Best Beer Bar (2022)


It's no easy task to choose just one beverage at these 10 bars. Each offers a stellar selection of draft and bottled beers, many with a focus on regional or Belgian selections. Pair that with a relaxed atmosphere and knowledgeable bar staff ready to help any guest become a beer connoisseur, and you've got a recipe for a great beer bar.

  • Max's Taphouse

    Max's Taphouse
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Patrons who enter this brick bar in Baltimore will be blown away by the beer selection: 1,000+ bottles, 102 taps and five casks. From newbies to experts, all levels of beer drinkers can find something to enjoy here – including standard favorites to rare imports – and all it takes is a quick chat with one of the highly knowledgeable bartenders. 
    Photo courtesy of David Stuck

  • Hop City Beer & Wine

    Hop City Beer & Wine
    Birmingham, Alabama

    Hop City Craft Beer & Wine is a must-stop for beer lovers in or passing through Birmingham. With more than 1,200 varieties of craft and imported beer and 66 rotating draft beers to choose from, there is truly something for everyone. Visitors can take home a growler or enjoy a brew at the bar or patio. Hop City also hosts monthly craft beer events.
    Photo courtesy of Hop City

  • Ben's Bottle Shop

    Ben's Bottle Shop
    Vancouver, Washington

    Award-winning Ben's Bottle Shop in Vancouver, Washington boasts 24 rotating taps and 20 coolers with a rotating collection of carefully chosen beers, wines, meads, sakes and ciders. Guests can try brews from all over the world, as well as from many Pacific Northwest breweries. Ben's Bottle Shop also has a full food menu, gourmet foods, and chocolates. What's not to love?
    Photo courtesy of Timothy Augustin

  • HopCat

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    HopCat started in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2008 and has garnered heaps of praise and many awards for its selection of great beer from around the world. Some of the best local, regional and global craft beers are on 49 taps, and more than 250 bottles expands the offerings. It could be their famous beer-battered Cosmik Fries, but more likely it’s the wide range of beers, passionate bartenders, a fun atmosphere and a year-round patio that make HopCat a top destination for beer aficionados.
    Photo courtesy of Project BarFly

  • The Birch

    The Birch
    Norfolk, Virginia

    Housed in a former industrial building in Norfolk, Virginia, The Birch is clear-minded in its approach to beer. The carefully selected beer list includes 21 beers and five ciders and meads on tap. Periodically throughout the year, to encourage patrons to try something new, The Birch hosts week-long mini festivals during which all the taps and the bottle list adhere to one theme, such as dark, bitter or sour.
    Photo courtesy of The Birch

  • Meddlesome Moth

    Meddlesome Moth
    Dallas, Texas

    This upscale gasropub in Dallas brings together some of the world’s best beers with a menu of small bites and shared plates. Enjoy a brew in the elegant dining room or outside on the spacious patio. The bar often pours rare and limited releases among their rotating collection of taps.
    Photo courtesy of Jimmy Ngo

  • BierWax

    Brooklyn, New York

    BierWax is part beer bar, part record store, with more than 5,000 vinyl records to compliment the tap list. Beer lovers will find beers from mostly local, independent breweries around New York state.
    Photo courtesy of Miguel Rivas @thebeertrekker

  • Brick Store Pub

    Brick Store Pub
    Decatur, Georgia

    Located in downtown Decatur, Brick Store Pub is a neighborhood magnet for beer lovers. The main bar, which features one of the best selections in the region, maintains a focus on craft beer and imports from England and Germany. Upstairs is the Belgian Room, dedicated to the finest Belgian beers with eight taps and a huge selection of bottles. Beers are served in style-specific glassware at just the right temperature.
    Photo courtesy of Brick Store Pub

  • The Anchor

    The Anchor
    Wichita, Kansas

    The Anchor, located in the Douglas Design District near Old Town Wichita, is known for its rotating selection of 59 craft beers on tap, craft cocktails and high-quality food, including a distinctive take on wings, Reubens, and tacos. On the way out, guests can stop in The Anchor Butcher Shop for locally sourced meats and artisan cheeses.
    Photo courtesy of blizzard_77 // Getty Images

  • Wades Wines

    Wades Wines
    Westlake Village, California

    This little gem has a huge variety of excellent beers, both in the bottle shop and at the tasting bar. The staff knows their beers and will be happy to help you find the perfect brew from their selection of dozens of taps.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / tedpagel


The top 10 winners in the category Best Beer Bar are as follows:

  1. Max's Taphouse - Baltimore, Maryland
  2. Hop City Beer & Wine - Birmingham, Alabama
  3. Ben's Bottle Shop - Vancouver, Washington
  4. HopCat - Grand Rapids, Michigan
  5. The Birch - Norfolk, Virginia
  6. Meddlesome Moth - Dallas, Texas
  7. BierWax - Brooklyn, New York
  8. Brick Store Pub - Decatur, Georgia
  9. The Anchor - Wichita, Kansas
  10. Wades Wines - Westlake Village, California

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning bars!

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