Ready to use up a few of your 15 minutes of fame? If so, Esquire Network seeks friendly faces for a segment of “Best Bars in America,” filming here this week at three different bars. All you have to do is show up and drink.

“Best Bars” follows comedians Jay Larson and Sean Patton as they explore bars featured in Esquire magazine’s annual best-in-the-nation list. Previous cities featured include San Francisco, Chicago and Milwaukee, and this week they’ll be right here.

Producer Marc Nardoni sent out a call for “extras,” so to speak, to help fill up the bars for filming.

Holy Grale by Jonathan Belcher
Hit the Holy Grale Thursday afternoon to get your drink on and your mug seen. Photo by Jonathan Belcher.

“Esquire TV Network will be shooting in Louisville this week for the show ‘Best Bars in America,’ and we (need) people who love drinking in Louisville to come out and support their favorite bars,” the request said.

The only requirement? Be ready to drink and have a good time.

Several bars are on the list, but there are three for which the producers specifically need more people:

How often do you have an excuse to drink during the daytime in the middle of the week (as if you needed an excuse)? Please note that you won’t be paid for attending the shoot. We’re guessing you’re paying your own bar tab as well.

(UPDATE: The grapevine tells us that they’ll be at the Haymarket Whiskey Bar Tuesday at 9 p.m.)

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Kevin Gibson covers everything from food to music to beer to bourbon. He loves bacon, loathes cucumbers and once interviewed Yoko Ono (pissed her off a little, too). Check out his books, “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft” and “100 Things to do in Louisville Before You Die.” He has won numerous awards for his work but doesn’t know where most of them are now. In his spare time, he co-hosts a local radio show and plays in a band called the Uncommon Houseflies. Check out his blog,, or feel free to call him names on Twitter: @kgramone.


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