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Local Beers and Brews

Check out these local bars and breweries and discover who has the best beer in town. 

The Libertine Bar

Located in lower Greenville, the Libertine Bar pours local and imported craft beers both on tap and from an extensive list of bottles. The kitchen also offer quality dishes designed to complement and showcase the best craft beers available.

Good Friend Beer Garden and Burger House

Located in East Dallas, Good Friend has a wide variety of local, American and bottled beer featuring the finest in craft beers and limited availability brews, a full selection of liquor and wine, and a chef-prepared menu with something for every palate including burgers made with only grass-fed beef.

Craft and Growler

Craft and Growler's concept of using growlers, the large glass containers used to port beer from the tap and one of the freshest ways to enjoy a beer, has caught the city's attention. Emphasis is placed on local beers from the Dallas area and Texas, but you'll also find a few notable brews from farther afield.

The Ginger Man

An Uptown staple since the early 1990s, The Ginger Man is popular for its robust beer selection and weekend music line ups. Find the beautiful library-style lounge upstairs with an outdoor balcony and overlooking a comfy patio. Ask the bar for a recommendation on a local brew before a friendly game of darts or sit back and enjoy a pint with your fellow patrons.

The Old Monk

The Old Monk is located on historic Henderson Avenue, known for its artsy nature. In keeping with the neighborhood, don't miss the bar's noteworthy decor which includes lights from a monastery in Pennsylvania, a back bar from a chemist's shop in England and turn of the century altar door, all of which resemble the many antique shops that surround it. The Old Monk offers draft beers from England, Ireland, Germany and Belgium, and around 70 bottled beers.

Bryan Street Tavern

This pet-friendly spot is all about serving you great food and craft beer while you enjoy the live music in the background, play a round of pool, or watch sports games. Bring your furry friend with you and enjoy one of Dallas' best pet-friendly patios.

Deep Ellum Brewing Company

This quirky brewery, located in Deep Ellum, was established by dedicated masterminds with a common goal: to produce quality local brews. Check out the brewery tours that take place every Saturday to sample the best brews and snack on a cheese board.

Braindead Brewing

Grab a table on the patio and enjoy people watching on the sidewalks of Deep Ellum. They have an impressive lineup of local brews, as well as red and white wines. And their food is just as good as the beer. Order the picadillo queso and duck popcorn to share with the table.

Community Beer Company

This state-of-the-art brewery is located on the edge of the Design District, offering award-winning craft beer. Be sure to try their seasonal brews like the Funnel Cake Ale during the State Fair of Texas time, and check out any of the brewery events like live music and trivia nights, brewery tours and more.

Bishop Cider Company

In the mood for a tasty cider? Bishop Cider Co., located in the Bishop Arts District, makes hard cider on site. The Tasting Room lets you try all the latest concoctions with six ciders on tap to choose from. Order cider by the glass, by the flight, or even fill growlers to take with you. Bishop Cider also owns Cidercade in the Design District, an arcade and bar showcasing over 120 games and 24 ciders on tap.

Lakewood Brewing Company

Indulge in the wide variety of beers available at the real standouts at Lakewood Brewing Company: Hop Trapp and Temptress. Take a tour on Saturdays where you can sample some of the beers and enjoy the beer garden. And check out the weekly lineup of events from Karaoke nights on Tuesdays to Blues & Jazz live music on Thursdays, along with many other specials and events throughout the week.

Four Corners Brewing Company

An unpretentious brewery in West Dallas created by three friends who began brewing in their garage. Four Corners Brewing Co. features home brews with local flavor and Saturday tours.

Peticolas Brewing Company

Located in the Design District, Peticolas Brewing Company has won numerous awards for its beer, including two gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival. This Dallas-born brewery features a Taproom where you can enjoy 16 local brews on tap in a fun and relaxing environment with family and friends and brewery tours on the first and third Saturdays of every month.

Noble Rey Brewing Company

Noble Rey Brewing Company has a year-round and seasonal beer selection that includes 13 beers with new small batch beers being created every few weeks that are sold exclusively in the brewery taproom. A second taproom was opened in the Dallas Farmers Market and carries exclusively Noble Rey draft and canned beers as well as merchandise.

Texas Ale Project

The Texas Ale Project is a modern brewery that creates a variety of craft beers, with a taproom, tours and live music and events. It is the first brewery to be built from the ground up in the City of Dallas since the late 1800s. The Texas Ale Project is on a mission to refine some of the greatest American craft beer traditions that have been influenced by the last 8,000 years of brewing culture.

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