With book titles like "Bucket List Bars: Historic Saloons, Pubs, and Dives of America" and "Drunken History," it's no doubt that drinking buddies Derek Hembree and Clint Lanier know a thing or two about how we as a nation can get our drink on in any environment. After they came out with their Bucket List Bars book, we asked them if they could give us a rundown of what they believed were the 5 most bucket-list-worthy the nation has to offer.
"In our quest across this great nation to find and share some of the most historic and culturally significant bars, we have had the opportunity to “belly up” to some of the best and worst drinking establishments out there. Perhaps the best part of our journey was to see the variety of watering holes Americans go to every day. We explored taverns, saloons, dives, speakeasies and even Tiki bars. Of the five kinds we visited, here’s a list of the best and oldest of each."