Realizing of course that selecting "The Best" can be subjective, as patrons have they likes and dislikes about what they are attracted to. Having said that, we base our criteria on those establishments that attract patrons who come primarily for what the Bar offers. While the large majority of the bars are part of a larger restaurant with food served, though the availability of good food is certainly a plus, it's not at the top of the list of the criteria.
The selection for "The Best" is focused on the Bar's variety and quality of the alcoholic beverages, the bar related amenities such as ambiance, friendliness, service, music, being seated at or near the Bar, and in the case of sports bars, large screen TV's, and more.
These Bars aren't necessarily the biggest, most fashionable, or glitziest bars ---they are just the best!
COVID-19 executive orders in effect apply to large outdoor public gatherings such as concerts, festivals, and fireworks, and are limited to 500 persons.
indoor performance venues, including concert venues can reopen. Face masks and social distancing will be required and capacity will be capped at the lesser of either 25% of the venue's capacity, or 150 people.. Indoor nightclubs that have dance floors have to remain closed. Restaurants and bars may resume indoor dining at 25% capacity and with social distancing between tables
With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.