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America’s 10 Best Rooftop Bars

America’s 10 Best Rooftop Bars

The weather never looked bleaker — Mother Nature was giving the country a winter that left even the most cold-climate resilient curled into a ball. The never-ending snowstorms, pelting rain, hail, and freezing temperatures hit even the warmest parts of the States, causing general confusion and misery. If there was ever a time to need a drink, this was it. And we gave you the goods with these Hot Cocktails to Warm Your Winter.

America’s 10 Best Rooftop Bars (Slideshow)

And even though there’s been a few surprise April snow showers, it looks like spring has finally arrived. Naturally this means one thing — it’s time to get outside! And what do we love best about being in the great outdoors? Summer cocktails and refreshing wines and beers! We can shed our dark, dreary clothes and say a temporary goodbye to the dimly-lit lounges and bars that’s made up our social life for the last six months. Where to head now? Rooftop bars, of course.

We let you know the best Rooftop Restaurants out there, but since last summer, a slew of new choices have come on the scene from West to East Coast and all points in between. While stand-alone watering holes have popped up, hotels have embraced and nurtured this nifty new market of the dedicated rooftop bar.

The scenes vary and there’s a fit for every party personality. You’ll find low-key, but fun Tiki bars along the seashore, mega spaces designed for the music-and-dance minded crowd, and even trendy see-and-be-seen hotspots in those high falutin’ high-rise hotels. What do they all have in common? Awesome views of the city, shore, or other fabulous scenery and landmarks, and delicious drinks to quench your thirst, including new sippers for the upcoming summer heat. Many even offer small plates and snacks to fill your belly while you’re knocking back these tasty creations — easy to swallow in the heat.

The biggest perk of them all is having a place to chill every day of the week during the season, after all, the sun takes longer to set and this is the epitome of happy hour time. Summer is just around the corner and many of these rooftop bars also have pools and cabanas as well, so you can really dive in and have a cool time. We’ve ranked the best rooftop bars in America, some new, some classics, based on ambiance, killer views, and of course, the cocktail menu.

1. High Hot Spot: Skybar at the Mondrian Los Angeles

What’s Up: Celebrities like RHOA’s NeNe Leakes, Lindsay Lohan, and Adam Levine have partied under the open-air, ivy-covered pavilion perched above this famous hotel’s pool. It’s all Hollywood, all the time, and style is the name of the game.

Top Sips: The Mondrian margarita, French Pear martini, and Choco Raz martini are popular and pretty drinks for glitterati guests.

’Tis The Season: Open daily, year-round, 10 a.m. until 2 a.m.

2. High Hot Spot: Bar 54 at Hyatt Times Square, New York

What’s Up: Fresh on the scene since February 2014, this hotel’s 54th floor watering hole is now Manhattan's highest rooftop bar. The outdoor terrace has awesome river sights and views of the Chrysler Building and One World Trade Center.

Top Sips: 20 signature cocktails grace the menu, plus punch bowls serving three to four guests. The Brooklyn-made Dorothy Parker American Gin, was created especially for the bar.

’Tis The Season: Open year-round, Sunday thru Thursday, 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday

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World's Best Rooftop Bars

Yes, you'll find music, food and booze. But let's be honest — the greatest assets of these sky-high, swanky bars are their panoramic city views.

Cé La Vi in Singapore

Cé La Vi (formerly called Ku Dé Ta) is a premier rooftop party bar &mdash emphasis on the rooftop, as it sits on the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands, an architectural landmark in Singapore. Part of the spectacular SkyPark, the bar lets guests take in one of the best unobstructed views of the city and the rooftop's infamous infinity pool. Whether you&rsquore watching the sun set over mini wagyu beef burgers with fontina cheese green chili mayo and smoked tomato relish, or you're just mesmerized by the nightly laser show, Cé La Vi is a place to see and be seen.

Insider's Tip: The price for a cocktail, such as the Lady Be Mine Grey Goose martini with lychee and rosewater, is $16, roughly the same fee the resort complex charges to board the elevator to the observation deck just below &mdash so think of it as breaking even.

Plunge in New York City, New York

Taking over the Gansevoort Hotel's 14th-floor penthouse in the Meatpacking District, this granddaddy of New York's rooftop bars is still among the city's best &mdash with some of the most stylish parties, an amazing outdoor pool and, of course, a sick view of the N.Y.C. skyline and the Hudson River. Plunge is packed with pretty young things on the weekends, so those not looking to be part of the scene may prefer to watch the sunset from the wraparound balcony midweek.

Insider's Tip: Give the recently revamped, American bistro-style menu, with its fresh chopped salad, jumbo shrimp skewers and rooftop sliders, a shot you'll be pleasantly surprised.

The Roof in Madrid, Spain

If your first glimpse of this club atop the ME Madrid is the line to enter &mdash at its peak length during summertime &mdash know that it's worth the wait. Once you board the private elevator to the penthouse terrace, you'll be treated to unmatched views of Madrid's skyline. Owned by Rande Gerber (also known as Cindy Crawford's husband), this swanky rooftop consistently attracts beautiful locals and celebrities alike, thanks to guest DJ sessions, inviting daybeds and a VIP bar embedded in a stone wall.

Insider's Tip: Like most places on our list, the Roof serves cocktails that are on the pricier side. If you're going to have just one, make it the Black Mojito.

Three Sixty in St. Louis, Missouri

For a bird's-eye view of Busch Stadium, pass on the nosebleed seats and instead, head to this slick rooftop bar atop the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Panoramic views of the Gateway Arch serve as the backdrop for gourmet bites prepared by chef Rex Hale, such as house-smoked salmon chips, mini New England lobster rolls and Korean BBQ pork tacos. Save room for the sweet stuff the desserts &mdash especially the house-made Kit Kat bars &mdash are among the best in the city. The 6,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor space accommodates cozy fire pits, flat-screen TVs and several bars, making Three Sixty a year-round destination.

Insider's Tip: Cardinals fans, hold on to your ticket stub and get the $10 cover charge waived. And for those trying to score one of the coveted tables overlooking the field, Three Sixty opens at least two hours before every home game.

POV in Washington, D.C.

To see the Washington Monument in all its recently unscaffolded glory, head to this trendy bar perched atop the historic W Hotel. POV's velvet banquettes and black wicker chairs are first-come, first-served, so we suggest arriving in plenty of time to watch the sun go down, or you may have to wait in line to board the elevator to the 11th floor. Drinks are expensive by D.C. standards, which makes it mostly a popular spot for tourists and special occasions (both bachelorette parties and proposals are popular here). But enjoying unobstructed views of Washington lit up at night has its price.

Insider's Tip: The scene is more club than cocktail bar after 10 p.m., so we suggest either springing for a table with bottle service next to the dance floor or, for a more economical option, meeting up around the corner at the Hamilton for dinner and drinks before taking in the view.

Sevva in Hong Kong, China

If you're looking for one of the most glamorous bars in Hong Kong &mdash and possibly even the world &mdash look no farther than this penthouse bar on top of the prestigious Prince's Building. The 360-degree views of Norman Foster's HSBC Building and I.M. Pei's Bank of China Tower from Sevva's wraparound terrace, combined with dazzling interiors that reflect owner Bonnie Gokson's iconic style, has made this the top spot for impressing out-of-towners. The well-coiffed crowd clamors for dishes such as baked truffled mac and cheese and signature crunch cake from the Taste Bar. Also popular is the traditional high tea, where you'll be Instagramming three tiers of Ms. B's treats &mdash including chocolate fudge cake with marmalade and mini short rib burgers &mdash as much as the scenery.

Insider's Tip: The Sevva terrace is an ideal vantage point for the popular "Symphony of Lights" laser show that illuminates Hong Kong's famous skyscrapers.

The American Bar in Innsbruck, Austria

End your day with a relaxing sundowner and panoramic views of the Alps on the heated rooftop terrace of Innsbruck's glass architectural gem, the Penz Hotel. Order the signature Fifth Floor cocktail, a Bellini Royal made of peaches and Champagne, or ask one of the skilled bartenders to whip up something unique. A bonus for hotel guests is that they can begin the day with an extensive breakfast buffet (with more fresh fruit than you can name) served against the same beautiful backdrop.

Insider's Tip: People who don't like smoke should be aware that cigars are permitted inside.

New York Bar in Tokyo, Japan

This landmark bar, situated on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt Tokyo, served as the backdrop of Lost in Translation. Rather than shy away from the Sofia Coppola connection, the bar embraces it, even creating the L.I.T. cocktail, made with sake, Sakura liqueur, peach schnapps and cranberry juice. Enjoy panoramic views of Shinjuku order from the extensive wine menu (which has more than 1,600 bottles to choose from) listen to live jazz and try to get in a New York state of mind &mdash while in Tokyo.

Insider's Tip: We recommend arriving before 6:30 p.m. to avoid a line, and watch the sunset through the floor-to-ceiling windows. After 8 p.m., there is a cover charge of about $20 for guests not staying at the Park Hyatt.

Bramante Terrace in Rome, Italy

Just one block from the Piazza Navona, atop the ivy-covered Hotel Raphael, this multilevel rooftop garden boasts sweeping views of the Eternal City in the summer. Order an omelet of artichokes, red onions and fresh mint for lunch from chef Jean-Luc Fruneau's creative Mediterranean menu (now completely vegetarian), or watch the sun set between St. Peter's Basilica and Castel Sant'Angelo over a dinner of fresh caciotta cheese ravioli and marjoram with cherry tomatoes and basil.

Insider's Tip: It's one of the most romantic places in Rome, so don't be surprised if you see a proposal take place while here!

Vue Bar in Shanghai, China

Spread over Levels 32 and 33 of the five-star Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai, China, Vue offers guests two floors and two distinct views overlooking the historic waterfront and the futuristic Pudong skyline on either side of the Huangpu River. Pull up a seat at this sophisticated lounge's circular cocktail bar or continue up the spiral staircase to the open-air terrace, where you can lounge in a four-poster daybed or take a dip in the marble whirlpool.

Insider's Tip: For those who can justify a $100-plus price tag, Vue's bottomless brunch is hard to beat: free-flowing Perrier Jouet Champagne, a Bloody Mary counter and chefs preparing dishes that include everything from made-to-order eggs to lightly pickled steak tartare on brioche.

Galaxy Restaurant & Bar in Athens, Greece

The star of the Athens skyline is the majestic Acropolis &mdash and there's no place where it seems to glow more brightly than from the Galaxy Restaurant & Bar atop the Hilton Athens. A hot spot for locals and tourists, this chic open-air terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or a romantic dinner. We suggest starting with one of the restaurant's inventive (read: not just Greek) salads or sesame-crusted seared tuna with caviar, pickled pearl onions, black and yellow cherries, and a truffle vinaigrette, followed by an assortment of sushi. Otherwise, try the surf 'n' turf &mdash a beef tenderloin and lobster tail atop a sizzling hot stone.

Insider's Tip: If you can't snag a reservation, stop by for an aperitif. The bar typically opens two and a half hours before dinner service starts.

360 in Istanbul, Turkey

True to its name, this spot offers 360-degree views stretching over Istanbul and the Bosphorus Strait that are enough to take your breath away &mdash but so are the "special occasion" prices. Forgo 360's Turkish-fusion menu and instead, come early, score a coveted window seat and nurse your drink while snacking on stuffed olives and nuts before grabbing some street food nearby. On weekends, the restaurant turns into a club from around midnight until the wee hours, with avant-garde entertainment (including burlesque), up-and-coming DJs and well-mixed cocktails.

Insider's Tip: The unassuming entrance in the historic Misir Apartment building is easily missed, but don't let that deter you. Once you've entered the lobby, take the elevator directly to the eighth floor and follow the candlelit stairs.


The Best Bars in America, 2014

Our ninth annual celebration of America's best bars, our ever-growing list of those exceptional, harmonious, radiant, and occasionally unruly places to have a drink. As always, we're guided by David Wondrich, Esquire's favorite drinking partner and America's foremost cocktail historian. Now, on with it already. We're thirsty.

You're having: A pint of&mdashwell, not of Blue Moon

When I walk into the ramshackle, Repeal-era Blue Moon, a Hot Tuna live album is playing. I'm 53 years old, and so I remember Hot Tuna. Couple guys from Jefferson Airplane riffing fuzzily and lengthily away on old blues and ragtime standards, electric guitars set to kill. Too grungy for hippie music, too meandering for rock 'n' roll. I haven't heard them in a bar since, like, 1979. As I sit there drinking my pints&mdash16 taps, mostly local&mdashthe whole album plays. I have to admit, it sounds kinda good, but maybe that's because I'm sitting in, as the sign says, "The David J. Olson Booth for the Study of Labor and Liquid Dynamics," with a picture of himself smiling down at me, and because there are books stacked up in the space behind the booth and dogs roaming around and the regulars are friendly and the bartender good at his job. Later there are bands and singers, some of them good. It's all too rock 'n' roll for a hippie bar, too mellow for a punk one. It's very Seattle.

712 Northeast 45th Street 206-675-9116

You're having: An Old Quartermaster

Precision rum drinks in a friendly, out-of-the-way corner of PDX. Eschews the classic two-bit-saloon decor but has all the two-bit-saloon skills.


Lemon's Rooftop at Wythe Hotel

It wouldn't be a summer in New York City without a visit to Lemon's, the Wyeth Hotel's rooftop bar. Lemon's evokes Italy in summer with Manhattan skyline views. You can snack on grilled calamari, sugar snap peas, and tuna carpaccio while drinking fine Italian wines surrounded by plants. To cool off order the spiked lemonade (mixed with fresh lavender) that comes in a vintage pitcher.


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Maxine’s Tap Room makes list of 10 best cocktail bars in America

A Fayetteville cocktail bar is one of the 10 best places to get a drink in the US.

That’s according to a new list published by renowned bartender Kate Gerwin, who included longtime Fayetteville establishment Maxine’s Tap Room on her list of her 10 best cocktail bars published last week by USA Today.

Gerwin’s got some credentials, too. She’s been a top bartender for more than 20 years, who became the first woman and first American to win the Bols Around the World Bartending Championship in 2014. She was named on of the industry’s Top 100 Most Influential Figures in the World by Drinks International, and has served as a sommelier for some of the top wineries in Napa Valley.

Here’s what she had to say about Maxine’s:

Maxine’s is what bartenders look for in cocktail bars. Believe it or not, veteran bartenders rarely go out on the prowl for cocktails. We typically sip on fermented beverages and straight spirits in our downtime and prioritize environment over cocktails, but Maxine’s has both – environment and noteworthy cocktails.

They have a fun and playful menu, and they don’t take themselves too seriously, but their cocktails are crushable.

Maxine’s credits local bartender Shawn Traxler of Vault Bar for introducing Gerwin to the establishment. Traxler is also well known in the bartending world for his talent as a mixologist.

“Our talented friend, Shaun Traxler from Vault, makes some serious rounds in the bartending world. And sometimes he introduces his talented friends to this old bar, and they put us on a list as top ten bars in USA TODAY,” Maxine’s wrote on their Facebook page last week about their inclusion on the list.

“We’re blushing over all of this right now, because Fayetteville is awesome like that.”


Best BBQ In America How do these rankings work?

50. Hoodoo Brown – in Connecticut

Who’d have thought that the best BBQ in Connecticut would be found in the quaint town of Ridgefield? Hoodoo Brown has been serving residents top-notch barbecue for years, and they seem to just keep getting better and better. We suggest trying their Holy Texas Trinity, which comes with a whole pound of brisket, various sausages, a rack of ribs and cornbread to top it all off.

49. Russell’s Quality Food in Delaware

The pulled pork at Russell’s Quality Food is easily some of the best pulled pork in America, likely due to the fact that they smoke it using three different kinds of logs – oak, hickory and cherry. It’s smoked to perfection and so delicious that you don’t even need any sauce.

48. BBQ4Life in Idaho

You’ll actually find lots of great BBQ in Idaho, but what we love about BBQ4Life is that it caters to vegans as well as meat-eaters. Their custom smoking setup lends itself to a unique smokey taste that seeps into anything you order here, vegetarian or not. This kind of take on traditional barbecue is what makes the diversity in American BBQ so unique.

47. Black Diamond Barbecue in Vermont

Even though you don’t typically think of true Texas BBQ when you think of Vermont, Black Diamond Barbecue is beginning to change that for locals. They serve a brisket that’s been smoked for 16 hours and they use lots of local maple woods for flavour. The local beers they sell here pair really well with whatever you order, and that’s something that other BBQ joints don’t always offer.

46. JR’s Barbeque in California

California is home to the best tacos in America, but when it comes to true Texas BBQ, it’s a cuisine that’s a little harder to find. That’s why the best BBQ in California isn’t in San Diego or even downtown LA, it’s in Culver City. The family-owned JR’s Barbecue serves up Memphis-style meat that practically melts in your mouth it’s so soft.

45. GQue Championship BBQ in Colorado

The award-winning BBQ at GQue is some of the most underrated BBQ in the entire country. We’re not quite sure why this Westminster BBQ joint isn’t ranked higher on a lot of top barbecue lists, but we are sure that they serve up quality meat that’s cooked to perfection and smothered in pretty savoury sauces.

44. Sin City Smokers in Nevada

You don’t need to head to Vegas for some of the best BBQ in America. The former competition team of Sin City Smokers serves up quality pork, BBQ chicken, and even some expertly-grilled veggies. After eating the BBQ here you won’t even have to make it out to Vegas, you’ll feel like you’ve sinned enough it’s that good.

43. Andy Nelson’s Southern Pit Barbecue in Maryland

If you’re looking for the absolute barbecued ribs and pulled pork in Maryland, then we highly recommend Andy Nelson’s. According to travellers, they love the fact that their brisket tips are super tender. Everything here pairs well with their homemade cornbread, so make sure to save room for a piece or two.

42. Noble Barbecue in Maine

Meat lovers rejoice – we’ve found your paradise! Sure, Noble Barbecue serves some of the most scrumptious BBQ in America, but the twin brothers behind this restaurant excel at cooking and flavouring pretty much any kind of meat. Case in point, their smoked meatloaf cheeseburger. Head there once to try the BBQ and then again for the cheeseburger. Wash it all down with one of the local craft beers on the menu.

41. Sunset Smokehouse in Hawaii

Who’d have thought you could find true Texas BBQ on the island of Oahu? Not us. But, travellers let us in on the best-kept secret in the world of Hawaiian BBQ: Sunset Smokehouse. The man behind the pit hails from Texas, where he spent hours and hours of his formative years learning how to smoke meat in Austin. The result? Some of the best BBQ in America but in a more tropical setting than you’ll usually find.

40. Gotta Q – in Rhode Island

Gotta Q pretty much dominates the BBQ scene in the small state of Rhode Island, but they’ve worked hard to earn the top spot. Their wood-smoked pulled pork is cooked to perfection and their sirloin is some of the most savoury in the region.

39. Big Rig BBQ in South Dakota

Fancy some of the most mouth-watering pulled pork you’ve ever tried? Head to Sioux Falls and try the pulled pork at Big Rig BBQ. However, locals seem to also love their ribs, which have won national awards for their savoury taste. You’ll want to visit this place extremely hungry, as their pork is addictive no matter how you order it.

38. Red Bridges BBQ Lodge in North Carolina

The Lexington-style sauce and hand-chopped pork at this Shelby hotspot have been pleasing visitors from near and far since the 1940s. There’s nothing quite like the BBQ at Red Bridge, which they cook over hickory and oak wood. Then, they serve it up with some of the tastiest Southern sides you’ll find in the Carolinas. In short, it’s a full-on meal that you’ll be dreaming about for a while.

37. Laughing Sun Ale & Smokehouse in North Dakota

You can ask Yelp, TripAdvisor, locals, and international foodies and they’ll all tell you that the best BBQ in North Dakota is in the small town of Mandan. What was once Taylor Made BBQ is now Laughing Sun, as they’ve paired with Laughing Sun Brewing to expand their alcoholic offerings. On the BBQ side of things, they’re well-known for its ever-expanding and uniquely creative menu. Try the beef and pork ribs if you’re feeling extra hungry.

36. HQ Southern BBQ in Wyoming

We’re not the only publication that things HQ Southern BBQ serves up some of the best-tasting BBQ in America. They’ve been featured in numerous other write-ups and review sites, and they’re well-loved by locals. Head here on the weekend to try their famous hickory-smoked prime rib.

35. Rollin’ Smoke BBQ in West Virginia

The slogan here is “we smoke it all,” and not only do they do just that, but they do it extremely well. While there might be other places in West Virginia that have gained more notoriety, guests seem to believe that the quality of the BBQ at Rollin’ Smoke is so consistently good that it’s about to become one of the most-visited BBQ joints in America.

34. Bombers BBQ in Indiana

Looking for baby back ribs? There’s no other place in America that serves them quite like they do at Bombers BBQ. The flavour, which is a tad sweet due to the fact that they smoke them over apple and cherry wood, is second-to-none. The BBQ ribs here are definitely the best in Indiana, but they might also be the best in the entire country.

33. 4 Rivers Smokehouse in Florida

4 Rivers Smokehouse is another place that’s become so famous within its own state that any time you ask someone about the best BBQ in Florida, they automatically shout out their name. It’s become so popular that’s grown into a mini-chain of sorts, but that hasn’t affected the quality, especially when it comes to their aged brisket.

32. The Notorious P.I.G. in Montana

With hands down the best name for a BBQ restaurant in the entire world, The Notorious P.I.G. is just as creative with their BBQ as they are with their name. The founder, a Missouri-native, offers his guests some of the best-tasting sauce in Montana. When doused all over the perfectly-smoked ribs, it makes for easily some of the best BBQ in America.

31. SLOWS Bar-B-Q in Michigan

We’re a fan of any place that perfectly combines BBQ and beer, and so are thousands of travellers who’ve made their way to SLOWS Bar-B-Q in Detroit. After expanding their restaurant space, SLOWS added 36 beer taps, and while that’s got nothing to do with the superb quality of their BBQ, we definitely feel like it adds to the overall culinary experience.

30. Mike’s Barbecue in Pennsylvania

Make your way to South Philly and plop straight down at Mike’s Barbecue. The ribs here are all-you-can-eat, which is good because you’re going to literally want to eat them all. Don’t forget to try the most Philadelphian menu on the item – the famous brisket cheesesteak.

29. Local Smoke BBQ in New Jersey

The pitmasters behind Local Smoke BBQ were part of a competition barbecue team before they decided to open their own restaurant (now with three locations). Their outstanding BBQ has earned then five NJ State BBQ Championships and numerous other awards all over the country. And, after one bite into their tender brisket, you’ll understand why.

28. Ted Cook’s 19th Hole Barbecue in Minnesota

The chef behind Ted Cook’s actually grew up in Ghana, which is where he first learned how to perfect the art of grilling. Today, he uses an open pit with hickory and cherry wood to serve some of the best BBQ in America. This is what you’re looking for if you’re looking for a truly old-school barbecue taste with absolutely no pretence.

27. Goody Coles in New Hampshire

The owners of Goody Coles are originally from Texas, which hints at just how deliciously authentic BBQ is there. The flavour, which is pretty true to Texas BBQ, comes from the 100% hickory wood that they use as they smoke the meat for 12 hours at a time. One waft of the smell at this place and you’ll be craving BBQ for months.

26. Iron Grate BBQ in Wisconsin

Numerous locals let us in on a little secret – Iron Gate BBQ is going outshine all other long-standing BBQ joints in Wisconsin to become top-dog this year. It’s likely due to their unique weekend menu offerings, such as crawfish on Fridays, or the fact that they source their meat locally.

25. MAD Jack’s in New Mexico

In Austin, Texas they take BBQ very seriously, especially at the world-famous Black’s BBQ, which is where the owner and pitmaster of MAD Jack’s trained. The taste of the BBQ is equally as good as any place you’d find in Austin, but with the owner’s own unique touch. Expect to have to wait in line to sample some of the brisket and pork belly burnt ends. But, expect to feel like it was well worth the wait.

24. Blue Ribbon BBQ in Massachusetts

The signature sauce that Blue Ribbon BBQ uses really sets it apart from other competitors in the state. However, there’s more to the flavours here than just a special sauce. They truly know how to cook their meat to perfection, and quality service just makes the BBQ-eating experience all the more enjoyable.

23. Jethro’s BBQ in Iowa

Expect hearty portions of true Southern comfort food when you head to Jethro’s BBQ. Slinging meat that’s tasty enough to be considered some of the best in the Midwest, there’s a lot that Jethro’s gets right. And, really nothing that they do wrong. Perhaps their BBQ is almost too delicious?

22. R&R BBQ in Utah

If you’d have told us that there isn’t any great barbecue in Utah, then we might have believed you. But, we’re incredibly grateful that R&R BBQ has proved us all wrong. It doesn’t matter what you order here – pulled pork, ribs, or brisket – it’s going to taste so amazing that you’ll believe just how great the BBQ in Utah is.

21. Jeff’s Texas Style BBQ in Washington

The BBQ here is so good that the Seattle Seahawks contracted owner Jeff Knoch in order to cater for them once. There’s really nothing else we can say to make you believe just how mouthwateringly scrumptious BBQ here is, except that they smoke it over wood that’s imported from Texas. This gives it a taste you won’t find anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest.

20. Ray’s BBQ Shack in Texas

This Houston favourite is home to all things barbecue. Decide between sliced brisket, Chicago style ribs, sausage and baby-back ribs all served with hushpuppies. Ray’s BBQ Shack’s meats are hickory smoked to the high heavens, and the barbecue sauce is homemade. In addition to delicious varieties of barbecue, Ray’s BBQ Shack is family owned and operated, which means you’ll always feel right at home.

19. The Joint in Louisiana

Consistently ranked as one of the best BBQ restaurants in America, The Joint in New Orleans often flies under the radar because it’s not necessarily located in the BBQ Belt. The meat, which is smoked on-site, fills up the entire neighbourhood with the most savoury smell you can imagine. The taste? Even better.

18. The Shed Barbeque & Blues Joint in Mississippi

Live music and BBQ go together so well that it almost feels weird chowing down on brisket and ribs without the sounds of blues in the background. The Shed is a family-owned BBQ restaurant that serves up savoury meat with a side of great vibes. Their whole hog has won more than its fair share of competitions, so whatever you get, make sure to try their pork.

17. Old Hickory Bar-B-Q in Kentucky

Slow-smoked ribs and a special house sauce are two of the most popular items on the menu here. But, if you ask any patron they’ll likely tell you that anything they’ve ordered at Old Hickory Bar-B-Q has been fantastic. If you’re a fan of a unique BBQ sauce and high-quality meat, then this is the best place for you when it comes to BBQ in America.

16. Eli’s BBQ in Ohio

The line to taste some of Eli’s famous BBQ snakes out the door many days a week. With flavours that literally seem to melt, burst, and linger in your mouth, the wait is well worth it just to try some of the best BBQ in America. Order the hickory-smoked ribs and enjoy every second of them.

15. Burn Co. BBQ in Oklahoma

Southern Living once claimed that, contrary to other top BBQ spots in the south, Burn Co. BBQ isn’t about low and slow, it’s about fast and hot. And, that kind of unique take on classic BBQ is something that visitors from near and far seem to really love. While BBQ is their speciality, you can order a lot of outstanding meat here, like bratwurst and smoked sausage.

14. Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Arkansas

Jones Bar-B-Q is run by fourth-generation pitmaster James Jones, and it’s clear upon the first bite just what kind of expertise he’s been passed down from his family over the past few generations. Hickory embers fuel the fires here and you can always expect the same taste each time you visit – downright delicious and perfectly tender.

13. Hometown Bar-B-Que in New York

It seems weird that a BBQ restaurant in New York might make the top 20 for any list of the best ‘cue in the States. But, don’t let the northern location fool you there are some outstanding BBQ joints in New York. The best is Hometown Bar-B-Que. From smoked brisket to smoked lamb, there’s nothing on the menu that’s not absolutely delicious.

12. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q in Georgia

Georgia is home to lots of great BBQ, which makes finding the best BBQ a bit of a task. Locals, travellers, and food critics all agree that Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q serves some of the best in the state, if not the entire country. The patio space here truly adds to the ambience, but you’re going to want to stay for how tasty the slow-roasted ribs are.

11. Beast Craft Barbecue in Illinois

Any BBQ expert who’s been to Illinois will tell you that Beast Craft Barbecue’s meticulous attention to detail when it comes to meat is unmatchable. The Hickory-smoked meats here are so savoury that they leave you dreaming about the taste for weeks after. If that’s not the mark of some of the best BBQ in America then we don’t know what is.

10. ZZQ in Virginia

White-oak smoked spiced brisket is the hottest item on the menu at ZZQ, and it’s cooked to such perfection that you’ll wonder why you waited so long to make it out to Richmond just to try it. Even though the owner here is a Texas-native, they add a Virginian spin to all of their BBQ, creating one of the most unique, superb tastes in BBQ at the moment.

9. Little Miss BBQ in Arizona

Little Miss BBQ has become quite popular in the world of BBQ over the past few years, and for a good reason. The mouth-watering true Texas BBQ is so good that it causes lines out the door just waiting for a taste. We suggest trying their brisket, which tastes truly Texan.

8. Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que in Alabama

Once ranked as having one of the top four BBQ dishes in the entire country, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que excels at hickory-smoked chicken. But, it’s the Alabama white sauce that’s got travellers from faraway places flocking just to figure out what it is. We’ll give you a hint: it’s delicious.

7. Harp Barbecue in Missouri

What stands out as particularly impressive about Harp Barbecue is that the owner’s made it a point to travel to over 300 different BBQ restaurants in the country just to perfect his recipe and style. His dedication shows, as the brisket at Harp Barbecue is some of the best in the entire country and his sausages would hold up against any you might find in other parts of Missouri.

6. Lewis Barbecue in South Carolina

There’s no denying that La Barbecue is one of the best places for BBQ in Austin, Texas. So, it comes as no surprise that John Lewis of Lewis Barbecue worked there and has been able to transfer the same superior taste to residents of South Carolina. Beefy ribs are his specialty, so make sure to order a few racks.

5. Matt’s BBQ in Oregon

The pitmaster here learned how to smoke meat in Australia, which isn’t something you’d particularly expect out of American BBQ. However, it works really well for him, and customers seem to find it extremely satisfying. From tender, juicy brisket to white-oak-smoked ribs, there’s nothing here that doesn’t taste absolutely delicious.

4. Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que in Kansas

Slow and steady wins the race, which is something that the people at Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que have taken to heart. The restaurant, which is located inside of a gas station, slowly cooks their tender brisket for a whopping 15 hours. Crispy and delicious, their burnt ends sandwich is some of the best BBQ in America. Others seem to think so too, which is why they wait in line for hours just to get a taste.

3. Central BBQ in Tennessee

This downtown BBQ joint is famous near and far for being home to the best BBQ in Memphis, in part due to the sheer variety of pork they offer their guests. Choose from mouth-watering pork shoulder and ribs or chow down on what they call “dark,” the heavily smoked crust that any true BBQ lover is going to die for.

2. Louie Mueller in Texas

If you’re not from here, then all you need to know about true Texas BBQ is that it’s the best. Locals and out-of-staters will pretty much tell you the same thing, which is why choosing the best BBQ in Texas is pretty hard to do (touchy subject). While there are lots of different styles and flavours to choose from, Louie Mueller is currently dominating the BBQ scene. The brisket here is incredibly smokey and full of flavour. There’s not much else to say except for that it’s absolutely delicious.

1. Skylight Inn BBQ in North Carolina

After speaking with numerous locals, travellers, and barbecue experts, the conclusion is that the pork served at Skylight Inn BBQ is the No. 1 best barbecue in America. The pork sandwich has long been on any BBQ lover’s foodie bucket list in the States, but we’re looking to help it go global – it’s just that good.

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What really makes these key lime pie bars outstanding is the crust:

Raise your hand if that’s your favorite part! Okay, well don’t. Because your boss may walk by and give you a peculiar look as to why you’ve got your hand up in the air. The crust on these key lime pie bars is a few simple ingredients. We’re using graham crackers, sugar, butter, and here’s the shocker — cinnamon and ground pecans.

Okay, so before you hit the little X at the top window, let me say that cinnamon and ground pecans are going to take these bars to the next level. The Cheesecake Factory uses nuts in their classic cheesecake crust to make the flavor so unique, along with a pinch of cinnamon. The cinnamon flavor isn’t noticeable if you’re worried about that. Just a quarter teaspoon makes the crust so delicious but keeps the eater guessing what it is that makes these key lime pie bars so addicting.


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Claiming the us' mixology dominance isn't just bragging, either — it's an established fact, according to the world's 50 best according to the most recent list, revealed in october 2016, 14 of 50 of the best bars in the world are located in the us. The best bar in america (2009). America certainly knows what it takes to make a killer bar. Rooftop bars continue to pop up all over america year after year and as this trend continues to grow, rooftop patios continue to get bigger and better. Looking for the best bars in america?

See the losers in the best bars, meet the winners in the dives where the people. An independent feature film directed by eric and damon ristau, the best bar in america plays out every bikers dream journey to travel through the american west on a motorcycle in search of the perfect bar. There are no featured reviews for because the movie has not released yet (). Rooftop bars continue to pop up all over america year after year and as this trend continues to grow, rooftop patios continue to get bigger and better. With help of fellow traveler and sage, northway, and a variety of other colorful characters along the way, sanders gets learns the way of the road and the zen of the bar.

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Rooftop bars continue to pop up all over america year after year and as this trend continues to grow, rooftop patios continue to get bigger and better. Claiming the us' mixology dominance isn't just bragging, either — it's an established fact, according to the world's 50 best according to the most recent list, revealed in october 2016, 14 of 50 of the best bars in the world are located in the us. Motorcycling, sleeping on the ground, chasing mermaids, & drinking in america's most legendary taverns, sanders experiences firsthand the well done ristau brothers! With help of fellow traveler and sage, northway, and a variety of other colorful characters along the way, sanders gets learns the way of the road and the zen of the bar. The team behind the movie traveled 8,000 miles over 93 days to follow sanders (played.

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See the losers in the best bars, meet the winners in the dives where the people.

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Riding a 1960 bmw r60/2, the journey leads sanders from the red rock deserts of arizona and utah north to the mountains of montana.

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See the losers in the best bars, meet the winners in the dives where the people.

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I have been singing since i cou… lee rizzo needs your support for lee lee's debut solo album.

He best bar in america follows sanders (andrew rizzo, and his impressive beard), a writer documenting every watering hole in the west for a guidebook.

The daily meal's list of the 150 best bars in america pays homage to bars that have become influencers in the world of drinks.

Riding a 1960 bmw r60/2, the journey leads sanders from the red rock deserts of arizona and utah north to the mountains of montana.