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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…

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…

Blind Tiger Ale House – NYC

Walking the streets of Greenwich Village on a frigid March day in New York, a bite to eat and respite from the cold quickly rose to the top of the priority list. Thankfully, the Blind Tiger Ale House was just…

Strangeways – Dallas

Sad British pop might fuel a torrid 500-day affair with Zooey Deschanel, but you might not suspect it’d launch a craft beer haven in Dallas. Named for the Smiths’ final album, Strangeways didn’t seem to bear that out when I…

APEX Bar – Portland

The second half of 2012 went by in such a blur that I hardly documented our annual football trip aside from a look at the mouth-puckering sour beers at Cascade Brewing. My buddies and I take the trip every year…