Address: 625 Chartres St.

Sylvain technically isn't a bar; it's a restaurant with a great copper-top bar housed in it. As a restaurant, it's outstanding. The entire menu is a home run, but the pork shoulder they serve with grits is my favorite entree of any restaurant in the world right now. I recently recommended it to a friend, and he said that it was so good it brought tears to his eyes. That said, the bar at Sylvain is my favorite thing about the restaurant. The staff there—Darren, Liam, Lucy, Casey, and Sean, the owner—make the best damn Sazerac in New Orleans, and that's a big fucking deal in this town.