Iconic Lounges & Historic Bars Across the US

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Dec 20, 2012 —  The American drinking tradition stretches back to before the time of Sam “The Maltster" Adams. Old taverns once hosted secret meetings where the country’s founders plotted the Revolution, while gritty dives inspired writers like Jack Kerouac to chase beatific visions at the end of a bottle. From coast to coast, bars across the US offer the chance to soak in history as you sip classic blends and local brews on tap.

In San Francisco, notorious authors like Hunter S. Thompson and Jack London were known to nurse more than a few glasses of Wild Turkey whiskey and “John Barleycorn” at their favorite watering holes. While in Los Angeles and New York City, Dean Martin’s favorite cocktail, the “Flame of Love”, continues to satisfy hordes of Rat Pack fans at drinking hubs still famous for their celebrity sightings.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration at the second homes of legendary artists and musicians, or want to explore some of the epicenters of historical change, the bars in America offer decades of stories. So slip into an ancient leather booth or pull up a weathered stool at one of our favorite historic bars in the US.

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    Union Oyster House

    Culture / Historic Bar / Restaurant

    Union Oyster House - Culture | Historic Bar | Restaurant in Boston.
    Boston

    41 Union Street
    Boston, MA 02108

    617‑227‑2750

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    Rainbo Club

    Dive Bar / Historic Bar

    Rainbo Club - Dive Bar | Historic Bar in Chicago.
    Chicago

    1150 North Damen Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60622

    773‑489‑5999

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    Barney's Beanery

    Historic Bar / Restaurant / Sports Bar

    Barney's Beanery - Historic Bar | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles

    8447 Santa Monica Boulevard
    West Hollywood, CA 90069

    323‑654‑2287

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    McSorley's Old Ale House

    Ale House / Historic Bar / Irish Pub

    McSorley's Old Ale House - Ale House | Historic Bar | Irish Pub in New York.
    New York

    15 East 7th Street
    New York, NY 10003

    212‑473‑9148

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    Red's Place

    Historic Bar

    Red's Place - Historic Bar in San Francisco.
    San Francisco

    672 Jackson Street
    San Francisco, CA 94133

    415‑956‑4490

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    Off the Record

    Historic Bar / Hotel Bar / Lounge

    Off the Record - Historic Bar | Hotel Bar | Lounge in Washington, DC.
    Washington, DC

    Hay-Adams Hotel
    800 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20006

    202–638–6600

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