Playboy Unveils List of America’s Greatest Bars
A Coast-to-Coast Roundup of the Nation’s Best Drinking Establishments, Best Dive Bars, and Best Late-Night Eats

Looking for a great place to have a drink?  Look no further than “Playboy’s Guide to America’s Greatest Bars” in the magazine’s August 2010 issue (available on newsstands and at as of Friday, July 16).

From NYC to LA to all points in between, writer at large and nightlife aficionado Steve Garbarino, along with the Playboy staff, list the nation’s best watering holes and explain why it’s worth taking a seat at a bar stool in these must-see establishments.

In addition, the article also lists the country’s “Best Dive Bars” and “Best Late-Night Eats,” two uniquely American staples of nightlife culture.  Following is an alphabetical listing of Playboy’s top spots in the nation.  A complete round-up will be available online at HERE.

— Austin: The Continental Club
— Chicago: The Map Room
— Dallas: The French Room and Rodeo Bar & Grill at the Hotel Adolphus

Detroit: Cliff Bell’s

Contrary to popular belief, you can still find real panache in Motor City. Opened in 1935 by bar czar Cliff Bell, his eponymous cocktail lounge and jazz club was once the spot—before falling on hard times. Five years ago, however, respectful new owners restored the bar to its original luster, and the best combos in town have retaken its sunburst stage, ensuring that Cliff Bell’s still emits a pitch-perfect ring. Heed the call.

— Kansas: The Mutual Musicians Foundation
— Las Vegas: The Bootlegger Bistro
— Los Angeles: Dan Tana’s
— Los Angeles: The Roger Room
— Miami Beach: Mac’s Club Deuce
— Miami Beach: The Raleigh Martini Bar
— New Orleans: Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar
— New Orleans: The Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel
— New York City: King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel
— New York City: Jane Ballroom at the Jane Hotel
— Palm Springs: Starlite Lounge at the Riviera Resort & Spa
— San Francisco: Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Hotel
— Savannah: Planters Tavern in the Olde Pink House
— Seattle: King’s Hardware

— Austin: Mean-Eyed Cat
— Boston: Lucky’s Lounge
— Chicago: Cal’s
— Dallas: Lee Harvey’s
— Lompoc, California: Jasper’s
— Memphis: Ernestine and Hazel’s
— Miami South Beach: Ted’s Hideaway
— Nashville: Springwater Supper Club
— New Orleans: The Saint
— New Orleans: Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge
— New York City: Milano’s
— New York City: Subway Inn
— San Francisco: Specs
— Washington, D.C.: The Big Hunt
— Wichita: Kirby’s Beer Store

— Baltimore: Deep-fried Cheesesteak at Hot Tomatoes
— Chicago: Led Zeppelin Burger at Kuma’s Corner
— Hollywood: 101 Coffee Shop
— Las Vegas: Pho Kim Long
— New Orleans’s French Market: Beignets at Cafe Du Monde
— New York City: Burgers at Daddy-O
— Seattle: Poutine at Smith


Post a Comment