6. Blind Tiger

City: New York
Address: 281 Bleecker St.
Website: blindtigeralehouse.com

Another forerunner of the movement and a huge influence on beer culture, Blind Tiger opened in the mid-'90s and has been converting opening tabs into open minds and feeding some serious beer to the city of New York ever since. Featuring a solid rotating cast (casks, too) and a crazy happy hour—11:30 to 8:00— every day, there's a reason it's an institution and a hot spot, one and the same.