More clubhouse than bar, this craft beer spot in Porta Romana is upfront about its priorities: its name translates as “Drink Good Beer.” The informal bar occupies a small storefront featuring playful art on the walls and littered with stools and a few nondescript wooden tables. But most people congregate around the bar’s six taps and the two coolers full of bottled craft Italian and European beer; crates on the opposite wall showcase bottles you can buy and take home. Owner Filippo is equal parts friendly and knowledgeable, making him an excellent guide on your quest to find your perfect beer. There are certainly plenty of options—by eschewing contracts with specific breweries, Bere Buona Birra has the freedom to buy from a wide range of vendors, rotating some of the best Italian and European craft beers through their taps.
Time Out tip: Ask Filippo to give you a tour of their reserves in the cellar—it may sound creepy, but it’s a beer lover’s dream come true.