Category: Bars

Fountainhead – Chicago

It’s almost impossible to write a headline or introduction to this Chicago spot without making reference to Ayn Rand, though really it’s a nod to locally and responsibly sourced ingredients. My buddies and I had just 24 hours in the…

I’m Just a Hops

2989 S Kinnickinnic Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207 It was a quiet Monday evening when I stopped in at the Palm Tavern, typical industry night I suppose, patrons just a couple of bartenders on their night off. Well, besides me and a…

¡Cervézanos!

Monterrey, Mexico The small but passionate craft beer community in Mexico has always had an uphill battle. But despite the many barriers to entry confronting them, the market has grown steadily over the years. It used to be nigh impossible…

Eclectic Avenue

Craft beer has followed the trajectory of tech gadgets – once the exclusive domain of early adopters and trendsetters, it has now seeped into the wider community where you can find the bitterest IPA’s at stadiums and even gas stations.…

Pig’s Pearls – GDL

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Calle General Coronado #79 Col. Americana Guadalajara, México When evangelizing craft beer to the masses – especially in Mexico, where the inchoate industry faces a vertiginous uphill battle – proffering a deftly executed IPA to a man drinking Tecate is often like…

BeerTemple

Amsterdam, Netherlands Once our friendly guide at In de Wildeman had laid out a map of all the places we should visit, the next stop was the BeerTemple. When traveling, I always like to get into the native trenches as…

Drive Inn, Drive Out

I’m leaving. I’ll come back again. I make no apologies for the way I wax enthusiastic about Down House, so it’s no wonder that when the same folks tried their hand at an ice house, I needed to hear little…

Trappeze Pub – Athens

You might expect to have quite a few highly touted food and drink options to wade through in any big city. In smaller college towns, however, you might think the pickings would be slimmer. But even if that’s the case,…

Porter Beer Bar – Atlanta

Much like college football Saturdays have expanded to include Thursday and Friday night games, our annual football trip has evolved to include a night in the nearby metropolis where we usually have to land. Last year, we spent 24 hours…

In de Wildeman

Amsterdam, Netherlands http://www.indewildeman.nl/ Bourdain visited during a layover. Google anything related to craft beer in the Dutch capital and In de Wildeman will invariably be listed. The Flying Dog Brewery in Maryland even saw fit to brew a special In…