A Nationwide List of the Best Bars

This list is from Esquire magazine.

The Complete List: The Best Bars In America

 

Alabama

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The BlueGill Mobile 74
Rojo Birmingham 76
Open Door Café Birmingham 68
Lou’s Pub and Package Birmingham 77
Kaffeeklatsch Bar Huntsville 68
Highlands Bar & Grill Birmingham 78
Garage Café Birmingham 78
Callaghan’s Irish Social Club Mobile 76
Bottletree Birmingham 77
Alaska

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Pitch & Roll on the Ferry Vessel Tustumena Homer to Unalaska, the Gulf of Alaska, and the Bering Sea 75
The Office Bar Hoonah 75
Latitudes Unalaska 71
Alaskan Hotel & Bar Juneau 75
Arizona

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Bars at the Hotel Congress Tucson 76
La Gitana Arivaca 69
Jade Bar Paradise Valley 66
Greasewood Flat Scottsdale 75
Arkansas

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
White Water Tavern Little Rock 73
The Lobby Bar at the Arlington Hotel Hot Springs 70
Midtown Billiards Little Rock 69
California

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Zeitgeist San Francisco 77
Vesuvio San Francisco 78
Veranda Bar at the Hotel Figueroa Los Angeles 77
Tosca Cafe San Francisco 77
Toronado San Francisco 78
Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant San Francisco 69
The Varnish Los Angeles 79
The Sportsman Sonora 74
The Sandpiper Lounge Laguna Beach 65
The River Ranch Tahoe City 56
The Polo Lounge Beverly Hills 70
The Mermaid Hermosa Beach 70
The Edison Los Angeles 79
The Broadway Bar Los Angeles 72
The Bar at the Red Fox Steakhouse San Diego 74
Sam’s Anchor Café Tiburon 67
Redwood Los Angeles 71
Red Lion Tavern Los Angeles 77
Musso & Frank Grill Hollywood 78
La Cita Los Angeles 78
Jumbo’s Clown Room Hollywood 77
J Lounge Los Angeles 74
Hermosa Beach Yacht Club Hermosa Beach 72
Golden Gopher Los Angeles 78
Chateau Marmont Hollywood 68
Cantina San Francisco 74
Brennan’s Pub Marina Del Ray 63
Bourbon & Branch San Francisco 79
Bordello Los Angeles 70
Birds Los Angeles 64
Beach Ball Newport Beach 74
Bar 107 Los Angeles 78
Alembic San Francisco 77
21 Club San Francisco 78
Colorado

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Minturn Saloon Minturn 68
El Chapultepec Denver 79
Cruise Room Denver 78
Connecticut

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Tap Room at the Griswold Inn Essex 75
Delaware

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Kelly’s Logan House Wilmington 76
Deer Park Tavern Newark 76
Dead Presidents Pub & Eatery Wilmington 72
Florida

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Zeke’s Miami Beach 70
The Bahi Hut Lounge Sarasota 75
Tap Tap Miami Beach 44
Mac’s Club Deuce Miami Beach 77
Linger Lodge Bradenton 54
Jimbo’s Miami 78
Helen Back Café Fort Walton Beach 77
Churchill’s Pub Miami 76
Georgia

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Trois Atlanta 48
The Local Atlanta 76
The Globe Athens 76
The Earl Atlanta 76
The Clermont Lounge Atlanta 67
Pinkie Master’s Lounge Savannah 78
Moe’s and Joe’s Atlanta 70
Manuel’s Tavern Atlanta 77
JCT. Atlanta 77
Brick Store Pub Decatur 78
Hawaii

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Lewers Lounge at the Halekulani Hotel Honolulu 77
La Mariana Sailing Club Honolulu 77
Idaho

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Pengilly’s Saloon Boise 72
Illinois

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Walter Payton’s Roundhouse Aurora 75
The Violet Hour Chicago 80
The Red Lion Pub Chicago 75
The Matchbox Chicago 77
The California Clipper Chicago 79
Michael & Louise’s Hopleaf Bar Chicago 79
Hideout Chicago 77
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge Chicago 78
Duke of Perth Chicago 77
Chipp Inn Chicago 78
Bungalow Chicago 69
B.L.U.E.S. Chicago 78
Indiana

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Red Key Indianapolis 77
Nicky Blaine’s Indianapolis 73
Iowa

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Welch Avenue Station Ames 68
The Royal Mile and the Red Monk Des Moines 72
The Lift Des Moines 63
High Life Lounge Des Moines 78
Greenwood Lounge Des Moines 73
El Bait Shop Des Moines 73
Kansas

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The View Kansas City 60
Replay Lounge Lawrence 75
Gaslight Tavern and Coffeehouse Lawrence 64
Free State Brewery Lawrence 74
Fat Matt’s Vortex Kansas City 72
Kentucky

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Old Seelbach Bar Louisville 78
Louisiana

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Spotted Cat New Orleans 78
The Republic New Orleans 66
The Chart Room New Orleans 78
The Bar at Tujague’s New Orleans 74
Napoleon House New Orleans 79
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop New Orleans 83
Fritzel’s European Jazz Pub New Orleans 71
Fred’s Lounge Mamou 76
Blue Moon Saloon and Guest House Lafayette 75
Maine

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The White Heart Portland 72
The Solon Hotel Bar Solon 77
The Lompoc Café and Brewhouse Bar Harbor 75
Rosie’s Portland 63
Maryland

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Brewer’s Art Baltimore 85
Shamrock Inn Baltimore 55
Massachusetts

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
People’s Republik Cambridge 75
No. 9 Park Boston 68
Eastern Standard Boston 73
Drink Boston 78
Doyle’s Cafe Jamaica Plain 78
Charlie’s Kitchen Cambridge 78
B-Side Lounge Cambridge 72
Michigan

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Bar at Seldom Blues Detroit 77
Miller’s Bar Dearborn 78
Minnesota

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
V.F.W. James Ballentine Post No. 246 Minneapolis 76
The Trail Center Grand Marais 80
The C.C. Club Minneapolis 65
Nye’s Polonaise Room Minneapolis 78
Half Time Rec St. Paul 79
Chatterbox Pub Minneapolis 68
Bulldog NE Minneapolis 77
Brit’s Pub Minneapolis 77
Mississippi

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Upstairs Bar at City Grocery Oxford 77
Schimmel’s Jackson 70
Proud Larry’s Oxford 77
Po Monkey’s Merigold 77
Missouri

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Blue Room Kansas City 74
O’Malley’s 1842 Pub Weston 78
John D. McGurk’s St. Louis 79
Flat Branch Pub and Brewing Columbia 78
Montana

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Little Cowboy Bar and Museum Fromberg 76
Charlie B’s Missoula 80
Nebraska

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Homy Inn Omaha 68
Nevada

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Griffin Las Vegas 77
Petrossian Bar Las Vegas 71
Double Down Saloon Las Vegas 74
Any bar on the Strip Las Vegas 63
New Hampshire

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Strange Brew Tavern Manchester 78
Library Lounge Portsmouth 71
Barley Pub Dover 77
New Jersey

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
McGovern’s Tavern Newark 78
New Mexico

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Tiny’s Restaurant and Lounge Santa Fe 71
The 49er Lounge Gallup 67
Silva’s Saloon Bernalillo 75
Los Ojos Jemez Springs 76
Burt’s Tiki Lounge Albuquerque 78
New York

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Saloon New York 71
The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel New York 61
The Brooklyn Inn Brooklyn 75
The Bar at Keens Steakhouse New York 78
The Angel’s Share New York 78
Spuyten Duyvil Brooklyn 71
San Domenico Restaurant New York 73
Radegast Hall & Biergarten Brooklyn 76
Pegu Club New York 76
PDT New York City 75
P.J. Clarke’s New York 75
Nancy Whiskey Pub New York City 79
Minetta Tavern New York 72
Little Branch New York 78
Julius’ New York 68
Jimmy’s Corner New York 76
Grassroots Tavern New York 76
Freddy’s Bar & Backroom Brooklyn 75
Flatiron Lounge New York 77
Clover Club Brooklyn 80
Brandy Library New York City 75
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden Queens 77
Bill’s Gay 90s New York 71
Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle Hotel New York 77
Barcade Brooklyn 76
Barbes Brooklyn 75
21 Club New York 70
North Carolina

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Thomas Street Tavern Charlotte 76
North Dakota

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Monte’s Downtown Fargo 68
Ohio

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Cleveland 78
Surly Girl Saloon Columbus 76
Mitzi Jerman’s Café Cleveland 78
Five O’Clock Bar Lakewood 79
Andyman’s Treehouse Columbus 77
Oklahoma

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Library Bar & Grill Norman 78
Oregon

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Sam Bond’s Garage Eugene 77
Jimmy Mak’s Portland 75
Horse Brass Pub Portland 82
Clyde Common Portland 77
Pennsylvania

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Grey Lodge Philadelphia 79
Southwark Philadelphia 77
Friendly Lounge Philadelphia 60
Dee’s Cafe Pittsburgh 73
Puerto Rico

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Tamboo Tavern Rincon 72
Rhode Island

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Wild Colonial Tavern Providence 74
Ocean Mist Matunuck 82
South Carolina

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Windjammer Isle of Palms 77
Moe’s Crosstown Tavern Charleston 79
South Dakota

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Ice House Yankton 80
Ttennessee

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Nashville 75
Robert’s Western World Nashville 78
Ernestine and Hazel’s Memphis 79
Texas

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Mohawk Austin 77
The Inwood Lounge Dallas 67
Mean Eyed Cat Austin 77
Lakewood Landing Dallas 68
La Tuna San Antonio 75
Ginny’s Little Longhorn Austin 81
Donn’s Depot Austin 73
Deep Eddy Cabaret Austin 74
U.S. Virgin Islands

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Skinny Legs St. John 77
Utah

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Bayou Salt Lake City 75
Shooting Star Saloon Huntsville 79
Vermont

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Three Needs Burlington 76
Virginia

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Coffee Pot Roanoke 70
Washington

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
Zig Zag Cafe Seattle 80
Vessel Seattle 70
Sambar Seattle 72
Parkway Tavern Tacoma 79
Geoduck Tavern Brinnon 75
Fu Kun Wu Seattle 73
Doyle’s Public House Tacoma 76
Washington D.C.

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Tune Inn Washington 74
Hawk ‘n’ Dove Washington 49
West Virginia

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Mecklenburg Inn Shepherdstown 79
Wisconsin

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Bars of Silver Street Hurley 76
Stadium View Green Bay 76
Silver Dollar Tavern Madison 72
Old German Beer Hall Milwaukee 78
Nomad World Pub Milwaukee 79
Milwaukee Ale House Milwaukee 68
Lakefront Brewery Milwaukee 78
Essen Haus Madison 79
Wyoming

BAR NAME TOWN RATING
The Union Bar Hudson 69
The Spotted Horse Bar Spotted Horse 78
The Center Bar Gillette 60

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February 17, 2010. Feburary.

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