We’re pretty much obsessed with craft beer here at Coolector HQ and, as regular frequenters to drinking holes, it makes sense to think about some of America’s best craft beer bars. If you’re equally as enamoured with the amber nectar and looking for some new spots to enjoy a craft beer or two, check out our pick of 10 of America’s best craft beer bars below:
Prospectors Historic Pizzeria & Alehouse | Alaska
Enjoying hand made, wood stone fired pizza surrounded by our extensive collection of historical photographs, maps and an abundance of delicious craft beers makes for an unforgettable experience in Denali. At Prospectors Pizzeria & Alehouse, you will be able to try traditional favourites such as their McKinley Margherita or step outside the pizza box and with our Alaskan specialty toppings like elk, salmon, reindeer, and Alaskan king crab. The beers ain’t half bad either.
Taplands | California
Taplands offers 25 rotating craft beers on tap, with over 50 bottled craft beers, and a menu of snacks and sandwiches using local, fresh ingredients. They also brew their own delicious beer, using 20-plus years of home-brewing experience, allowing them to offer growlers when available.
The Brick Store | Georgia
The Brick Store in Georgia is a neighborhood pub where conversation dominates, pints are served properly and in the appropriate glassware. The service is friendly and knowledgeable and the food is made from scratch every day, all accented by a beautiful historic building located on a bustling town square of Decatur.
Shine Beer Sanctuary + Bottle Shop | Montana
A brilliant place for craft beer aficionados young and old, the Shine Beer Sanctuary + Bottle Shop has 30 revolving craft beers on draft, four varieties of wine on tap, a Bottle Shop full of craft brew from around the world, and a passionate hospitality team on hand to serve you. You will be regularly encountering old favourites and falling in love with a new one is all but guaranteed at this Montana based brew lover’s dream.
Covenhoven | New York
Covenhoven champions the very best and the brightest in local and regional brews, and they always feature at least two ciders on tap for that added touch of refreshment on hot days. The beer is fresh and well cared for. Bartenders are knowledgeable and active members of the beer community. This Brooklyn based bar always encourage tasting to make sure you like what you’re about to pay for.
Independent Ale House | South Dakota
With 50 constantly rotating taps of beer, you will never run out of options at the Independent Ale House in South Dakota. There are always new and exciting beers to try at this awesome looking establishment. But make sure you don’t wait too long to visit. Many of their beers are seasonal or small production, and once they’re gone…let’s just say we don’t want you to live with regrets.
Thistle Draftshop | Texas
Thistle Draftshop is a craft beer bar and bottle shop with an impressive 60 taps of delicious amber nectar and a great selection of wine, cider, mead, and beer to-go. This Texas drinking hole’s focus is to support all of the amazing breweries around the country and to bring some of Houston’s downtown culture out to the suburbs. Thistle Draftshop’s chef has done an amazing job cooking up the modern fare for their menu. Every item is as bold as it is delicate creating a symphony in your mouth with every bite.
Brewfontaine | Ohio
Brewfontaine’s building was home to Johnson’s Restaurant in the 1950’s, which was a regular stop for many, known for their great fresh grilled sandwiches and cold beverages.Now, over half a century later, something very special has come to life once again. A Bellefontaine, Ohio restaurant where you can eat, drink, and be social. This small but perfectly formed spot has some awesome craft beers on tap.
Beer On The Wall | Illinois
Beer on the Wall is a craft beer focused retail store and beer cafe with 12 rotating drafts and over 600 bottles and cans available for on-site consumption or takeaway. Located in Illinois, this vibrant spot is filled with cozy seating, an old Nintendo, board games, and a staff capable of talking and socializing about beer for hours on end (seriously, don’t get them started).
Burnhearts | Wisconsin
At Burnhearts in Wisconsin, you’ll find a thoughtful, just-right-sized tap list which is chock full of Wisconsin and Michigan’s finest, plus a deep selection of rare bottles. But somehow even more importantly, Burnhearts is impossibly welcoming, completing lacking in pretension, and the kind of bar where you can feel like you’ve been a lifelong regular in one afternoon. What’s not to like?
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