Nitto “Albatross” bars are special upright city bars that allow for bar-end shifters or inverse brake levers. They are wide, and if set up high on a quill stem, can get up there pretty good, which is why a lot of folks with back problems swear by them. They go well with the Rivendell style of rambling and ambling riding. If set up high, you’ll be exercising your quads mostly (that’s how it feels to me), and not getting the efficiency that you would with drops even or below the saddle. The higher they are, the more likely you’ll need a wide sprung saddle like a Brooks B66 or 67. Slide ‘da bars down, and they become better over distance. Great for touring.
Also… pretty fun on dirt? For sure.