New Paltz, NY
SUNY students and locals have made this downtown eatery and bar a popular hangout for more than 35 years — and it’s a perfect place to wet your whistle. Bacchus boasts 14 beers on tap, ranging from New York’s own Keegan Ales (made in Kingston) and Ommegang (brewed in Cooperstown) to Stella Artois from Belgium. All told, drinkers can pick from more than 300 brands of brew from all 50 states and 60 countries, as well as imbibe delicious nonalcoholic options, malt beverages (“malternatives”), and hard ciders. Cheers!