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A USA cross-country pub crawl

Published November 25th, 2015

Not every state in the USA makes it on to the travel-agent billboards or even into the minds of travellers. But that's not to say they're not as deserving of our attention.

In fact, the best part about the US is its collection of emerging and uncharted destinations, which delight with new culture, sights and party scenes. Thinking of the latter, here's a handy guide to stopping in at the best bars in the states you might otherwise miss, and some you've already planned to visit.

Colorado

At Denver's Williams & Graham, you can order The Prize Fighter if you're feeling celebratory. If you're undecided, try your luck with a Figure It Out. Otherwise, head to Root Down in Denver or Boulder's Mountain Sun.

Florida

Drown your sorrows in the divey Churchill's Pub in Miami. Or sweat out your anxiety on the dance floor while slinging beer. Or cruise from Tampa Bay to New Smyrna Beach and sop up the excitement with a fish sandwich.

Iowa

El Bait Shop in Des Moines claims that it's the only 1970s nautical-themed Mexican BBQ restaurant you'll ever come across. With the biggest selection of American microbrews. Talk about a melting pot! Or you can hide out at Red Monk on the second floor of The Royal Mile (also in Des Moines), and drink beer from Flanders.

Nevada

Party down at the local watering holes in downtown Vegas. Try Mob Bar, Frankie's Tiki Room, or Crown & Anchor.

New Hampshire

Searching for meaning? Get thee to The Holy Grail in Epping, and heavenly spirits will provide salvation. If you haven't eaten in days, it's off to The District, Black Trumpet Bistro, and Library Restaurant in Portsmouth.


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North Carolina

Go to Fullsteam in Durham. Beer advocates lobby for the dependable and divey Thomas Street Tavern in Charlotte.

Ohio

Gather, all ye independent thinkers and imported beer drinkers, at The Tree Bar in Columbus.

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Pennsylvania

A strong drink is the order of the day at The Franklin Bar in Philly, where effective enforcement of prohibition is impossible. The people's pub is The Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, while Dee's Cafe in Pittsburgh lets you express yourself through the jukebox.

Virginia

It's going to be a long night. Fill up at The Coffee Pot in Roanoke. Or remember simpler times at throwback bar PX in Alexandria.

Wisconsin

They say Wisconsin is king at The Old Fashioned in Madison. You'll be at the heart of America at the centenarian Holler House in Milwaukee, where there are bras, bros, beers and bowling on some of the oldest lanes in the country.


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