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Local Beers and Brews

Things are weird right now, but there are ways to keep supporting local businesses, and breweries should be one of them. Check out these local bars and breweries and discover who has the best beer in town. We've updated this list with the COVID-19 updates we know. Always double check before heading out and don't forget to practice social distancing! 

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 offers quality dishes designed to complement and showcase the best craft beers available.

Open for delivery and pick up. Call in orders, pick up curbside, or pay $5 for doorstep delivery. See their website for more details!

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. They also serve 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.

Known as Good Citizen for now, the restaurant is using its staff for local deliveries. Order online.

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. Find Craft and Growler near the main gates to Fair Park along Parry Avenue.

To-go drafts and foods are available via online order.

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.

Due to COVID-19, the bar is temporarily closed.

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.

Due to COVID-19, the bar is temporarily closed.

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.

Full menu, liquor, beer and wine are available. Call 214-821-4447.

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.

Due to COVID-19, the taproom is temporarily closed.

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.

Window service available; call ahead or place your order in person. 214-749-0600

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 State Fair of Texas season, and check out any of their events like live music and trivia nights, brewery tours and more.

Order your favorites online or at 214-571-7921.

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.

Available in six packs for curbside pick-up and delivery. Pick up is at Bishop Cidercade in the Design District.

Four Corners Brewing Company

An unpretentious brewery in the Cedars District created by three friends who began brewing in their garage. Four Corners Brewing Co. features home brews with local flavor and Saturday tours. Their taproom, open seven days a week, often features events such as Loteria, trivia nights, live music performances and chef takeovers.

Use their Brew Finder to find the closest spot to score a six pack.

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 more than a dozen local brews on tap in a fun and relaxing environment with family and friends. Brewery tours take place the first and third Saturdays of every month.

Place your to-go orders online or call 469-270-7851.

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’s 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.

Drive thru beer and seltzer are available Tuesday-Sunday. Check their Instagram page for details!

Oak Highlands Brewery

Tucked away in far northeast Dallas, Oak Highlands has all the makings of a neighborhood brewery. The outdoor space includes games like cornhole, ping pong tables and foosball set ups, making it a good afternoon outing for everyone in your corner, kids and pups included. Check their schedule before you head out – they are only open Thursday through Saturday.

Get beer to go every day of the week! Order at the taproom and they’ll bring it out to you.

White Rock Alehouse & Brewery

This locally owned, East Dallas newcomer offers an extensive menu of both local and national indie brews that pair nicely with their food menu – the tater kegs and Texas Heat flatbread are crowd-pleasing options. And walking off the beers is easy – there’s an entrance to the White Rock Lake Trail just off the alehouse’s parking area.

Order online or get it delivered through Postmates or UberEats.

On Rotation Brewery + Taproom

Also in East Dallas, this small batch brewery focuses on experimental flavors and often limit their creations to single kegs, which means there’s always new ones to try. They have 40 taps to choose from, and also offer flights to make tastings that much easier.

Check their website for new hours for go-to sales and curbside pickup.

Steam Theory Brewing Co.

Fans of ABC’s The Bachelor franchise that have a soft spot for craft beer will love Steam Theory – the West Dallas/Trinity Groves addition counts Bachelor host Chris Harrison as one of its investors. There are more than a dozen beers available on tap, as well as seasonal wine and cocktail offerings.

Offering beer, wine and food to go from the patio door daily. Call 972-803-4334.

Oak Cliff Brewing Co.

This homegrown brand takes pride in their neighborhood, partnering with local nonprofits to support their missions. Along with four signature offerings, the brewery also offers a variety of specialty beers. Visit their taproom in the historical Tyler Station Thursday-Sunday.

Online ordering is now available.

Pegasus City Brewery

Pegasus City calls themselves small and mighty, but there’s nothing small about the tastes in their six offerings. Seasonal rotations keep beer enthusiasts coming back, along with $4 pints Wednesday and Thursday. Find them in the Design District.

Order and pay online or over the phone, and they'll bring the beer to-go to you! Call 972-366-7722.

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