For beer-lovers, no trip is complete without a cold pint of something delicious. Whether you’re into lagers or ales, these top beer destinations in the world will quench your thirst.
1. Munich, Germany
No list of the top beer destinations in the world would be complete without Munich. The entirety of Germany is known for its beer, but Munich gets a special shout-out for being the home of Oktoberfest. There’s no other event in the world like Oktoberfest, a two-week festival featuring more than seven million liters of beer. Whatever your favorite brew is, you’ll find something you love in this beer-loving city.
2. Seoul, South Korea
Driven by the women of Seoul, the craft beer culture in this city is thriving. There’s even a “craft beer alley” along Gyeongnidan Road, where you’ll find a range of bars and pubs that each offers something vastly different. Offering everything from lagers to ales to IPAs, Seoul is quickly making a name for itself as one of the craft beer meccas of the world.
3. Dublin, Ireland
Guinnness is beloved around the world for its rich, flavorful taste, but you haven’t truly had a Guinness until you drink one in Ireland. The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is as fun as it is enlightening, taking visitors behind the scenes of what goes into each pint. The beers don’t stop here, though—journey through the Temple Bar district and you’ll be greeted by a plethora of pubs. Friendly residents and lively bars make Dublin a must for any beer aficionado.
4. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is a bona fide beer-lover’s paradise, so no trip to the city is complete without a sampling of its finest brews. The beer is as cheap as it is delicious, so you truly get the bang for your buck in the City of a Hundred Spires. Most famous for Pilsner Urquell, the beautiful city of Prague will be a paradise for any lager lover.
5. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Home to some of the most avid beer drinkers in the world, Milwaukee will make any lager-lover feel right at home. It more than lives up to its nickname of “Brew City.” Brewing runs through the city’s veins: it’s home to wildly popular beer companies such as Pabst, Miller, Schlitz, and Blatz. Brewery tours are a great choice for samplings and education, with the Miller Brewery being one of the more popular destinations.
6. Amsterdam, Netherlands
If Heineken is your go-to drink, you can thank Amsterdam for its inception. It’s home to the highly-interactive Heineken Experience, a self-guided tour on the history of this delicious drink. You won’t find the typical music-blaring clubs here: the Dutch are known for their “brown bars,” which are candlelit, cozy, and crowd-free. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day of travel.