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Best brewpub in the U.S.? Readers vote 18th Street Brewery

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Indiana brewpub serves pub grub with house-baked bread and pastries

What's better than a craft brewery? A craft brewery with an on-premise bar where you can sit back, relax and enjoy a cold one. These 10 brewpubs, nominated by a panel of beer experts and voted as the best in the U.S. by our readers, serve their own house beers, often alongside guest taps and a menu of tasty food options.

  • 18th Street Brewery
    Hammond, Ind.

    Indiana's 18th Street Brewery brews up several varieties of beer in their Hammond brewpub, including Imperial Blud Imperial Russian stout, Temporal Purgatory pale ale, Here Comes the Wolf old ale and Sex and Candy American IPA. The brewpub also serves pub grub and dinner menus with house-baked bread and pastries.
    Photo courtesy of © 2019 18th Street Brewery

  • Old Irving Brewing Co.
    Chicago

    Chicago's Old Irving Brewing Co. brews up a range of 10 beers, including a Belgian quad, a few IPAs, two kölsch beers and a pair of milk stouts. Hungry drinkers enjoy a menu of salads, sandwiches and shared plates made from locally sourced ingredients. 
    Photo courtesy of Trevor Rose-Hamblin / Old Irving Brewing Co.

  • Hopstix
    Chamblee, Ga.

    Fusion food and craft beer join forces at Hopstix in Atlanta, an Asian fusion brewpub where diners can nosh on poke bowls, miso ramen, chicken katsu or Asian-inspired tacos, all while sipping one of over a dozen house taps.
    Photo courtesy of Hopstix

  • Ocean Beach Brewery
    San Diego

    Ocean Beach Brewery was the first microbrewery to open on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach, California. Creative beers include offerings like the Salt Water Crocodile Red Ale brewed with chipotle peppers, chocolate and orange zest or the award-winning Roof Top Saison with hints of white pepper and coriander. The food menu offers creative takes on pub classics –fish and chips, tacos, nachos and fries among them.
    Photo courtesy of Janelle Sorenson / Ocean Beach Brewery

  • Root Down Brewing Company
    Phoenixville, Penn.

    Situated within the old Superior Beverage Co. building in Phoenoxville, Pennsylvania, Root Down offers a laidback spot for beer lovers to drink and dine. The tap list includes a dozen beers, with creative offerings like 3 Legged Rabbit Altbier, Franc Blanc French-Style White Ale, Doof Warrior Smoked Imperial Stout and Dinkel Spelt IPA. The brewpub kitchen cooks up classic pub food with some standout vegetarian-friendly options.
    Photo courtesy of Chorus Photography / Root Down Brewing Company

  • Orono Brewing Company
    Orono, Maine

    Orono Brewing specializes in unfiltered beers, served in their flagship Maine tasting room alongside a menu of flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches, tacos and shareable tater tots served buffalo, poutine or nacho style.
    Photo courtesy of Orono Brewing Company

  • Urban Village Brewing Co.
    Philadelphia

    Along with the dozen house-brewed taps, Urban Village Brewing Co. in Philadelphia cooks up a menu of small plates, sandwiches, salads and pizzas made from naturally leavened dough.
    Photo courtesy of Matt Seaver / Urban Village Brewing Co.

  • Torched Hop
    Atlanta

    Founded by Atlanta natives Chris and Stephen Bivins, Torched Hop pours nearly a dozen house beers – IPAs, kettle sours, pilsner, kölsch and coconut porter – with an extensive food menu of small plates, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and even brunch.
    Photo courtesy of Alan Maxcy / Torched Hop

  • Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
    Rehoboth Beach, Del.

    Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats in Rehoboth Beach pours the brewery’s award-winning beers alongside a pub menu with comfort classics like crab corn chowder, house-baked pretzel bites, burgers and wood-fired pizzas. Non beer drinkers can choose from a menu of creative cocktails as well.
    Photo courtesy of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

  • HighSide Brewing
    Frisco, Colo.

    Beer lovers at HighSide Brewing in Frisco, Colorado can sip on a selection of the brewery’s dozen offerings while sinking their teeth into dishes from 720 Kitchen @ HighSide Brewing. Specialties include flatbreads, charcuterie and cheese boards, poutine and tacos.
    Photo courtesy of HighSide Brewing

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

  1. 18th Street Brewery - Hammond, Ind.
  2. Old Irving Brewing Co. - Chicago
  3. Hopstix - Chamblee, Ga.
  4. Ocean Beach Brewery - San Diego
  5. Root Down Brewing Company - Phoenixville, Penn.
  6. Orono Brewing Company - Orono, Maine
  7. Urban Village Brewing Co. - Philadelphia
  8. Torched Hop - Atlanta
  9. Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats - Rehoboth Beach, Del.
  10. HighSide Brewing - Frisco, Colo.

A panel of experts (listed below) partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning brewpubs!

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