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Drink Destinations Across the Country Vie for Top Ranking

New York, NY (September 17, 2014) – Today FOOD & WINE invites the public to begin voting for the inaugural The People’s Best New Bars, presented by Roca Patrón. This is FOOD & WINE’s first-ever poll to rank the most incredible drink destinations in America. Voters will determine The People’s Best New Bars winner via an online pole at beginning today and continuing through 5PM on Tuesday, September 30.

The field of nominees for The People’s Best New Bars includes 100 outstanding bars from all over the United States that have been open for three years or less. Each region will have a winner and the bar with the most overall votes will be named The People’s Best New Bar for 2014. The finalists and winner will be revealed on October 2 online at

“We are thrilled to celebrate these establishments that have gone above and beyond what we expect from the typical bar,” says FOOD & WINE Editor in Chief Dana Cowin. "These are all places serving excellent drinks—from a tiki bar on the second floor of a New Orleans taqueria to a small-batch distillery in Missoula, Montana."

Nominees for The Peoples’ Best New Bars 2014:


ABV San Francisco, CA
Bar5 at Coqueta San Francisco, CA
Brooklynite San Antonio, TX
Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge Houston, TX
Culinary Dropout Las Vegas, NV
Dirty Habit San Francisco, CA
Grandpa Johnson’s Los Angeles, CA
Half Step Austin, TX
Harlowe West Hollywood, CA
Honeycut Lost Angeles, CA
Jimmy’s Bodega Aspen, CO
Julep Houston, TX
Midnight Cowboy Austin, TX
No Vacancy Los Angeles, CA
Polite Provisions San Diego, CA
Qui Austin, TX
The Chestnut Club Santa Monica, CA
Trick Dog San Francisco, CA
Trou Normand San Francisco, CA
Virtù Honest Craft Scottsdale, AZ


1 Tippling Place Philadelphia, PA
2 Birds 1 Stone Washington, DC
Attaboy New York City, NY
Bar Sardine New York City, NY
Booker and Dax New York City, NY
Carrie Nation Boston, MA
Dram & Grain Washington, DC
Highball Lounge Boston, MA
Hop Sing Laundromat Philadelphia, PA
Portland Hunt & Alpine Club Portland, ME
Pouring Ribbons New York City, NY
Red Light Washington, DC
Roof at Park South New York City, NY
Southern Efficiency Washington, DC
State Park Cambridge, MA
Tavern Road Boston, MA
The Dead Rabbit New York City, NY
The Long Island Bar Brooklyn, NY
The NoMad New York City, NY
The Partisan Washington, DC


Analogue Chicago, IL
Billy Sunday Chicago, IL
Blue Jacket Milwaukee, WI
Ça Va Kansas City, MO
Celeste Chicago, IL
Coup d’État Minneapolis, MN
Forequarter Madison, WI
Goodkind Milwaukee, WI
Heritage Tavern Madison, WI
Lucky Joe’s Tiki Room Milwaukee, WI
Monarch Wichita, KS
Parlour Minneapolis, MN
Planter’s House St. Louis, MO
Sportsman’s Club Chicago, IL
The Berkshire Room Chicago, IL
The Kill Devil Club Kansas City, MO
The Last Word Ann Arbor, MI
Three Dots and a Dash Chicago, IL
Thunderbird Indianapolis, IN
Voltaire Kansas City, MO


Ava Gene’s Portland, OR
Bar Code Bellevue, WA
Clover Spokane, WA
Damn the Weather Seattle, WA
Expatriate Portland, OR
Hilltop Kitchen Tacoma, WA
Imperial Portland, OR
Montgomery Distillery Missoula, MT
Multnomah Whiskey Library Portland, OR
Pépé Le Moko Portland, OR
Percy’s & Co. Seattle, WA
Radiator Whiskey Seattle, WA
Raven & Rose Portland, OR
Rumba Seattle, WA
St. Jack Portland, OR
Stoneburner Seattle, WA
The Berry & Rye Omaha, NE
The Rose Jackson Hole, WY
The Trap Room Omaha, NE
Witness Seattle, WA


Cane & Table New Orleans, LA
Down One Bourbon Bar Louisville, KY
Dutch & Company Richmond, VA
Edmond’s Oast Charleston, SC
El Camino Louisville, KY
Husk Nashville, TN
Kimball House Decatur, GA
Mateo Bar de Tapas Durham, NC
Oxalis New Orleans, LA
Paper Plane Decatur, GA
Pinewood Social Nashville, TN
Proof Charleston, SC
Sobou New Orleans, LA
The 404 Nashville, TN
The Broken Shaker Miami Beach, FL
The Imperial Life Asheville, NC
The Ordinary Charleston, SC
The Regent Cocktail Club Miami Beach, FL
Tiki Tolteca New Orleans, LA
TNT Arlington, VA

To learn about the 100 bars nominated for The People’s Best New Bars award, go to Follow the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using the @foodandwine handle and #FWBestBars.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014