Philadelphia’s Best Beer Bars

Put down the pinot — Philly’s in the midst of a full-fledged beer moment. Here are our favorite bars to indulge in

The Best Bars for American Craft Ales

Pub on Passyunk East
On any given day, P.P.P.E.’s draft list will feature beers from the microbrew heavy hitters: Founders, Beer Republic, Bells, Avery Berewing Co.
1501 East Passyunk Ave. 215-755-5125,

Craft Ale House
The name says it all: 370 bottles and 16 taps’ worth of American craft beers-Ballast Point, Russian River, Founders, and lots of regional favorites, too.
708 West Ridge Pike, Limerick, 484-932-8180,

Sidecar Bar & Grille
A well-chosen selection of wheats, saisons, IPAs, pale ales, porters and stouts from your favorite craft breweries.
2201 Christian Street, 215-732-3429,

Ladder 15
We have Phoodie’s Collin Flatt to thank for the makeover of Ladder 15’s beer list. You’ll now find craft favorites like New York’s Ommegang, Vermont’s Long Trail and Maine’s Allagash.
1528 Sansom Street, 215-964-9755,

Capone’s Restaurant
When it comes to his 30 taps, beer manager Matt Capone’s philosophy is to keep things seasonal. This summer, look for Bell’s Oberon, Roy Pitz’s Watermelon Lager and Founders Cerise (a refreshing cherry-flavored beer).
224 West Germantown Pike, Norristown, 610-279-4748.