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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The Mitten Bar, Ludington, MI

Owner Megan Payment named The Mitten after the shape of her home state and curates a Michigan-only menu, with beers like Founder's blood-red Blushing Monk, fermented with raspberries. Not only does the small-town bar court regulars with local bands and beers, but it also draws customers across state lines with hard-to-find kegs like Bell's Brewery's Hopslam Ale, made with pungent, aromatic hops and a dollop of honey.

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