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. 16 Boston

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The biggest name in the Beantown beer scene has long been Samuel Adams, but the more recent entries could win the survey for offbeat names alone. Take, for instance, Slumbrew in Somerville, Wormtown Brewery (with a new taproom in Worcester) or the beloved Clown Shoes (with its Undead Party Crasher, an American Imperial Stout). To sample the regional beers as well as any number of global options, go to beer bars like Sunset Grill & Tap in Allston (with 380 microbrews and 113 taps) or Meadhall in Cambridge, which has more than 100 taps and each beer gets its own style of glass. The people-watching is good at both spots, too: Boston ranked at in the top 10 for smart (if rather snobby) locals.

America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

No. 16 Boston

The biggest name in the Beantown beer scene has long been Samuel Adams, but the more recent entries could win the survey for offbeat names alone. Take, for instance, Slumbrew in Somerville, Wormtown Brewery (with a new taproom in Worcester) or the beloved Clown Shoes (with its Undead Party Crasher, an American Imperial Stout). To sample the regional beers as well as any number of global options, go to beer bars like Sunset Grill & Tap in Allston (with 380 microbrews and 113 taps) or Meadhall in Cambridge, which has more than 100 taps and each beer gets its own style of glass. The people-watching is good at both spots, too: Boston ranked at in the top 10 for smart (if rather snobby) locals.

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