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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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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.

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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
Apr 3
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 14

Tennessee: Red, White, and Booze

Jack heads to Tennessee where he uncovers the surprising link between moonshiners and George Washington, a legendary whiskey brought back from the dead and an old-timey rum in the heart of whiskey country.

Tuesday
Apr 4
9am | 8c
Season 0, Episode 4

Planes, Trains and a Chicken Bus

Jack looks back on the crazy adventures he's had in pursuit of a drink. Dragon Boat racing for beers in Hong Kong, rompopo on a chicken bus in Guatemala, roadside hooch in Armenia and snowshoeing for mulled wine in the Andes.

Tuesday
Apr 11
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 1

A G'Day Down Under

In this former penal colony, Jack Maxwell has a mussel-diving, sheep-shearing, brothel-crashing, vegemite-swallowing good time in Australia. With the best drinking buddies in the world, it's no worries mate!

Wednesday
May 10
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 11

Argentina

Cuddling with horses, the brew of the gods, and the left-footed tango.

Monday
May 22
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 3, Episode 15

German Precision Und Schnapps

Jack Maxwell drinks with the Germans who engineer the world's finest brew and booze. He tries his hand at playing an Alphorn, watches a traditional Bavarian whipcracking contest, sips on anti-aging beer and is introduced to a giant robot dragon.

Friday
Jul 28
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 10

New Zealand

The Green Dragon, stag semen stout, and rustling up some grubs.

Monday
Dec 18
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 9
1am | 12c
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
Jan 15
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 8

The Common Crown

Monday
Feb 5
8am | 7c
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 7

Caribbean Rhythm

Tuesday
Feb 6
2am | 1c
Season 0, Episode 3

Misadventures

Jack highlights his most memorable misadventures from his worldly travels.

Thursday
Feb 22
11am | 10c
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 26
9am | 8c
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
Mar 5
9am | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 6
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 2

Drink in the Zen

After a long, dark past, Cambodia is on the rise. Jack Maxwell drinks Special Muscle Wine with his new friend Chun and hunts spiders for a drink with bite. He visits the holy site Angkor Wat and floats to a village to make some fish paste.

Tuesday
Mar 6
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 3

Twain's Mighty Mississippi

Jack Maxwell follows Mark Twain's path up the Mississippi river, hitting Louisiana's Mardi Gras, Minnesota's Beer Dabbler Festival and drinking a cocktail in Missouri created by Twain himself.

Tuesday
Mar 6
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 9

Italy: It's Personal

Jack finds out rivalries run deep in Italy -- and make it a whole lot sweeter. He consults a bronze pig for good luck, picks walnuts with a local witch, lifts a curse with brandy and finds a spot in the world's smallest bar.

Monday
Mar 12
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 13

The Magic of Ireland

From Irish coffee and boozy ice cream to road bowling and pints at the pub, Jack Maxwell meets the people and hears their stories to find out how little Ireland left such a huge mark on the world.

Saturday
Mar 17
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 11

Czech Castles and Cocktails

Jack finds the Czech Republics's most magical elixirs and beer. He stumbles upon one of the oldest clocks in the world, drinks booze in a gingerbread shop that would make Hansel and Gretel blush and delves as deep as a dwarf in the Punkva caves.

Monday
Mar 19
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 7

Caribbean Rhythm

Tuesday
Mar 20
10am | 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 20
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 13

Boozy Beginnings of the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is the land of great beginnings and Jack Maxwell is tracing its origins one drink at a time. He makes crude colonial cocktails, races blue crabs, hunts and traps eels and muskrats then finds the origins of America's first whiskey -- because sometimes you have to go to the beginning to see how the Chesapeake's boozy story ends.

Monday
Mar 26
9am | 8c