I have a bit of a backlog, I owe a lot of posts on places across the US- but while I shirk the awesome responsibility of helping you drink and dine your ways across the globe, there is a list of Anthony Bourdain's Top 5 Bars over at the annoying, ad- and popup-laden Food and Wine magazine web site.
These skew heavily towards dive bars, and I’m good with that. I can vouch for two of the five myself, Double Down and Mac’s Club Deuce (one on the backlog list); and the other three are on my list of places to hit when my travels take me to their cities.
Yes, this list is over a month old, but better late than never? And by the way, do not click the “related” article “50 best bars in America”, it is a obnoxious slideshow of mostly pretentious and undoubtedly hipster-laden posers.