By David Wondrich
It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.
1. The Woodsman Tavern
You're having: a pint of cask ale, a half dozen raw
The Woodsman Tavern is like a rich man's hunting lodge: rustic but not too rustic and conspicuously well stocked with the good things in life: numerous Belgian beers on tap, cask ales, well-made cocktails, raw oysters and clams, a selection of country hams, carefully chosen wines and spirits. It would almost make you tired-if it weren't all so damn good.
4537 Southeast Division Street; 971-373-8264
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2. Smuggler's Cove
You're having: an Expedition (in the take-home mug)
On the outside, there's nothing-a bland, unmarked storefront on a quietRead More »from The Best Bars in America, 2013