $20,000 worth of prize money up for grabs. After a hard fought finale, Naomi Levy […]
It took skill and talent to reach the Tequila Herradura Legends finale. But there could only be one winner, which turned out to be Boston’s Naomi Levy. It was an intense and unforgettable competition, with all the finalists creating original recipes that are distinct, innovative and—above all—delicious. Check out the cocktails that got these bartenders […]
Shannon Mustipher knows from good rum. And great drinks.
When someone orders Fernet-Branca, the bartender will typically reply, “Where do you work?” That’s because the delightfully bitter spirit is a favorite among industry insiders. So much so that ordering Fernet-Branca is a secret handshake for bartenders. The handshake started in San Francisco but has since spread to Chicago, New York and even the general […]
Ordering Fernet-Branca at a New York City bar used to mean one thing: You were a bartender visiting from San Francisco. Of course, Fernet-Branca is now enjoyed by nonbartenders and locals. But the Fernet-Branca handshake lives on as a special greeting among bartenders. Check out why New Yorkers have embraced the delightfully bitter spirit.
Good health for a good holiday season.
Twenty-five bartenders arrived in Mexico for the Tequila Herradura Legends finale. Each finalist took a different route to Casa Herradura, using their own style and background to reach the last true tequila-producing hacienda. Naomi Levy walked away from the hacienda the champion, with Christian Suzuki-Orellana and Ryan Puckett finishing close behind. Even though they were […]
Most happy-hour menus trot out a handful of drinks to lure people through the door during those quiet moments before the real drinking starts. But at NYC’s Suffolk Arms, the oversize laminated menu contains more than a hundred different cocktails. And yes, they’re all marked down until the clock chimes 7 p.m. Proprietor Giuseppe González […]
The slate is set for the finale of the Tequila Herradura Legends competition. Bartenders will be traveling to Mexico for the experience of a lifetime. They’ll get a VIP distillery tour at the last true tequila-producing hacienda on the planet, explore popular and historic attractions and—most importantly—face off for the grand prize in the global […]
These bars are taking rum to a whole new level.
Say goodbye to wasteful citrus wedges.
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Inside the mind of Cody Goldstein.
Hear his side of the story.
Looking back at a legendary bar.
New York bartenders recently shared their finest recipes in the Smoky Malt Cocktail Challenge, sponsored by Ardbeg. Ben Rojo of Angel’s Share ultimately won, earning a trip to Scotland for his subtle and smoky masterpiece, Cailleach’s Bath Collins. He won’t be the only one to benefit from the competition, though. You, for instance, can check […]
Everyone’s obsession comes at a cost.
The owner of Bar Goto in New York City, Kenta Goto, makes the classic Manhattan at the foot of the landmark Flatiron building in Manhattan. Manhattan 1 oz sweet vermouth 3 oz bourbon 3 dashes Angostura bitters Garnish: Maraschino cherry Glass: Nick & Nora or cocktail Like what you see? Check out another Curbside […]
Ah, what a time to be alive—that is, if you’re obsessed with rosé. If you haven’t noticed by now, we’re deep in the rosé invasion and have been for quite some time now. Within the last year, the world has served up rosé gummy bears, rosé-infused chocolate bars and even an award-winning bottle of the […]
Since August 2016, top bartenders from across the nation have been competing for the title of 2017 Bartender of the Year. Liquor.com and Heaven Hill Brands put out a call for entries for the second year of the competition. Bartenders responded with an overwhelming number of original cocktail recipes featuring Domaine de Canton French Ginger […]
Jell-O shot? No thanks. We’ll take a Jell-O glass, filled with a boozy frozen drink. From booze-infused candies to shot glasses made out of bacon and chocolate, our world is no stranger to outrageous ideas. But just when you thought you’d seen it all, The Fat Monk in New York City decided that on June […]
If you’re visiting the Hamptons this summer, there’s no need to worry about packing enough rosé to get you through the weekend. All you need is a credit card and a car to visit the Rosé Drive-Thru, the brainchild of Joey Wölffer, the owner of esteemed Hamptons winery Wölffer Estate Vineyard. The drive-thru made its […]
Known mostly for cheese and Aaron Rodgers, Wisconsin can now add another accolade to its list of achievements: drinking. 24/7 Wall St. released a study this week naming Green Bay, Wis., the drunkest city in America. With around 27 percent of adults reporting they had binge-drank in the last 30 days, this number was 18 […]
There’s a lot to love about the classic Moscow Mule. But do you love it enough to drink 10 pounds of it? Two New York City bars think you do. The Beach at Dream Downtown and PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown are now offering the Mega Mule, a 164-ounce version of the classic Moscow Mule cocktail, for […]
Smoke is good. Treat it right.
The Doughnut Project is notorious for its creatively designed doughnuts. And these days, the New York bakery is stepping up its game for liquor enthusiasts with cocktail-inspired doughnuts. This new series launched on April 21 and will be going on each weekend through May 21, honoring five of its favorite NYC cocktail bars. A specialty […]
The 2017 Master of the Manhattan looks back at the competition
Put your money where your drink is.
Introducing The Strangers Club.
Now you can order a stunning cocktail that looks like molten metal.
Taking a deep dive into how the opening menu was built.
One woman wonders.
It’s all about the right opportunity.
The great New York bar nailed it out the gate.
Edda Bar is home base for aquavit and hygge.
Hint: It’s a shade of green.
Drink and be healthy at the same time.
You can—and should—still cocktail in January.
The best of both worlds.
Jesse Vida, the bar manager at New York City’s BlackTail, makes this original gin cocktail at the World Trade Center’s transportation hub, the Oculus. When Doves Fly .75 oz lemon juice .5 oz sugar cane syrup .25 oz falernum 2 oz American gin 1 egg white Garnish: Lemon peel Glass: Cocktail or coupe Like what […]
It’s older. It may even be better.
Twelve months of keeping watch is ahead.
Where there’s smoke, there’s deliciousness.
The hottest of the hot from across the nation.
There’s a method to the madness.
He talks about an underrated part of the bar world.
Head out. Watch the froth flow.
New York restaurants want to sell booze on Sunday mornings, but one assemblyman is vehemently opposed.
The NYC bartending legend has been through it all. And his years of work are paying off.
There probably are as many types of bars in New York as there are New Yorkers. With scores of bars opening every day, it’s a challenge to winnow down a short list of the essential ones. Still, we like to think these 23 bars represent the current best of New York’s many facets. Some are iconic, as much for the establishment as the drinks served. Others represent “new classics” that have shepherded the cocktail revolution forward and still offer an unmatched drinking experience today. There are also nods to great joints for beer or cider, plus a handful of newer bars where the drinks delight or surprise. Every spot on this list represents a place where you’d be glad to spend an evening bending elbows.—Robert Haynes-Peterson and Kara Newman
*Bars are listed alphabetically.
It should come as no surprise that new bars are popping up in NYC all the time. Many of these spots are vanguards, offering new trends and styles of drinking. One might be a more relaxed craft spot, another might have sweeter-yet-balanced drinks, and still another might effortlessly incorporate high-tech equipment and techniques. At least one of these 11 new establishments could be your next favorite hangout.—Robert Haynes-Peterson
*Bars are listed alphabetically.
Burns Night is the Scottish holiday on January 25. Start pouring.
A new year means new cocktails in bars all across the USA.
Though it never truly left, the classic Champagne cocktail is extra popular these days.
They know what they’re talking about. Pay attention.
Milk punches are returning to cocktail menus with a force.
At New York’s Lumos, baijiu takes center stage.
These are the places to visit if you love the brown stuff in all its varied glory.
These seven bottles prove how well bourbon can be made far outside bourbon country.
The spiky, frond-y pineapple is having a moment. Time to drink in the season’s most popular golden fruit.
There’s a mini tiki boom happening ‘round the United States. We’ve got the lowdown on all the bars that matter now.
There’s a new way to go green that’s sweeping the nation. Pistachios are finding their way into cocktail glasses from New York to San Francisco.
These drinks are corny in the best way: Find out how bartenders are using the sweet, juicy vegetable in cocktails.
Traverse the Brooklyn coastline on this self-guided tour. You’ll discover an array of homegrown boozesmiths resurrecting the borough’s rich distilling past.
Baijiu might finally be getting proper love in its home country.
Four ingredients stand between you and this storied cocktail. Master the perfect pour and you could soon be lining up cream-capped glasses by the thousands.
In 2015, expect mail order cocktails, shots-on-shots and robot bartenders.
Don’t stress over Champagne cocktails. Pick the bubbles that fit your party best with easy, intermediate and advanced New Year’s recipes that shine, no matter your time restrictions.
Cider, the #limepocalypse and more and more whiskey: 2014 was a boozy year for the books.
Manhattan’s famed Employees Only just had a big birthday. And its overlord, Steve Schneider, is keeping the legend on track.
Peas may be small, but they’re big on spring flavor and go shockingly well in easygoing cocktails.
`One woman’s journey from a dive bar to one of the hottest bars in New York.
Enjoy some world-class art while having a world-class drink at these cultured watering holes.
Celebrate Mardi Gras like they do in Brazil with these tasty cachaça cocktails.
From bowling to vintage pinball machines, these watering holes offer entertainment far beyond the standard pool table or dartboard.
We got the top clothing designer to share with us his favorite places to eat, drink and shop in the Big Apple.
Tequila and mezcal fans flock to this talented bartender’s New York establishment Mayahuel. We spoke to him about his new Los Angeles watering hole and how he got his start.
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with these holiday drinks and kosher spirits that are delicious with latkes and perfect for adult dreidel games.
Between preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, getting ready to travel or host guests and planning holiday parties—not to mention figuring out what gifts to buy—no one would blame you for feeling exhausted. To help you wake up and give you a bit of a buzz, we recommend mixing a little coffee into your evening cocktail. With […]
Around the country, an increasing number of bars are stocking rare vintage spirits. Here are a few places to find these tasty (and pricy) antiquities.
Made from fruit, sugar and vinegar, these tart syrups are quickly becoming a favorite of mixologists everywhere. Check out these recipes from a trio of top bars.
While many famous bartenders have worked behind the bar at New York institution Pegu Club, Kenta Goto has distinguished himself with unusual grace and precision. Find out more about this talented barman.”
We found some luxury boutiques around the world that also contain high-end cocktail bars.
Whether or not you love drinking Scotch neat, you need to fix these delicious whisky-based drinks.
Plenty of distilleries have tasting rooms, but we found a few that actually boast full-service craft-cocktail bars.
Love whiskey? We expanded our list of the top bourbon bars in America. You need to visit these impressive watering holes.
Watching the US Open this year? Then fix these drinks served at the Flushing Meadows tennis center and from Queens’ top cocktail bar.
Molecular mixologist Dave Arnold from New York’s famed Booker and Dax shares tips and recipes for a variety of cocktail sweeteners.
This all-star New Yorker recently took home the title of Diageo World Class U.S. Bartender of the Year. We sat down with him to find out how he got his start.
This all-star New York bartender recently won the prestigious Speed Rack competition. We sat down with her to discuss her meteoric rise.
Ever swiped a menu or glass from a watering hole? We polled bartenders around the country to find out what their customers steal.
While tropical bars are all the rage now, their heyday was really in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Visit a few of the surviving originals, which are still as kitschy as ever—and make a mean rum drink.
Check out our guide to the best events at this year’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
Acclaimed author and Liquor.com advisory board member Gary Regan explains why he’s excited to be behind the bar at New York’s The Dead Rabbit.
The talented Irish bartender left his award-winning bar in Belfast to open a new establishment in downtown Manhattan. We caught up with him to see what he has planned.
Journalist Tony Sachs offers Big Apple-centric drink recipes made exclusively with the new crop of spirits produced in New York.
Award-winning mixologist Sam Ross is opening a new bar in the former home of legendary New York watering hole Milk & Honey. Learn more about him and what he has planned for the space.
Love American whiskey? Check out our favorite bourbon bars across the country.
Start your weekend morning at one of these top bars around the country, which serve not only delicious eye-openers but also great mid-morning dishes.
Next month, New York hosts some of the world’s best bartenders and spirits experts for the third annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
Acclaimed author and Liquor.com advisory board member Gary Regan profiles veteran bartender Norman Bukofzer, who runs the Star Lounge at Midtown Manhattan’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Planning a trip? Check out these seven hotels around the world with top bar programs.
We asked three top bartenders to share which spirits brands are in their well.
During your holiday travels, take a detour to visit one of these small distilleries.
Master bartender and Liquor.com advisor Dale DeGroff mourns for some of his favorite New York bars that are long gone.
What we learned at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail convention in New Orleans.
Award-winning author and Liquor.com advisor David Wondrich traces the history of vodka drinks in America.
Vodka is the top-selling spirit in America, and we found five of the best bars in the country at which to enjoy the popular liquor.
Get the recipes for a few of the fabulous drinks served at the city’s top bars during Liquor.com’s first annual NYC Cocktail Week.
Want to try some of the Big Apple’s best bars? Check out Liquor.com’s first annual NYC Cocktail Week.
Get an instant reward for filing your taxes by mixing up these two tasty cocktails.
The world’s best bartenders and spirits experts descend on New York for the second annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
Just in time for the beginning of the season, historian and Liquor.com advisor David Wondrich unearths a classic baseball cocktail.
The star New York chef helped popularize seasonal cooking and mixology.
The celebrity chef’s new Uptown Manhattan restaurant features comfort food and drinks, too.
There are few spirits hotter than rum right now, and we found five of the best bars in the country at which to enjoy the popular liquor.
Shh! Keep your voice down. If you want the real Prohibition experience, visit these once-illicit establishments that were actually open in the 1920s.
His new Manhattan restaurant is trying to change the way we pair food and drinks.
Cocktails expert Gary Regan explores the origins of this classic cognac-and-crème de cacao recipe.
From brand-new spirits and bars to the hottest cocktail trends, find out what you’ll be drinking this year.
Read about the first celebrity bartender and why he’s still remembered today.
The weather outside is frightful…so stay inside and learn about hot cocktails from master mixologist Charlotte Voisey.
Have dinner and drinks with the celebrity chef and Food Network’s Chopped judge.
Cocktails expert Gary Regan explores the murky origins of this classic vermouth-and-whiskey recipe.
There’s an ever-growing selection of liquor brands getting their bottlings certified kosher.
Find out how some of the country’s top bartenders prepare for a night of slinging cocktails and making small talk.
Around the globe, a new generation of bartenders is reinterpreting historic tiki cocktails.
Forget pitchers of beer and baskets of cheap chicken wings: You can catch Sunday’s big game while enjoying expertly made mixed drinks at these four bars.
Across the country, there’s a new breed of establishments dedicated to just one type of liquor.
Even if you can’t attend the US Open this year, you can at least drink like you’re inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.
From New York to San Francisco, we found six spots where bartenders go to drink.
Drink in the summer with these fresh-vegetable cocktails.
Talented mixologist and Liquor.com advisory board member Simon Ford explains why you should be making these frosty drinks.
From New York to Colorado, drinkers are flocking to rooftop bars. Check out five of the best high-altitude watering holes in the country.
Cool down with these chilly bourbon cocktails from master mixologist Dale DeGroff.
What we learned at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail convention in New Orleans.
Make these soccer-inspired drinks during this weekend’s World Cup finals.
Seasonal beer cocktails are now appearing on bar menus.
Get to know one of New York City’s pioneering master mixologists.
You’ll be happy to spend a flight delay at these airport bars.
Find out who created this super popular, ubiquitous cocktail.
A guide to some of the Big Apple’s legendary drinking establishments and sites.
The Big Apple’s new generation of fine cocktail bars.
The world’s best bartenders and spirits experts descend on New York City for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
Watch baseball in style at these upscale stadium bars.
Find out more about the national spirit of both Chile and Peru.
From New York to San Francisco, the best American pubs.
Learn about cocktails and spirits from the country’s top bartenders.
A look inside the celebrity chef and Top Chef judge’s liquor cabinet.
From WhiskyFest and the Manhattan Cocktail Classic to Tales of the Cocktail, your guide to the spirited travel season.
Restaurants and bars across the country are adding tableside bar service.
New York City’s hottest drink combines whiskey and a brine chaser.
Pairing gourmet chocolate mousse with rum.
Two spirits brands that have survived the test of time.
High-end bars across the country are cutting prices and offering drink specials to lure in patrons.
The rise of the American craft distiller.
How to buy a barrel of whiskey.
The resurgence of tiki bars across the country.