The exploding popularity of craft beers has forced many local bar-restaurants and nightspots to widely expand their selection of crafts, including beers from area breweries. We checked in with 10 area spots to find out which area-brewed beers are popular with their customers.
THE BARREL ROOM, North Canton.
Popular beer: Tanglefoot IPA from Royal Docks Brewing Co. A smooth but bold IPA with a big hop nose. 6.3% ABV.
About the Barrel Room: It is a great place to chill with friends and enjoy some wine or beers. Currently offering 100 beers, 25 wines by the glass and more than 150 wines by the bottle.
BUZZBIN ART & MUSIC SHOP, Canton.
Popular beer: Pendragon RareWit from Royal Docks Brewing Co. A light and spicy Belgian white beer. 5.8% ABV.
About Buzzbin Art & Music Shop: It is the place to go for live music and great drinks. Attached to Buzzbin Arcade, it’s the ultimate place for a night of fun.
CONESTOGA GRILL, Canton.
Popular beer: Roughneck Red from Shale Brewing Co. A quenching, red-tinged American amber ale. 4.9% ABV.
About Conestoga Grill: Stop in for lunch or have dinner with drinks in this downtown Canton establishment.
GEORGE’S LOUNGE, Canton.
Popular beer: Carpe Noctem Coffee Porter from Canton Brewing Co. An American porter flavored with coffee from Carpe Diem Coffee Shop. 7.2% ABV.
About George’s Lounge: It serves some of the best burgers (see our Burger Wars) and beers. Enjoy live music every Thursday, Saturday and on First Fridays.
TABLE SIX KITCHEN + BAR, Jackson Township.
Popular beer: Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co. A hoppy, fruity imperial India pale ale. 9.1% ABV.
About Table Six Kitchen + Bar: Part of the 91 Restaurant Group, it is a gastropub pairing innovative culinary techniques with traditional made-from-scratch comfort food perfect for sharing.
JOHN’S BAR & GRILLE, Canton.
Popular beer: Hopnesia IPA from Maize Valley Brewery. A bitter, citrusy and floral IPA. 7.4% ABV.
About John’s Bar & Grille: It is a longstanding, family-friendly bar in Canton featuring a Greek-accented American menu.
THE RAIL, Jackson Township.
Popular beer: D.I.P.A. #9 from Canton Brewing Co. A potent, fruit-forward double IPA. 8% ABV.
About The Rail: Come for the burgers and fries (both voted Local Faves this year), and stay for the brews.
THATSA WRAPP, Canton.
Popular beer: Blood Hound Orange IPA from Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. An IPA with flavors of bloodorange juice and orange rind. 5.7% ABV.
About Thatsa Wrapp: Serving some of the best wraps (and homemade chips) in Stark County, Thatsa Wrapp also offers an extensive beer menu.
TWENTY/20 TAPHOUSE, Jackson Township.
Popular beer: Gambit’s Peak Blonde Ale from Scenic Brewing Co. A light-bodied blonde ale. 5.5% ABV.
About Twenty/20 Taphouse: It isn’t your typical hotel restaurant. It’s the real deal with 20 crafts and draft brews on tap, along with a full menu.
WINKING LIZARD TAVERN, Jackson Township.
Popular beer: Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co. A German-style beer with abundant malt and hops. 6.5% ABV.
About Winking Lizard Tavern: A great place to watch the game or have dinner with friends, the Winking Lizard Tavern is known for its beers; it even has its own beer tour.