17 Bars In America You Should Drink At Before You Die


Who doesn’t like to enjoy their alcohol in style? Sipping on some great concoctions in a cool, quirky ambience is the perfect way to unwind. No wonder bars and pubs do such great business – especially the ones that have something new, something different to offer. Here’s a list of some really awesome bars you simply have to drink at, before you die.

The Unicorn Bar, Seattle, Washington


Kiss goodbye to boredom when you enter into the carnival-themed Unicorn Bar. Apart from some great brews and blends, they have many novelties including an arcade, photograph-sales place and a claw machine even, to keep you entertained.

The View Lounge, San Francisco


Perched on the 39th Floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco, this bar offers visitors a stellar view, doing justice to its name. You have a panoramic view of the city’s bay area, which makes for a great ambience for some romantic wining and dining.

The Tunnel Bar, Northampton, Massachusetts


Built within an underground pedestrian tunnel, this bar has quaint, stone walls, an arched ceiling, comfy brown chairs and a modern, well-stocked bar. Come here for a evening of sophisticated merriment – ideal for a first date or special night out.

The Carousel Bar & Lounge, New Orleans



In operation in Hotel Monteleone for the past 65 years, this bar is a classic must-visit in the French Quarter. Their USP? You can enjoy your delicious cocktails while riding on their in-house merry-go-round.

Please Don’t Tell, New York City


Another bar that thrives on its exclusivity and secretive-ambience, you enter Please Don’t Tell through a secret door, only after you give them a ring from the phone booth it’s inside. Once you have been granted entry, let the brilliant menu – both drinks and food – delight you further.

Punch Bowl Social, Denver, Colorado


A small chain of bars, the Denver branch of Punch Bowl Social is absolutely, certifiably awesome. You want to combine your favourite things including video games, bowling and drinking? This is the place for you.

Manifesto, Kansas Metropolis, Missouri



Found in the basement of Reiger Lodger, Manifesto is always, always crowded. If you don’t have a reservation, you may as well not bother going. And the reason for their popularity – a huge cocktails’ menu which has some of the best blends you’ll ever taste.

Good Times at Davey Wayne’s, Los Angeles


Good Times has been designed as an ordinary house, which from the outside, looks like it has a garage sale going on. You’re let in when you tell the attendant you’re there to party and he ushers you in – wait for it – through a refrigerator! The interiors are a throwback to the ‘70s.

Seacrets, Ocean Metropolis, Maryland


Taking the concept of “beach chilling” to another level, Seacrets is literally in the sea! Yes, all tables and chairs (tubes, to be precise) and within the water and you drink here in your bathing suits. Now who wouldn’t want that?

Minus5 Ice Bar, Las Vegas



Though they have other outlets in New York, Orlando, and Grand Cayman too, visiting Minus5 Ice Bar in Vegas would be uber-cool. We mean that literally. Everything here is made of ice and to brave this bar, you have to wear a huge furry coat amongst other things.

Founding Fathers Pub, Buffalo, New York


Are you a true-blue American? Want an outlet for your patriotism? Visit the Founding Fathers Pub where both the decor and menu is themed upon American legends of past times. Don’t be surprised if the staff asks/gives you trivia on them either.

The Signature Lounge, Chicago


This elite bar finds itself on the 96th floor of the John Hancock Center, overlooking the heart of the Loop. You can imagine what a view you’d have sitting here, be it day or night. It may be a little bit expensive, but hey, where you’ve got to pay for a view like this!

The Laundry Room, Las Vegas



A sort of secret chamber, tucked with the Commonwealth Bar at Las Vegas, if exclusivity is what you want, this is the bar for you! You gain access using a secret code that is texted to you on making the reservation. Inside, you can get some lovely custom drinks, made exactly to your specifications.

No Vacancy, Hollywood


This favourite Hollywood haunt has a speakeasy theme and a great live band. Burlesque dancers keep you entertained and a delicious selection of drinks and food keep you full. Be sure to make a reservation beforehand though.

The Safe House, Milwaukee


This bar is conceptualized around the spy-theme which is just oh-so-amazing! Everything around here has a covert dimension to it, from its operative name “International Exports Ltd” to its food menu having “Cloak & Dagger Spycialties”.

Clockwork, Raleigh, North Carolina



A retro-themed wonder in Raleigh, the decor here is stunning with elaborate partitions and opulent gold statues. They are known for serving awesome cocktails with ‘70s-inspired names and mixes so you can truly enjoy your “Pussy Galore” or “Who Loves You Child”.

Percy’s & Co., Seattle


If you thought cocktail hour could never be healthy, you’re obviously oblivious of Percy’s & Co. In Seattle. It has a charming, woodsy decor and a fantastic menu with unique concoctions. Apparently, they make their cocktails with herbs and produce they grow themselves.

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