America’s Best Bourbon Bars: South Region – 2017

Social Southern Table and Bar, Lafayette, LA
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Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, Miami, FL:  If we told you that one of the hottest restaurants in Miami uses Bourbon as a backbone to its menu would you believe us?  Any doubters can head over to the Bourbon haven known as Yardbird to enjoy one of their Bourbon flights, or cool down with their signature drink, Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade.

C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen, Lake Worth, FL

Brick City Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar, Ocala, FL

Old Hickory Whiskey Bar, Pensacola, FL: With over 400 whiskies and Bourbon leading that category with over 150, Old Hickory should be added to the itinerary next time you’re on the Florida Panhandle.

The Standard Pour, Dallas, TX

Poison Girl, Houston, TX: With 460 bottles of American Whiskey (220 of those being Straight Bourbon Whiskey) Poison Girl is a dive bar in Houston you can not pass up.

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, Atlanta, GA:  It doesn’t get much better for a Bourbon aficionado to see a wall of Bourbon that reaches the high ceiling inside the lobby of the hotel they’re staying at.  This bar offers that sight, along with personal select barrels of Four Roses Bourbon.

Local Three, Atlanta, GA

Mac McGee, Decatur, GA

The Crunkleton, Chapel Hill, NC

Front Street Brewery, Wilmington, NC    

Husk, Charleston, SC

The 404 Kitchen, Nashville, TN: With almost 200 Bourbons to offer, this place is perfect to kick off your bachelor or bachelorette party in the Music City.

Husk, Nashville, TN:  Like it’s sister spot in Charleston, S.C., Husk has an outstanding program.  The Nashville location also has a list of very rare old Bourbons that patrons can sip on.

Patterson House, Nashville, TN: One of the best cocktail destinations in America also has an impressive Bourbon list.

Whiskey Kitchen, Nashville, TN:  Plenty of Bourbons to pair with great Southern fare, such as the Fried Green Tomato BLT and the Southerner, a giant biscuit topped with gravy, a fried egg and cheddar cheese with fried chicken as a side option.

Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House, New Orleans, LA:  With almost 100 Bourbons to offer, this certainly is a house of Bourbon.  Coupled with the service and culinary standards you expect from the Brennan name, this place is a must stop the next time you’re wondering through the French Quarter.

Kenton’s, New Orleans, LA

Social Southern Table and Bar, Lafayette, LA

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Caroline Paulus
Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.