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Top 50 Whiskey Bars In The U.S.

The popularity of whiskey shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Whether you’re looking to sip your way through a thoughtfully curated whiskey flight or leisurely hang with friends over exquisitely crafted whiskey cocktails, exemplary whiskey bars abound. From the Pacific to the Atlantic and everywhere in between, we’ve searched out the top 50 whiskey bars in the U.S. according to Yelp data and compiled them into a handy collection for your sipping pleasure.

Methodology: This is a list of the best whiskey bars in the U.S. according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the bars category with a large concentration of reviews mentioning “whiskey,” then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning “whiskey.” We included only two businesses per state for geographic diversity.

(Left to right, top to bottom: #6 Repeal Bourbons and Burgers in Virginia Beach, VA, pic by David J;  #1 Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey in Denver, CO, pic by H V.; #2 Oak and Ivy in Las Vegas, NV, pic by Nicole S; #6 Repeal Bourbons and Burgers in Virginia Beach, VA, pic by J David H)

  1. Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey—Denver, CO
  2. Oak and Ivy—Las Vegas, NV
  3. The Aero Club Bar—San Diego, CA
  4. Johnny’s Saloon—Huntington Beach, CA
  5. The Burns Pub & Restaurant—Broomfield, CO
  6. Repeal Bourbons & Burgers—Virginia Beach, VA
  7. The Moonlight Mile—Brooklyn, NY
  8. Radiator Whiskey—Seattle, WA
  9. Traverse City Whiskey Co—Traverse City, MI
  10. Motor City Gas—Royal Oak, MI
  11. The Whiskey Attic, Las Vegas, NV
  12. Caledonia Bar—New York, NY
  13. Maize + Mash—Glen Ellyn, IL
  14. Chattanooga Whiskey—Chattanooga, TN
  15. West Fork Whiskey—Indianapolis, IN
  16. Delilah’s—Chicago, IL
  17. Stock & Barrel—Knoxville, TN
  18. Bosscat Kitchen & Libations—Houston, TX
  19. Old Hickory Whiskey Bar—Pensacola, FL
  20. Andalusia Whiskey—Blanco, TX
  21. Butcher & the Rye—Pittsburgh, PA
  22. The Whiskey—Orlando, FL
  23. Bourbon & Baker–Manhattan, KS
  24. Sidecar 11—Portland, OR
  25. The Whiskey Project—Roswell, GA
  26. Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar—Covington, KY
  27. Multnomah Whiskey Library—Portland, OR
  28. Whiskey Street—Salt Lake City, UT
  29. Hogwash Whiskey Den—Spokane, WA
  30. Barfly’s—Baltimore, MD
  31. Century Bar—Dayton, OH
  32. The Garryowen Irish Pub—Gettysburg, PA
  33. Soho Chicken + Whiskey—Cleveland, OH
  34. Birds of a Feather—Baltimore, MD
  35. The Whiskey Ring—Saint Louis, MO
  36. OBC Kitchen—Lexington, KY
  37. Two Fools Tavern—Albuquerque, NM
  38. 20byNine—Oak Bluffs, MA
  39. Small Batch—Saint Louis, MO
  40. The Single Barrel—Lincoln, NE
  41. The Half Barrel—Rochester, MN
  42. Cooper Whiskey Bar & Grill—Bozeman, MT
  43. Merlins Rest Pub—Minneapolis, MN
  44. Boundary Stone—Washington, DC
  45. The Dirty Monkey—Lahaina, HI
  46. Julep—Kansas City, MO
  47. INC American Bar & Kitchen—New Brunswick, NJ
  48. Whiskey Bar Kitchen—Augusta, GA
  49. Husk—Nashville, TN
  50. Nomu—Honolulu, HI