This season’s bar openings offer a glimpse not only into the next chapter for some of the industry’s biggest names, like Dushan Zaric, Jim Meehan and Thad Vogler, who are all opening new bars this fall and winter, but also into larger shifts taking place in the cocktail space across the country. Bartenders are favoring a less-is-more approach over the baroque style of years past, while embracing the abundance of new, domestically produced spirits. Here, Obispo’s El Presidente (San Francisco), Hotel Figueroa’s Heaven’s Clover (LA), Tokyo Record Bar’s Miso Dark & Stormy (New York), Prairie School’s Lemon Ice (Chicago) and The Broken Shaker LA’s There is No Eastside.

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