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Hot tables: 5 of the best seats in beer right now

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Photo by Kevin Oleary, courtesy of Cannibal Culver City

Photo by Kevin Oleary, courtesy of Cannibal Culver City

When what you drink is as important as what you eat, you’ll want to hit up these five beer-centric spots:

NYC’s premiere beer hall/ butcher shop hybrid, Cannibal, plans to open its West Coast outpost, The Cannibal Culver City, this November. Look forward to a selection of 500+ international and American craft beers as well as a balance of meat- and veggie-centric dishes.

The newest addition to Surly’s 90,000 square foot brewery in Minneapolis: Brewer’s Table, a more refined restaurant above the beer hall that debuted this spring with surprisingly cheffedup dishes that have included barbecue hamachi collar and beef tartare.

Three NYC bartenders teamed up to open Haymaker Bar & Kitchen in Chelsea; the gastropub’s 18 draft lines focus on American IPAs, farmhouse beers and sours alongside winter- warming tavern food such as pancetta-and-mushroom mac ‘n’ cheese and a fried oyster BLT.

Drake’s Brewing Company debuted a beer garden and wood-fired pizza restaurant in Oakland, California, this August. Housed in a century-old brick building formerly home to a Dodge showroom, Drake’s Dealership boasts 32 taps that include limited release beers from the brewery’s Brewhouse One experimental program.

The team behind NYC’s Black Tap (one of the favorite beer-andburger spots from our summer issue) will bring Black Tap Down to SoHo. The new dining room offers table service and Black Tap’s signature burgers alongside comfort food blackboard specials (think fried chicken with Korean pepper sauce) plus 16 taps from Sixpoint, Gun Hill and other locals.

 

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Kate Bernot is DRAFT’s beer editor. Reach her at kate.bernot[at]draftmag.com.

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