All About Beer Magazine - Volume 31, Issue 2A
July 8, 2010 By

When we set out to do our Beer Traveler issue, we wanted to include and popular feature from one of our earlier issues: The perfect place to have a beer. Originally, it was 125 but we knocked it up to 150 for this special publication. We didn’t really consider these in terms of ranking but rather a broad list across the globe over places every beer lover would want to hoist a pint. Out  of context, some have taken to reading this as one bar being better then the other  which was not our intention. Discussions ensued as it reached the blogsphere about who should or shouldn’t have been left off. Over on our facebook page, we asked for people to add to the list. Surely, as folks add to it, we could make up an extremely comprehensive list. Keep in mind that for each one added, someone will inevitably dispute it.

Below is the list, please feel free to add  any we’ve left off in our comments section…

Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO

Augustinerkeller, Munich, Germany

Abbaye de Notre-Dame d’Orval, Orval, Belgium

Monk’s Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court, London, England

Schlenkerla Heller-Bräu Trum, Bamberg, Germany

Horse Brass Pub, Portland, OR

Kulminator, Antwerp, Belgium

Hopleaf Bar, Chicago, IL

Toronado, San Francisco, CA

Zum Uerige, Dusseldorf, Germany

The Market Porter, Stoney Street, London, England

Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland, OR

U Fleku, Prague, Czech Republic

Andechs Monastery, Andechs, Germany

Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO

Früh au Dom, Cologne, Germany

The Bull & Castle, Dublin, Ireland

Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle, WA

Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn, NY

Brick Store Pub, Decatur, GA

Cantillon Brewery and Gueuze Museum, Brussels, Belgium

Brauhaus Sion, Cologne, Germany

Henry’s 12th Street Tavern, Portland, OR

The Ginger Man, Austin, TX

t’Bruges Biertja, Bruges, Belgium

The Brickskeller, Washington, DC

Bruxellensis Festival of Characterful Beers, Brussels, Belgium

The Flying Saucer, NC, SC, TN, MO, AR and TX

d.b.a., New York, NY

Kaffe de Hopduvel, Ghent, Belgium

The Great Lost Bear, Portland, ME

Spatenhaus an der Oper, Munich, Germany

Über Tavern, Seattle, WA

The Blue Tusk, Syracuse, NY

Brauhaus Spandau, Berlin, Germany

Wynkoop Brewing Co., Denver, CO

World Beer Festival, Durham/Raleigh, NC, Columbia, SC, Richmond, VA

Cadieux Cafe, Detroit, MI

Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

The Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Mondial de la Bière, Montreal, Quebec

Krčma, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Le Bier Circus, Brussels, Belgium

Library Alehouse, Santa Monica, CA

Pizza Port Brewing Co., Solana Beach, CA

Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden

Rogue Brewery, Newport, OR

Great Canadian Beer Festival, Vancouver, BC

The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Scotland

Clark Street Ale House, Chicago, IL

Baumgartner’s Cheese Store & Tavern, Monroe, WI

Czech Beer Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

Buckeye Beer Engine, Lakewood, OH

Au General Lafayette, Paris, France

Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland, OH

Hofbräuhaus, Munich, Germany

SandLot Brewery, Coors Field, Denver, CO

Beerpub Popeye, Tokyo, Japan

Bar Volo, Toronto, ON

Weihenstephan Brewery, Freising, Germany

Selin’s Grove Brewing Co., Selinsgrove, PA

Clark’s Ale House, Syracuse, NY

Piece Brewery & Pizzeria, Chicago, IL

Willimantic Brewing Co., Willimantic, CT

Great Taste of the Midwest, Madison, WI

Brasserie Federal (Hauptbahnhof, Zürich, Switzerland

Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, Portland, ME

De Halve Maan, Bruges, Belgium

Sapporo Beer Garden, Higashi-ku, Japan

Blind Tiger Ale House, New York, NY

The Brewer’s Art, Baltimore, MD

Birreria l’Orso Elettrico, Rome, Italy

Pivovarský Klub, Prague, Czech Republic

Stumbling Monk, Seattle, WA

Belgo Central, London, England

Anchor Brewing Co. Tasting Room, San Francisco, CA

Eulogy Belgian Tavern, Philadelphia, PA

‘t Arendsnest, Amsterdam, Holland

The Gravity Bar, Guinness St. James’s Gate Brewery, Dublin, Ireland

The Australian Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Zlý Časy, Prague, Czech Republic

Cooter Brown’s, New Orleans, LA

Delirium Café, Brussels, Belgium

Ye Olde Mitre Tavern, Ely Court, London, England

Delilah’s, Chicago, IL

Deschutes Brewery & Public House, Bend, OR

Mahar’s, Albany, NY

Nederlands Biercafe ‘t Arendsnest, Amsterdam, Holland

Dogfish Head Ale House, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Sail and Anchor, Fremantle, Australia

Mecklenburg Gardens, Cincinnati, OH

The Map Room, Chicago, IL

The Publick House, Brookline, MA

Gosenschenke Ohne Bedenken, Leipzig, Germany

Holiday Ale Festival, Portland, OR

Olympen Mat & Vinhus, Oslo, Norway

O’Brien’s Pub, San Diego, CA

Antares Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bierproeflokaal In de Wildeman, Amsterdam, Holland

Beerbistro, Toronto, Canada

Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark

McSorley’s Old Ale House, New York, NY

Die Weisse, Salzburg, Austria

Irseer Klosterbräu, Irsee, Germany

Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore, MD

McMenamins Kennedy School Hotel, Portland, OR

Chez Moeder Lambic, Brussels, Belgium

Sunset Grill & Tap, Boston, MA

James E. McNellie’s Public House, Tulsa, OK

PINT Bokbierfestival, Amsterdam, Holland

Redbones, Somerville, MA

Sleeping Lady Brewing Co./Snow Goose Restaurant, Anchorage, AK

Russian River Brewing Co., Santa Rosa, CA

The Happy Gnome, St. Paul, MN

Milltown, Carrboro, NC

Zythos Bier Festival, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

Goose Island Brewpub, Chicago, IL

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA

Moan and Dove, Amherst, MA

Neuzeller Kloster Bräu, Neuzelle, Germany

Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield, England

Taco Mac, GA and TN

American Flatbread Burlington Hearth, Burlington, VT

The White Horse, Parsons Green, London, England

Tinkoff, Moscow, Russia

5 Seasons Brewing Co., Atlanta, GA

The Church Brew Works, Pittsburgh, PA

Alibi Room, Vancouver, BC

Gösser Bierklinik, Vienna, Austria

Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival, Stockholm, Sweden

The Bell, Aldworth, Berkshire, England

Brouwerij ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, Holland

T.Y. Harbor Brewery, Tokyo, Japan

The Hart & Thistle, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, London, England

Sugar Maple, Milwaukee, WI

Mitchell’s Waterfront Brewery & Scottish Ale House, Cape Town, South Africa

Kelly’s Caribbean Bar, Grill & Brewery, Key West, FL

Cole’s Restaurant, Buffalo, NY

Heineken Brewery, Amsterdam, Holland

The Dubliner, Washington, DC

Matt Brewing Co. Tasting Room, Utica, NY

Shakespeare Brewery & Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand

Boxing Cat Brewery, Shanghai, China

Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, DC

Bar 35, Honolulu, Hawaii

Mr. Sancho’s Beach, Cozumel, Mexico