America's Best Cocktail Bars
Courtesy of The Violet Hour
The first challenge is to find this unmarked place, a first-generation neo-speakeasy. The number of guests allowed inside is capped at the number of stools and seats, ensuring a reasonably sane session of cocktail sampling. Try some of the updated classics, like the Notorious F.L.I.P., made with navy-strength rum, bitter liqueurs, and a whole egg.
Check It Out: The custom ice program here was one of the nation’s first—you’ll get a big ice sphere for bourbon on the rocks, and an ice spike for tall drinks.