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A Guide to Bar Hopping in the USA

Whether you’re embarking on a bar crawl while exploring a new city, or you’re the type of tourist who comes armed with a laminated bar itinerary and Beer Bingo Cards, our guide will have something for you.

Put-in-Bay in Ohio

The Put-in-Bay Boardwalk

The Put-in-Bay Boardwalk

The town of Put-in-Bay is one of Lake Erie’s most popular tourist destinations. A summer resort town since the early-18th century, Put-in-bay has many traditional taverns, lending the town a festive atmosphere. Give yourself an easy route home at the end of the night by staying at the Anchor Inn Boutique Hotel, just three blocks from downtown Put-in-Bay.

West Chester in Pennsylvania

Visit the buzzing university town of West Chester

Visit the buzzing university town of West Chester

A buzzing university town, West Chester caters both to the student crowd and local residents with an eclectic mix of bars. These range from contemporary speakeasies to microbreweries selling everything from traditional wheat beer to mango and pumpkin brews. As none of the local taxi companies run through downtown West Chester keep your walk home short and sweet by booking into The Hotel Warner.

Athens in Georgia

College Avenue in Downtown Athens, Georgia

College Avenue in Downtown Athens, Georgia

Frequently described as ‘one of the best drinking cities in the South’, Friday and Saturday nights in Athens’ have an almost carnival atmosphere. As most of the town’s nightlife centers around the University of Georgia, stay less than 5-minutes’ walk away at the Hotel Indigo Athens.

Hoboken in New Jersey

Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey

Washington Street in Hoboken, New Jersey

Frank Sinatra’s hometown has come a long way since the legendary singer lived there but one thing that remains consistent is that the residents of Hoboken know how to have a good time. Venture into the downtown district or be your own bartender for the night by booking into the Dharma Home Suites and taking a crate of something cool up to the sun deck.

Milwaukee in Wisconsin

The Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Once one of the biggest beer producers in the world, Milwaukee retains the nickname of ‘Brew City’ and residents continue to spend more money per person on nightlife than any other major city in the USA. Some of the most popular bars are the long-established Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge, the Swingin Door (opened to celebrate Prohibition in 1933) and The Outsider Bar at the top of the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel.

** The data scientists at Booking.com looked at the top destinations endorsed for ‘bar-hopping’ by travelers from the USA.