Hop City is in the running for USA Today’s Best Beer Bar in U.S. — Vote today!

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Hop City’s Stacey Chapel and Ralph Marion (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

They did it again! Hop City Beer & Wine in Lakeview has been nominated to compete for the 3rd consecutive year in USA Today’s 10Best Readers Choice contest for the Best Beer Bar in the U.S. 

As the old proverb says: The third time’s a charm!

Hop City made the Best Bar list of 20 nominees again because, in USA Today’s own words, they fit the following criteria:

  • A stellar selection of draft, bottled, and canned beers
  • A focus on local or regional selections
  • A relaxed atmosphere and knowledgeable bar staff ready to help any guest become a beer connoisseur

Our local beer bar is up against establishments from New York City to Seattle.

Hop City needs votes

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Ice cold beer brought to you. (Madison Croxson / Bham Now)

If you are not familiar with USA Today’s 10Best Readers Choice contests, they pool a bunch of experts around the nation to create a list of contestants. 

In addition to the Best Beer Bar category, they are presently running “Best Brewery”, “Best Beer Tour” and “Best Botanical Gardens” (make sure to vote for Huntsville Botanical Garden) contests.

Casting a vote is easy and you can do it once a day.

Visit USA Today 10Best Hop City page — Vote!

The election ends February 26th at 11AM.

Runner-up in 2022

In 2022, Hop City was the contest runner-up. Last year, they came in 10th. As of February 8 — and remember its early — they are ranked first on the leaderboard. 

Now is a good time to increase their lead.

Do you think Hop City will take the crown? Let us know you have voted by tagging us on social media @bhamnow

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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