This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

The Best Beer Pubs in All 50 States (and D.C.)

Willimantic Brewing and Main Street Cafe
Willimantic, Conn.  
Long one of Connecticut's best kept secrets, Willimantic Brewing is now taking reservations for servings of its brewers bread bruschetta, beer-battered fish and chips and beer tap beef sandwich. They all rate a very distant second to Willimantic brews such as the heavily grapefruit-flavored V.E.G. IPA, mild 4.7% alcohol by volume Three Cents session ale and the extremely potent Dyvil Hopyard Double IPA. The brewery even makes its own Kombucha, which is great for tea lovers in need of a cleanse but may be the last weird straw for visitors freaked out by the town's boombox parade, local currency and bridges adorned with thread spools and frogs.  

Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats

Rehoboth Beach, Del.  
This isn't much of a contest for a small state with only a handful of brewpubs. Dogfish Head got its start at this brewpub in 1995 and makes house vodka, rum and gin in the state's only legal distillery in a room upstairs. Most visitors come to get their hands on Dogfish favorites such as the Burton Baton English strong ale, Namaste witbier and 120 Minute IPA or brewpub-only batches including the Palo Santo Ahumado London-style porter or Tahkoku nut brown ale. They come back because of surprisingly good menu items such as the onion-ring-topped Indulgence Burger, wood-oven pizzas topped with IPA-poached tomatoes or the pub's showcase appetizer, The Dogpile: a mound of pita wedges topped with spinach-and-artichoke dip, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and onions.  

District of Columbia
District ChopHouse & Brewery  
If you're looking to schmooze a senator or dine your way to a defense contract and your only go-to spots for great beer are the Brickskellar and the Dubliner Pub, your beer info could use a few decades' worth of updating. The District ChopHouse combines two business-dinner favorites -- huge cuts of meat and strong drink -- in a venue that's much more steakhouse than brewhouse. Still, if you're going to make a beer great enough to compete with scotch and whiskey, this is the place to do it. The ChopHouse wisely ages some of its best beers in bourbon barrels, which makes its Bourbon Stout, Bourbon Russian Imperial Stout and Bourbon Barley Wine nice complements to a Delmonico or porterhouse.  

Peg's Cantina
Gulfport, Fla.  
Some reasons for the greatness of Peg's Cantina: It has outdoor seating on porches and under trees out front that can be used for most of the year. No. 2, its Mexican/Gulf Coast hybrid menu featuring lump blue crab quesadillas, shrimp burritos and tuna tacos is one of the most fun and imaginative of any of its buttoned-up brewpub counterparts. No. 3, brewer Doug Dozark is also brew manager at Tampa's powerhouse Cigar City Brewing and keeps Peg's nine taps flowing with gems such as his rare, whiskey-barrel-aged Doug's Original Stout. With owners committed to using native plants, fair-trade ingredients and so little plastic that they shun credit cards and a brewer who was already making the best craft beer in Florida, Peg's Cantina would be a prize in any state.  

The Wrecking Bar
Located in the historic Victor H. Kriegshaber House, the Wrecking Bar was a Victorian home, a Methodist Church, a dance school and antiques shop before Bob and Kristine Sandage turned its basement into arguably the best brewpub in the state. The pub grub such as hefeweizen-steamed mussels, beer-and-cheddar soup, chicken bratwurst with house apple cider kraut and hand-cut fries with dipping sauce are fine, but the beer holds up well on its own. After a quick brewery tour, take some time to sample the "Jemmy Dean" Breakfast Stout, Piper Down 70 Shilling Scottish Ale and the grotesquely named Stifler's Cream Ale.  
3 of 11

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
AAPL $113.29 0.00%
FB $91.01 0.00%
GOOG $630.38 0.00%
TSLA $248.48 0.00%
YHOO $33.14 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,643.01 -11.76 -0.07%
S&P 500 1,988.87 +1.21 0.06%
NASDAQ 4,828.3250 +15.6170 0.32%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs