America's Best Beer Bars

In the dark days before the craft beer boom of the 1980s, much of the beer sold in America was as uninspired as the generic bars that ser...
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Beer Revolution, Oakland

Come for the beer, not the setting at this florescent-lit East Bay bar. As the bar's name suggests and punk rock owner Fraggle (no last name) dictates, no big business beers are sold here. There are 47 taps, such as Pacific Brewing Laboratory's Nautilus Hibiscus Saison, made with coriander, ginger and hibiscus flowers, and you can pay the $1 "corkage fee" to crack open a bottle from one of the beer fridges.

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