Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 at 7:52 pm in Uncategorized.
Esquire magazine’s list of The Best Bars in American is in print but Oakland doesn’t even get a mention. The reviewers probably have their heads so far up the San Francisco crack that they would lump the two cities together anyway. The authors rated the 21 Club, Tosca Cafe and the Toronado as SF’s best. I’m with them on Tosca, but disagree with their choices for New Orleans — The Spotted Cat — or Washington D.C. — the Mayflower Hotel bar. Maybe this calls for a cross-country tour to check up on the worthiness of their reporting.