Best Of 2009

Best New Beer List: Bar Symon

The first thing guests see when they cross the threshold of Bar Symon is a picket fence of beer taps. The 40 or so handles, each festooned in its own brewery colors, march down the bar like a pixie parade of infinite glee. Michael Symon promised an American brasserie bursting at the seams with good beer and, glory be, he delivered. All told, there are about 100 labels, from the palest ale to the meatiest imperial stout. There is a strong American presence, with entries from Dogfish Head, Jolly Pumpkin, Left Hand and Rogue. But there is an equally impressive showing of Belgian and Belgian-style ales. And talk about range! Big spenders can splurge on a $65 bottle of cask-fermented lambic, while penny pinchers can drain $1 pints of PBR. (32858 Walker Rd., 440.933.5652, — Trattner