Beer is important. Thus it is important that you find a bar that takes beer even more seriously than you do. You want the staff to be knowledgable, you want the lines to be clean, the tap list to be hella deep—no, you need all of these things. Don't misunderstand us—there is a time and a place for Bud bottles, the good cheap shit. But just as there's a time for goofing off, there's a time to take things to church. Which is exactly what a great beer bar is: a church, a temple.

These spots are all holy. If you love beer, or want to put yourself on the path to booze enlightenment, you need to take a pilgrimage to one of these joints. These are the 25 Best Beer Bars in America.

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