Shamrock Inn named among America's 169 best bars
The magazine comes out with the list every year, and this year, it focused on bars that are two years old or younger, the authors write in an introduction.
Shamrock has been around for at least that long if not longer. A couple of years ago, Esquire's readers voted it, with Brewer's Art, to the same list.
At the time, John Waters praised it in an accompanying blurb.
In Esquire's most recent, traffic-baiting reader poll, Brewer's is still in the No. 2 spot.
The magazine's official cut did not include any other Maryland bars. But, there are a few regional bars that were included: Dead Presidents Pub & Eatery in Wilmington (#39), The Tune Inn in Washington (#40) and Helen Back Cafe (#41).