Bars, Brewpubs, & Foreign Beer Places

April 4, 2017

BARS, BREWPUBS, & FOREIGN BEER PLACES

 

 

Below is a list of bars that I'd recommend checking out along with brewpubs I've visited. I think most brewpubs are fairly standard but have noted ones which I thought were otherwise. I define a brewpub as a place that's owned by/advertised as a brewery but is known primarily as a restaurant. You may disagree and so be it! Send all arguments to spoolygoo@outlook.com. Cheers!

 

 

't Waagstuk

Stadswaag 20, Antwerp, Belgium

Last visit: October 2014

Note: Large selection of Belgian beers. Co-owned by Hans of the Antwerps BierCollege.

 

21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant

563 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA

Last visit: December 2016

Note: The actual brewery is in San Leandro, about 30 minutes across the bay.

 

Abita Brew Pub

72011 Holly Street, Abita Springs, LA

Last visit: April 2016

Note: Surprisingly few beers on-tap. The brewery is about a mile away.

 

Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill

426 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA

Last visit: December 2016

Note: Standard brewpub.

 

Amsterdam BrewHouse

245 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Last visit: May 2018

Note: Very large brewpub on the shore of Lake Ontario. Service and food were fine but not great.

 

Appalachian Brewing Company

50 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA

Last visit: April 2016

Note: This is their original location of six. And it's pronounced Appa-LATCH-uhn.

 

Artisan's Restaurant & Brewery

1171 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ

Last visit: May 2015

Note: Standard brewpub.

 

Beaver Street Brewery

11 South Beaver Street, Flagstaff, AZ

Last visit: April 2016

Note: Flagstaff's first brewery.

 

Bell's Eccentric Café

355 East Kalamazoo Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI

Last visit: October 2016

Note: The brewery is in Comstock, about 15 miles east.

 

Benelux

(Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)

245 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, Canada

Last visit: September 2018

Note: Nice Euro-style place with great service. Beer tours (sometimes loud) pop in often.

 

Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

1918 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN

Last visit: November 2015

Note: Standard brewpub

 

Blind Tiger

281 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

Last visit: January 2017

Note: Excellent draught and bottle selection.

 

Boulder Beer Company

2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO

Last visit: May 2017

Note: Colorado's first craft brewery, founded in 1979.

 

BrewDog

Edinburgh, Scotland; Canal Winchester, OH

Last visit: September 2017; November 2017

Note: Many locations owned by the Scottish brewery. The Ohio location will soon have a hotel.

 

Brouwerij De Halve Maan

Walplein 26, Bruges, Belgium

Founded: 1564

Last visit: October 2014

Note: Their awesome beers are released under the monikers Zot and Straffe Hendrik.

 

Brouwerij Gruut

Steendam 31, Ghent, Belgium

Last visit: October 2014

Note: They don't use hops but only spices instead. The beer is delicious.

 

Carmine Street Beers

52 Carmine Street, New York, NY

Last visit: February 2018

Note: Limited draughts but huge and rare bottle selection (mostly to-go).

 

Carolina Ale House

201 South College Street, Charlotte, NC

Last visit: May 2016

Note: Standard sports bar with local beer selection.

 

CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing

7 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO

Last visit: May 2017

Note: Standard brewpub.

 

Council Rock Brewery

4861 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY

Last Visit: September 2015

Note: The bar was too crowded with stools.

 

Dieu du Ciel!

29 Laurier Avenue, Montreal, QC, Canada

Last visit: September 2018

Note: Awesome beer in pints and bottles. Light food served.

 

Ebenezer's Pub

44 Allen Road, Lovell, ME

Last visit: June 2016

Note: Middle-of-nowhere bar with amazing selection of rare beers- mostly Belgians.

 

FATE Brewing Company

1600 38th Street, Boulder, CO

Last visit: May 2017

Note: Standard brewpub.

 

Fegley's Brew Works

812 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA

559 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA

Last visit: A- June 2014; B- July 2016

Note: Better-than-average brewpub beers.

 

Founders Brewing Company

235 Grandville Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI

Last visit: October 2016

Note: Disappointingly average.

 

Four Peaks Brewing Company

1340 East 8th Street, Tempe, AZ

Last visit: February 2014

Note: I have no memory of going here but I checked in to two beers. Strange!

 

Gastgarten zur Eiche

Innstraße 85, Innsbruck, Austria

Last visit: October 2014

Note: Fun, cozy pub with mostly Austrian and German beers.

 

Greenport Harbor's Peconic Tasting Room

42155 Main Road, Peconic, NY

Last visit: March 2017

Note: Nice bar with live music.

 

Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company

396 Fore Street, Portland, ME

Last visit: June 2016

Note: Sub-par brewpub.

 

HERMAN

Schönhauser Allee 173, Berlin, Germany

Last visit: September 2014

Note: Proud Belgian pub in Germany's capital.

 

Hofbräuhaus

Platzl 9, Munich, Germany

Last visit: October 2014

Note: They have locations all over the world. I've also been to the ones in Berlin, Germany; Columbus, OH; Milwaukee, WI (called Old German Beer Hall); Pittsburgh, PA, and St. Petersburg, FL.

 

In De Vrede

Donkerstraat 13. Vleteren, Belgium

Last visit: October 2014

Note: Café across from the monastery where Westvleteren beers are brewed. Access to the abbey is reserved for one person per year. But the café is open to everyone!

 

Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen

81 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland

Last visit: September 2017

Note: Bar owned by I&G featuring their beers and other Scottish brews.

 

JJ Bitting Brewing Company

33 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ

Last visit: November 2016

Note: Standard brewpub.

 

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

1000 Universal Studios Boulevard (CityWalk), Universal City, CA

Last visit: September 2018

Note: Standard chain brewpub that closes at 9:00pm on weekdays, 11 on weekends.

 

Kickbacks Gastropub

910 King Street, Jacksonville, FL

Last visit: November 2015

Note: Huge beer selection with a Belgian bar downstairs

 

Liquid Riot Bottling Company

250 Commercial Street, Portland, ME

Last visit: June 2016

Note: Brewery, distillery, and restaurant.

 

Lost Colony Brewery & Café

208 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC

Last visit: August 2018

Note: Has a restaurant, outdoor dining, and a small bar area/room. All on Roanoke Island!

 

Lumberyard Brewing Company

5 South San Francisco Street, Flagstaff, AZ

Last visit: April 2016

Note: Standard brewpub.

 

Market Garden Brewery

1947 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH

Last visit: November 2017

Note: Brewpub with long hours and really good food.

 

Mascot Brewery

31 Mercer Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Last visit: May 2018

Note: Nice brewpub with yuppie clientele.

 

McNeill's Brewery

90 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT

Last visit: August 2018

Note: Cozy and welcoming. The bartender I met assumed I knew nothing about beer upon first interaction.

 

Micro Bar

Vesturgata 2, Reykjavík, Iceland

Last visit: March 2015

Note: Dark yet welcoming pub featuring Icelandic beers.

 

Mikkeller Bar

San Francisco, CA; Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Reykjavík, Iceland

Note: Nomad brewery with worldwide pub locations.

 

Northern Maverick Brewing Company

115 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Last visit: May 2018

Note: Standard brewpub with lots of seating. (And the street is pronounced Bath-urst, not Bat-hurst. I got scolded.)

 

Oak Creek Brewery & Grill

336 Route 179, Sedona, AZ

Last visit: February 2014

Note: Standard brewpub in a gorgeous and expensive area.

 

Oblivion Taproom

5101 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL

Last visit: January 2018

Note: Sadly, it closed its doors.

 

Old Forge Brewing Company

298 Mill Street, Danville, PA

Last visit: November 2017

Note: Standard brewpub with cans to-go.

 

Outer Banks Brewing Station

600 South Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Last visit: August 2018

Note: Standard brewpub that's wind-powered.

 

Penn Brewery

800 Vinial Street, Pittsburgh, PA

Last visit: April 2016

Note: Standard brewpub.

 

Pike Brewing Company

1415 First Avenue, Seattle, WA

Last visit: November 2011

Note: Across from the original Starbucks and near Pike Market.

 

Pumphouse Brewery

540 Main Street, Longmont, CO

Last visit: May 2017

Note: Standard brewpub.

 

Red Rock Brewing Company

254 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, UT

Last visit: December 2016

Note: Standard brewpub.

 

Rudy's Bar & Grill

627 9th Avenue, New York, NY

Last visit: September 2017

Note: Total dive bar but it's great. Two beers brewed for the bar and each order comes with a free hot dog!

 

Salem Beerworks

278 Derby Street, Salem, MA

Last visit: December 2018

Note: Standard brewpub with a lot of seating.

 

Smoky Mountain Brewery

1004 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN

Last visit: November 2015

Note: Standard brewpub.

 

Squatters Pub Brewery

147 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT

Last visit: December 2016

Note: Wasatch Brewing beers are also available because they own them!

 

Steam Whistle Brewery

255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON, Canada

Last visit: May 2018

Note: Excellent tour given in a former train roundhouse. They've always made one beer- a pilsner. Go find out how they've been in business with a single product for almost 20 years!

 

Stone World Bistro & Gardens

2816 Decatur Road, San Diego, CA

Last visit: January 2014

Note: Nice outdoor eatery owned by Stone Brewing.

 

Stone Company Store

220 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Last visit: April 2016

Note: Bar owned by Stone in a mall probably not owned by Stone.

 

The Bayou

645 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT

Last visit: December 2016

Note: Cajun restaurant with a really good beer selection.

 

The Confessional

2007 San Elijo Avenue, Cardiff, CA

Last visit: March 2018

Note: Owned by The Lost Abbey Brewing and features their tasty beers (along with Port Brewing and The Hop Concept, also owned by TLA).

 

The Ginger Man

11 East 36th Street, New York, NY

Last visit: June 2018

Note: Many beers from all over the world, served by Cicerones (the beer equivalent of wine's Sommeliers).

 

The People's Pint

24 Federal Street, Greenfield, MA

Last visit: December 2018

Note: A cool stop for good beer and food that has no business being as tasty as it is.

 

The Propagator

3205 Washington Boulevard, Marina Del Rey, CA

Last visit: December 2016

Note: Brewpub owned by Firestone Walker.

 

Tow Yard Brewing

501 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, IN

Last visit: December 2016

Note: Standard brewpub.

 

Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery

279 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Last visit: December 2015

Note: Their flight includes ten beers.

 

Triumph Brewing Company

400 Union Square Drive, New Hope, PA

Last visit: December 2015

Note: If a guy starts chatting with you about how the government killed his friend, run!

 

Tun Tavern

2 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ

Last visit: October 2015

Note: Over-priced and not good brewpub. Very touristy.

 

Two Rivers Brewing Company

542 Northampton Street, Easton, PA

Last visit: April 2017

Note: The duck fat fries are awesome and they finally serve their own beer now.

 

Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery

135 Main Street, North Woodstock, NH

Last visit: July 2016

Note: Standard brewpub.

 

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