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The Best US Cities for Beer 

Ranker Travel
Updated February 24, 2020 7.2k votes 1.2k voters 9.4k views 53 items

List Rules Vote up any American city that is welcoming to breweries and beer drinkers.

There's nothing quite like a cold beer after a long day. And if you live in one of these cities, you know exactly where to find your preferred brew. The best American beer cities come in many forms. Some great U.S. cities for beer lovers have ample microbreweries, while other good American cities for beer feature bustling nightlife. A few great US cities for beer drinkers have been brewing for decades.

What destinations will you find on this list of the top U.S. cities for beer? Milwaukee has been home to the Miller Brewing Company, Pabst, Schlitz and more popular beers. It also hosts several craft beer makers like Lakefront and Sprecher. New York is also a great city for beer lovers. Goose Island, Revolution Brewing, and Lagunitas all have helped to make Chicago a bona fide beer city. Other good cities featured on this list include Portland, San Diego, and Denver.

Which city is your favorite for enjoying a cold one? Give the best options a thumbs up and please add any good beer cities that are missing.

 

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Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Michigan, USA
2
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Ohio, USA
3
Charlottesville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Brian Lewandowski added Virginia, USA
4
Fort Collins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Allie Tunnicliff added Colorado, USA
5
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Wisconsin, USA
6
Denver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Colorado, USA
7
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Massachusetts, USA
8
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Michigan, USA
9
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Oregon, USA
10
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Illinois, USA
11
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Minnesota, USA
12
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
North Carolina, USA
13
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Missouri, USA
14
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Brian Lewandowski added Virginia, USA
15
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Michigan, USA
16
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
California, USA
17
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Washington, USA
18
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Pennsylvania, USA
19
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Minnesota, USA
20
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Vermont, USA
21
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Pennsylvania, USA
22
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
shmidty added Ohio, USA
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Bend is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Oregon, USA
24
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Ohio, USA
25
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
New York, USA