The Top 100 Beer Bars in America

Draft Magazine recently published its list of the Top 100 Beer Bars in America. Congratulations to the Beveridge Place Pub, Uber Tavern, Naked City Taphouse and Stumbling Monk for making the list. Those are the only Washington pubs that made the list.

Obviously this list is based on opinion and not on any kind of empirical evaluation of all of the pubs and bars in the nation. We expect that many people will be dismayed that Brouwer’s Cafe, which is otherwise recognized nationally, failed to make the list. We know at least one person who will think that the people at Draft Magazine are high on glue for not including the Pub at Pipers Creek on the list. And what about Tacoma? Many people would argue that the Parkway Tavern needs to be on that list. It goes on and on. There is no way you can publish a list like this and not disappoint someone.

My point? Draft Magazine is a big, national publication and making their list of the Top 100 Beer Bars is an honor; however there is no dishonor in not making the list.


  1. I have been to 14 of top 100. I dare you to beat me 😉
    Papago is one under rated place. Daily Pint, Fathers Office are over rated due to price and the Daily Pint has a great selection but bad cask and dirty lines at times. Uber is, Bev Place is very good. Toronado SF has a great slection but a dive beer bar with horribly bad service! Naked City is very good, La Trappist is outstanding as is Stumbling Monk. The Nook in Huntsville, AL is a very nice mention for the South!! Great place that has stepped up since “Free the Hops”

  2. It’s also true that few cities had as many pubs as Seattle. The Emerald City beat Beantown, the Big Apple and “the City.” It was just behind Philly. Of course, Portland whomped everyone, but that’s to be expected.

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