Local Favorites

Camp Bar
Milwaukee
Modeled after the owners' lake cabin up north, this homey lodge has a pedigreed-lumberjack aesthetic and serves a mean Wisconsin old-fashioned (brandy muddled with orange and cherry).






The Famous
Los Angeles
This scruffy, dimly lit Glendale cocktail joint gets its roguish charm from head barman Nick Vitulli, who parks his motorcycle inside and serves revamped oldies but goodies, like a cognac French 75.






Gigantic Brewing Company
Portland, Oregon
Two of Oregon's best brewmasters—Van Havig and Ben Love—opened this concrete-floored modern brewery that attracts beer lovers with its spacious tasting room and strong IPA.






Sassafras
Los Angeles
The South rises again (this time in Hollywood) at this old townhouse, which was actually dismantled and shipped up from Savannah. Live jazz, houseplants, and mint juleps make for a boozy house party.






Tender Trap
Brooklyn
Pro BMX biker Darryl Nau and Santos Party House's Ryan Virag fuse skate-punk energy and artsy sex appeal at their unapologetic Williamsburg dive, where skinny boys and mascara-eyed girls drink cheap beer.






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