2 Bars in Baltimore Rank as America’s Best Beer Bars

Two bars have been named in the top 100 in the country, and they are sitting right here in Baltimore. According to Draft Magazine, Brewer’s Art in Mount Vernon and Max’s Taphouse in Fells Point were voted as some of America’s best beer bars.

Draft Magazine has been compiling this list for six years, and it’s the third consecutive one that both of these bars have made the list.

Draft Magazine explained how it defined what a top bar looked like. As they write, We needed to walk out of these places saying,

“Now there’s a bar that really, really cares about your experience with beer.” So what does that mean? Having well-cared for, thoughtfully selected beer with an eye toward variety, trends and tradition, in the kind of place you’d want to stay awhile, delivered by someone who knows their stuff. We don’t want to send you to a place where the server doesn’t look up from her texting when you ask questions, or where you’ll be told a saison “is basically a lager.” (And yes, both of those things happened on our visits.) We’d rather you to go to ChurchKey in D.C., where beers are smartly grouped by flavor (citrusy, woodsy, etc.), rather than just by style. We want you to go to Bailey’s Taproom in Portland, Ore., which cares so much about beer freshness, the digital menu says when each keg was tapped and how much is left. We want you to go to all 100 of these places, because they really are a cut above the rest.”

Way to go to Brewer’s Art and Max’s Taphouse.