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2017 Best Reader Poll: Beer Bar

Monk’s Café

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264 S 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Best Beer List

Sancho Pistola’s

At a time when too many bars offer too many IPAs and not enough of anything else, there's finally something for everyone on Sancho's draft board, from tart ciders and dark stouts on nitro to the latest gueuze and, yes, even that fruit-laced IPA. Read More »

19 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 267-324-3530 | Website

2015 Best Beer Bar, 'Burbs

The Railroad Street Bar and Grill

There's a reason why when you cross the border into certain distant exurbs, every other car on the road is sporting a trunk magnet with the double-R logo of Railroad Street. This place has everything you want in a great beer bar -- a dozen-odd rotating taps, a huge bottle list packed with weird stuff, a staff that actually knows about all that weird stuff, some salty things on a menu that's better than it needs to be, and a back room filled with vintage pinball machines to play when you're drunk. Read More »

36 Railroad Street, Linfield, PA | 610-495-7043 | Website

2015 Best Beer List, Drafts

Memphis Taproom

From California pale ales to local sours to German bocks to Belgian tripels, owner Brendan Hartranft covers the full beer spectrum. His beer garden rocks, too. Read More »

2331 East Cumberland Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-425-4460 | Website

2015 Best Beer List, Cans


It's choose-your-own-adventure at Garage. Bargain pounders of 'Gansett? Sure. Twelve hoppy ounces of Ballast Point Sculpin? Absolutely. Or how about five bucks for that black IPA you've been meaning to try? In a moment when everyone else is focused on rotating drafts, Garage isn't just the cool kid with all the cans it's kicking ass on its mission of making sure there's always something for everyone, even if you just want to pick out the most colorful label from among the seven or so coolers. Read More »

1231 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-278-2429 | Website

2015 Best Beer Bar, City

Fountain Porter

A bar full of beer nerds can be intimidating even for a suds connoisseur. (That list of completely unfamiliar names!) Luckily, the staffers at Fountain Porter are as patient as their list of IPAs is long, and they're as knowledgeable as they are rich in LPs. Which is to say, plenty. Read More »

1601 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2014 Best Beer Bar

Tria Taproom

Leave it to the people who made drinking wine in Philly fun again to rethink a beer bar: The iPad menu shows how much beer is left in each keg; the bar's design was nominated for a James Beard Award; and the list itself features draft beers that can't be found anywhere else in town. Read More »

2005 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-557-8277 | Website

2013 Best Place to Drink a Beer You Never Heard of

Brauhaus Schmitz

Konig Ludwig Weissbier Dunkel. The only place it's available on draft in the U.S. is at Brahaus Schmitz. You're richer for having tried the compelling, dark weiss. Read More »

718 South Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-909-8814 | Website

2013 Best Beer List at a Wine Bar


Tria celebrates the three fermentables cheese, wine and beer with equal aplomb. The beer list is always well-thought and intriguing and absolutely nothing on it will leave your teeth purple. Read More »

123 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-972-8742 | Website

2009 Best Beer List

Teresa’s Next Door

More than 20 beers on tap. Two on hand pumps. And one on nitro. Teresa's Next Door is a magnet for beer snobs. But unlike most other places with serious selections of awesome American craft and Belgian brews, the snob meter here rests at zero. Bring your beer-novice friends, and bartenders will help find them the perfect personal brew. But beyond the great selection (which ranges from standbys like Chimay to lesser-known finds like Klokke), the events calendar boasts chances for beer geeks to rub elbows with top brewers. Read More »

124 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA | 610-293-0119 | Website