There are great beach bars, and then there are great bars near the beach, where the cocktails are crafted, the bitters house-made, and the sensibility just a bit sophisticated. Here are the coolest places to post up on the coast.
Photo: Courtesy of The Good Lion
Santa Barbara, California
With its regularly rotating craft cocktail menu that features in-season and house-made organic juices and syrups, The Good Lion is a linger-worthy watering hole on State Street.
Cocktail We Love: The Brass Monkey is a Tiki-style beertail that spotlights local IPA from Telegraph Brewing Company with cantaloupe cordial and Italian amaro.