Jim Leff started a thread back in 2008 that we’d like to see revived: “Top 10 Bars for Beer Snobs.” It featured some emerging stars of the microbrew scene back then, like Blind Tiger and Bar Great Harry. Now, however, there are newer contenders like Mission Dolores and Strong Place. How do those stack up, particularly against old-school haunts like Ginger Man? And which have the best bar foods to pair with their top-notch beers?

It’s tough for a beer-lover not to be invested in this thread, so let’s get it going again.

Blind Tiger [Greenwich Village]
281 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
212-462-4682

Bar Great Harry [Carroll Gardens]
280 Smith Street, Brooklyn
718-222-1103

Mission Dolores [Park Slope]
249 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn
718-399-0099

Strong Place [Carroll Gardens]
270 Court Street, Brooklyn
718-855-2105

Ginger Man [Murray Hill]
11 E. 36th Street, Manhattan
212-532-3740

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