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2013-01-23 01:51:52 AM  
I've always enjoyed the Flying Saucer in Little Rock Ar. when I visit there. I am surprised they didn't make the list considering all of the beer they have on tap.
 
2013-01-23 01:53:21 AM  
load of shiat

should have done "America's 100 best bar beers."
 
2013-01-23 01:53:44 AM  

HotWingAgenda: I'm honestly surprised the Yardhouse in SD didn't make the list, but they had some good picks instead. It was confusing to see so many pubs listed as "San Diego, CA" that are not in San Diego, though. Sort of like someone naming a bar in Long Island as one of NYC's top nightclubs.


Yardhouse is a chain.
 
2013-01-23 01:59:18 AM  

shinjitsuism: I've always enjoyed the Flying Saucer in Little Rock Ar. when I visit there. I am surprised they didn't make the list considering all of the beer they have on tap.


Read again - "less than 3 locations". No chains allowed.

Apparently reading comprehension has gone the way of the dodo.
 
2013-01-23 02:00:55 AM  
I hate Bailys Taproom... Cause I have to go get dirty Buritoes at Santaria, then piss in a dirty strip club restroom....LOL Im so drunk and having a a bunch of fun... Love Portland
 
2013-01-23 02:01:09 AM  
Masshole here, I figured Sunsiet Grill would be on the list, but personally I prefer Big City right around the corner, they also have more beers on tap. Sunset Grill has more beers overall, but 95 percent are in bottles.
 
2013-01-23 02:01:17 AM  

NowhereMon: Already out of date. NE MPLS is Beervana writ large.


You been to Dangerous Man yet?
 
2013-01-23 02:01:22 AM  

Solid State Vittles: 15/50 for West and Midwest.

0/50 Northeast and South.

While it's low on atmosphere, Barley's Brewhouse in Overland Park, KS has one of the best beer selections of any bar I've ever been to. Glad my parents live within walking distance.

timujin: The Daily Pint in Los Angeles (well, Santa Monica really) isn't just a great beer bar, it has an incredible selection of whiskeys and pretty damned good prices on a lot of them.

I'd call it Mar Vista or West LA. Good place.


Well, since the internet is for having stupid, pointless arguments... You'd be mostly wrong, the southern border of Santa Monica runs from the southern edge of the Santa Monica Airport to just about where Marine hits the ocean. The corner Pico and Cloverfield is about four blocks north of that line.  West L.A. is a barely defined geographical area which some people feel is everything west of the 405 (and if you're snooty, north of the 10), though I am more inclined to include everything west of Beverly Hills and north of the 90.  In which case, yes, it is in West L.A.  Mar Vista, though, is right out, that's south of the airport.

I award you .5 points, but don't worry about it, everyone gets a "participant" ribbon.
 
2013-01-23 02:01:58 AM  

Omahawg: list smells hipsterish


Now that these bars are on a list, the hipsters will move on to something else.
 
2013-01-23 02:02:58 AM  

CmndrFish: Out of the three bars in this list from Milwaukee, I have heard of one of them.

Granted, the other two are in a neighborhood I don't live in (but would actually quite like to, girlfriend is resistant), but really, no Von Trier?


i hope it's Sugar Maple. Fantastic bar.
 
2013-01-23 02:03:57 AM  
It is nice to know that I live within a short enjoyable bike ride of one of those bars.
And yes it is a fun place. Foodies, drunks, goof balls and general sillyness.
 
2013-01-23 02:04:45 AM  

Begoggle: Omahawg: list smells hipsterish

Now that these bars are on a list, the hipsters will move on to something else.


Not from what I can tell, at least from the listed bars that I've been to.  Unless you think anyone who seeks out places that serve good beer are hipsters.  It's become a catch-all descriptor these days, hardly has any true meaning left
 
2013-01-23 02:06:47 AM  
West Seattle and Greenwood have the top rated places in Seattle.

Too bad it wasn't Super Deli Mart and Chucks 85th, otherwise, good pick on the hoods.
 
2013-01-23 02:06:57 AM  
Blue Monk in Buffalo
 
2013-01-23 02:10:24 AM  
From TFA concerning the Blind Tiger: "dimly lit, charmingly cramped and packed with whispering patrons sipping on goblets of Belgian sour ales..."

Whispering? Yeah right. The people are so loud in there I can't hear shiat. And it's got a case of the hipsters now. I used to make fun of hipsters for swilling PBR, but now I realize my folly as they and the yuppies are now infesting all the good bars to grab imports and Belgian sours like they know what they're talking about. Fark off back to uptown and/or Whimsyburg, you posers.

Nowadays I'll likely just hit up the bar at Waterzooi, especially if it's a moule pot dinner special night. Belgian ale alongside mussels simmered in beer bacon broth...mmmmmm...

Also, as much as NYC > Philly, Monk's cafe in Philly is the best beer bar ever. I can't argue that.
 
2013-01-23 02:11:50 AM  
Redlight Redlight! I also frequented the original location and honestly I miss it so much. But, they do have way more tap space now. And now they are across from my other favorite Orlando spot, Stardust Coffee... Which has so much more than coffee.

Closed For Business in Charleston SC however... True, I have only been once and it was about two years ago, but compared to even the small Redlight, the selection was pretty bare bones. Hopefully it's gotten better now... I'll have to make a trip up to find out.
 
2013-01-23 02:13:47 AM  
BadReligion: Not a single one in Vegas? Crown and Anchor should be on this list.

This Crown and Anchor? Unless they're leaving a whole bunch of beers off their menu page, I'd go with Aces and Ales, Freakin' Frog, Public House, and the Pub at Monte Carlo before them.

/ Take note, World Fark Party Vegas attendees
// Caveat: haven't been to any of them
/// A&A was on the agenda last weekend, but we never made it
//// Weird how time flies when you don't have limits on it
 
2013-01-23 02:16:21 AM  

timujin: Well, since the internet is for having stupid, pointless arguments... You'd be mostly wrong,


And you'd be right about the stupid, pointless arguments.

/geez, not like I said it was in West Hollywood or something...
 
2013-01-23 02:34:27 AM  
WTF? No "Old Chicago"?

Lame!
 
2013-01-23 02:35:15 AM  
FYI:

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2013-01-23 02:35:42 AM  
Beer Revolution and The Trappist? As an East Bay resident I'm impressed.
 
2013-01-23 02:35:58 AM  
Can't wait to see the "Day 2" list.
 
2013-01-23 02:36:14 AM  
Jesus Christ. I just saw the resolution on the troll.jpg (yeah, it's hot). Talk about meta.
 
2013-01-23 02:38:17 AM  
Honorable mention:

Special Brews - Lynnwood, WA
 
2013-01-23 02:41:47 AM  
Very disappointed in lack of Vegas...

and the Double Down should be on any best bar list.
 
2013-01-23 02:51:06 AM  

Solid State Vittles: timujin: Well, since the internet is for having stupid, pointless arguments... You'd be mostly wrong,

And you'd be right about the stupid, pointless arguments.

/geez, not like I said it was in West Hollywood or something...


I hope the tone came through and you realize that I wasn't seriously trying to call you out.  Also, don't forget to get your ribbon.
 
2013-01-23 02:52:57 AM  
The Daily Pint was my go to place for years!! Great selection of both beer and whiskey, and the home of the best bartender EVER, Robin. A mind like a steel trap, that woman!!
/I may drink too much.
 
2013-01-23 02:58:17 AM  

timujin: Also, don't forget to get your ribbon.


Yaaaaaay, everybody's a winnar! Daily Pint, good place! Ribbon!
 
2013-01-23 02:59:10 AM  
The Wurst Place (In Seattle) always has quality taps.

Never been to Naked City or Bevridge before. I suppose I should check them out.
 
2013-01-23 02:59:31 AM  

DKinMN: CmndrFish: Out of the three bars in this list from Milwaukee, I have heard of one of them.

Granted, the other two are in a neighborhood I don't live in (but would actually quite like to, girlfriend is resistant), but really, no Von Trier?

i hope it's Sugar Maple. Fantastic bar.


DKinMN: CmndrFish: Out of the three bars in this list from Milwaukee, I have heard of one of them.

Granted, the other two are in a neighborhood I don't live in (but would actually quite like to, girlfriend is resistant), but really, no Von Trier?

i hope it's Sugar Maple. Fantastic bar.


Yep. I've been told to go there many a time, but have never gotten around to it. Trekking down there when there's so many awesome bars within walking distance of my place between Brady and North is kind of a hard sell.
 
2013-01-23 03:02:45 AM  
Clocktower Ales, Les Dalles, OR (The Dalles, one of two cities in the world with "The" in the name of the town). Fun place, and Mr. Mark Powell is a nice man.
 
2013-01-23 03:17:00 AM  
I have always been super bummed out that the Yard house refuses to serve me all my favorite beers in any contained but a goblet. =(. They *will* serve me many, many goblets, but never a half-yard or a yard. Poppycock.
 
2013-01-23 03:20:00 AM  
Can vouch for Sergio's in Louisville. They actually had Duchesse de Bourgogne on tap. On tap.....
 
2013-01-23 03:35:04 AM  
While I like a good selection now and again, I tend to drink Arrogant Bastard probably 90% of the time these days. Early-mid 2012 I found that a local pub had it on tap, first time I had ever seen it on tap. This is awesome in so many ways First off it's pratically the closest pub to my place. Secondly it's between the train station and home. So probably once a week I stop in on my way home from work, sit outside with my bike, wave to a bad-tender to let him know I have arrived and after a min or so he brings me out my arrogant bastard and an ash tray. It's awesome. Also, the food is pretty good, and served really quickly. I love "The City Pub" In redwood City.
 
2013-01-23 04:12:21 AM  
You knew Brickstore would be on there. An additional Belgian draft bar will do that. Honorable mention: Leons.

Can't wait until Wild Heaven opens up here.
 
2013-01-23 04:12:45 AM  
Just walked back from the Stumbling Monk, my neighborhood Seattle bar for years. The Pinebox is also a welcome new addition.
 
2013-01-23 04:20:42 AM  
I live across the street from Bangers and Lace in Chicago and while I like the place, I'm not sure it's even the best beer bar on this block. SmallBar down the street is comparable in beer selection with better food. (Plus all major soccer matches on TV).
 
2013-01-23 04:41:45 AM  
Without The house pub

The list is incomplete.
 
2013-01-23 05:13:28 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Secondly it's between the train station and home. So probably once a week I stop in on my way home


Not a real Farker, are you?

/Once a week? Pussy!
 
2013-01-23 05:30:21 AM  
The South portion of the list fails without mentioning Cooter Brown's in New Orleans. I think the last New Orleans Fark party took place there. Unfortunately, I was doing your mom that night and could not attend.
 
2013-01-23 05:46:15 AM  
The absence of the Applebee's (in front of the Home Depot) in Tulsa, (east Tulsa) tells me everything I need to know....
 
2013-01-23 06:04:59 AM  
America's 100 best beer most hipster bars

More accurate.

/Fark the Map Room
 
2013-01-23 06:08:15 AM  
Surprised no Taco Mac location was mentioned for the South. Great selection and they turn over they're stock and variety at all the locations regularly.
 
2013-01-23 06:13:25 AM  

crabsno termites: Uchiha_Cycliste: Secondly it's between the train station and home. So probably once a week I stop in on my way home

Not a real Farker, are you?

/Once a week? Pussy!


IN THE PUB!
Otherwise I drink a 22 or two of AB a night... jeez, that wasn't hard to figure out =/
 
2013-01-23 06:14:21 AM  
Issaquah Brewhouse does it for me. Great beer, great food. Take the kids.

While you're waiting for a seat at Jak's Grill across the street, warm up with a pint or two, and have an after-dinner pint on the way back to the library parking lot.
 
2013-01-23 06:21:30 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: crabsno termites: Uchiha_Cycliste: Secondly it's between the train station and home. So probably once a week I stop in on my way home

Not a real Farker, are you?

/Once a week? Pussy!

IN THE PUB!
Otherwise I drink a 22 or two of AB a night... jeez, that wasn't hard to figure out =/


My profound apology! Since you are a true Farker, FARK YOU!
 
2013-01-23 06:55:27 AM  

FNG: This list would have failed without The Brickskeller in DC. Thankfully, it didn't.


I liked it, but way too many kids coming out from Georgetown and up from Foggy Bottom for me.
 
2013-01-23 07:10:36 AM  
Boston resident checking in-- to include "Sunset Grill and Tap" on this list is a tough call. 100+ beers on tap? Yeah, but... I dunno. Personal preference I guess. Cramped frat boy novelty.

If in Boston and looking for beer, use this list. They also include Sunset (I guess it is obligatory) but I would check out the other ones first. YMMV.

Also to note:
Ebeneezer's in Maine is ... a let down. The place sits right off the green of hole #2 of the Keezar Lake golf course where I play every summer (have a cabin a few miles down the road.) Yes, they have obscure beers. But there are plenty of times in the summer when I have a wallet full of disposable beer money and a big thirst from 36 holes of golf and there's just nothing on their beer menu that's drinkable after having 1.5 of them. Everything is super-funk sour... or has been the last few visits. I'll still go every time and hold out hope, though. Worth a trip though, simply because a place like that exists in backwoods Maine. It's odd.
 
2013-01-23 07:17:36 AM  
Hah. My local favorite, Armsby Abbey, made the top of the Northeast list.

Three cheers for beer, and alphabetical order!
 
2013-01-23 07:27:22 AM  
 
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