America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers
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Whether you like your brews hoppy, dark, or fruity—or just something that tastes good with bratwurst—Travel + Leisure readers voted on the best cities for savoring a great local beer.

No. 20 Baltimore

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As the No. 5 city for dive bars, one might assume that the beer geeks of Baltimore don’t harbor a lot of pretension. Certainly, its oldest local beer—National Bohemian, or “Natty Boh,” featuring a one-eyed, mustachioed mascot on the can—may confirm readers’ impression of locals as eccentrics. The locals also ranked highly as being amped-up sports fans, and one of the best beer bars in the city is actually inside Camden Yards: Dempsey’s serves Natty Boh along with house-made brews (like a Rain Delay IPA) and other local beers, like Heavy Seas. To explore the city’s more upscale beer scene, go to The Brewer’s Art, a posh townhome-turned-brewpub in Vernon Hill that is known for its Resurrection brown abbey ale and the Tiny Tim, a spring ale brewed with hibiscus flowers and rosemary. Sounds a bit pretentious? Maybe. But Baltimore locals still ranked as nicely un-snobby.

America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

No. 20 Baltimore

As the No. 5 city for dive bars, one might assume that the beer geeks of Baltimore don’t harbor a lot of pretension. Certainly, its oldest local beer—National Bohemian, or “Natty Boh,” featuring a one-eyed, mustachioed mascot on the can—may confirm readers’ impression of locals as eccentrics. The locals also ranked highly as being amped-up sports fans, and one of the best beer bars in the city is actually inside Camden Yards: Dempsey’s serves Natty Boh along with house-made brews (like a Rain Delay IPA) and other local beers, like Heavy Seas. To explore the city’s more upscale beer scene, go to The Brewer’s Art, a posh townhome-turned-brewpub in Vernon Hill that is known for its Resurrection brown abbey ale and the Tiny Tim, a spring ale brewed with hibiscus flowers and rosemary. Sounds a bit pretentious? Maybe. But Baltimore locals still ranked as nicely un-snobby.

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