Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars

In celebration of the nation’s growing cocktail culture, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Winners, which include Bathtub Gin in New York City, and Searsucker in San Diego and Untitled in Chicago, are located in 23 states and the nation’s capital. California restaurants make a strong showing with 27 honorees. Florida follows with 14 top restaurant bars, trailed by Massachusetts and New York, with 10 and nine winners, respectively. New Jersey and Texas restaurants each claim five spots on the list, and Pennsylvania restaurant bars have earned four spots. Maryland, Nevada, and South Carolina each boast three winners. Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin are also represented. Establishments serving American fare account for the majority of winners; Asian, Italian, and Mexican cuisines have a presence as well.

“The honorees have embraced the cocktail and craft beer movements to create the ideal places to bookend a dining experience,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer.  ”Whether it’s kicking an evening off with a perfectly poured drink or winding down with a nightcap, fun is always on the bar menu at these winning restaurants.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between June 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013.  All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration.  Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “vibrant bar scene” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/vibrantbarscene.

2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars in the U.S.

25 Lusk – San Francisco, California
333 Pacific-Steaks & Seafood – Oceanside, California
40/40 Club – New York, New York
A Restaurant – Newport Beach, California
Bathtub Gin – New York, New York
Bond Street Social – Baltimore, Maryland
The Brewer’s Art – Baltimore, Maryland
Bungalow 44 – Mill Valley, California
Burlap – San Diego, California
Burritt Room & Tavern-Mystic Hotel – San Francisco, California
The Cedars Social – Dallas, Texas
Chambers Eat + Drink – San Francisco, California
Char Steakhouse – Red Bank, New Jersey
Chino Latino – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cibo Wine Bar – Miami, Florida
City Tap House – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Club Cafe – Boston, Massachusetts
Clydz – New Brunswick, New Jersey
Comstock Saloon – San Francisco, California
The crow bar and kitchen – Corona Del Mar, California
Cuvee Bistro – Destin, Florida
dbar – Dorchester, Massachusetts
Del Frisco’s Grille – Dallas, Texas
Del Frisco’s Grille – Houston, Texas
Delta’s – New Brunswick, New Jersey
Departure Restaurant and Lounge – Portland, Oregon
do Restaurant at the View – Atlanta, Georgia
Eddie V’s – Tampa, Florida
El Vez – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Empire – Boston, Massachusetts
Fly Bar & Restaurant – Tampa, Florida
Geronimo – New Haven, Connecticut
Ginny’s Supper Club – New York, New York
Hal’s Bar & Grill – Venice, California
Henry’s Tavern – Plano, Texas
Holland House Bar & Refuge – Nashville, Tennessee
Honu Kitchen and Cocktails – Huntington, New York
Jasper’s Corner Tap and Kitchen – San Francisco, California
Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill – Fall River, Massachusetts
Jimmy’s, An American Restaurant & Bar – Aspen, Colorado
The Libertine Liquor Bar – Indianapolis, Indiana
Lost Society – Washington, D.C.
Macao Trading Company – New York, New York
Market Garden Brewery – Cleveland, Ohio
Mastro’s Steakhouse – Palm Desert, California
Meat & Potatoes – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Merchant – Madison, Wisconsin
Meritage-Warwick – East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Monsoon Asian Kitchen & Lounge – Babylon, New York
MUA – Oakland, California
Mulberry Project – New York, New York
The Nest – Indian Wells, California
The New York Beer Company – New York, New York
Nic’s – Beverly Hills, California
Nihon Whisky Lounge – San Francisco, California
O-Ku – Charleston, South Carolina
PARK Restaurant & Bar – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Park Tavern – Delray Beach, Florida
Patria Restaurant and Mixology Lounge – Rahway, New Jersey
The Pikey – Los Angeles, California
Prato – Winter Park, Florida
Red Lantern – Boston, Massachusetts
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar – Orlando, Florida
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar – West Palm Beach, Florida
Rooftop 120 – Glastonbury, Connecticut
Rush Street – Culver City, California
Saloon – Somerville, Massachusetts
SALT SEVEN – Delray Beach, Florida
SanTan Brewing Co. – Chandler, Arizona
Searsucker – San Diego, California
The Social Club – Petaluma, California
Social Restaurant and Wine Bar – Charleston, South Carolina
The Society Restaurant & Lounge – Silver Spring, Maryland
Sofrito-Midtown – New York, New York
Spoonbar-h2hotel – Healdsburg, California
Stars Restaurant-Rooftop & Grill Room – Charleston, South Carolina
Steel and Rye – Milton, Massachusetts
STK – Atlanta, Georgia
STK-The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada
Stoddard’s – Boston, Massachusetts
Stout Barrel House and Galley – Chicago, Illinois
Sub Zero Vodka Bar – St. Louis, Missouri
Tantalum – Long Beach, California
Tao Restaurant and Night Club – Las Vegas, Nevada
Tavern Road – Boston, Massachusetts
The Thomas at Fagiani’s – Napa, California
The Tipsy Pig – San Francisco, California
Todd English P.U.B. – Las Vegas, Nevada
Tomatoes – Margate, New Jersey
TQLA – Houston, Texas
Triumph Brewing Company – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Tropicale – Palm Springs, California
union: asian supper club – Delray Beach, California
UNION Kitchen & Tap – Encinitas, California
Untitled – Chicago, Illinois
Vines Grille and Wine Bar – Orlando, Florida
Wang’s in the Desert – Palm Springs, California
YOLO – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hottest Restaurant  Bars in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog.