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Make Mine a Mojito We've put together the ultimate, coast-to-coast guide to the best bars for doing business.

By Amy Cosper

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Admit it: Business happens in bars. You've done it. And if you haven't, you should. You do business with people, and bars let people be people.

Actually, a lot of business happens in bars. Not just the Gordon Gekko-sized transactions--though, it turns out, bars are where the producers of the upcoming Wall Street sequel got some of their juiciest material. 'We got the best stuff for the film over drinks," Eric Kopeloff says about drinking with actual Wall Street honchos in 'Where are you drinking?". That is, 'after breaking the ice with a personal question."

And it's true: The comfort factor can't be overestimated. Bars set the stage for relaxed, open conversations. The kind of conversations that lead to a brilliant new idea, a real partnership, a deal. The idea for our special report on business in barswas conceived, you guessed it, in a bar.