News & Opinion | May 30, 2018 10:59 am

Esquire Names the 21 Best Bars in America for 2018

Watering holes in New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis lead the way.

Bibo Ergo Sum in Los Angeles was named one of Esquire's Best Bars in America 2018. (Bibo Ergo Sum)
Bibo Ergo Sum in Los Angeles was named one of Esquire's Best Bars in America 2018. (Bibo Ergo Sum)

Esquire’s list darts from coast to coast and from dive to wine bar. New York, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis lead the way, each boasting two entries on the list.

New Yorkers hoping to see some of America’s best drinking places for themselves could head to George Washington Bar, opened earlier in 2018, which is adorned centrally with a portrait of the first president.

If you’re in Los Angeles and desirous of an extraordinary night, you could head to Old Lighting, the bar where cell phones are banned and vintage spirits are celebrated.

And if you want is one of America’s strangest concoctions, Minneapolis’ GYST Fermentation Bar boasts a Lam-bucha, which mixes Lambrusco rosé with kombucha.