The Best Cities for Beer Drinkers

Beer lovers, pay attention. A new list from names 50 cities you should consider the next time you’re out on a crawl.

SmartAsset weighed five key metrics to determine the best cities for beer drinkers: 1) total number of breweries 2) number of breweries per 100,000 residents 3) average number of beers per brewery 4) number of bars per 100,000 residents 5) average price per pint of domestic draught beer.

Researchers looked at 350 of the largest cities in the U.S.

These were the top 10 best cities for beer drinkers:

1. Cincinnati, Ohio

2. St. Louis, Missouri

3. Portland, Oregon

4. Asheville, North Carolina

5. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

6. Denver, Colorado

7. Bend, Oregon

8. Madison, Wisconsin

9. Missoula, Montana

10. Cleveland, Ohio

These were the top cities for beer drinkers in California:

1. San Francisco, California (#25 nationally)

2. Vista, California (#40 nationally)

3. San Diego, California (#46 nationally)

List and data is compiled by and does not reflect statistics on all U.S. or California cities.


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