Even if you did venture out for socially-distanced and outdoor drinks aplenty, the past year (and then some) of COVID restrictions kept us from the beloved experience of grabbing a seat at the bar. It's a simple pleasure, really, and ideal for all occasions: casual enough for a first date, less scary than sitting alone at a table for a solo after-work drink, the perfect place to people-watch and chat with fellow patrons. Now that the bar stools are finally back in place, here are the best spots to sidle up to and get your sip on.