Alcohol has an intriguing legacy in the United States, from the earliest days of the revolution to frontier times to Prohibition and beyond. As with any nation, some of the earliest structures built in America were bars and taverns - which often shared walls and ceilings with other rudimentary mainstays, namely brothels and inns.
When it comes to determining the best historical bars in every state, it's not merely the oldest taverns that make the cut. History has layers, and some younger establishments make up for lost time with outlandish reputations. This roundup of the most historic bars in the United States covers it all, from oldest to rowdiest to most creative.