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Pour Vous Deemed One of Country's 10 Best New Bars

Illustrations from Jim Meehan's PDT cocktail cookbook (Photo by Krista Simmons/LAist)
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The L.A. bar scene is finally having its moment in the spotlight. A few weeks ago at Tales of a Cocktail in New Orleans, the Varnish was named the country's best bar. Now, legendary barman and author Jim Meehan have given another L.A. establishment a nod. (If you haven't purchased his incredible graphic novel style cocktail cookbook, you should. It's worth it just for the illustrations, like those pictured above.)

Meehan named French-themed bar Pour Vous, whose cocktail program is overseen by Steve Livigni and designed by the Houston twins, as one of the country's top 10 new bars.

Some of our other nationwide favs that made the list include Chicago's Barrelhouse Flat, the Nomad Hotel in NYC, and Woodsman Tavern in Portland. The CNN piece describes the Francophile-friendly bar like so:

"This Parisian-style cocktail lounge, with its red velvet banquettes, is gorgeous. The menu focuses on French spirits and has category titles like Parfum, with drinks like Pret a Poire (Armagnac, pear eau de vie and bitters, atomized). “It’s fun,” says Meehan. Out back, there’s an old-school trolley car for smokers to hang out on."
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Santé to the entire Pour Vous team!