The Best New Cocktail Bars in America

These eight drinking dens just opened in the U.S. Here’s why they're our new favorite spots for a night out.

Kelly Puleio
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Quality cocktail bars are a dime a dozen these days. But while most follow a formula that’s proven to work, every so often something new comes along and stands out from the crowd. Each of these eight spots, which all opened within the last six months, are a few of the latest venues to shine. Spanning a range of themes and styles—some focus on Japanese or Italian ingredients, others play with shared beverages, and one even makes environmentally sound processes the root of everything they do—a cocktail at any of these spots is worth a trip out of town alone.