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Two Bars in Maryland the Experts Say You Shouldn't Miss

A Washington, D.C., watering hole also earns praise for its selection of beers and attention to customers.

Do you know your beers? Three bars in the region have been named tops in the industry. Credit: File | Patch
Do you know your beers? Three bars in the region have been named tops in the industry. Credit: File | Patch

Two of the country’s best beer bars are in the Baltimore area, while a Washington, D.C. watering hole also earned high praise, according to Draft magazine.

Brewer’s Art in Mount Vernon andMax’s Taphouse in Fells Point rank among the top 100 beer bars in the country, according to theWashington Business Journal. This is the third straight year both bars have made the list.

In the Washington area, ChurchKeywas recognized for its flavors and recommendations to customers.

The magazine’s editors say this is their criteria for earning a spot on the list: We needed to walk out of these places saying, “Now there’s a bar that really, really cares about your experience with beer. … We don’t want to send you to a place where the server doesn’t look up from her texting when you ask questions, or where you’ll be told a saison “is basically a lager. … We’d rather you to go to ChurchKey in D.C., where beers are smartly grouped by flavor (citrusy, woodsy, etc.), rather than just by style.”

What’s your favorite beer bar? Share your recommendation in comments.

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