The illuminated Convention Center reflects in the water of a river that flows around downtown Pittsburgh, PA

#83. Pittsburgh

Nicknamed “Steel City” for its 300 steel-related companies and “City of Bridges” for its 446 bridges, Pittsburgh, Pa., sits at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers. The economy is buoyed by 1,600 technology firms, and Pittsburgh is a famous beer city with nearly 20 microbreweries. A popular spot is East End Brewing Co. that offers selections like Fat Gary’s Nut Brown Ale and Monkey Boy, a German Hefeweizen-styled beer that is our pick for Pittsburgh.

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