The Best Bars for Classic Cocktails


By OUTTraveler Editors

Get out of the gay bar and into a cocktail den to learn how to really handle your liquor.


Historians argue where the Manhattan was invented, but classic powerbrokers head to Manhattan’s 21 Club where it was perfected—stirred, not shaken (sorry, Bond). Their Manhattan—essentially a rye martini with sweet vermouth instead of dry, plus bitters—is a worthy alternative.