Missoula’s Charlie B’s made the list of Esquire’s Best Bars in America 2010 with an 80 user rating, according to the Esquire.com website.
I like Charlie B’s, and it certainly deserves to be on this list, but I wonder whether or not other bars like The Jack or any of the bars Richard Hugo wrote poems about would/should be here too. Missoula certainly has its share of crazy bars, but go to almost any town in Montana, and you’ll find a bar that could/should easily make Esquire’s Best Bars in America list. As I said, no disrespect to Charlie B’s, I’m glad they made the list.
UPDATE: Here’s a great little blog post from Seattle about Missoula’s Charlie B’s making the Best Bars in America list.