Once again, the hard-boiled reporters at Esquire have done the hard-hitting investigative work called for in these troubled times:

 The Best Bars in America

Why does no one ever offer me a hardship assignment like this? Frank, are you listening?

Heavy sigh. I suppose it's up to you, merry Planksters. Comment section now open for nominations for the best drinking hole in your neck of the woods.  

--Michelle Cottle