Is anyone really surprised that Michigan is home to multiple beer bars that are on the list of best beer bars in America?  Nope!

Now, this list is made up of only non-franchise beer bars, that means no breweries either.  These rules were specifically put in place because of Michigan.  Hopcat would be on the list multiple times if franchise beer bars were allowed and if breweries made the list, how can Founder's and Bell's not show up on the list!?

OK, so let's get to the actual Michigan beer bars that were featured on the list...

7 Monks Taproom - Traverse City

7 Monks is a must visit for any beer lover (especially Michigan beer lover) with 46 different beers on tap as well as a large selection of bottled beer.  Many of the beers on tap are from Michigan and they love to feature speciality and seasonal beers too.  And now you don't have to drive all the way to Traverse City to enjoy 7 Monks because they opened a Grand Rapids location!

The Mitten Bar - Ludington

Living in the small town of Ludington, The Mitten Bar is the home of a rotating list of Michigan beers on tap.  The expertly curated taps will keep your taste buds happy and let you experience beers from all over the state without having to leave the bar.  The Mitten Bar is also an awesome place to check out some local music while you drink your local beer!

You can check out the list of The 31 Best Beer Bars in America from Thrillist.com.