1. ALABAMA: The Collin's Bar in Birmingham
The Collin's Bar wasn't voted one of the 100 Best Bars in the South and featured by the World's Best Bars for nothing. You won't find a cocktail menu, but all you need to do is tell the master mixologists what you like and they'll whip you up something unique and delicious. The decor is retro and eclectic, with vintage games and oversized paper airplanes hanging from the ceiling.

Don't Miss: There is a huge periodic table displayed behind the bar — in lieu of elements, each square features an abbreviation for Birmingham's most iconic businesses, landmarks, and people.

Image via @collinsbham