3/19/2013 11:04:00 AM

14 Philly Bars for Beer Nerds

Large-format bottles at Local 44; Photo by Danya Henninger
Not a soul living here would dispute that Philadelphia deserves its Philly Beer Week tagline as “America’s best beer-drinking city.” But in a town full of great brews, where do the true beer nerds - guys and gals who know every hop variety and track each one-off collaboration - get their fix? Here are 14 bars where it’s highly likely your drinking mates will be hopsheads, brett-lovers, saison-o-philes, barrel-aged aficionados or all of the above.

4 comments :

  1. Dear Zagat, I was disappointed that The City Tap House was not mentioned. Over 60 beers on tap and very knowledgable and friendly staff about all their beers. I would think they would be rated in top 5 Philly beer bars.

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    1. Thanks for the cordiality of your comment. Andy Farrell at City Tap House is definitely one of the most knowledgeable beer dudes in the city, no doubt.

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  2. me too, im so sick of beer. i drink mixed drinks only. they all taste different and thats satifactory. people drink beer because its cheaper. beers taste all the same, yuk
    http://www.neworleansbarandgrill.com/beverages-menu.html

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  3. All beers taste the same? You have no idea bow silly and uninformed you sound.

    Cost less? There are craft beers, many, which cost more then a mixed drink. Again, uninformed and sounding silly.

    You should maybe hop back in your time machine and head back to the 80's

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