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09/26/2012 03:04 pm ET Updated Nov 26, 2012

Anthony Bourdain's Top 5 Bars

By Lawrence Marcus, Food & Wine

"There are a lot of great drinking towns in this world," says veteran traveler Anthony Bourdain. "For me, if I have a bar epiphany, it's usually about four o'clock in the afternoon, before the evening crowd comes in. It's usually the daytime guys sitting there, they know the bartender, maybe there's a jukebox, maybe there isn't. The sun's sort of getting low in the sky and coming in through the window, you've got the dust motes floating over the bar. It's what I call that sort of golden Tom Waits drinking hour." Here, five of his favorite stops.

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