These Are The Best Bars In America According To Craft Beer Fans

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Setting the craft beer bar high.

With more than 5,200 small and independent craft breweries operating across the country, craft beer lovers have no shortage of options to discover and delight in the beloved beverage of beer. To navigate both novices and craft beer aficionados towards the best beer bars in every state, CraftBeer.com—the Brewers Association website for beer lovers—surveyed its readers for its annual Great American Beer Bars competition.

“CraftBeer.com readers understand what sets a beer bar apart and have continually shown up since 2012 to recommend and praise their favorite spots,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com. “With more than 7,000 votes cast, we are excited to announce this year’s winners and proud to welcome back twenty-one (41%) 2016 winners to the list – a sign that craft beer bars, now more than ever, are committed to their patrons and ensuring the best overall experience.”

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Methodology

CraftBeer.com readers were asked to nominate their favorite craft beer bar in their state and fill out a short survey about what makes it so great, including atmosphere, staff, beer selection and special events. Over 7,000 votes in total from November 15 – December 31, 2016 were cast.

To view a sortable list and each bar’s profile including photos and stats, you can visit here.


Slot Drain invites you to visit them at booth 4009 at the 2017 CBC and BrewExpo America.

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About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer CupSM, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

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2 Comments

  1. Lou Sosa

    February 28, 2017 at 1:19 PM

    So nothing from San Diego? Toronado in SF? City Beer in SF? NYC bars? Hoboken bars? Prohibition Pig, Arvad’s, Three Penny Taproom in VT? Some serious omissions!

  2. TJ

    March 3, 2017 at 12:44 PM

    No Mekong in Richmond? Voted Best Beer Bar three years in a row.

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