It’s no secret: we here at TheSpir.it love to drink. Whether it’s at home or out on the town, there’s nothing more splendid than a cocktail that, after the first sip, makes you truly happy you made the choice to drink, and to drink that. While most of our cocktail endeavors take place in the comfort of our own home bars, every once in a while, it’s important to journey to places that stake their reputation on mixing up excellent cocktails. It’s our duty as cocktail lovers and drink enthusiasts to go to as many of these places as possible. And darnit, we will!

In order to pay homage to the beauty that is the cocktail bar, may we introduce to you Bars We Love. Since TheSpir.it is headquartered in New York City, our first few installments will be based in the Big Apple. But we want your suggestions on places all over the country, so don’t hesitate to drop us a line and let us know about your hometown favorites. When it comes to cocktails, we pride ourselves on being equal opportunity imbibers, and so should you.

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