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Jack's New Adventure

Booze Traveler: Best Bars

Booze expert Jack Maxwell takes viewers on a global bar crawl, witnessing the amazing cocktails, mouth-watering food and eccentric decor that make these places the world's best bars.

About the Show

While working in the bars of South Boston, Jack Maxwell learned one thing: sit down with a stranger and a couple of drinks, and the whole world opens up. Booze Traveler is Jack's search for the world's most interesting drinks, and the people who drink them.

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About the Host

Jack Maxwell

Meet Jack Maxwell, host of Booze Traveler and Booze Traveler: Best Bars. Jack ventures the globe to not only get a taste of a country's alcohol, but to quench his curiosity about what people drink, why they drink it and the stories they tell when they do.

All About Jack

Season 0, Episode 6

Booze Traveler On the Rocks

After hearing a Russian man's story about the greatest drink ever, Jack Maxwell travels across Siberia on a hunt for this special drink. All it needs is Russia's national spirit, special ice, a holy place and a shaman.

Saturday
Jan 21
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 9

Cuba: Kings of Cocktail

After more than 50 years of being cut off from America, Jack Maxwell visits Cuba! He gets cleansed in the country's oldest religion, drinks rum, sees Hemingway's beloved Havana and sips on the national drink, an iced mojito.

Monday
Feb 27
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 14

Playing the Booze in Portugal

In his quest to understand why the Portuguese can feel so homesick, Jack Maxwell dives for a rare seafood delicacy, visits Dr. Frankenstein's liquor laboratory, unearths the Wine of Death and tastes the crown jewel of Portuguese booze, Port wine.

Tuesday
Mar 7
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 12

The Force of Madagascar

Jack Maxwell taps into the mysterious energies of Madagascar and drinks its most potent spirits. He meets mystical monkeys, concocts a snake blood cocktail, shakes his booty with a local tribe, eats pig face for breakfast and makes a boozy offering to the spirit of a king.

Tuesday
Mar 14
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 5

Siberia: Ice-olated Spirit

A bundled-up Jack drills holes in Siberia's icy Lake Baikal and sips vodka from a straw on the surface. Then, he takes a shot from a Cossack's sword, sips deer blood and tries Polugar bread wine, the national drink of Russia.

Monday
Mar 20
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 13

South Africa: Hidden Gems

Jack begins his South African journey seeking a cure for a hangover. While there, he also indulges in wild fruit that could give an elephant a buzz, homemade honey hooch, Zulu tribal beer and wine made from palm trees.

Tuesday
Apr 4
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 12

The Force of Madagascar

Jack Maxwell taps into the mysterious energies of Madagascar and drinks its most potent spirits. He meets mystical monkeys, concocts a snake blood cocktail, shakes his booty with a local tribe, eats pig face for breakfast and makes a boozy offering to the spirit of a king.

Wednesday
May 10
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 15

Dead In New Orleans

Jack heads to the Big Easy for a taste of Louisiana’s unique liquors. He digs into voodoo traditions, hunts for the almost-extinct Ojen and discovers Perique, a liqueur made with a rare tobacco that’s grown in the bayou.

Monday
Jul 24
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 12

Belize: Paradise Found

As Jack explores the many drinks Belize has to offer, he finds that the rugged Central American paradise has attracted people from all over the world. But no matter where you come from or why you're there, Belize always welcomes you with a cocktail.

Friday
Jul 28
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 5

Tahitian Dream

Monday
Dec 18
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 16

Last Call of the Wild West

From shootouts at high noon and drinks with Nevada's wildest secret society to Sin City showgirls and a booze cruise on Lake Tahoe, Jack Maxwell meets the people keeping the West wild.

Monday
Jan 8
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 2

The Roarin' Rockies

Jack wants to see how the rugged Rocky Mountains became a world-class playground. He learns the ways of the mountain men, experiences the wildest winter festival, finds his favorite drinking game and has the time of his life at the top of the world.

Monday
Jan 8
10pm | 9c
Season 4, Episode 1

Costa Rica's Pure Life

Jack wants to learn the true meaning of 'Pura Vida,' the Costa Rican secret to true happiness. To find his happy place, he'll dodge a stampede of bulls, come face-to-face with a deadly snake and drink an ancient beer made from mold.

Tuesday
Jan 16
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 8

The Common Crown

Monday
Jan 22
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 8

The Common Crown

Tuesday
Jan 23
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 4

Asia's Hidden Gem

Monday
Jan 29
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 4

Asia's Hidden Gem

Tuesday
Jan 30
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 8

The Common Crown

Monday
Feb 5
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 4

Asia's Hidden Gem

Monday
Feb 5
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 1

Costa Rica's Pure Life

Jack wants to learn the true meaning of 'Pura Vida,' the Costa Rican secret to true happiness. To find his happy place, he'll dodge a stampede of bulls, come face-to-face with a deadly snake and drink an ancient beer made from mold.

Monday
Feb 5
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 2

The Roarin' Rockies

Jack wants to see how the rugged Rocky Mountains became a world-class playground. He learns the ways of the mountain men, experiences the wildest winter festival, finds his favorite drinking game and has the time of his life at the top of the world.

Monday
Feb 5
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 7

Caribbean Rhythm

Monday
Feb 5
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 7

Caribbean Rhythm

Tuesday
Feb 6
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 10

L'Arte de Booze

Jack experiences the art of living in France, one drink at a time. He explores the beautiful and brutal world of water jousting, drinks boozy foam in the French Alps with a couple hundred goats and toasts the finest champagne on Bastille Day.

Monday
Feb 12
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 10

L'Arte de Booze

Jack experiences the art of living in France, one drink at a time. He explores the beautiful and brutal world of water jousting, drinks boozy foam in the French Alps with a couple hundred goats and toasts the finest champagne on Bastille Day.

Tuesday
Feb 13
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 14

Home is Where the Booze Is

Jack heads back to his native soil for a boozy homecoming in New England. He gets to live one of his greatest childhood dreams at Fenway Park, sinks a British ship, drinks a bizarre beaver-spiked liquor and learns what it takes to be a lobsterman.

Monday
Feb 19
11pm | 10c