Port Costa, California
Back when Port Costa was one of the busiest harbors on the West Coast, dozens of saloons, hotels, and brothels lined the waterfront. Now only the posts of piers remain. But the Warehouse Cafe—built in 1876 to store wheat, hay, and potatoes—still stands, thanks to concrete walls some 3 feet thick. The building has withstood at least four fires, three major earthquakes, and decades of bikers and other revelers primed on cocktails such as the Tsunami—a potent blend of Captain Morgan, amaretto, peach schnapps, and orange and pineapple juices—as well as selections from the 300-plus kinds of beer in the legendary walk-in cooler.