Being a cultured drinker can be hard to prove to some people who think you’re just in it to get messed up, but there are few pleasures greater than discovering a new watering hole after a long day’s travel. You know that this is where real local culture is made and found, in the barrooms and dance halls of the world where people get together to drink and socialize.
Bearing this in mind, we look at some of the best cities in the world for the discerning drinker.
1Washington D.C, USA – Classics With A Twist
Washington D.C. may be known for serving up simple, stiff drinks for politicos and lobbyists after a hard day’s work but its drinking scene is far more diverse and progressive than that and is developing into something fascinating. Taking old favorites and vintage cocktails, the city seems to be bringing a new life to them.
Perhaps inspired by the political atmosphere it surrounds itself with, many places in D.C. are recreating a speak-easy vibe by serving up well-known cocktails with a new flourish added to them. Often presented in vintage glassware, there is a whiff of prohibition era nostalgia about it but without the fear of being branded a criminal.