Tucked into the back of Eamonn's restaurant, TNT features graffiti on the walls, hard rock on the stereo and creative drinks like the Cocktail Left on the Nightstand (smoked whiskey and flat Coke). eamonnsdublinchipper.com
When the conversation turns to cocktails, as it often does at Food & Wine, there's one person we listen to loud and clear: Jim Meehan. He's been called many things, including: Bartender of the Year; the bar manager at Manhattan's outstanding PDT; and Deputy Editor of the F&W Cocktail book series. Because this is one of the best times in memory to be drinking great cocktails, we asked Meehan to pick his favorite spots in the country. Here, his picks.