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The Most Popular Bar In Every State In 2015

Cheers to the year you probably don't remember!

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Of course December is a time to eat, drink, and be merry — but you know what else it is? A time to remember and honor the things we ate and drank in the previous year.

With that in mind, I asked the people over at Foursquare, the city guide app, for the most popular bars of 2015 — which they determined by looking at ratings and number of visits to each spot.

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So here are the top 51 places where the magic and the memories happened — straight from the Foursquare users who very likely don't really ~remember~ them happening.

3. Angels Trumpet Ale House, Phoenix, Arizona

"Great selection of microbrews, and delicious, well-made bar food."

"Best presentation of beer flights I've ever had. Write down your six picks from the board on your paper, give to your server, and they'll return with the paper and the beers in a muffin tin! Awesome!"

"Great patio outside. Microbrews you won't find many places outside of Tempe, or anywhere else. Excellent job on the menu."

5. Zeitgeist, San Francisco, California

"A beer garden with bikers, a jukebox with local bands, and a back patio full of picnic tables. As recommended by Travel Channel host Anthony Bourdain."

"Home to what may be the Bay Area's best non-fast-food burger. Called the 'Gardenburger,' it's huge and juicy, and topped with freshness. There may also be homefries involved."

"Last time we sat out back at this biker bar, we played a game of poker with strangers. It was just another night at the picnic table-filled backyard at this Mission District stalwart."

6. Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, Colorado

"70 beers on tap, and they're constantly tapping rare and hard-to-find kegs. Make sure you check out the bottle list as well."

"Fried mushrooms are the best. Also one of the only places you can find Russian River or Lost Abbey on tap. A must-visit if you love craft brews."

"One of the best places to drink in the country, period."

9. Clevelander, Miami Beach, Florida

"Sports? Check. Beer? Check. Phenomenal wait staff? Check. Need anything else?"

"Not only one of the hottest hotels in Miami, but also a nightlife destination with multiple bar options for partying the night away. Order the Raging Bull drink for a real treat."

"Locals and tourists alike love this South Beach legend — guaranteed a (drunken) good time!!"

10. Cypress Street Pint & Plate, Atlanta, Georgia

"House draft is a Sweetwater IPA! Delicious, and only $3 a pint!"

"Get the sublime burger, sweet potato fries, and a cold draught beer."

"Beer Geek Tuesdays often bring a bevy of interesting brews on tap, and are definitely worthy of the 'Beer Geek' title."

12. Bittercreek Alehouse, Boise, Idaho

"Great food and really great BEER! Food is organic or locally grown. Not your typical 'pub food.' Extensive beer list and great cocktails as well."

"It's the beignets that get ya."

"Always an interesting, well-selected tap selection. For food, try the ham, swiss & honey mustard sandwich."

13. Sidetrack, Chicago, Illinois

"Black cherry slushy drinks and show tunes ..."

"Amazing slushy drinks and Monday Night show tunes was worth the extra night stay in Chicago once Bear Pride ended."

"Ketel One Crush, a grape-flavored, sugar-filled, tart slush drink, will make you orgasm. Or at least drunk. Yeah it's loaded with calories, but it's damn good!"

18. Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, New Orleans, Louisiana

"One of the oldest bars in the U.S., the infamous blacksmith shop has turned into a local favorite. Try the hurricane or voodoo daiquiris if you're on Bourbon Street in New Orleans."

"Try the purple drank!"

"Get the Voodoo Daiquiri — and watch the step."

25. Flying Saucer, Kansas City, Missouri

"Beer selection and apps; the pretzels with bratwurst are fabulous."

"Try the Goose Island Pepe Nero Peppered Saison on draft."

"Cool place, awesome beer selection. You can taste about anything, and the staff actually tastes the beer before they start serving it. Very friendly staff and people as well."

35. Winking Lizard Tavern, Independence, Ohio

"The view from the patio is great!"

"Play skeetball while drinking a random beer and enjoying the free popcorn."

"Great beer selection, good food, and many locations. Always a great experience. Oh, and you can't turn your head without finding a TV."

37. Bailey's Taproom, Portland, Oregon

"Awesome modern style pub with great beer selection!"

"High-tech draft system, and amazing local craft beer selection."

"If you like rare craft beers, then this is the place for you. Bailey's Tap Room always has about 20 solid beers on tap!"

38. Morgan's Pier, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Have a Michelada as you wash down a deep-fried liquid-nitrogen cheeseburger while dancing the night away under the Ben Franklin."

"Check out the little 'crow's nest' area for a great view at night."

"Great views of the water and Ben Franklin Bridge."

39. Mews Tavern, Wakefield, Rhode Island

"Go on the first Wednesday of each month for Pint Night! Starting at 8 pm you can buy the pint night beer special for $3 and you get a free pint glass to keep, and it's for every beer you buy!!"

"Huge selection of beer on tap, which is a plus."

"Try one of the 69 draft beers. Their motto is 'no crap on tap!'"