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Fresh Suds and Friendly Service at Paulaner Bräuhaus, NYC

Where to Drink: New York Roger Kamholz 7 comments

The only Paulaner Bräuhaus in the western hemisphere recently landed in New York City. More

Taste in Technicolor: We Try the Brunch Cocktails at Alder in NYC

Where to Drink: New York Roger Kamholz 1 comment

Alder bar director Kevin Denton's dinnertime drink menu includes what I contend is a mighty nifty feature: the option to order several of the cocktails as "shorts." You get less than a full drink and pay half of the full price. For instance, you can have yourself a Bloody Mary tasting by ordering a trio of shorts. Our favorite: the Yellow Light, a bright, savory-sweet combination of pineapple, yellow pepper, and jalapeño tequila. More

What to Drink at Keens Steakhouse, New York

Where to Drink: New York Roger Kamholz Post a comment

I was curious, in a city where well-made cocktails have become the norm, if the bar at Keens—in so many ways a throwback to Old New York—had been left behind. More

Cozy Up to Well-Crafted Cocktails at Wallflower in the West Village

Where to Drink: New York Roger Kamholz 1 comment

Cocktails at Wallflower, a new cocktail bar in New York's West Village, are the dominion of bartender Xavier Herit, who logged seven years behind the stick at the bar and lounge at Daniel before departing for his present post. More

San Francisco Essentials: Comstock Saloon

Where to Drink: San Francisco Josh Leskar 3 comments

Comstock Saloon is a destination for classic cocktails, a haven from the bustling neighborhood of North Beach. More

Sonny's Hideaway: Northeast Los Angeles Newcomer is an Instant Classic

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Elana Lepkowski 2 comments

If you love your drinks brown, bitter, and stirred, you'll be in heaven at Sonny's Hideaway in Los Angeles. More

Goldie's: A Cocktail Oasis on West Third in Los Angeles

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Esther Tseng 1 comment

Though many bars pay lip service to seasonal ingredients and housemade concoctions, there's a unique finesse to the way all the ingredients are used at Goldie's—the very best of Southern California seems to make it into each cocktail glass. More

An Ode to The Charleston, a Neighborhood Bar in Chicago's Bucktown

Where to Drink: Chicago Roger Kamholz 6 comments

Why, in a city so rich with rock-solid corner bars, do I praise the Charleston above all others? So many good small things that add up to something great. More

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