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. 19 Chicago

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No doubt, the No. 1 city for pizza will always belong in the beer top 20—in part thanks to brewing companies like Goose Island, which has a new taproom (and tours) at its Near West Side location; it's also BYOF, so you can bring in, say, some stuffed pizza from a nearby Giordano’s. Or, check out two stops in the South Loop: Motor Row Brewing, which does Czech- and German-influenced ales and lagers (like a BiPolar Bear pale ale), and Vice District Brewing, which has house taps like the seasonal Metrosexual Chocolate Stout, which uses coffee from local roaster Metropolis. For an added pick-me-up, Chicago also made the top 20 for its java.

America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

No. 19 Chicago

No doubt, the No. 1 city for pizza will always belong in the beer top 20—in part thanks to brewing companies like Goose Island, which has a new taproom (and tours) at its Near West Side location; it's also BYOF, so you can bring in, say, some stuffed pizza from a nearby Giordano’s. Or, check out two stops in the South Loop: Motor Row Brewing, which does Czech- and German-influenced ales and lagers (like a BiPolar Bear pale ale), and Vice District Brewing, which has house taps like the seasonal Metrosexual Chocolate Stout, which uses coffee from local roaster Metropolis. For an added pick-me-up, Chicago also made the top 20 for its java.

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