A good beer bar should pride itself on the patron's experience, and that means making sure they're drinking what they really want. To achieve this, Banger's lets patrons taste the goods before committing, and even goes so far as to offer half-pints to give customers the opportunity to try more beers.
8. A well-trained staff
If a bar cares about beer, it'll attract and hire people who are like-minded. And if a bar has a complex beer list, even the most knowledgeable clientele will need guidance. Today most serious beer bars put their staffs through a rigorous training program such as the Cicerone exam, which offers several levels of testing, ranging from certified beer server to master cicerone. If your server has gone through the proper training, it guarantees they won't be dunking tap faucets into greasy glasses (that's actually on the test!).