R Bar, Manifesto get props from Esquire

Nice mentions in the latest issue of Esquire (the one with Leonardo DiCaprio) for Manifesto and R Bar & Restaurant, in the mag’s ongoing list of “Best Bars in America.” Manifesto (1924 Main) gets accolades for being “an excellent modern speakeasy,” but the bulk of the blurb is about R Bar (1617 Genessee). Here’s what the lad mag says:

… the new R Bar is a classic-looking, almost patina-ed bar and grill with good modern food and, best of all, speakeasy-style drinks: real cocktail — the julep is excellent — nothing too fancy but not the same-old same-old, either. Plus, if it gets a band in, and it does, it’s a good one, playing just the kind of music you’d expect in a part of town called the West Bottoms.

Haven’t been to either yet but will have to drop in soon.

For more news about the building at 1924 Main, check out Fat City’s report as well as comments from Manifesto’s Ryan Maybee.

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