Tap & Bottle prides itself on being a gathering place for “all to come together for the love of beer.” Catch one of this beer bar’s highly acclaimed beer events, like the sour beer festival “Where the Wild Things Pour” in May, November’s “Barrel Down” barrel festival or simply post up at the bar and order a bar favorite, Borderland’s Toole Avenue IPA, and get lost in a list of more than 500 beers.With a staff as passionate about beer as the staff at Flying Saucer Little Rock, we know that Arkansas beer fans are in good hands, but it is Flying Saucer’s Ghost Beer program that puts the beer decisions in the hands of the locals.But for beer fans, having a place like Prospectors Historic Pizzeria and Alehouse sure makes a trip a no-brainer.From an expertly curated list of draft beers to award-winning pizza, majestic patio views and more Alaskan history on the walls than you can shake a fur pelt at, Prospectors is a beer lover’s dream in one of the most beautiful places on earth.Part bottle shop, part arcade bar, Loosa Brews prides itself on offering the freshest Alabama beers from independent brewers, as well as rare and exciting beer from around the world.While beer fans love the ability to fill a growler, Loosa gets a Great American Beer Bar nod from readers for the ability to kick back, grab a beer, play a round (or two) of ping pong and simply hang As far as bucket list destinations go, Alaska’s Denali National Park needs no help.The program is a blind beer tasting of local beers.Patrons give them a score of 1 to 5 stars, and at the end of the 2 weeks, the beer with the most votes wins a spot on the menu. Crazy Harry’s is the ultimate local spot, and Crazy Harry’s owner, Chris Zaferis – call him Z – makes sure that the local brewers aren’t left out of the equation: “We’ve had some amazing rare beers but it is the local stuff from 8one8 Brewing, Mac Leod’s, Hand-Brewed Beer and San Fernando Brewery that really seem to pump life into our bar. Willimantic is the perennial Great American Beer Bar, and it’s easy to see why.
Two Stones Pub is known for its Smokehouse Brunch, which brings together the dream team of meat and craft beer.Best Beer Bars in America, Chosen by Craft Readers There are more than 6,000 small and independent breweries in the United States.Craft beer bars have played a pivotal role in the growth of craft beer by filling their taps and menus with local, independently-owned breweries. As a beer lover, you know what sets apart an average bar from a great craft beer bar, and that’s why we turned to you to help select a list of Great American Beer Bars.Fans of The Brass Tap Orland Park tell General Manager Kerri Gatz that a night at The Brass Tap is the “ultimate night out,” offering that the four-year-old beer-centric restaurant has a lot to offer.This beer bar has an impressive list of draft beers, like Pollyanna, Maplewood and Noon Whistle, to name a few.One of the bar’s most popular features is the 6-foot-tall concrete Buddha smack dab in the middle of the place — it’s there to oversee their “Beer Temple.” In Growler Country you’ll appreciate an ever-changing but always up-to-date beer menu.Owner Bobby Carbonell tells us he takes pride in his staff’s training in all things beer and his bar’s welcoming atmosphere.Grab a seat and order up a Proof La La Land and soak in your visit to Growler Country.While you may never have heard of the town of Ellijay, Georgia, talk to owner Brad Simmons and he’ll leave you believing that Ellijay is the nexus of the universe.More than 7,000 people responded to our survey and their choices may surprise you.Half the bars readers selected are different from bars that made the 2017 edition. Use the above drop-down menu to browse for a specific state.