In the U.S.’s Midwest, winters can be long and frigid. Thankfully, Midwesterners have an abundant of outstanding cocktail bars where they can keep warm and spirits up. Whether you a frozen visitor or red-nosed local, here are a few Midwest hotspots to head for winter cocktails.

Society Lounge

Society Lounge, 2063 E. Fourth St., Cleveland; 216-781-9050. This basement pad is the latest joint to turn back the clock to the classic cocktail era, boasting dozens of elixirs and a vibe reminiscent of some old speakeasy. The basement location, the pillars and a Prohibition-era-style mural go a long way toward achieving the vibe. (John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer)

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