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Old 08-13-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default The single best beer bar in your state?

You have to pick just one...

Thought this may be a cool reference thread for travel, beyond interesting discussion.


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Apothecary Ale House, Morgantown

Not great in the grand scheme, but best for the state(that has the worst distribution in the country).

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Old 08-13-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
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Ashley's in Ann Arbor is the best one I know of in Michigan.

http://www.ashleys.com/

Draft magazine apparently listed it as one of the best 100 beer bars in the country at some point. Looks like they currently have 46 beers on draft and their bottle list is ridiculous.

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This one is going to catch a lot of heat, but Small Bar is the best beer bar in San Diego (I'm not sure it's fair to have to only pick one in California).

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Old 08-13-2013, 04:37 PM   #4
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Red Light Red Light in Orlando.

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Brickstore Pub in Decatur, GA. Great beer, incredible food.

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I'm going with The J. Clyde in Alabama. Great beer selection and their food is fantastic, especially the seasonal menus. Good events and atmosphere as well.

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I couldn't possibly speak to the best beer bar in NY state. There has to be a hundred high quality beer bars, most of which I will never go to. In my corner of the state, Rochester, Id say the two best are...

MacGregors
Tap and Mallet

but there are several other bars that are very close to them.

EDIT: Interesting link on number of bars in each state...
Bars per State

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Iowa: El Bait Shop. Over 100 different beers with a lot that change out every month. And they have amazing nachos.

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CT: Willimantic Brewing Company. Fairly large brew pub in northeastern CT. Always makes great beer, has 6-8 on tap favoring saisons and IPA's. Carries a great selection of other CT micro's and while the bottle list isn't huge, it spans quite the range. 40 other taps ranging from run of the mill craft to harder to find selections. Ambience is unbeatable, they are in an old post office building, massive place with 30' ceilings, wood and trim work that probably couldn't be done today because of the cost. And of course, great super friendly service and knowledgeable staff. Did I mention great food too.

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Old 08-13-2013, 06:39 PM   #10
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It’s a tough call in Texas, but I’d say Flying Saucer in Fort Worth. It’s not quite the same as the original location, but it’s still pretty great. It moved from 4th St to 3rd St this spring.

The first Flying Saucer (1985) is still the best. Knowledgeable staff, huge selection.

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