Roscoe’s and Ben’s Bottle Shop Make Craft’s Great American Beer Bars for 2019

Today,, a website administered by the Brewers Association, announced its Great American Beer Bars for 2019. On the list is Portland’s Roscoe’s, representing for Oregon, and Vancouver’s Ben’s Bottle Shop, representing for Washington. One place was chosen in each of America’s 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico, that readers voted as outstanding for imbibing independent beer. More than 30 percent of the beer bars readers nominated are making their first ever appearance on the list.



Ben’s Bottle Shop

“’s mission is to tell stories about the people, communities and businesses who are the heartbeat of small and independent craft brewing in the U.S.,” said Jess Baker, editor in chief, “We’re excited to shine a spotlight on the beer bars who prominently feature U.S. craft breweries and create memorable beer experiences. They are part of the awesome independent beer community we celebrate. Cheers to the winners on this year’s list.”

Methodology: readers were asked to nominate their favorite craft beer bar in their state. Beer bars recognized as Great American Beer Bars were selected by popular votes and asked to provide information on their beer bars to confirm their intent to be listed. Nearly 7,000 votes were cast during December 2018. The annual list has been a staple since 2012.

Visit to view a sortable list and each bar’s profile. Join the conversation using #GABB.


Launched in 2009, is the beer lovers website produced by the Brewers Association—the leading trade association for small and independent craft brewers. shares the stories behind America’s small and independent breweries, and is the primary educational resource on beer, beer styles, beer and food pairings and recipes along with craft beer community trends and publishes an extensive U.S. brewery database along with the Beer & Food Course, Beer 101 Course and annual Great American Beer Bars list, and celebrates theindependent craft brewer seal. Follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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