Best Bars In America

2013, TV Show

Full Episodes(11)

Latest Episode: Los Angeles

Aug 27, 2014 Season 1 Episode 11 watch on (Paid)

In the season finale, Jay and Sean explore the east side of Los Angeles. If you're in the mood for buffalo wings and a classic pub atmosphere, or boozy snow cones in a bar modeled after your parents' living room, the areas of Los Feliz, Koreatown, Downtown and Hollywood have the perfect experience for you. Take a tour led by Guns n' Roses drummer Matt Sorum of the iconic Rainbow, enjoy the dancers at Jumbo's Clown Room, and get a history lesson at The Varnish--one of gangster Mickey Cohen's favorite Downtown haunts. Who needs beaches?

New Orleans

Aug 20, 2014 Season 1 Episode 10

In the city where every day is a party, there are amazing bars around every corner. Sean gives Jay a tour of his hometown that goes way beyond Bourbon Street--and ultimately turns into a weekend neither will forget. From lively jazz music at Treme's Mother-in-Law Lounge to the friendly patrons of Uptown's Snake and Jake's Christmas Club Lounge, each of New Orleans' neighborhoods has a signature haunt. Watch them chow on po' boys, pair cigars with cocktails and mix it up with some of the wildest bartenders in the country!
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Dive Bars

Aug 13, 2014 Season 1 Episode 9

We've seen the chic and trendy, but sometimes you just want to keep it real. Join Jay and Sean as they make friends in some of the coolest neighborhood bars in America. From the Frolic Room alongside the historic Pantages Theater in L.A. to Julius' in Greenwich Village, New York, these vibrant haunts are as colorful as their regulars. Celebrate Christmas every day at Lala's in Austin, join in on ladies' night at Drinking Fountain in Boston, and throw back whiskey shots for Sean's brother's birthday at his favorite bar in the world, Molly's at the Market in New Orleans.
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Hotel Bars

Aug 06, 2014 Season 1 Episode 8

Jay and Sean shatter your preconceived notions with a country-wide tour of hotel bars that are destinations in and of themselves. From the Carlyle Hotel's Bemelmans in Manhattan to the High Rooftop Lounge atop Venice Beach's Hotel Erwin, they have you covered. In between, they'll trade ghost stories and cocktail recipes at The Driskill Bar in Austin, take the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone in NOLA for a spin, and chase oysters with high-class martinis at New York's Ace Hotel. And when they're done, there's always a cozy bed waiting for them upstairs.
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Brooklyn

Jul 30, 2014 Season 1 Episode 7

From classy to crap-tacular, Brooklyn has it all!. Join Jay and Sean as they hit some of NYC's wildest bars. First, they start off with "Best Bars in America" master Dave Wondrich for a dram of absinthe and a beer made with oyster shells. Then, they meet with a craft cocktail legend to sample his newest creation: a Bourbon Almond Brittle! Local comedians Hannibal Burress and Janeane Garofalo join the boys for drinks before they hit local bars with mini-golf, bocce ball, and hangover yoga. But nothing can top a drinking hole with its own flux capacitor! Beer geeks beware: this is gonna be good!
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Bar Food

Jul 23, 2014 Season 1 Episode 6

Nothing complements a great drink like the perfect dish. Jay and Sean are traveling the country to sample the best food for soaking up booze. World-renowned chefs and James Beard Award winners have turned their attention to pub culture, with awesome, highbrow choices like Expatriate's Chinese sausage corndogs in Portland and Father's Office's perfect burgers in Los Angeles. They also try jaw-dropping Filipino food at Qui in Austin and classic Cajun and creole at Buffa's in New Orleans. Bring your appetite!
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New York City

Jul 16, 2014 Season 1 Episode 5

Jay and Sean bar hop through 8 lower Manhattan bars on the look-out for the authentic New York experience. Join them at the oldest bar in the East Village, a speak-easy hidden behind a hot dog stand in Alphabet City, an unforgettable Tribeca dive bar and more! Plus, check out the fondue at a '70s-inspired club where they hang disco balls from your drink, a laboratory where they muddle basil using liquid nitrogen, and a comedy club that still has a drink named after Sean! See 3 days of drinking pass in a New York minute.
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Boston

Jul 09, 2014 Season 1 Episode 4

It's a homecoming for Jay! Join him and Sean as they drink under the bleachers at Fenway Park, shoot dice in the kitchen of a cocktail bar, and lose a Scorpion Bowl race against Jay's old friends.
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Austin

Jul 02, 2014 Season 1 Episode 3

Culture collides on the wild streets of Texas' hippest city. Whether you want to rub elbows with political big wigs at Cloak Room or party with hipsters on Rainey Street, Austin has a haunt for you. Join Jay and Sean and their trusty cabbie Moe as they go boot shopping, binge at the famous Franklin Barbecue and pound tequila shots with old friends. Don't miss the drinks mixed at your table at Midnight Cowboy, the craft cocktails on tap at Wonderland, or the railroad-inspired charm of Donn's Depot!
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Portland

Jun 25, 2014 Season 1 Episode 2

In the series premiere, travel companions Jay Larson and Sean Patton spend three days drinking their way through 8 unforgettable bars in the city with the most microbreweries on earth! Under the direction of "Esquire" magazine's drinking expert Dave Wondrich, the hard-drinking duo sample the world-famous Spanish Coffee at Portland's oldest bar Huber's, try to keep their composure at the city's oldest strip club, and party with musicians at classic dive bar My Father's Place. Did we mention the all-day booze bus? Find out why its residents call Portland "Beervana."
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Portland [HD]

Dec 05, 2013 Season 1 Episode 1

In the series premiere, travel companions Jay Larson and Sean Patton spend three days drinking their way through 8 unforgettable bars in the city with the most microbreweries on earth! Find out why its residents call Portland "Beervana."
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Best Bars In America Clips & Interviews collapse view

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Pre-Gaming Portland
A Priest and a Rabbi…
Los Angeles' Infamous Rainbow Bar & Grill
Pre-Gaming Eastside Los Angeles
Outside Lands Music Festival Booze Tents
Portland's Underground Speakeasy
The Strip Club Capital
What Makes a Great Dive Bar?
Hank's Saloon in Brooklyn
A Priest and a Rabbi…
Outside Lands Music Festival Booze Tents
The Speakeasy Inside Cole's in L.A.
Los Angeles' Infamous Rainbow Room
Pre-Gaming Eastside Los Angeles

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