Both Alabama and Georgia made the cut in Draft Magazine's new list of the best beer bars in America. In a note that prefaces the list, Draft’s editors said they looked for bars “having well-cared for, thoughtfully selected beer with an eye toward variety, trends and tradition, in the kind of place you’d want to stay awhile, delivered by someone who knows their stuff."
Atlanta's Porter Beer Bar, the Brickstore Pub, in Decatur, Ga., and The Nook in Huntsville, Ala., make the list alongside bars in Charleston, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., and Louisville, Ky., among others.
The Southern bar that gets the most attention, however, hails from Mississippi: Mahogany Bar.
Draft's Carolyn Heneghan wrote, "(H)ere’s what’s so great about this place: Not only is every bartender Cicerone-certified, but ... two of the Hog’s Cicerones walked me through their beer selection."