Everyone seems to have a list of best beer drinking cities. A case can be made for even the smallest town having a great craft beer or specialty brewery. But I am thinking more of cities where you can roam around, find bars all over the city, and making it impossible not to find a good beer or a good beer establishment.
Here is “the” list from Frommer’s, some of which I agree with, some rather marginal. And of course, there are omissions.
Dublin-home of Guinness and a bar on every corner! Templebar, touristy but fun.
Tokyo-never thought of Tokyo as a beer city, but I am willing to give it a try next visit!
Munich-the Oktoberfest, and much more, always easy to find a beer party, anytime. Love Hofbrauhaus.
Portland-a west coast beer haven with goof bites to pair.
Vienna-many traditional beer halls and microbrews, AFTER the Opera.
Hanoi-watery but cheap and plentiful, light bodied draft pilsner.
Prague-tons of beer halls and bars, along with great neighborhood places. A+ in my book. High consumption city!
Melbourne-I have not been yet, but the Aussies know how. Pub on every corner.
Amsterdam-nothing compares to Heineken Brewery tour at 10am and being drunk before noon.
Mexico City-cantinas and bars have a great selection of brews and bites. Just don’t drink the water!
Edinburgh-the Scots love their beer, but also their Scotch. And golf, and the Oxford Bar.
Milwaukee-the beer goes great with their Friday night fish fry. And the World of Beer Fest.
Brussels-cannot remember waking up in a total haze, it must be good! Higher alcohol content.
Asheville-a rather sedate place, with good food.
Some of my choices:
Frankfurt-the Paulaner Oktoberfest beer on tap is as good as Munich’s Oktoberfest.
Mallorca-they love Amstel here, and why not?
Athens-I fell in love with the Alpha beer.
Hawaii-I challenge any of you to outdrink a Hawaiian!!!
Buenos Aires, Santiago, Medellin-ask Mike and Barry the V!
Hoi An, Vietnam-ask Kenny! He has a hollow leg, make it both legs.
Baltimore-those Ravens fans can drink with anyone!!! Especially Dirty Pat.
Hotlanta-when Kenbob picks me up at the airport, he has a huge cooler of tall boys!
Denver-a real microbrew type of city now, go to LoDo.
Paso Robles-love the Firestone Walker 805.
Is there anything better than a cold beer on a hot summer day?
When I was quite ill in Addis Abada, Ethiopia, my diet consisted almost exclusively of beer and French fries!!!
My new motto: A beer a day keeps the beer industry fully employed!!!