Hammock-strung, rum-stocked, and only a lime’s throw from the water, beach bars are to summer what roaring fires are to winter—the best places to have an unhurried drink. Unfortunately, finding a good one can be tough. For every authentic outpost, there are a dozen dives decked out in flotation devices, tiki torches, and pun-filled, wall-mounted menus. Avoid all that spring break nonsense. From an island in Lake Superior to the wilds of the Eastern Caribbean, we’ve unearthed North America’s hidden gems: the 24 best beach bars around.