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The Best US Cities for Beer 

Ranker Travel
Updated February 24, 2020 7.6k votes 1.2k voters 10.2k 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
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Wisconsin, USA
4
Denver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Colorado, USA
5
Portland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Oregon, USA
6
Boston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Massachusetts, USA
7
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
North Carolina, USA
8
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Illinois, USA
9
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Minnesota, USA
10
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Michigan, USA
11
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Missouri, USA
12
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
California, USA
13
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Pennsylvania, USA
14
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Michigan, USA
15
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Washington, USA
16
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Brian Lewandowski added Virginia, USA
17
Charlottesville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Brian Lewandowski added Virginia, USA
18
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
New York, USA
19
Fort Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Allie Tunnicliff added Colorado, USA
20
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Minnesota, USA
21
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Wisconsin, USA
22
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Louisiana, USA
23
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Ohio, USA
24
Bend is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Oregon, USA
25
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Vermont, USA