We've reached a wonderful point in civilization where even our dingiest dive bars have at least one craft beer available. But even as great beer becomes more and more the norm, a great beer bar is still a thing of amber-hued beauty. For the second year in a row, we've rounded up the 33 best beer bars in the country, destinations where the true believers can get their fill. From tiny places with impeccably curated drafts to joints with more taps than seats, these are the 33 best in the country.
Before you drink in our picks, know this: our best-of consists of some repeat bars from last year, plus new selections -- if you don't see a favorite, check for it in last year's roundup. Also, this is not a list of breweries (though some dabble), so if you're miffed your favorite brewery didn't make the cut, you're reading the wrong story. Finally, while we love places like the Hopcat, Flying Saucer, and Yard House, this list excludes places that have expanded beyond three locations. Cool? Cool. Let's drink.