It's always cocktail hour somewhere, and if your aim is to find a place to spend that magical time of day in a place where you can sample the cutting edge of cocktail culture, well, I've got you covered:
- The Best Cocktail Bars, part 1: Bars from A-D.
- The Best Cocktail Bars, part 2: Bars from E-Z.
- The Best Cocktail Bars in the United States: a list of lists, compiled by myself, other About.com sites, and colleagues at other publications, from GQ to Bon Appetit.
Once you're there, you could always lift your glass with the standard "cheers", or if you're feeling a little more feisty, consider my late Grandmother's favorite toast: "Here's to those who wish us well, and all the rest can go to hell."