Category: Barkeep

Board Games Meet Local Beer at Austin’s Vigilante Bar Barkeep by

Most bartenders wouldn’t exactly welcome a Risk board on their bar top, but at Vigilante Bar in Austin, Texas, beer is served with a side of board games.

The Barrel, a Charleston Bar for Dog and Beer Lovers Barkeep by

There’s more to The Barrel than meets the eye. It’s a beer bar, sure, but it’s also a dog park, retail store, picnic spot, and live music venue.

Oregon’s Cannon Beach Hardware and Public House Offers Tools Alongside Taps Barkeep by

An unconventional offering of tools alongside taps has landed this coastal Oregon bar the nickname “the Screw & Brew.”

Pub Royale: Pairing Anglo-Indian Cuisine with Sour Beer in Chicago Barkeep by

Since opening its doors in spring 2015, Pub Royale has been known for offering an atypically large selection of sour beer, designed to accompany the spicy Anglo-Indian cuisine it serves.

At Minneapolis’ Butcher and the Boar, a Focus on Beer, Bourbon, and Brats Barkeep by

The face of Minneapolis’ rowdier, fresher approach to big-ticket dining, Butcher and the Boar is known for its quirky and obsessively current tap list featuring breweries from the Midwest and beyond.

Blue Palms Brewhouse: Hollywood’s Pioneering Beer Bar Barkeep by

Los Angeles was still a vodka-cranberry and Champagne town in 2008 when Brian Lenzo launched Blue Palms Brewhouse on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Birreria Volo: Toronto’s New Bar Star Barkeep by

Brothers Tomas and Julian Morana, who cut their teeth working at their father Ralph’s famed Bar Volo, opened Birreria Volo in Toronto’s Little Italy.

La Cumbre Brewing’s Taproom Barkeep by

Albuquerque brewery La Cumbre’s taproom has become a popular hangout for local beer lovers, and its taproom sales (especially the top-selling Elevated IPA) are what made the company viable.

Big Orange in Little Rock, Arkansas Barkeep by

In Little Rock, a market still largely ruled by mass-produced beer, Big Orange stands out by highlighting independently brewed beer alongside all-American grub.

TapRoot in Anchorage, Alaska Barkeep by

Over the years, TapRoot has hosted everything from burlesque shows to Scotch tastings, plus ongoing events like karaoke nights and a trivia series. They’re doing their damnedest to keep Anchorage weird, and it seems to be paying off.

The Dram Shop in Missoula, Montana Barkeep by

When it opened in April 2015, The Dram Shop became Montana’s first standalone growler retailer. Today, its 40 taps pour brews from across the country, plus wine, cider, and kombucha.

Thai Me Up in Jackson, Wyoming Barkeep by

Wyoming brewpub Thai Me Up has garnered attention for its boundary-pushing beers with names referencing Wu-Tang Clan songs it cranks out from a tiny 3-barrel system.

Oak & Ore in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Barkeep by

In addition to hosting the state premiere of breweries like Drie Fonteinen, Oklahoma City watering hole Oak & Ore supports and effects positive change in the region.

Of Love & Regret in Baltimore, Maryland Barkeep by

Since opening in 2012, Of Love & Regret, Stillwater’s gallery and tasting room, has evolved into an acclaimed bar, restaurant and bottle shop.

Public at the Brickyard in Wichita, Kansas Barkeep by

Knowing that there was a need in Wichita for a craft beer bar that focused on serving local ingredients, business partners Brooke and Travis Russell and Drew Thompson opened Public at the Brickyard in 2012.

Krug Park in Omaha, Nebraska Barkeep by

In 2011 Jonathan Tvrdik opened Nebraska’s Krug Park, named after an amusement park and beer garden built in 1895 by Frederick Krug, an Omaha legend who operated Krug Brewing Company.

The Old Fashioned in Madison, Wisconsin Barkeep by

With reclaimed wood, vintage beer signs and photos from the Wisconsin Historical Society adorning the walls, The Old Fashioned is a cozy and inviting place. But what makes the spot special, is its steadfast dedication to local beer.

The Outer Space in Hamden, Connecticut Barkeep by

Made up of a cozy wooden bar area with some adjacent tables, a small back patio, a swanky retro lounge, and a ballroom area for the music, The Outer Space hosts acts most days of the week.

Iron Horse Tavern in Morgantown, West Virginia Barkeep by

Iron Horse Tavern was opened by the owners of Mountain State Brewing. As West Virginia’s young craft beer scene continues to grow, Iron Horse grows right along with it.

Cask & Vine in Derry, New Hampshire Barkeep by

Cask & Vine is a popular spot for locals in Derry, N.H. They come for the ambiance (soft lighting, no televisions, an oldies and jazz soundtrack) and the refreshing take on seasonal small plates. Oh, and there’s also 12 constantly rotating draft lines with plenty of local and regional beers.

Würst Bier Hall in Fargo, North Dakota Barkeep by

To complement a list that mixes German imports (think Schwaben Bräu, Hacker-Pschorr and Hofbräu) with North Dakota staples like Fargo Brewing and Drekker Brewing, Würst serves up loads of hearty German fare.

Mahogany Bar in Hattiesburg, Mississippi Barkeep by

The Mahogany Bar’s lineup of 42 taps includes a wide mix of styles with more than 15 local beers like Crooked Letter Mystery Romp mocha Porter and Southern Prohibition Crowd Control, alongside plenty of bigger regional, national and international brands.

Bodega in Columbus, Ohio Barkeep by

Thanks to places like Bodega, Columbus, Ohio’s Short North is a revitalized district today. Outside, the 50-seat patio offers superb people watching on North High Street. Inside a long bank of windows, Bodega serves up 47 beers from sleek, stained wood tap handles at a rustic wooden bar.

Bittercreek Alehouse in Boise, Idaho Barkeep by

With its basement-dark, modest interior, worn-wood furniture, a handful of televisions, and a charming, vine-covered porch, Bittercreek has seen some things in its 20 years.

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