Arnie’s, 7310 East 2nd St., Tulsa, 74115, 918-583-0797.
Drake’s Tavern, 1546 East 15th St., Tulsa, 74120, 918-295-5850.
Library Bar & Grill, 607 W. Boyd St., Norman, 73069, 405-366-7465.
Maker’s Cigar & Piano Lounge, 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. #108, Oklahoma City, 73104, 405-606-9000.
VZD, 4200 North Western Ave., Oklahoma City, 73118, 405-524-4203.
Willie’s, 323 South Washington, Stillwater, 74074, 405-377-7716.
County Cork Public House, 1329 NE Fremont St., Portland, 503-284-4805. Comfortable, friendly, a good selection of draft, cask and nitro beers, and the food is Irish-American.
Higgins Restaurant, 1239 SW Broadway, Portland, 97205, 503-222-9070. Great food, comfortable atmosphere, and PROPER GLASSWARE!
The Horse Brass Pub, 4534 SE Belmont, Portland, 503-232-2202. There’s a splendid beer list here, a goodly selection of cask conditioned and nitro-powered brews, plus a fine array of excellent draft and bottled brews. Food is British pub fare, very well done.
Cherry Street Tavern, 12 North 22nd St., Philadelphia, 19102, 215-561-5683. Classic Philadelphia downtown neighborhood taproom; no pretense, just excellent local craftbrews on draft, good sandwiches, friendly staff and clientele. Cool architecture, including the huge backbar and tiled “trough” at the foot of the bar from back in the day when men didn’t have to leave their spot when nature called.
Coopers Seafood House, Restaurant & Ships Pub, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 18509, 570-346-6883.
Fat Head’s South Shore Saloon, 1805 East Carson St., Pittsburgh, 15203, 412-431-7344. Thirty-eight draft beers and one beer engine. Huge selection of import and micros.
Flood’s, 732 Main St., Stroudsburg, 18360, 570-424-5743.
Johnny Brenda’s Tavern, 1201 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, 19125, 215-SEXY MUG. This dive bar was recently purchased by the guys that own the Standard Tap (2nd & Poplar Sts, Philadelphia, also great!). It offers a great local/regional beer selection and outstanding food in a great corner bar setting complete with a pool table, paneling and a tin ceiling.
Legendary Tannersville Inn, Rt. 611, Tannersville, 18372, 570-629-3131.
Ministry of Information, 447 Poplar St., Philadelphia, 19123, 215-925-0999. Ministry may look a little shady from the outside but once you’re inside the bottled beer selection is great. The food is really tasty and cheap! The juke box is outstanding and they have two pool tables. There is usually the house cat on a bar stool and the bar is dog friendly. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Monk’s Café & Beer Emporium, 264 S. 16th St., Philadelphia, 19102, 215-545-7005. Ground-breaking Philadelphia establishment. Belgian beer and food, local cask ales, superb beer dinners. When it comes to Belgian, Monk’s got there first.
Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, 11 Center Square, Easton, 18042, 610-253-9949
Pocono Brewing Company, Rt 611/ HC 1 Box 88, Swiftwater, 18370, 570-839-3230.
The Tap Room at Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, 18357, 800-617-2389.