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America's Top 100 Places to Have a Beer

  1. Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO - The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is a three-day annual event hosted by the Brewers Association held at the end of September or the beginning of October in Denver, Colorado. The GABF brings visitors from around the world to sample more than 1,600 different American beers. Over 100 beer judges from the United States and abroad participate in the evaluations of one or more beer styles, ultimately judging 2,300 beers entered by more than 450 domestic breweries. Gold, silver and bronze medals in 69 beer-style categories are awarded, though not every medal is awarded in each category.
  2. Monk’s Café, Philadelphia, PA - Monk's Café prides itself on an astonishing selection of fine beers culled from breweries large and small throughout the world. One of the finest selections of Belgian beers on draught in America can be found at our Back Bar and an additional selection up Front.
  3. The Brickskeller, Washington, DC 
  4. Cat’s Eye Pub, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
  5. The Publick House, Brookline, MA
  6. Henry’s 12th Street Tavern, Portland, OR 
  7. The Hopleaf, Chicago, IL 
  8. Toronado, San Francisco, CA
  9. Rogue Brewery, Newport, OR 
  10. The Wynkoop Brewery, Denver, CO 
  11. Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn, NY
  12. Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland, OH
  13. McMenamins Kennedy School Hotel, Portland, OR
  14. Anchor Brewing Tasting Room, San Francisco, CA
  15. The Flying Saucer, NC, SC, TN, AR and TX
  16. SandLot Brewery, Coors Field, Denver, CO 
  17. Clark Street Ale House, Chicago, IL 
  18. Selin’s Grove Brewing, Selinsgrove, PA
  19. Chilcoot Charlie's , Anchorage, Alaska
  20. The Great Lost Bear, Portland, ME
  21. The Map Room, Chicago, IL
  22. The Blue Tusk, Syracuse, NY
  23. Woolwich Arms, Guelph, ON
  24. Redbones Restaurant, Somerville, MA
  25. Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO
  26. Sleeping Lady Brewery/Snow Goose Restaurant, Anchorage, AK
  27. Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, CA
  28. Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI
  29. F.X. Matt Brewery Tasting Room, Utica, NY
  30. Brewer’s Art, Baltimore, MD
  31. City Tavern, Philadelphia, PA
  32. Goose Island Brewing, Chicago, IL
  33. Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY
  34. Deschutes Brewery & Publick House, Bend, OR
  35. Baumgartner’s Cheese Store & Tavern, Monroe, WI
  36. Icebergs Bar, Sydney, Australia
  37. Cantillon Brewery and Gueuze Museum, Belgium
  38. Dogfish Head Ale House, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  39. Belgo Central, London, England
  40. Bruxellensis Festival of Characterful Beers, Brussels, Belgium
  41. Felix in The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong
  42. Brasserie Federal, Bahnhof Zurich, Switzerland
  43. Heineken Brewery, Amsterdam, Holland
  44. Clark’s Ale House, Syracuse, NY
  45. The Shakespeare, Aukland, New Zealand
  46. Mahar’s, Albany, NY
  47. Steamworks Brewing, Vancouver, BC
  48. Cooter Brown’s, New Orleans, LA
  49. McSorley’s Ale House, New York, NY
  50. Kelly’s Caribbean Bar, Grill & Brewery, Key West, FL
  51. Rose & Crown Pub, Epcot Center, Orlando, FL
  52. The Church Brew Works, Pittsburgh, PA
  53. Brick Store Pub, Decatur, GA
  54. Sunset Grille & Tap, Boston, MA
  55. The Ghost Bar at the Palms Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
  56. Norwich Inn/Jasper Murdock's Brewery, Norwich, VT
  57. The Gingerman, Austin, TX
  58. Library Ale House, Santa Monica, CA
  59. beerbistro, Toronto, Canada
  60. The Dubliner, Washington, DC
  61. John Barleycorn, Chicago, IL
  62. Anchor Bar, Buffalo, NY
  63. Gritty McDuff’s, Portland, ME
  64. Top of the Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Chapel Hill, NC
  65. The Bell, Aldworth, Berkshire, England
  66. The Golf Tavern, Edinburgh, Scotland
  67. Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, DC
  68. 5 Seasons Brewing, Atlanta, GA
  69. Tim Schafer’s at Lake Norman, Sherrills Ford, NC
  70. Stumbling Monk, Seattle. WA
  71. The Happy Gnome, St. Paul, MN

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