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America’s cocktail renaissance is 20 years old. This makes it easier than ever to buy a good drink. We also have unprecedented options. In 2019, new openings diversified the hushed speakeasies of the aughts, unveiling such unexpected spaces as a thoughtful tiki den thousands of miles from the tropics, and an Art Deco-inspired fantasia of post-industrial America. At last, the year’s hottest new openings bypass Edison bulbs for high style and — dare we say it — unapologetic fun (read: neon). To create this list, we polled VinePair editors and contributors, industry friends, and cocktail fans nationwide. We used the same geographic breakdown as last year. Here are America’s top 10 new cocktail bars in every region. GREAT LAKES (IL,...

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