Category: Bars

Brouwer’s Cafe – Seattle

An arcane reference for a bar, to be sure, being named for a fixed-point theorem. But Brouwer’s formulation does apply to, for example, stirring a cocktail or beer in a glass: when the liquid comes to rest, some point in…

Beveridge Place – Seattle

SeaTac airport is, as one might guess, about halfway between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. So, as you’re leaving the airport, driving north towards downtown Seattle, why not take a slight detour into West Seattle to visit one of the country’s…

Publick Defender

Ok, so I only had 24 hours in Boston and had already stopped by Lord Hobo on my way to a reunion, but with the party wrapping up around midnight, why not scratch one more bar off the list before…

Lord Hobo

Less than an hour north of Boston proper sits the Lord Hobo brewery, in Woburn, MA, brewing a handful of variations on the IPA theme, perhaps most notably Boomsauce, an American IPA, or Consolation Prize, a double. If you’ve only…

Sheffield’s Chicago

If the trek to Wrigley from Fountainhead is a bit too much for a walk, you can’t miss Sheffield’s just a couple of blocks from the stadium down its eponymous thoroughfare. The night we stood in the unassigned outfield bleachers, the Cubbies…

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.…

‘t Arendsnest

Herengracht 90 Amsterdam, Netherlands I arrived in Amsterdam much later than originally planned. After checking into my hotel near Schiphol, it was already past 3:00 and the clock was ticking until the Rijksmuseum closed at 5:00. Both it and the Van Gogh…