Travel The Best US Cities for Beer  

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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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53 40
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Wisconsin, USA

2
43 33
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Pennsylvania, USA

3
48 43
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Michigan, USA

4
34 29
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Ohio, USA

5
33 29
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Minnesota, USA

6
38 35
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Illinois, USA

7
29 25
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
New York, USA

8
18 12
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Pennsylvania, USA

9
31 28
Boston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Massachusetts, USA

10
15 9
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Michigan, USA

11
25 21
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Vermont, USA

12
30 27
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Missouri, USA

13
15 10
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Minnesota, USA

14
13 8
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Ohio, USA

15
47 53
Portland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Oregon, USA

16
10 7
Green Bay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Wisconsin, USA

17
17 18
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Michigan, USA

18
10 11
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
shmidty added Ohio, USA

19
29 37
Bend is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Oregon, USA

20
25 33
New York is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Texas, USA

21
11 14
Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
New Jersey, USA

22
16 22
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Alaska, USA

23
1 1
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Arizona, USA

24
30 44
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Washington, USA

25
29 44
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
North Carolina, USA

26
38 58
Denver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Colorado, USA

27
7 13
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Missouri, USA

28
10 19
Missoula is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Montana, USA

29
33 54
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
California, USA

30
11 21
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Louisiana, USA

31
18 32
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
California, USA

32
8 22
Billings is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Montana, USA

33
6 19
Rapid City is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
South Dakota, USA

34
14 34
Eugene is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Oregon, USA

35
10 28
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Washington, USA

36
10 29
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
New Mexico, USA

37
12 41
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Nevada, USA

38
4 21
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Colorado, USA

39
7 31
Reno is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Nevada, USA

40
7 36
Santa Rosa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
California, USA

41
8 41
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
Utah, USA

42
4 28
Oceanside is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
California, USA

43
1 25
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best US Cities for Beer
North Carolina, USA