Top 5 Bars in the U.S.

March 24, 2022

Bars in America had to get creative in the wake of shutdowns and shifting consumer behavior due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many bars leaned into selling to-go cocktails and drinks, and scheduled virtual happy hours or cocktail classes. Now, as vaccination rates increase and coronavirus cases decline in the U.S., happy hour is starting to make a comeback. If you’re looking for a new bar to explore during spring break or on vacation, we’ve got a list for you!

We analyzed consumer visits at bars across the U.S. in 2021, and using foot traffic data, we curated a list of some of the most popular bars in the country.

5. Miss Carousel – Houston, Texas

Miss Carousel is a popular modern dive bar in Houston’s EaDo district. This bar’s menu includes craft cocktails, beer, wine, and even a selection of non-alcoholic drinks. Looking for food with your cocktail? Order food directly from Vinny’s or Indianola, two restaurants located next to the bar. 

4. Tiki House – Key West, Florida

The Tiki House is an authentic tiki bar located off of Greene Street in Key West, Florida. This bar serves fun tiki drinks to tourists and locals alike.

3. The Bar at Hotel Zachary – Chicago, Illinois

Hotel Zachary, named after architect Zachary Taylor Davis, is a boutique hotel near Wrigley Field. The Bar at Hotel Zachary serves upscale cocktails and small plates. Don’t miss out on Bubbles & Beats, a DJ dance party with bubbly adult beverages.

2. Whiskey Bent Saloon – Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is known for its honky-tonks, which dominate its nightlife and bar scene, especially on Broadway. Whiskey Bent Saloon hosts live country music and keeps spirits flowing with its curated selection of whiskey.

1. Baccarat Bar & Lounge – Las Vegas, Nevada

Baccarat Bar & Lounge is in the Bellagio Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. This classic Las Vegas bar is known for its martinis, live jazz music, and cigar selection.

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