Best Bars of 2012

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	Death & Co. in New York

Death & Co. in New York

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Dec 21, 2012 —  2012 has seen a lot of trends take over the bar scene. Molecular gastronomy, resurgent speakeasies, mixology, craft brews, and others have all found their way into bars old and new, big and small. We've seen a lot of amazing places pop up and witnessed old favorites reinvent themselves.

So take a peek at some the coolest, hottest, newest, and most timeless bars in the US and Europe with our best bars list for 2012!

  • Experimental Cocktail Club

    Cocktail Bar / Speakeasy

    Experimental Cocktail Club - Cocktail Bar | Speakeasy in Paris.
    Paris

    37 Rue Saint-Sauveur
    75002 Paris

    01 45 08 88 09

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  • La Descarga

    Cigar Bar / Lounge / Rum Bar

    La Descarga - Cigar Bar | Lounge | Rum Bar in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles

    1159 North Western Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90029

    323‑466‑1324

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  • The Blind Barber

    Bar / Barber Shop / Lounge / Speakeasy

    The Blind Barber - Bar | Barber Shop | Lounge | Speakeasy in New York.
    New York

    339 East 10th Street
    New York, NY 10009

    212‑228‑2123

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  • The Alembic

    Bar / Restaurant

    The Alembic - Bar | Restaurant in San Francisco.
    San Francisco

    1725 Haight Street
    San Francisco, CA 94117

    415‑666‑0822

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  • Dostrece

    Bar / Restaurant

    Dostrece - Bar | Restaurant in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Carrer del Carme, 40
    08001 Barcelona

    93 301 73 06

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  • Laurel Hardware

    Bar / Restaurant

    Laurel Hardware - Bar | Restaurant in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles

    7984 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90046

    323‑656‑6070

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  • El Jardí

    Bar / Restaurant

    El Jardí - Bar | Restaurant in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Carrer de l'Hospital, 56
    08001 Barcelona

    93 329 15 50

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  • Dolce Vita

    Art Gallery / Bar / Wine Bar

    Guys showing off their dance moves at Dolce Vita in Florence.
    Florence

    Piazza del Carmine
    50124 Florence

    055 284 595

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  • Death & Co.

    Bar / Lounge / Restaurant

    Death & Co. - Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in New York.
    New York

    433 East 6th Street
    New York, NY 10009

    212‑388‑0882

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  • Drink

    Cocktail Bar / Speakeasy

    
	Drink Cocktail Bar in Boston
    Boston

    348 Congress Street
    Boston, MA 02210

    617‑695‑1806

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  • Bourbon & Branch

    Bar / Speakeasy

    Bourbon & Branch - Bar | Speakeasy in San Francisco.
    San Francisco

    501 Jones Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    415‑346‑1735

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  • La Bardemcilla

    Restaurant / Tapas Bar

    La Bardemcilla - Restaurant | Tapas Bar in Madrid.
    Madrid

    Calle de Augusto Figueroa, 47
    28004 Madrid

    91 521 42 56

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  • 35 Tours

    Wine Bar

    35 Tours - Wine Bar in Paris.
    Paris

    35 Rue Saint Sauveur
    75002 Paris

    01 45 08 09 94

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  • Birch & Barley

    Bar / Gastropub / Restaurant

    Birch & Barley - Bar | Gastropub | Restaurant in Washington, DC.
    Washington, DC

    1337 14th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20005

    202–567–2576

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  • Fountainhead

    Gastropub

    Fountainhead - Gastropub in Chicago.
    Chicago

    1970 West Montrose Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60640

    773‑697‑8204

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  • Ballroom du Beef Club

    Bar / Restaurant

    Ballroom du Beef Club - Bar | Restaurant in Paris.
    Paris

    58 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    75001 Paris

    09 52 52 89 34

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  • The Barrelhouse Flat

    Cocktail Bar / Lounge

    The Barrelhouse Flat - Cocktail Bar | Lounge in Chicago.
    Chicago

    2624 North Lincoln Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60614

    773‑857‑0421

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  • Mohawk Bend

    Bar / Gastropub

    Mohawk Bend - Bar | Gastropub in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles

    2141 West Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90026

    213‑483‑2337

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  • Brouwerij 't Ij

    Brewery / Drinking Activity / Pub / Tour

    Brouwerij 't Ij - Brewery | Drinking Activity | Pub | Tour in Amsterdam.
    Amsterdam

    Funenkade 7
    1018 Amsterdam

    020 6228325

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  • Longman & Eagle

    Gastropub / Hotel / Restaurant / Whiskey Bar

    Longman & Eagle - Gastropub | Hotel | Restaurant | Whiskey Bar in Chicago.
    Chicago

    2657 North Kedzie Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60647

    773‑276‑7110

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  • Sidrería La Creación

    Bar

    Sidrería La Creación - Bar in Madrid.
    Madrid

    Calle de Núñez de Arce, 14
    28012 Madrid

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  • 69 Colebrooke Row

    Bar / Lounge / Speakeasy

    69 Colebrooke Row - Bar | Lounge | Speakeasy in London.
    London

    69 Colebrooke Row
    London N1 A88

    07540 528 593

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  • Miramelindo

    Cocktail Bar

    Miramelindo - Cocktail Bar in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Passeig del Born, 15
    Barcelona

    93 310 37 27

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  • Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

    Lounge / Mexican Restaurant / Tequila Bar

    Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar - Lounge | Mexican Restaurant | Tequila Bar in Boston.
    Boston

    271 Dartmouth Street
    Boston, MA 02116

    617‑369‑5609

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  • Il Paradiso Perduto

    Bar / Restaurant

    Il Paradiso Perduto - Bar | Restaurant in Venice.
    Venice

    Cannaregio 2540
    Fondamenta della Misericordia
    30121 Venice

    041 720581

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  • Strandbar Mitte

    Beach / Beach Bar / Outdoor Activity

    Strandbar Mitte - Beach | Beach Bar | Outdoor Activity in Berlin.
    Berlin

    Monbijoustrasse 3
    10117 Berlin

    030 28385588

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  • The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town

    Speakeasy

    The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town - Speakeasy in London.
    London

    12-16 Artillery Lane
    London E1 7LS

    020 7078 9639

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  • Zu mir oder zu dir

    Bar / Lounge

    Zu mir oder zu dir - Bar | Lounge in Berlin.
    Berlin

    Lychener Strasse 15
    10437 Berlin

    0176 24412940

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  • Cantinone Già Schiavi

    Bar / Café

    Cantinone Già Schiavi - Bar | Café in Venice.
    Venice

    Dorsoduro 992, Fondamenta Nani
    30123 Venice

    041 5320034

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  • Tommy Doyle's

    Club / Irish Pub / Sports Bar

    Tommy Doyle's - Club | Irish Pub | Sports Bar in Boston.
    Boston

    96 Winthrop Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    617‑864‑0655

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  • Jansen Bar

    Cocktail Bar

    Jansen Bar - Cocktail Bar in Berlin.
    Berlin

    Gotenstrasse 71
    10829 Berlin

    0175 7123173

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  • Granville Moore's

    Beer Garden / Gastropub

    Granville Moore's - Beer Garden | Gastropub in Washington, DC.
    Washington, DC

    1238 H Street NE
    Washington, DC 20002

    202‑399‑2546

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  • Negroni

    Bar / Italian Restaurant

    Negroni - Bar | Italian Restaurant in Munich.
    Munich

    Sedanstrasse 9
    81667 Munich

    089 48950154

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  • Danger of Death

    Cocktail Bar / Lounge

    Danger of Death - Cocktail Bar | Lounge in London.
    London

    202 Brick Lane
    London E1 6SA

    020 7065 6806

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  • Freni e Frizioni

    Bar

    Freni e Frizioni - Bar in Rome.
    Rome

    Via del Politeama, 4-6
    00153 Rome

    06 4549 7499

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  • Burritt Room

    Hotel Bar / Lounge

    Burritt Room - Hotel Bar | Lounge in San Francisco.
    San Francisco

    Mystic Hotel
    417 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    415‑400‑0500

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What are your favorite bars from 2012?

Danny M. Dec 21, 2012
The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town...awesome name for a bar. Haven't been there but if there were a list of "Best Bar Names in 2012" that's got to be on there.
Samantha L. Dec 21, 2012
Just added checking more of these places out to my 2013 resolution list.
Paul F. Dec 21, 2012
Honorable mention to: The Churchill, Lobby Bar at Ace Hotel, Thirsty Crow, and Pour Vous...
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