Come Here Often?: 53 Writers Raise a Glass to Their Favorite Bar

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About the Author

Sean Manning is the author of The Things That Need Doing: A Memoir (Broadway, 2010) and editor of four critically-acclaimed anthologies: The Show I'll Never Forget: 50 Writers Relive Their Most Memorable Concertgoing Experience; Rock and Roll Cage Match: Music's Greatest Rivalries, Decided; Top of the Order: 25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Player of All-Time; and Bound to Last: 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book. He has contributed to The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, Deadspin, New York Press, BlackBook, The Awl, The Millions and The Brooklyn Rail and is a frequent guest commentator on WNYC's Soundcheck. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. His favorite bar is Akron, Ohio's now-closed Shots.


A fascinating look into drinking culture around the world --Condé Nast Traveler

An intoxicating tour --Time Out New York

Between the bars, locales, themes and the writers themselves, there is something here for pretty much everyone.

This delightful collection of stories takes readers on a journey to cherished watering holes across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.--Fodor's Travel 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Well-curated collection of anecdotes, stories and sorrowful remembrances ...A delightful collection that will surely inspire many bar-hopping tours.--Kirkus Reviews

Like a good bar, the book's clientele of writers and the bars, dives, lounges, and hooch parlors they write about are a diverse, talkative, friendly, serious and funny bunch.--Seattle Magazine

A reminder that no matter where you are in the world there is always a place nearby that feels like home. --The Paris Review

Emotionally resonant, diving well beyond simple stories about watering holes--Bustle

The handsomely designed, 352-page book covers everything from dives to 'upscale joints, ' from Antarctica to Paris. It's often funny, occasionally touching and definitely succeeds in making you thirsty--The Missoula Independent

A magnificent celebration of local bars--Largehearted Boy

In this collection of essays, writers including Joe Meno, Rosie Schaap, and Craig Finn pay tribute to the bars that have shaped them. It's an outstanding and talented group, and a subject that's close to the hearts of many literary types.--Vol. 1 Brooklyn