Drink Here Now is bigger and better than ever.

This year, 228 bars are featured. And, for 2018, Drink Here Now has gone global. It’s now a celebration of the world’s greatest, most distinctive bars.

The winners—selected by some of the most knowledgeable, well-traveled people we know—are located in 58 cities around Planet Earth. These are the 14 categories:

Together, the winners are exactly where you want to be drinking. Choose a city and find a new favorite bar. Or pick one of the 14 categories and check out the awardees from across the world. Or wander the map, drink by continent by drink.

Drink Here Now is not only about the newest, and it’s not just about the best. It’s about the smartest, the most thoughtful, the bleeding edge, the tried-and-true. The places that matter most—right now.

*Bars listed are not ranked.


11. THREE DOTS AND A DASH
WHY HERE: As Tiki was heating up around the country, Chicago’s Three Dots stoked that fire with modern riffs on rum-based classics, took new strides with punch bowls that and even made a dolphin glass accouterment out of a banana.
WHY NOW: Created by cocktail expert Kevin Beary, the menu at this subterranean hideaway peddles the standard Tiki classics and large-format cocktails served in glass skulls and treasure chests but also spices things up with remained Tiki concoctions with unexpected spirits.