Photo: The Alchemist

Whether you consider yourself a cocktail connoisseur or enjoy the casual drink here and there, 150 Bars You Must See Before You Die is a must-read. Author, Jurgen Lijcops, takes readers on a journey across the globe, showcasing locations from Hong Kong to New York and Berlin.

Photo: Carousel Bar Lounge, by Hotel Monteleone

Finding a major city’s ultimate cocktail bar is often quite the challenge. This book uncovers bars that set themselves apart with their gorgeous design, stunning views, exclusivity, or signature cocktail. In short, must-visit bars for any enthusiast. If you can’t get to these locations yourself, don’t worry. The author has included some of the best cocktail recipes for classics such as Gin Fizz, Negroni, or a Manhattan, as well as the best sours and long drinks. Discover the history of each bar, learn how to set your own cocktail menu, let the unique, refined atmosphere of every location carry you away, or stay at home and drink your exquisite self-made drink.

Photo: The Blond at 11 Howard Hotel

Jurgen Lijcops has worked as a sommelier and spirits connoisseur in some of the most esteemed restaurants. He travels the world constantly expanding his knowledge, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he knows the most exquisite bars where you can sit back and enjoy some of the world’s best cocktails and spirits around. In 2016 he started Bar Burbure, where he serves the most refined cocktails and long drinks. That same year, Bar Burbure was awarded the title of best bar concept. He was elected best sommelier of Belgium and best host of Belgium by Gault Millau twice.

You can pick up a copy of 150 Bars You Must See Before You Die on Amazon.