What makes a coffee, beer, wine or cocktail bar worthy of a spot on our annual Imbibe 75 list? It’s simple: In addition to being a place we expect to make a mark in the year ahead, each has special qualities that we think will give them staying power beyond 2020. From a new NYC beer bar expanding the conversation about craft beer to a Chicago-based coffee company pushing boundaries to deepen community ties, our Places of the Year check these boxes, and more. Peruse the gallery above to learn more about these spots, then be sure to grab a copy of the print issue to check our the complete list of our 2020 Imbibe 75 people, places and directions. And remember to join the conversation on Instagram (@imbibe) and Twitter (@imbibe) with the #Imbibe75 hashtag.