Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > The single best beer bar in your state?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-13-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
Xpertskir
Feedback Score: 8 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Morgantown, Wv
Posts: 2,222
Liked 451 Times on 290 Posts
Likes Given: 26

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.


West Virginia
Apothecary Ale House, Morgantown

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


Xpertskir is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
signpost
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Berkley, Michigan
Posts: 1,136
Liked 108 Times on 91 Posts
Likes Given: 520

Default

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.


__________________
Fermenting - Chris' Tall Ale 2.0; SSB (Signpost Sour Blonde); County Western (a dark sour); Legacy Pale Ale Bottled - Chris' Tall Ale; 4 small batch sour blends - 1 w/ cherries and 1 w/ peaches; Back To School Porter w/cacao & vanilla; Signpost Creek Paint Cider; Signpost Oud Bruin; Land of Pils and Honey, Imp. Saison with Clover Honey; Ad Hoc Berliner Weisse Kegged - nada
signpost is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 04:34 PM   #3
daksin
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
daksin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 4,527
Liked 336 Times on 290 Posts
Likes Given: 348

Default

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).
__________________
I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own!

twitter.com/2kidsbrewing .. facebook.com/2kidsbrewing .. 2kidsbrewing.com
daksin is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 04:37 PM   #4
RyeGuy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 66
Liked 14 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Red Light Red Light in Orlando.
RyeGuy is offline
3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #5
TheZymurgist
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,363
Liked 242 Times on 179 Posts
Likes Given: 584

Default

Brickstore Pub in Decatur, GA. Great beer, incredible food.
__________________
"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again, there is nothing new under the sun."

"... in the US, people need a style first and then a beer. I am still convinced that it's reverse; you enjoy a beer, not a style. An artist creates, a publisher copies. Brewers should be artists, but we are constantly bogged down in trying to diminish the art into a style." - Peter Bouckaert

Yet another minnow in the sea of beer blogs...
TheZymurgist is offline
DromJohn Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 04:42 PM   #6
MTate37
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 751
Liked 105 Times on 60 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

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.
MTate37 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 05:59 PM   #7
the_trout
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 438
Liked 92 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 54

Default

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
__________________
Fish Monger Ale House
On Tap
The Fallen - Maibock
Unearthly IIPA
Bottles
RIS
American Black Ale
CT-A3 - Centennial Amber
Upcoming
Imperial Amber
English Bitter

the_trout on untappd
the_trout is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 06:01 PM   #8
UNIbrewster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 77
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Iowa: El Bait Shop. Over 100 different beers with a lot that change out every month. And they have amazing nachos.
__________________
Whats on Tap:
Nelson Sauvin SMaSH
Humid Hefe
Heisenberg Brown
Double Vision IIPA
UNIbrewster is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
Evan_L
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Willimantic, CT
Posts: 464
Liked 81 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 71

Default

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.
Evan_L is offline
koopa Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 06:39 PM   #10
Wynne-R
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 975
Liked 124 Times on 79 Posts
Likes Given: 110

Default

Itís a tough call in Texas, but Iíd say Flying Saucer in Fort Worth. Itís not quite the same as the original location, but itís 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.


Wynne-R is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
End the WA state beer tax Nightshade General Beer Discussion 3 04-11-2013 09:25 PM
Shipping beer to another state Amishbrewing General Beer Discussion 6 03-30-2013 04:33 AM
Beer drinkers by state BaldAssCat General Beer Discussion 3 07-02-2009 04:56 PM
The sad state of beer in Phoenix olllllo General Beer Discussion 15 05-09-2008 02:27 AM


Forum Jump