WHY HERE: You’d expect a bar that opened in 2015 to still be finding its footing in the global cocktail scene. Not at Gibson, which exploded with an expertise and enthusiasm that could refresh even the crustiest of bar veteran. There are cocktail sections inspired by “time” and inspired by “place,” but the exquisite punch bowls are what you want to explore when hanging out as a crowd.
WHY NOW: Gibson’s World Collaboration menu is a thing of pure beauty. Drawing inspiration from chefs, bartenders and artists the world over, the bar invites fellow creatives to weigh in on drink creation in one of a handful of categories. It’s an ingenious way to allow those inside—and outside—the industry to flex cocktail-making muscles and building new relationships across continents.