• Diana Wollach

To See & Be Seen: ICBRKR’s Guide to the Trendiest Cocktail Bars

Fashion Week is starting, and you know what that means… Time to look fabulous while sipping on the best cocktails in town and fawning over the latest fashion trends.

Ever your devoted social servant, we at ICBRKR have broken out our list of top recommended cocktail bars in New York, LA, San Francisco and Miami.

New York

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Bathtub Gin: This super chic speakeasy is hidden behind a coffee shop in Chelsea. Not only does it have amazing cocktails, it also flaunts a copper bathtub in the middle of the bar. Perfect for fashionable #selfies.

The Dead Rabbit: Full of accolades and awards, this is both critically and popularly one of the best cocktail bars in NYC. It definitely gives you a reason to visit FiDi and even better, it’s perfect to take the edge off a long day at work, chill on a Thursday night with your squad or go all out on a date to impress.

Los Angeles

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Petit Ermitage: In French, “ermitage” means a private spot, far from civilization, and at Petit Ermitage, you get just that. An intimate getaway within L’Ermitage boutique hotel in West Hollywood, the bar also hosts some really cool events. The crème de la crème, dare we say.

NoMad: Check out the newly opened NoMad in LA, bringing all its NYC splendor to LA, and then some. Fun fact: its West Coast home was originally built in the 1920s as the headquarters for The Bank of Italy. That’s Jazz Age + Italy + California all baked into one. Cha-ching!

San Francisco

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Charmaine's: No trendy cocktail bar list is complete without a rooftop bar! Charmaine’s sits atop the Proper Hotel and it is all the rage right now. If you’re a New Yorker visiting San Francisco, you’ll feel right at home.

Wildhawk: Their website calls this bar “spirited, lively and a bit bohemian” and honestly, that’s all we need to know. Their cocktails are to die for, and the unique and charismatic ambiance is as good as it gets.


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Faena Hotel: OK, OK, we’re seeing a pattern here. Another hotel bar. But aren’t they just the best? This one is actually a 4-in-1, with a room to suit every taste. We recommend Tree of Life, the outdoor lounge, and Saxony Bar, which has a gilded-age decor to remember.

Whether Fashion is your calling or you’re just looking for another excuse to party, grab a friend who feels the same on the ICBRKR app and check one of these places out. Available on iOS and Android.

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