Rubinsohn Travel’s Guide to America’s Best Bars!
America is a melting pot of different cultures, filled with amazing restaurants and bars. From the east coast to the west coast, individuals can immerse themselves in cultures from all over the world. Are you looking to booze through the crossroads of the United States? Or are you interested in taking a cross-country trip while sippin’ on some cold brews? We have great news for you! Rubinsohn Travel is here with only the best bars America has to offer!
Iowa – Fong’s Pizza and Tiki Bar
Bars are great on their own, but when you add pizza into the mix, it takes it to a whole new level. Opening in Des Moines, Iowa in 2009, Fong’s is described as a “frozen in time” dive bar that offers Asian-inspired food (including pizza) along with tiki drinks and locally brewed beer. Guests can take kamikaze shots while wearing fighter pilot helmets (provided by Fong’s) or drink a trendy rainbow colored fishbowl that may leave guests feeling as if they’re somewhere else than Iowa (and maybe with a headache).
Hawaii – Arnold’s Beach Bar
A hidden dive bar located in Honolulu, Arnold’s Beach Bar is a tiki bar that will give you the full Hawaiian experience! Vacationing in one of the world’s top tourist destinations can often mean spending more money than you originally planned (or wanted to), but not at Arnold’s. Visitors and locals alike can indulge in mai tais for $5 a pop, and listen to live music at night. Locals also know where to find a drink cheap, so during the late hours you can find locals and the type of tourists who don’t mind spending all day in a bar. All around, Arnold’s creates great conversations and interactions!
Montana – The Sip ‘N Dip Lounge
Located in Great Falls, Montana, The Sip ‘N Dip Lounge puts a unique spin on what is traditionally considered a bar. GQ Magazine named it the number one bar on earth worth flying for in 2003, and we can certainly see why! This oceanic themed bar features blowfish decorations and a swimming pool with mermaids, and mermaid shows on select nights. Talk about the full experience! Visitors can also try their luck at different gaming machines, and listen to live piano entertainment.
New Mexico – Sister Bar
Sister Bar is not only a bar, but also an arcade, restaurant, and dancehall all wrapped up into one big party! Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sister Bar features unique art and drinks as cheap as $4. Feeling nostalgic? The arcade features classic video games including Ms. Pac-Man and Guns N’ Roses themed pinball machines. This is the kind of bar where you can go in at 11 am for breakfast, and really never leave until the bar closes at 2 am. Honestly, what more could you ask for? At night, visitors can also dance along to music during one of Sister’s many themed nights. Check out their Facebook page for a full list of events!
Ohio – Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Have you ever been to a bar and felt like something was missing? Maybe you were in the mood to go bowling? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might want to check out Mahall’s in Ohio. Mahall’s is not just any ordinary bar, but it is also a music venue and has a bowling alley. Mahall’s will leave you with little to no chance of ever being bored while visiting. On first glance, this retro bar/bowling alley may be pegged as just another hipster spot that is trying too hard to “fit-in.” But there’s a genuine spirit that makes it the best place to have a good time in Ohio – even if you’re not a bowler!
Washington – Unicorn
This Seattle-based bar not only has a cool name, but is also carnival-themed, and let’s be honest who doesn’t love a carnival? Unicorn is truly legendary in its ability to create a fun, and stimulating bar environment, without sacrificing any sense of friendliness. Visitors can enjoy live shows, karaoke, trivia, and even carnival-themed food. Order “magical” cocktails, such as themed Jell-O shots – their most popular is called My Little Pony! Looking for the full whimsical Unicorn experience? Visitors can also play carnival games, hang out at the pinball arcade, or take photos in the photo booth.
Florida – Flora-Bama
Experience one of America’s most unique bars in Perdido Key, Florida. Flora-Bama gets its name from being right on the dividing line between Florida and Alabama. It’s best experienced at the annual Mullet Toss, where competitors throw fish across the beach to see who can throw the farthest. On other nights, you can find the bar leading to different rooms with a different band playing country music and southern rock. The bar is widely known to attract rednecks, military, and springer breakers drawn by cheap and cold booze. The most interesting aspect of Flora-Bama? Each Sunday Morning, the bar hosts two church services where you can buy a drink and sip it in the pews.
Louisiana – Club Ms. Mae’s
No list about having a good time would be complete without mentioning NOLA! While New Orleans has endless options of hot spots, Club Ms. Mae’s is a more laid-back option for tourists who don’t want to get caught up in the party scene but still know how to have a good time. In a town where there are party bars that live on each corner, a low-key, yet exciting 24/7 dive bar with cheap beer (like, “bottles for $1.50” cheap), and locals-only vibe certainly goes a long way. The doors are literally always open, and the drinks are always strong. What more could you ask for?
Interested in taking a trip around the U.S. to celebrate one of the things America knows best? Give us a call at (215)-886-5200. We can’t wait to hear from you!