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The 10 best cities in the world to enjoy a beer 

The 10 best cities in the world for beer lovers has been collated revealing the global locations that serve up great beer alongside good weather.

The findings, gathered by travel experts Travelbag, analysed the average cost of a beer, Instagram hashtag data, as well as the average temperature in summer across 100 cities worldwide to reveal the best places for a beer this season.

The top three shows that Chicago ranks as the world’s best city to have a pint, followed by Hanoi and Jakarta.

Chicago also tops the list as the most popular city for beer on Instagram, with over 148K hashtags for the term #chicagobeer.

Amidst the research, TravelBag recommended: “For the ultimate bar-hopping experience, why not visit Logan Square, home to some of Chicago’s best restaurants and bars, including Solemn Oath Brewery, which has 20 different beers on tap? If you’re looking for a historic feel, pay a visit to one of the many pubs and taverns located in the Old Town.”

Hanoi follows in second place, and although the number of Instagram hashtags is lower (11,785), the city offers the second-cheapest pints out of all cities analysed, priced at just £0.67.

Interestingly, it is Nanjing, China that offers the world’s cheapest pints at just £0.55 on average. The travel experts at TravelBag suggested: “Make sure you try Bia Hoi, a popular draught beer in Vietnam, found on street corners and in small bars.”

The Indonesian capital, Jakarta, rounds off the top three, with temperatures of almost 32°C between June and August, often regarded as the best months to visit. Jakarta offers up affordable pints (£1.82) and Indonesia’s most popular beer is named Bintang and worth seeking out.

For the full list of the 10 best global cities that provide the best beer-drinking experience, see below:

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