The Craftsmen boasts 48 draught beer taps, with 12 in the front bar dedicated to pales, while the main bar in the back showcases another 36 handles. There’s something for everyone: bold IPAs, decadent stouts, and even mouth-puckering sours. There’s a lot of local flair, too. What makes the Craftsmen special is the ever-changing food menu. With Chef Todd Garrigan at the helm, a pit stop for happy hour becomes a culinary tour. Each dish is carefully created to pair well with beer. Sweet and salty General Tso’s chicken wings ($6) call for a glass of Holy City Pluff Mudd Porter, while the Scotch egg with green apple kraut pairs well with a hop-forward IPA. A recent special saw corned beef deckle with kraut and potatoes. The menu is simple yet creative, and new features are showcased daily. And if the great beer and food aren’t enough, the space is simply stunning. It’s a craft beer mecca. —Eric Doksa
Dish (Winter 2014)
Two bars, 48 taps, a Pale Room, and a menu of food finely crafted to pair well with craft beers.
Features: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night