Harry’s New York Bar, Paris

No wine is served at this venerable establishment. “We only serve American drinks here!” the smartly efficient barmen will tell you. Indeed, Harry McElhone’s 1923 watering hole was conceived to appeal to American ex-pats and tourists. The walls are bedecked with pennants from every college in the U.S. and New York-style hotdogs are served from…

Harry’s Bar, Venice

You need only remember two things while visiting Venice: the location of your hotel and the route from it to Harry’s Bar, hidden away in Calle Vallaresso, a few steps away from Piazza San Marco. Leave everything else to chance, after all that is the magic of Venice, no? Opened in 1931 by Giuseppe Cipriani,…

King Cole Bar

This landmark bar in the luxurious St. Regis hotel off Fifth Avenue is beloved by tourists and Manhattan wage slaves, as well as celebs and the city elite. The place buzzes with merriment every night. The wood-paneled room located just off the lush lobby is dominated by artist Maxfield Parrish’s massive mural depicting Old King…

Chumley’s

This once-tattered, dark and smoky West Village speakeasy had been a beloved haunt for poets, novelists, journalists and activists since it opened in 1922. Willa Cather, e.e. Cummings, Theodore Dreiser, William Faulkner, Ring Lardner, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Eugene O’Neill, John Dos Passos, and John Steinbeck are just the shortlist of literary greats who hung out here….

Carousel Bar and Lounge at the Hotel Monteleone

Only the actual bar and seats revolve at this venerable New Orleans landmark hotel in the French Quarter. The service area in the center of the carousel (and the rest of the room) remain stationary. Unless you’re aware of this fact, you will feel more than a little tipsy if you leave your seat to…