No one knows a city's best drinkeries like its talented bartenders. And that goes double in a city like Las Vegas. It's the glittering casinos and all-night clubs that draw most visitors' drinking dollars. But both on the Strip and off, it's possible to find great bars that don't demand bottle service or crazy table minimums.
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Rooftop bars, low-key gardens, people-watching patios—whatever your inclination (and whatever your drink), we've got you covered in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
No one knows a city's bars like the talented men and women who work behind them. So we're going straight to the source, asking bartenders about their own favorite drinking establishments in Philly, from dive bars to fancy cocktail spots.
The Manhattan Cocktail Classic launched its fifth year with their annual booze-fueled, black-tie gala at the New York Public Library. Along with a nasty hangover, we managed to pick up several great cocktail ideas.
Like many of my other countrymen, I sort of like baked ribs, so I couldn't help wonder if Twin Anchors really deserves all the flack.
A new sense of saucy irreverence is at play in Chicago—cocktails on tap, in bottles, and dance nights with shots of Old Fashioneds are all fair game. Here's our guide to the best places to drink cocktails in the Windy City right now.
We have pretty high standards for fried chicken in this city these days, but that doesn't mean the average bar can't take on the challenge.
Gluten-free cookie bars with coconut and chocolate chips get their nutty caramel flavor from browned butter.
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Forget visions of sugar plums. Once you've tasted these bars, composted of a sugar cookie crust topped with a dreamy, creamy butter-mint cream, you'll be absolutely dazzled.
I'm convinced that as soon as you let your guard down, perfect strangers somehow all get together on a street corner near your bar, and after doing a headcount to ensure that at least fifty people are there, they walk directly into the place and all order at the same time.
Salty and sweet, these delectable bars marry an apple pie filling with a salty caramel coating. Sitting pretty atop a buttery crust made of Crescent Rolls, these are an addictive fall treat.
Though there's always a constant buzz of people at Rye, the bar is busy without feeling crowded. The hours fly by. The drinks are delicious.
In colonial America, a general lack of infrastructure meant the tavern had to pinch hit in various other social functions, whether of church or state. They sometimes doubled up as courthouses (and even jails) and other times served as local theaters.
We are a steakhouse—everyone knows that," says Rick Gresh, the executive chef at David Burke's Primehouse. But recently a larger bar area was added in, opening the space up, and allowing for people to come in for a drink and a snack. So what kind of snacks do you serve at a steakhouse?
Based on Beer Table's tiny kitchen, with a hot plate and a convection oven, you wouldn't guess that they could produce such good food. I've written before about how some bars here in NYC are putting out food that's way above the level of traditional "bar food", and Beer Table is a prime example of that.