Palmer's Bar/ photo by Tom Wallace

When it comes to toasting great pubs and restaurants, national magazines tend to overlook the Twin Cities. Esquire magazine broke that tradition in 2006 when it named Nye's Polonaise as the best bar in America. Now they've dared to it again.

Palmer's Bar, a war-horse hangout best known for its hootenannys and generous pours, has made the list of "Best Bars in America." The mag praises the West Bank establishment's "dive" persona and recommends having a bourbon neat with a beer back.

The June/July issue, featuring Mark Wahlberg on the cover, is now available on newstands.
 

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