“I don’t think you get us at all, Esquire,” Kim Gooden wrote last month in a post about the magazine’s “Best Bars” list.

For three years now, this monthly has been updating its collection of the country’s greatest watering holes. Well, another D.C. establishment has been added to the list, which is augmented in the just-released June issue. However Kim, I’m sorry to say I don’t think you will be pleased.

This year’s D.C. best is…The Bar at the Mayflower Hotel. “Here spies have spied on spies. Mayors have smoked crack. Interns have been interrogated. And assignations by the score. Many involving Kennedys. Spitzer padded right by this dark bar on the way upstairs to end his career,” writes Mark Warren. Previous Best Bar D.C. selections have been: Hawk ‘n’ Dove and The Tune Inn.

Well, Mr. Warren, perhaps next year you should check out the city’s Best Biker Bar, Best Bar to Hear Yourself Think, Best Pickup Bar, Best Place to Escape Adams Morgan in Adams Morgan, or D.C.’s establishments with the Best Beer List, Best Cocktail Menu, and Best Wine List…even though we all know you’ll end up picking some other lounge where politicos rub elbows.

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