Lancaster bars in running for Great American Beer Bar honors

The Central PA region has earned its place on the craft beer map in recent years thanks its many award-winning craft breweries located here. But a survey currently running on the Brewers Association‘s website – – is shining the light on the area’s craft beer-focused bars, too, as Lancaster’s The Fridge and Lititz’s Bulls Head Public House have made it to the final round in the BA’s hunt for the Greatest American Beer Bars.

When the Great American Beer Bar voting started in July, some 3,400 bars were nominated across five geographical regions – the Pacific, Mountain West, North Central, South and Northeast – as craft beer aficionados and loyal patrons touted the reasons why their favorite beer bar was the best. For the past two years, Mekong Restaurant in Richmond, VA, has taken the top billing in the nation. The Fridge, located in downtown Lancaster and featuring an arsenal of craft bottles as well as rotating tap features, made it to the final round in last year’s polling but fell short of making the final top three cut.

Bulls Head Public House – known for its authentic English pub atmosphere, rotating craft drafts and annual Cask Ale Festival – is making its first-ever appearance this far into the balloting.

Voting for the top 10 finalists in each region is currently open until September 5, after which the top three vote-getters from each region will be recognized, as well as the top three overall vote-getters in the nation.

Head to now to place your vote. Cheers!


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Mike McMonagle is a late-to-bed guy who tries daily to be an early riser. He drinks coffee, beer, whiskey and water regularly. He moonlights as a singer/songwriter by the name of Mike McMonagle. He makes photos sometimes, usually of his cat, or of puddles. Mike is the former digital editor for Fly; he left in 2015.

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