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What sets the best bars in North America apart from the rest of the world? Their devotion to all things craft—from intricate cocktails by master mixologists to top-notch wines and beers that move past the drab and same-old. Whether you’re knocking back Manhattans at the finest bars in NYC, exploring mezcalerías in Mexico City or sunning yourself on a terrasse in Montreal, the best bars in North America offer something for every imbiber. (Just be sure to pad your belly at the best restaurants in North America before you hit the town.)

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The best bars in NYC

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The best bars in NYC

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Sip classic cocktails, craft beer and expert wine selections at these new drinking destinations and longtime favorites.

The best bars in Los Angeles

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The best bars in Los Angeles

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Between these cocktail dens, neighborhood wine bars and some of the city’s best beers, you’ll never be thirsty again

The best bars in Chicago

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The best bars in Chicago

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Raise your shot glass of Malört to the best damn watering holes in Chicago.

The best bars in Miami

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The best bars in Miami

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Let’s raise a glass to the best bars in Miami—breezy rooftops, cozy wine bars and more great spots to drink up around town.

The best bars in Boston

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The best bars in Boston

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Our guide to the best bars in Boston includes cocktail lounges, wine bars, Irish pubs and dive bars.

The best bars in Montreal

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The best bars in Montreal

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Cheers to the best bars in Montreal, a top shelf selection of the city’s key players in beer, wine, spirits and more.

The best bars in Mexico City

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The best bars in Mexico City

From Roma and Juárez to Polanco, these bars are a must in Mexico City.

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The best bars in Atlanta

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The best bars in Atlanta

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In town for a quick business trip? Head to some of the best lounges and bars in the region.

The best bars in Austin

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The best bars in Austin

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The best bars in Austin are those that include some reprieve from the heat, be it boozy patios, stunning rooftop lounges or AC-blasting newcomers.

The best bars in Dallas

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The best bars in Dallas

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Try the best bars in Dallas for ice-cold beer, imported tequila and frozen cocktails.

The best bars in Key West

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The best bars in Key West

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The days of pre-fab sour mix and oxidized vermouth have been all but washed out to sea.

The best bars in Las Vegas

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The best bars in Las Vegas

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From laid-back dives to lavish destinations to intimate hideaways, Vegas has it all.

The best bars in Nashville

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The best bars in Nashville

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Whether you want to sample some Tennessee whiskey or just grab a cold beer, we’ve got you.

The best bars in New Orleans

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The best bars in New Orleans

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Embrace of to-go drinks and non-stop partying (here, venues can stay open 24 hours a day!).

The best bars in Orlando

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The best bars in Orlando

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From swanky wine bars and craft cocktail lounges to local breweries, the best bars in Orlando offer a little bit of everything.

The best bars in Philadelphia

The best bars in Philadelphia

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Bartenders are eagerly waiting to shake you up an interesting cocktail or satisfy that beer craving.

The best bars in San Francisco

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The best bars in San Francisco

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Bars in San Francisco are crammed into every block of the 7×7.

The best bars in Seattle

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The best bars in Seattle

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What better way to deal with the city’s rain-prone weather than grabbing a drink (or three) at the best bars in Seattle?

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The best bars in Toronto

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Patio hunting is a coveted summer pastime. In winter, curl up to a bar’s fireplace with a pint in hand.

The best bars in Vancouver

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The best bars in Vancouver

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The best bars in Vancouver include breweries, cocktail lounges and even as-seen-on-TV dive bars

The best bars in Washington, D.C.

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The best bars in Washington, D.C.

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Technically not in a state, the best bars in DC benefit from lawful loopholes that don’t affect the rest of the coutry.

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