We hear all the time about the dangers of being addicted to our phones, social media and screens in general. Know what's a great cure for that? Beer halls! Seriously, there are not many things left in the modern world that encourage striking up conversation with a complete stranger like communal tables and good beer. The Northern Brewer crew has been known to haunt Surly's bright and shiny beer hall, but we're also partial to the cozy vibe and amazing wursts at New Bohemia, as well as Summit Brewing's fun-filled, inviting space. This slideshow on Indoor Beer Halls Across America from USA Today offers a glimpse of beer halls from around the country.
Seattle's Queen Anne Beerhall brings people together at community tables over German, Belgian and Pacific Northwest beers and food.
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Surly's Beer Hall is a fun happening place to go any time of year.
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Trade winter blues for winter brews at these breweries, brewpubs and beer bars pairing local and Bavarian beers with hearty fare fit for the season. From Seattle to St. Louis, there's somewhere festive and fun to escape the cold and have a cold one. So whether you're completing dry January, watching a big game or fighting cabin fever, toast to communal tables and toasty atmospheres at these indoor beer halls across the country.