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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 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 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.

Monday
Mar 13
10pm | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 28
1am | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 4
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 14

Hong Kong

Dueling dragons, cobra wine, drunken Kung Fu, and beers fit for kings.

Tuesday
Apr 18
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Mongolian Road Trip

Jack travels to the base of the Khangai Mountains to try fermented horse milk; takes a tour of a factory where liquid is filtered through diamonds and pearls to create the perfect vodka; and gets a lesson on making camel-milk vodka.

Monday
Jul 10
10pm | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 18
1am | 12c
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 4, Episode 3

Viking In a Bottle

The people of Scandinavia still bottle that old Viking Magic, and the Booze Traveler sets out to find it somewhere among the jaw-dropping fjords. He clinks glasses with Vikings, discovers powerful and ancient ingredients and learns the booziest myths left behind by the fearsome people of the Frozen North.

Monday
Jan 1
10pm | 9c
Season 4, Episode 7

Caribbean Rhythm

Jack discovers the true wonders of the Caribbean islands, from drinking liquid dynamite at a hidden jungle bar and throwing back wild bush rum concoctions to scraping away poison to purify beer.

Monday
Feb 5
11pm | 10c
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 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.

Wednesday
Apr 25
8am | 7c
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