The Grog, NewburyportStandout Qualities: A large beer list includes almost three dozen taps and more than two dozen bottles, from international to hyper-local, featuring a wide variety of hops, yeasts, fruits, herbs, and grains.
Fun Fact: The Grog’s classic New England feel consistently draws colonial and redcoat reenactors after local events.
Insider Tip: There’s another bar upstairs that features leather chairs to lounge in, perfect for when you want more intimate conversations.
13 Middle St., Newburyport, 978-465-8008, thegrog.com
Gulu-Gulu Café, SalemFun Fact: Join the Flying Gulu Beer Society and track your progress through the café’s list, featuring two dozen draft beers and almost four dozen in bottles or cans.
247 Essex St., Salem, 978-740-8882, gulugulucafe.com