Williams & Graham, Denver
A cocktail-themed bookstore serves as the front for the faux-speakeasy Williams & Graham, complete with a secret bookcase to lead you into the Prohibition-era bar. But Williams & Graham is not just a gimmicky lounge for the bookish set. Its cocktails are award-winning, and their bartenders take their jobs seriously. Third generation barman Sam Kenyon changes his cocktails seasonally, and every single one is a winner.
What to order:
Their cocktail menu is ever-changing, but you can never go wrong with one of their gin drinks. For the summer, try the Hail to the Chief — gin, ancho liqueur, strawberries, lemon, and demerara sugar.