Americas

Drinking and nightlife

Top ChoiceBar in Treasure Beach

Pelican Bar

A thatched hut on stilts, built on a submerged sandbar 1km out to sea after owner Floyd saw it in a dream, is still Jamaica’s – and perhaps the planet’s – most enjoyable spot for a drink. You can carve your name...

Top ChoiceClub in Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

House of Yes

Anything goes at this hedonistic warehouse venue, with two stages, three bars and a covered outdoor area that offers some of the most creative themed performance and dance nights in Brooklyn. You might see...

Top ChoiceBrewery in Gibsons

Persephone Brewing Company

Welcome to one of Canada’s only farm-to-barrel microbreweries. Among numerous sustainable practices, Persephone grows its own hops at an on-site 11-acre farm and harvests them specifically for its home-brewed...

Top ChoiceDistillery in Charleston County Sea Islands

Firefly Distillery

The world’s first hand-crafted sweet-tea-flavored vodka came from this gem of a distillery, tucked into the forest on Wadmalaw Island. Sampling this classic, which is made with tea grown on the nearby Charleston...

Top ChoiceCafe in Bogotá

Azahar Café

Azahar Café

Possibly the finest shrine to coffee in Colombia, the recently amplified Azahar exudes taste, expertise and an undying passion for the country’s second-most-famous homegrown product (after cocaine). Busy baristas...

Top ChoiceBar in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Trick Dog

Drink adventurously with ingenious cocktails inspired by local obsessions: San Francisco muralists, Chinese diners or conspiracy theories. Every six months, Trick Dog adopts a new theme and the menu changes –...

Top ChoiceMicrobrewery in Southern Illinois

Scratch Brewing

You'll find this farmhouse brewery hidden away amid horse- and sheep-grazing pastures just 5 miles outside Shawnee National Forest in Ava. Twigs, bark, berries and herbs from the farm are thrown into their...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in French Quarter

Bar Tonique

'Providing shelter from sobriety since 08/08/08', Tonique is a bartender’s bar. Seriously, on a Sunday night, when the weekend rush is over, we’ve seen no fewer than three of the city’s top bartenders arrive here...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in SoHo & Chinatown

Apothéke

It takes a little effort to track down this former opium-den-turned-apothecary bar on Doyers St (look for the 'chemist' sign with a beaker illustration hanging above the doorway). Inside, skilled barkeeps work...

Top ChoiceClub in Kingston

Dub Club

Dub Club is the house party that's become a major Kingston brand. And what a house! Set high on Jack's Hill, it looks down over the lights of the city, twinkling in the night. The huge sound system treats you to...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in Calgary

Betty Lou's Library

Betty Lou's Library won't be for everyone, but if you like feeling like you've stepped back in time to Prohibition 1920s, then you'll get a kick out of coming here. The cocktails are superb; if you can't decide...

Top ChoiceBrewery in Boulder

Mountain Sun

Mountain Sun

As Boulder as it gets, this is the town's favorite brewery. It cheerfully serves a smorgasbord of fine brews and packs in everyone from yuppies to hippies. Best of all is its community atmosphere. The pub grub,...

Top ChoiceBar in Oaxaca City

Mezcaloteca

This swanky tasting room is by far the best place in the city to visit if you want to learn about mezcal. Not only can the staff here teach you about how mezcal is made, but you will get a crash course in how to...

Top ChoiceMicrobrewery in East Side

New Realm Brewing Co

Ex–Stone Brewing Co brewmaster Mitch Steele wrote the book on IPAs. His latest venture, a 20,000-sq-ft restaurant and brewery along the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, is a coup for Southern hopheads. Eight taps (four...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in Midtown

The Campbell

In 1923 this hidden-away hall was the office of American financier John W Campbell. It later became a signalman's office, a jail and a gun storage before falling into obscurity. In 2017 it was restored to its...

Top ChoiceBar in Hanalei

Tahiti Nui

The legendary Nui (rendered famous by its cameo role in The Descendants) is a tiki dive bar with heart and history, and a rather tasty dinner menu. Usually crowded from mid-afternoon onward, it gets rollicking...

Top ChoiceLounge in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

Stookey's Club Moderne

Dangerous dames lure unsuspecting sailors into late-night schemes over potent hooch at this art-deco bar straight out of a Dashiell Hammett thriller. Chrome-lined 1930s Streamline Moderne decor sets the scene for...

Top ChoiceBrewery in Salt Lake City

Fisher Brewing Company

A former auto shop in the Granary District has been converted into an employee-owned, small-batch brewery that produces the freshest beer around. Following in the footsteps of his great-great-grandfather Albert...

Top ChoiceBar in Congreso & Tribunales

Los Galgos

A gem in the neighborhood, this lovely bar notable (historic bar) has been immaculately restored and transformed into a sophisticated bar and restaurant serving great coffee, modern Argentine food, and housemade...

Top ChoiceBrewery in Montañita

Montañita Brewing Company

At the northern end of the beach, overlooking the sand, the only microbrewery on Ecuador's coast serves up Amazonian IPA, chocolate stout, blackberry, jalapeno and passion-fruit blondes, and tropical ciders...