• May 14, 2013
  • Travel
  • USD $16.95
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 9781937110437
  • Trim: 5in × 8in

Bucket List Bars

Historic Saloons, Pubs, and Dives of America

Clint Lanier & Derek Hembree
Find your way to the most historic saloons, pubs, and dives of America. These are the watering holes that shaped our nation and created our country. Find the favorite spots of our Founding Fathers, the places where the most well-known celebrities could relax, and the joints that most wouldn’t walk into without a bodyguard.

For each bar, you will get a complete history taken directly from the owners and bartenders. You’ll find out what to expect when you go today. You’ll get advice on what drinks and food to order. And we’ll even share insider’s tips so you won’t stand out like a tourist.

You’ll also get instant access to brief online documentaries made for each bar so you’ll know before going exactly what to expect, what to order, and who to talk to.

Bucket List Bars is the definitive guide to the historic saloons, pubs, and dives of America.

Also Included:
•  QR Code-Linked Documentary Video of Each Bar—A First of its Kind for Guidebooks
•  QR Code-Linked Videos of Their Signature Drinks So You Know What to Order
•  Nearby Distractions in the Area To Make Each Visit Complete
•  Other Notable Bars Nearby To Visit If You Have the Time

Boston Area
El Paso area
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
New York City
San Antonio
San Francisco
Tucson Area

This book provides travel-guide like information to business travelers, history buffs and drinking culture enthusiasts. My partner and I have spent the last year traveling the country filming, photographic and documenting almost 50 historic bars from New York to Los Angeles, from 1673 to 1968. We've not only written about these, but also created brief documentaries of each that showcases them in their historic context, provides an assessment of food, drink, decor, etc, and interviews the bartenders and owners. Each chapter will include QR codes linking the reader to these videos that they can watch on their mobile device for free. This will be the first book in a multi-book series based on the same theme.
Clint Lanier has traveled the world to find out-of-the-way watering holes with great stories to tell. From the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta to the cantinas of Mexico, he’s always on the lookout for the next saloon, tavern, or dive that brings a neighborhood or a whole city together. When not on the road, he is an assistant professor at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

As a military brat, Derek Hembree began traveling and exploring the world at a very young age. A bartender during his college years and an adventurer at heart, he’s intrigued by historic bars—their stories and their contributions to the art of mixology—and is eager to share what he’s discovered.