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Napa Valley's Spirited Cocktail Scene

Napa Valley may be known for wine tastings, but the area is developing more and more bars with creative mixology. Here are 11 places to get a great cocktail.

Favorite Wine Bars in Colmar

Seeing the vineyards and tasting wine where it's made gives you a deeper connection to it. In Colmar, we had great fun learning about Alsatian wines.

Tokyo's Dazzling Dining Scene

It's hard not to eat well in Tokyo, where the dining scene dazzles. Here are nine places for great food and drink in the greatest of restaurant towns.

Favorite Champagne Houses to Visit

Here are our favorite Champagne houses to visit, based on the quality of the commentary, the size of the group, the hospitality and the final tasting.

10 Favorite Wine Bars in New York City

New York City is teeming with excellent bars a vin. From tiny, dimly lit spaces to chic lounges, these are our 10 favorite wine bars in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Best New Los Angeles Bars

Los Angeles has seen a wave of interesting new bars open up, ranging from beer halls to candlelit speakeasy-style cocktail lounges. Here are four we enjoyed.

Best Wine and Cocktail Bars

Wine bars and cocktail bars can be wonderful places to absorb the local atmosphere. In 2018, our editors found several memorable bars. Here are the best.

Eight London Cocktail Bars Not to Miss

Our editor did much more in London than tipple, but between hotel and museum visits, he did find eight cocktail bars worth recommending.

Indelible Memory: Being a Regular

When you are mistaken for a regular the best bar in the world, Dandelyan, you just go with it. With cocktail in hand, our writer experienced just that.

The Serendipitous Discovery of a Lively Tapas Bar in Madrid

Sometimes a random conversation leads to a serendipitous discovery. In this case, a helpful chambermaid alerted our editor to a great tapas bar nearby.

5 Not-to-Miss Bars in Madrid

Madrid is a cocktail-loving town. From on-tap vermut, sherry and wine to excellent tapas, these five bars range from traditional to hip and modern.

The Best Dalmatian Wine Bars

I highly recommend trying some of Croatia's inviting wine bars. I found five immensely enjoyable ones along the Dalmatian Coast.

City Guide: New Orleans

Dive into this new guide to the vibrant coastal city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Find recommendations for where to eat, stay and more.

Three of the Best Bars in Barcelona

Barcelona’s citizens love their cocktails, an enthusiasm that has resulted in a thriving bar culture. Here are three bars not to miss — and one wine shop.

Favorite Post-Show Cocktails in New York

These two Midtown Manhattan venues serve commendable cocktails in charming surroundings for a post-theater drink.

Special Recognition: Hotels | 2015 Grand Awards

Each year, we have the pleasure of recalling our travel experiences and singling out a number of particularly memorable hotels and resorts. Here are our favorite hotel features around the world.

Aspen Après-ski

In Aspen, après-ski is almost as renowned as the skiing itself.

The Last Tiki Bar

For reasons that elude me, I decided to visit a tiki bar on my latest trip to Hawaii, Honolulu seeming to be the most promising venue. One would think that finding a tiki bar there would be effortless.

Colombian Cocktails

I knew to expect a sophisticated culinary scene in Colombia, but I was unprepared for the very high standards of its bartenders.

Favorite Rio Restaurants

Until recently, the culinary scene in Rio was not highly regarded, the oft-repeated joke being that the only way to eat well was to catch a plane to São Paulo.

2014 Special Recognition Awards: Hotel

Few spa treatments are as reviving to the jet-lagged traveler as a Turkish hammam ritual, particularly when it is performed in a setting as spectacular as the spa at Schloss Elmau in southern Bavaria, overlooking wildflower-speckled meadows and tracts of pine-forested countryside.

Venetian Bacari

Venetians often break their day for a snack of cicchetti (hors d’oeuvres) in one of the city’s bacari, or distinctive wine bars. Here are four of my favorites.

Favorite Santa Fe Bars

Here are four of our favorite bars from our recent stay in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Refreshments: The Best 19th Hole

The Golfer’s Corner Lounge Bar in The Dunvegan Hotel is a short walk from the 18th green of the Old Course.

Charleston’s Best Bars

As befits a city with so many fine restaurants, Charleston also has a range of pleasant bars in which to relax in between meals.

The Pied Piper Bar & Grill, San Francisco

Most people are unaware that the famous King Cole Bar in the St. Regis New York has a cousin on the west coast, The Pied Piper Bar.

The Breakers Unveils a New Bar: HMF

The Breakers, a 540-room oceanfront resort amid 140 acres seven miles from the Palm Beach airport, has debuted a dramatically renovated bar and dining room just steps from the main lobby in the historic Florentine Room.

A Terrific Bar in Paris: Le Forum

Paris has many wonderful hotel bars — among my favorites are The Bar Hemingway at the Ritz and the bars at the hotels Regina, Lutetia and Rapha