No Reservations Destination Drink Guide

Filed Under: Beer, Food and Drink, Wine
Everyone knows Anthony Bourdain loves his liquor. On No Reservations he’s traveled around the globe to bars, restaurants and even drive-ins, all in search of the best drinks the world has to offer. From Brazil to Vietnam, Tony has absorbed the various cultures along with the local favorite cocktails, wines, beers and hard liquors.


141 Nguyen Hue Blvd., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

During his trip to Vietnam, Anthony Bourdain visits the famous Rooftop Garden Bar at the Rex Hotel in Saigon for the local favorite “mojito.”

Video: Relive Vietnam with Tony


Cantada II: 13 rue Moret, 75011 Paris; La Quincave: 17 rue Bréa, 75006 Paris

Always up for an adventure, Anthony Bourdain downs some absinthe at Cantada II in Paris.

At La Quincave in Paris, Anthony Bourdain sips on red wine from Loire Valley.

Video: Tony in Paris


Gouraud Str, Gemmayzeh, Beirut Lebanon

Known for its cocktails made with fresh fruit and herbs, the Dragonfly Bar offers Anthony Bourdain the Gin and Basil Smash.

Video: Tony’s Experience in Beirut

New Orleans

Daiquiri Bay Café: 1001 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70005; Vic’s Kangaroo Café: 636 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Only in New Orleans would Anthony Bourdain find a drive-thru daiquiri shop. Daiquiri Bay Café serves him up a surprisingly strong banana daiquiri.

A taste of Australia in New Orleans, Anthony Bourdain downs a Fosters at Vic’s Kangaroo Café.

Video: Drive through Daiquiris

New York

Bar Boulud: 1900 Broadway, New York, NY; DBGB: 299 Bowery, New York, NY

Anthony Bourdain visits Bar Boulud in Manhattan to try some of their “legendary” Burgundy wines.

DBGB in Manhattan serves Anthony Bourdain a martini, a Negroni, a sidecar and, of course, a Manhattan.

Video: Tony’s Favorite NYC Bars


1-25-10 Shibuya, Shibuya, Tokyo

Anthony Bourdain and his friend Hiroshi enjoy a bloody mary at Piano Bar, a popular Tokyo late-night haunt.

Video: Perfect Cocktail in Tokyo

Caribbean Island Hopping

Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Anthony Bourdain visits Tante Pearl, a family-run restaurant in Bequia, to try their popular Tante Pearls Viagra cocktail.

Video: Tony in the Caribbean


Calle de Doña Bárbara de Braganza, 2, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Anthony Bourdain tries the “Avery,” which consists of white tequila, white vermouth, grapefruit and ginger, at Le Cabrera’s unique cocktail bar in Madrid.


Poeta CabanYes, 25, Barcelona, CT 08004 Spain

Anthony Bourdain goes to Quimet & Quimet, a tiny Barcelona bar known for its variety of vermouth.

Video: Tony Parties Like a Spaniard


Yurakucho 2-1-10, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

In Tokyo, Anthony Bourdain goes for a beer at Tonton, the izakaya (drinking establishment) located under railroad tracks.

Video: Japan Episode Recap

London and Edinburgh

London Central Markets, London, EC1A 9LH

Anthony Bourdain enjoys a pint of Guinness at the Cock Tavern in Smithfields, London.


Video: The Pubs of London


4112 Medical Parkway, Austin, TX 78756

In Austin, Anthony Bourdain waits in a line that goes out the door of the Draught House Pub & Brewery for one of their house beers, “Moto Rally”.

Video: Relive Austin


837 Summer St, Boston, MA 02127

Anthony Bourdain visits a Boston-local favorite, Murphy’s Law, an Irish pub where he tries some Smithwick’s Ale.

San Francisco

1633 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Anthony Bourdain heads to the Zam Zam Room in San Francisco, which boasts having the “strongest” cocktails to see if their Ultimate Martini lives up to its name.

Video: Bourdain Visits Alcohol Alchemists


Rua Faustolo 463 Lapa, São Paulo

Anthony Bourdain samples the Brazilian favorite, Cachaca, made from sugarcane juice, at Boteco Bar.

Video: Sex, Drugs and Brazil