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Playboy's Best Bars 2013
  • June 20, 2013 : 07:06
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In this era of hand-carved ice, house-made bitters and $50 shots of microbatch bourbon, it’s hard to get anything approaching a bad drink. We’re thrilled about that, but the downside of the cocktail revolution is too many cookie-cutter pseudo-speakeasies lorded over by know-it-all mixologists who’ve replaced simple drinking with too much thinking. To cut through the pretense, we perched on stools across the ­country--at old standbys and groundbreaking ­newcomers--to bring you the best bars for your buck.

Named after temperance preacher William Ashley “Billy” Sunday, this Logan Square bar is like a church devoted to the heavenly realities of post-Prohibition America: Rare ingredients including wormwood and ambergris make their way into exquisitely balanced cocktails. And the kitchen turns out bar food of the highest order: pickled sardines, steak tartare and rabbit pot pie.
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read more: nightlife, alcohol, bars, issue july 2013

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