Best taproom: Seventh Son Brewing
With two outdoor spaces (a front patio and a slightly more intimate, picnic-table-dotted backyard), this Italian Village gem is uniquely suited to summer drinking. An assortment of inventive, tasty beers (Wee Beastie, a flavorful barley wine, is a recent fave) and a rotating cast of food trucks further heighten the experience.
Runners-up: Elevator Brewing Co.'s 13th Floor Taproom, Wolf's Ridge Brewing Tap Room
Seventh Son Brewing
1101 N. Fourth St., Italian Village