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Esquire Picks the Best Bars in the US for 2013

The Woodsman Tavern in Portland, Oregon.
The Woodsman Tavern in Portland, Oregon.
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Esquire magazine has announced their Best Bars of 2013. Surprisingly, this year's roundup has zero NYC bars. Zilch. Anyway, drinks correspondent David Wondrich doesn't pick a city of the year this time around, but he does add five more bars to bring the list count up to 17 from 2012's 12. His picks skew outside of the East Coast, and include Stumptown man Duane Sorenson's The Woodsman Tavern in Portland and Grant Achatz's The Aviary in Chicago.

Update 05/29: Oddly the slideshow does not include NYC or DC bars. They've now been added to the list below:

Esquire's Best Bars 2013

· The Woodsman Tavern, Portland, Oregon
· Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
· Noble Experiment, San Diego
· Ship Tavern, Denver
· Williams & Graham, Denver
· The Esquire Tavern, San Antonio
· The Cloak Room, Austin
· Windmill Lounge, Dallas
· Harry's Country Club, Kansas City, Missouri
· Manifesto, Kansas City, Missouri
· Bellocq, New Orleans
· The Aviary, Chicago
· The Barrelhouse Flat, Chicago
· The Libertine, Indianapolis
· Arnold's, Cincinnati
· Drinking Fountain, Boston
· Brick & Mortar, Cambridge, Massachusetts
· Beagle, New York, New York
· Booker and Dax, New York, New York
· Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, New York, New York
· Pouring Ribbons, New York, New York
· Tooker Alley, New York, New York
· Columbia Room, Washington, DC
· Jack Rose Dining Saloon, Washington, DC
· Off the Record, Washington, DC
· Raven Grill, Washington, DC
· Round Robin Bar, Washington, DC
· Tabard Inn, Washington, DC

· The Best Bars in America 2013 [Esquire]
· All Bars Coverage on Eater [-E-]