It's one of 15 newcomers selected; the editors say they chose "fewer speakeasy-style craft-cocktail bars" this time out.
A speakeasy, this is not.
"Back in the 1980s," reads Esquire's copy, "the Khyber was where all the punk bands played. Nowadays the bands are gone and it's a lot cleaner. But there's still a great rock 'n' roll jukebox, decent New Orleans food (and cocktails), and a whole lot of craft beer on tap."
And do not skip the fresh popped Benton's bacon grease popcorn.