Check Out The Top Rated Nightlife Hotspot Newcomers From 2015


The new year brings exciting new possibilities. So if you’re feeling adventurous and ready to enjoy your first night out on the town in 2016, we’ve got you covered. Today we’re teaming up with the Nightclub and Bar Media Group to unveil the Top Rated New Nightlife Hotspots that opened in the last 12 months.

This top 50 list has a unique twist: it features the highest rated new hotspot from every state in America. From live music at Jazz Bistro in Alaska, to cocktails with a retro-chic vibe at The Continental in Miami, these hip local businesses offer something for every taste.

To create this list, Yelp data scientists pulled all U.S. businesses under “Nightlife” on Yelp that opened in 2015. From there, they identified the best bars and restaurants in each state based on star rating. Keep reading to find out who the winners are!

Alabama – The Flying Harpoon 2 (Orange Beach, AL)

Alaska – Jazz Bistro (Fairbanks, AK)

Arizona – Craft 64 (Scottsdale, AZ)

Arkansas – Black Apple Crossing (Springdale, AR)

California – Lincoln Highway Tavern (Evanston, WY)

Colorado – Union Lodge No.1 (Denver, CO)

Connecticut – Rooster Co. (Newington, CT)

DC – Nido (Washington, DC)

Delaware – 208 Social (Rehoboth Beach, DE)

Florida – The Continental (Miami Beach, FL)

Georgia – The Butcher and Bottle (Canton, GA)

Hawaii – What Ales You (Kihei, HI)

Idaho – Press & Pony (Boise, ID)

Illinois – Angelo’s Wine Bar (Chicago, IL)

Indiana – Bangkok Kitchen Thai Restaurant (Avon, IN)

Iowa – Pullman (Iowa City, IA)

Kansas – Lou’s Charcuteria and Cocktails (Wichita, KS)

Kentucky – Braxton Brewing Company (Covington, KY)

Louisiana – Black Penny (New Orleans, LA)

Maine – Crooners & Cocktails (Portland, ME)

Maryland – Mayuree Thai Tavern (Baltimore, MD)

Massachusetts – The Townshend (Quincy, MA)

Michigan – Chartreuse (Detroit, MI)

Minnesota – Red Cow – North Loop (Minneapolis, MN)

Missouri – Retreat Gastropub (Saint Louis, MO)

Montana – Beehive Basin Brewery (Big Sky, MT)

Nebraska – Corkscrew Wine & Cheese (Omaha, NE)

Nevada – J Karaoke Bar (Las Vegas, NV)

New Hampshire – Central Ale House (Manchester, NH)

New Jersey – Cowan’s Public (Nutley, NJ)

New Mexico – The Grain Station (Albuquerque, NM)

New York – La Contenta (New York, NY)

North Carolina – Freeman’s Grub & Pub (Greensboro, NC)

North Dakota – Pounds (Fargo, ND)

Ohio – Taft’s Ale House (Cincinnati, OH)

Oklahoma – The Patriarch (Edmond, OK)

Oregon – Swift and Union (Portland, OR)

Pennsylvania – Grain (Allentown, PA)

Rhode Island – Tong-D 2 (South Kingstown, RI)

South Carolina – Stereo 8 (Charleston, SC)

South Dakota – Kōl (Rapid City, SD)

Tennessee – The Stillery (Nashville, TN)

Texas – The House Boozy Ice Cream & Brews (San Antonio, TX)

Utah – Tupelo (Park City, UT)

Vermont – Cask & Kiln Kitchen (Wilmington, VT)

Virginia – Nomad Grill & Hookah Bar (Herndon, VA)

Washington – Number 6 Cider (Seattle, WA)

Washington, DC – Nido (Washington, DC)

West Virginia – Chestnut Brew Works and Taproom (Morgantown, WV)

Wisconsin – La Masa Empanada Bar (Milwaukee, WI)

Wyoming – Lincoln Highway Tavern (Evanston, WY)