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GQ Names the 25 Best Cocktail Bars in America

Two local cocktail bars were recently ranked in GQ's list of best cocktail bars in America. Bottoms up!

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NEW YORK – To compile and rank the nation’s best cocktail bars for the October issue, GQ traveled over 30,000 miles, visited twenty-one cities and 102 bars, and drank more than 400 cocktails, before finally selecting Seattle’s Zig Zag Café as the number one bar on the list.  At Zig Zag Café, “patrons come for the easy conversation and the drink-all-day coziness.  Above all, though, they come for the cocktails of Murray Stenson.  The man is effortlessly talented, a bartender superhero.  In fact, he may be the country’s best,” writes Kevin Sintumuang.  “Each drink Murray pours is a mini-revelation, an introduction to rare spirits and a bold use of common ones.”  Here is GQ’s complete list of the best cocktail bars in America:
2: Angel’s Share – New York          
3: The Violet Hour – Chicago            
4: Clover Club – Brooklyn                
5: The Alembic – San Francisco        
6: Death & Co – New York                
7: PDT – New York                           
8: PX – Alexandria, VA                     
9: Comstock Saloon – San Francisco
10: Holeman & Finch – Atlanta         
11: Tiki-ti – Los Angeles                     
12: The Patterson House – Nashville    
Eastern Standard – Boston     
14: Rickhouse – San Francisco  
15: Anvil – Houston
16: Arnaud’s French 75 – New Orleans
17: Elixir – San Francisco
18: Columbia Room – Washington, D.C.
Cole’s – Los Angeles
20: The Whistler – Chicago
21: Drink – Boston
22: Pegu Club – New York
23: The Edison – Los Angeles
24: The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. – Philadelphia
25: Needle and Thread – Seattle

For drinking lessons learned, tips, and more information about each bar, visit: