One of the top-rated breweries in the city is Upstate Craft Beer Co. This local brewpub opened up in the old Claussen Bakery—an historic landmark where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once defended 22 black employees that were striking for fairer wages and better conditions. Head out to Upstate most any night for bingo, block parties, bands and the weekly New Brew Thursdays. Opened in 2013, Quest Brewing Co. has established itself as an innovator of creative beer combinations. Try the Issaqueena Mango White Ale or the Ponce Cucumber Jalapeno Saison—winner of the 2016 World Beer Cup. For something a bit more traditional, check out Brewery 85. With winter markets, music series and plenty of brew for all, this traditional German brewery with a Southern twist is one you won’t want to miss.