Brewfontaine named best beer bar in Ohio

With less than 16 months in business, a downtown Bellefontaine tap room has won a statewide honor awarded by internet users.


Zanesfield musician Chris Westhoff, right, performs inside Brewfontaine, which has been named the best beer bar in Ohio in the annual Great American Beer Bars competition. (PHOTO | SUBMITTED)

Brewfontaine, 211 S. Main St., is being honored as the the best beer bar in Ohio in the annual Great American Beer Bars competition, owners announced today.

Users of, the Brewers Association’s website for craft beer lovers, were invited to fill out a survey and asked to share their appreciation for various aspects of their favorite bar, including atmosphere, staff, beer selection and special events.

According to Julia Herz, publisher of, “[Our] readers understand what sets a beer bar apart and have continually shown up since 2012 to recommend and praise their favorite spots. This year we received more than 7,000 votes.”

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