Jesse, believe it or not you already answered your own question: "Like when I went to Philly. Seemed like every place I walked into had an awesome tap list." Yes, we are fortunate in Philly and the surrounding area to have many quality bars that have an "awesome tap list" and these places are consequently beer bars. And while these bars will also offer other alcoholic beverages (e.g., wine, cocktails) if you look around the crowd the majority of folks will have pints of beer in their hands. As I type this I am getting thirsty. Only a couple of hours from now I will meet up with some buddies for Happy Hour at a beer bar in Phoenixville, PA. Cheers!