Drinks Report: Top New Nightclub & Bar Hotspots of the Past Year

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Looking for a cool new place to send your Millennial clients? Nightclub & Bar Media Group has released its list of Top Rated New Hot Spots from the Past Year. Nightclub & Bar is owned by Questex LLC, the same parent company as Travel Agent

First, the technical: Top Rated New Hot Spots was created by analyzing user-generated information from Yelp, Inc. The list focuses on bars, nightclubs, lounges and cocktail bars that opened after January 1, 2015, and are not part of a national chain. Giving more weight to recent reviews, the venues were ranked based on the highest overall rating and quality of reviews. From this data, Yelp used their local expertise to compile the list, identifying the best new spot in each state and Washington, D.C.

And now, the fun: The venues that made the list are new, distinctive and exciting. Representing cocktail bars, mixology hot spots, taprooms, restaurants specializing in different types of cuisine and truly unique concepts, Top Rated New Hot Spots includes venues that made the list took over their locations from other bars and restaurants, and then completely renovated the spaces, providing yet another reason to plan a visit. Whether travelers are looking for an 1800s pre-Prohibition theme, mason jar cocktails made with local moonshine, craft beer paired with gourmet sausages or something in between, there's something here for everyone. 

The top rated hot spots include:

  • Alabama, The Flying Harpoon 2
  • Alaska, Jazz Bistro on 4th
  • Arizona, Craft 64
  • Arkansas, Black Apple Crossing
  • California, Angel Hookah Lounge
  • Colorado, Union Lodge No. 1
  • Connecticut, Rooster Co.
  • Delaware, 208 Social
  • Florida, The Continental
  • Georgia, The Butcher and Bottle
  • Hawaii, What Ales You
  • Idaho, Press & Pony
  • Illinois, Fairview Lounge Bar & Grill

View all 51 hot spots that made the list here.

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