All About Beer

Get a taste of the Lone Star State, whether you prefer Pecan Porters or hoppy IPAs, with a visit to one of Dallas' breweries. In fact, it's easy to make a weekend out of checking out several tap rooms, with other fun stops and delicious bites along the way.

Fill Up for the Adventure Ahead

1.5 hours

Start the morning at Cindi's for a little NY cuisine in the Big D. Choose from their extensive all-day breakfast menu, including classics like pancakes and omelets, or grab a fresh baked bagel with lox spread to go.

Go high

1.5 hours | Directions

Get a bird's eye view of Dallas with a visit to Reunion Tower's GeO-Deck, where a slick interactive system will help identify key landmarks Downtown. 

Drink like a local

2 hours | Directions

Stop in at Braindead Brewery and study the ever-changing list of regional brews, including several made onsite. Chat with other beer lovers; this is the sort of place where everyone feels like a local.

Start on a light note with a pint of BrainDead's Gritz Cream Ale as you snack on crispy chicharrones. A roasted lamb sandwich may follow, but leave room for dessert: warm oatmeal cookies, served with stout chocolate milk.

Explore Deep Ellum

2.5 hours

Stretch your legs as you explore Deep Ellum a neighborhood with a rich history in the arts and music that continues today. Check out the spectacular 42 Murals project, transforming the walls of historic buildings throughout the area.

Grab a pint

1.5 hours | Directions

Tour Deep Ellum Brewing Company for a primer on beer-making and delicious brew. Don't miss the Deep Ellum IPA, a potent combination of citrus notes and American hops.

An evening of beer

3 hours | Directions

Stroll across the Ron Kirk Pedestrian Bridge, which spans the Trinity River and offers the best views of the Santiago Calatrava-designed Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

Finish the evening at Trinity Groves and dine at Steam Theory Brewing Co., whose menu highlights made from scratch classics and build your own pizzas. For grazing, stop by for daily specials like $4 deep dish slices and half-priced shareable plates.

 

Toast the new day

1 hour | Directions

Fuel up on avocado toast, breakfast dishes and draft beers at Toasted. The menu features both savory and sweet loaded toasts to go alongside a rotating collection of local brews.

Take a shopping break

1.5 hours | Directions

Pick up a cool Dallas-motif shirt at Bullzerk. From tees to rep all your favorite Dallas neighborhoods to quirky koozies and gifts to take back home, the tongue-in-cheek shop is a fun shopping stop to explore on Greenville Avenue

Need a Ride?

Check the schedule for Dallas’ light rail system DART and the free M-Line Trolley for convenient rides through the Downtown Dallas and surrounding areas. After 6 pm, call or text Efrogs, a free golf-cart rideshare program that gets you going without the hassle of a car.

Belgian-inspired

2.5 hours | Directions

Head east for a tour at Lakewood Brewing Company and sample from its smooth, Belgian-inspired brews. Focus your attention to Lakewood's "Legendary" and "Special Releases" offerings for inspired, nuanced flavors that are available only for a short time. Don't miss the Bourbon Barrel Temptress, a smooth Imperial Milk Stout aged in oak bourbon barrels. The garden often hosts live music and local food trucks.

Discover something new

3.5 hours

Finish the day in the Bishop Arts District, an eclectic, walkable collection of independent boutiques, vintage stores, galleries and restaurants in South Dallas. Settle in with a craft beer as you discover a new author and listen to live music at independent bookstore The Wild Detectives. Shift gears at Bishop Cider Co., with a glass of Crackberry, a tart and sweet cider. 

Make it a pizza night

2 hours | Directions

Grab dinner at Eno's Pizza Tavern and settle in with a pie and re-visit favorite ales and discover new ones from around Texas, sampling from one of the city's widest selections of regional craft beers available on draught.

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