Chicagoans are well aware of our amazing bar options, but it's nice to see outsiders appreciate that fact from time to time.
This week, Draft Magazine released its list of "America's 100 Best Beer Bars," and five bars from the Chicagoland area made the list.
For the full list (which has many Midwestern mentions) visit the magazine's website.
Check out the Chicagoland picks here. Who did they miss? Let us know in the comments.
Don't be overwhelmed by this travel-themed bar's more than 300 beer offerings, because a friendly bartender will help you make a decision. Draft mag loves that the Map Room offers beer classes and international nights as well.
"Firkin might stand outside Chicago's city line, but its beer selection's anything but suburban," says Draft mag. Firkin offers a variety of 55 bottles and 30 taps.
This bar offers more than 35 craft beers on draft and a whopping 250bottles from North America, Belgium and the rest of Europe. Hopleaf's food menu is a winner as well.
With 38 taps, one of the best beer gardens in town and great barbecue--what's not to like? Every Wednesday night, stop by to see Bob Egan working the beer school bar. Egan allows customers to taste new local and seasonal brews.
Draft says the Local Option has "how-the-heck-did-they-get-them collections of Mikkeller, Three Floyds and Bluegrass limited releases."