Love a good dive or cocktail bar? Yeah, us too. It’s not just the libations that draw us in (though a perfectly shaken martini never hurt), it’s the ambience and overall scene that makes for a good watering hole. For those times you’re looking for an experience rather than just a drink, we’ve rounded up the 15 bars in the U.S. that should be on your bucket list.
You’re not just grabbing a beer or having a glass of wine when you visit any of these establishments — each destination offers an escape from reality. From a bar that your dog might love even more than you do to a tavern that will get you in the holiday spirit no matter the time of year, there is surely one on this list that will entice you. A few are even kid-friendly!
So if you happen to be in one of these cities, definitely make time to swing by for a drink. Cheers!