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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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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.

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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
Feb 28
1am | 12c
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.

Monday
Mar 6
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 11

Argentina

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

Tuesday
Apr 18
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 10

New Zealand

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

Monday
May 8
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 2

Greece: The Morning After

Ouzo, a marathon plate-smashing bachelor party, sheep, and an ancient hangover cure...or not. Jack explores Greece as it leans on traditions to help find its way through an uncertain time.

Tuesday
May 9
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Greece: The Morning After

Ouzo, a marathon plate-smashing bachelor party, sheep, and an ancient hangover cure...or not. Jack explores Greece as it leans on traditions to help find its way through an uncertain time.

Monday
May 22
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 9

Netherlands: Liquid Courage

Jack experiences the rich, innovative drinking history of the Netherlands. He parties on a bike bar, visits a bank filled with beer, and eats herring like the locals.

Monday
Jul 17
10pm | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 25
1am | 12c
Season 4, Episode 8

The Common Crown

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

Asia's Hidden Gem

Monday
Feb 5
9am | 8c
Season 0, Episode 1

Drinking Games

Jack competes in his favorite booze-fueled contests from around the world. It's not all fun and games, as Jack challenges sumo wrestlers, Nepalese warriors & Tanzanian tribesmen in crazy, bizarre global traditions.

Thursday
Feb 22
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 15

Southwest Spirits

There's a strange magic that lures pilgrims to the desert of the American Southwest and Jack Maxwell's going to find it. He'll fly the friendly skies at one of the largest hot air balloon parties in the world, drink with battle-scarred Rodeo clowns, get his mind blown at a wild art instillation and taste the hottest peppers to find the true spirit -- or spirits -- of the Southwest.

Monday
Apr 2
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 10

Legendary Croatia

Jack discovers the most epic booze-soaked tales of Croatian legend. He drinks wine with monsters, sieges a centuries old castle, drinks truffles in the land of giants, curses like a sailor in a traditional balote game and finds the cave of Odysseus.

Monday
Apr 9
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 2

Iceland's Warm Fire

The land is cold, but the people are warm and full of spirit — the kind of spirit you can drink! Icelanders stay toasty by sipping on their liquor, and Jack is more than willing to join in on the party. From fjallagrassa in the mountains to sipping beer in Hafnarfjordur, he attempts to drink his way across the Land of Fire and Ice.

Thursday
Apr 26
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 6

Japan Uncorked

Jack takes his booze travels to Japan, a country that has a reputation for being a little unconventional. Amid a culture of honor, family and strict order, drinking provides a balance to this lifestyle and an outlet for people to relax.

Friday
Apr 27
8am | 7c
Season 0, Episode 5

Nature of the Beast

Jack has met his share of party animals during his travels, many with fur and four legs. He's horsed around with Gauchos in Argentina, hunted frogs in the Philippines, drank a cobra cocktail in Hong Kong and munched huhu's in New Zealand.

Monday
Apr 30
9am | 8c