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100 Best Beer Bars 2014: West

Tiger!Tiger!
3025 El Cajon Blvd., North Park, Calif.; tigertigertavern.blogspot.com
This popular bar might be San Diego’s most iconoclastic; what other spot would organize an annual day-long bike caravan (with beer breaks!) to pick up kegs from a local brewery? Tiger! Tiger! recently celebrated its second anniversary with a slew of special events like these, including the grand opening of its IPA bar, a bar-within-the-bar for the hop-obsessed. Fashioned from repurposed wood, the IPA bar occupies a corner of Tiger! Tiger!ʼs twinkly, light-strung, shipping container-enclosed back patio, and for the moment, is only open Friday and Saturday nights. Though the main indoor bar hosts 23 taps and the outdoor bar has just four, theyʼre consistently stocked with the best of the West, from Russian Riverʼs Pliny the Elder to hoppy offerings from Automatic Brewing Co., the small brewhouse helmed by co-founder Lee Chase at Blind Lady Ale House, Tiger! Tiger!’s older and equally admired sibling. This bar’s also one of the handful of local brew-centric eateries that serves food as good as the beer; a wood-fired oven bakes oysters under a creamy Rockefeller-like sauce and roasts meat for sandwiches. And the Sunday brunch is one of the cityʼs best; the beer and house-made donut pairing is a killer way to start the day. –Candice Woo

1702
1702 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, Ariz.; 1702az.com

Bailey’s TapRoom
213 SW Broadway, Portland, Ore.; baileystaproom.com

Bazi Bierbrasserie
1522 SE 32nd Ave., Portland, Ore.; bazipdx.com

Beer Revolution
464 3rd St., Oakland, Calif.; beer-revolution.com

Belmont Station
4500 SE Stark St., Portland, Ore.; belmont-station.com

Beveridge Place Pub
6413 California Ave. SW, Seattle; beveridgeplacepub.com

Blind Lady Ale House
3416 Adams Ave., San Diego; blindlady.blogspot.com

Craft and Growler
3601 Parry Ave., Dallas; craftandgrowler.com

Craft Pride
61 Rainey St., Austin, Texas; craftprideaustin.com

Draught House & Brewery
4112 Medical Pkwy., Austin, Texas; draughthouse.com

Encinitas Ale House
1044 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, Calif.; encinitasalehouse.com

Falling Rock
1919 Blake St., Denver; fallingrocktaphouse.com

Hamilton’s Tavern
1521 30th St., San Diego; hamiltonstavern.com

The Hay Merchant
1100 Westheimer Rd., Houston; haymerchant.com

Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom
3090 SE Division St., Portland, Ore.; imperialbottleshop.com

Mayor of Old Town
632 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, Colo.; themayorofoldtown.com

Mikkeller Bar
34 Mason St., San Francisco; mikkellerbar.com

Mongoose Versus Cobra
1011 McGowen, Houston; mongooseversuscobra.com

O’Brien’s Pub
4646 Convoy St., San Diego; obrienspub.net

Petrol Station
985 Wakefield, Houston; facebook.com/petrolstation

Pine Box
1600 Melrose Ave., Seattle; pineboxbar.com

Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern
1004 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, Ore.; saraveza.com

The Sixgill
3417 Evanston Ave. N., Seattle; thesixgill.com

Strangeways
2429 N. Fitzhugh, Dallas; 214.823.7800

Stumbling Monk
1635 E. Olive Way, Seattle; 206.860.0916

Surly Goat
7929 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, Calif.; surlygoat.com

Tap and Handle
307 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, Colo.; tapandhandle.com

Tony’s Darts Away
1710 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, Calif.; tonysda.com

Toronado
547 Haight St., San Francisco; toronado.com

Toronado
4026 30th St., San Diego; toronadosd.com

The Trappist
460 8th St., Oakland, Calif.; thetrappist.com

Source: Draft Magazine

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