Each year Esquire
compiles a shortlist of The Best Bars in America ("those exceptional, harmonious, radiant, and occasionally unruly places to have a drink"), and each year New Orleans is represented — just not always by the same places.
This year's installment
, by cocktailian David Wondrich, includes Broussard's
(recommended drink: Sazerac; recommended "crusty" server: Paul Gustings) and Erin Rose ("a late-night favorite with bartenders and their ilk ... cheap and lively, even rowdy").
So congrats to the Erin Rose
, and let's lift a glass in their honor.