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The Best Breweries in Dallas — 16 Favorites From Deep Ellum to Oak Cliff

Our City's Beer Scene is Underrated — and One of the State's Best

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Dallas has one of the best beer scenes in Texas. With so many places brewing great IPAs, lagers, pilsners, and pale ales, it was tough to narrow down a list of Dallas’ best breweries. Some places have board games, cycling teams, or free brewery tours to make them stand out from the rest. But first and foremost: they must have top-tier brews.

Ahead, discover our guide to the best breweries in Dallas.

Updated July 26, 2022

 

Deep Ellum Brewing Company

2823 St. Louis Street

Neato Bandito, Dallas Blonde, Dream Crusher, and Easy Peasy IPA. These are just a few of the great tasting, and expertly named, beers that Deep Ellum cooks up at its brewery.

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Founder John Reardon opened the spot on November 11, 2011. To go with a flight or a pint, the Deep Ellum Taproom and Kitchen also serves a full menu of snacks, pizzas, sliders, wings, sandwiches, and tacos.

 

Four Corners Brewing Company

1311 S. Ervay Street

This is a fun place to go spend a weekend afternoon. Brews range from the Heart of Texas red ale to Local Buzz honey-rye golden ale. The El Chingon is also a popular IPA.

Founded in 2012 by three friends —George Esquivel, Greg Leftwich, and Steve Porcari — Four Corners Brewing has collected an impressive number of awards over the years. The brewery often hosts events, including Loteria every Thursday night, trivia on Sundays, and more.

 

Community Beer Dallas this weekend
Community Beer Co. recently reopened in a new space in the Design District. (Courtesy)

Community Beer Company

3110 Commonwealth Drive
Located in the Design District, Community Beer Co. recently reopened in a giant new facility. You can learn more about the upgrades and upcoming restaurant here.

The Mosaic IPA India pale ale is a favorite, along with their Texas lager. Other core beers, available year round, are Witbier, a Beligan-style white ale, Silly Goose, a fruited wheat beer, and the new Citra Slice.

A fun fact about Community: this brewery has its own Community Beer Co. Cycling team. This is a group of beer loving cyclists who ride together on one Sunday a month. They divide up by level, whether you want to stroll or speed and end with post ride beers.

Westlake Brewing Company

2816 Commerce Street
Deep Ellum’s newest brewery and taproom, this spot was opened by Art Harvey in 2019. It has a spacious indoor space with TVs to watch games and an outdoor patio to enjoy in cooler weather. For draft beer, Westlake has their own brews on tap including a house cider made with apple and pear juice. Favorite beers include the Rainout Hazy, Y’all Star IPA, and Instant Guavafication.

Pair with bites like flatbreads, soft pretzels, chicken wings, nachos, and more.

 

Lakewood Brewing Dallas
Garland’s Lakewood Brewing Co. is getting a taproom refresh this summer.

Lakewood Brewing Company

2302 Executive Drive, Garland
This Garland brewery was founded in 2011. Founder Wim Bens was born in Belgium and developed a great appreciation for Belgian-style beer. He attended the American Brewer’s Guild to learn more about brewing the perfect blend. A couple of years later, Lakewood Brewing was born.

The brewery has free tours for all ages on Saturdays, although those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There’s also a taproom and dog-friendly beer garden for hanging out. Popular year-round beers include The Temptress, Lakewood IPA, and Lakewood Lager.

Manhattan Project Beer Co.

2215 Sulphur Street
Tucked away in West Dallas, this small-batch brewery and coffee bar started as a homebrew collaboration between three friends — Misty Sanford, Karl Sanford, and Jeremy Brodt. They began canning their beers in 2017, and graduated to opening their taproom in 2019.

Favorite brews include the Necessary Evil pilsner, Half-Life IPA, and Double Half-Life. You’ll also find a full espresso bar slinging lattes, cold brew, and Vietnamese coffee. Lunch and dinner are served every day, while brunch is available from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday. Don’t miss the Thai fried chicken and arepas.

 

Texas Ale Project
Texas Ale Project has a tap room, beer garden, and event venue.

Texas Ale Project

1001 N. Riverfront Boulevard
Opened in 2014, this Design District brewery is veteran- and family-owned. It also marked the first brewery and tap room to be built from the ground up in Dallas since the late 1800s.

Texas Ale is known for the Fire Ant Funeral amber ale and 50 Ft Jackrabbit IPA.

You can visit the T.A.P. Room on Thursdays and Fridays from 4 pm to 9 pm, Saturdays from 12 pm to 9 pm, and Sundays from 12 pm to 6 pm. Free brewery tours take place every Saturday at 2 pm. Texas Ale also has a dog-friendly outdoor area.

Peticolas Brewing Company

1301 Pace Street
Michael Peticolas first learned the art of brewing from his mom who had a penchant for brewing Mexican-style beer at her El Paso home in the ’90s. After a decade of practicing law, he decided to return to his passion first love. Peticolas Brewing opened in 2011 and his Imperial Red Ale, Velvet Hammer has become one of the most popular beers in Dallas.

The taproom offers 33 beers, such as First Love, a limited-release wheat beer; Sit Down or I’ll Sit You Down, an Imperial IPA; and Royal Scandal, an English pale ale.

 

On Rotation Brewery Dallas
On Rotation Brewery and Kitchen re-opens at the Braniff Center at Love Field with a full menu of food and brews. (Courtesy)

On Rotation Brewery and Kitchen

7701 Lemmon Avenue, Suite 200
Co-owners Jacob and Lindsey Sloan’s small batch brewery, On Rotation, was born in 2015 out of the couple’s passion for craft beer and homebrewing hobby. The two operated a nano brewery in Lakewood until 2020, but quickly realized that their dream concept needed a bit more space. The new, much bigger location is now open for brews and bites at the Braniff Center at Love Field.

Don’t miss the gluten-friendly fried chicken and a flight of their own beers.

White Rock Alehouse & Brewery

7331 Gaston Avenue, Suite 100
Located near White Rock Lake, this brewery comes from two East Dallas locals with a mutual love of craft beer. They have 12 of their own beers on tap, including everything from Belgian bruts and blonde ales to Mexican-style lagers and milk stouts. You can also take beer home in a growler, crowler, or keg.

The alehouse offers tater kegs, chicken sliders, fish and chips, flatbreads, and more to complement your brew, or whatever you order —Oh Yay Froze, frozen whisky and coke, and jalapeño margaritas are also on tap.

 

Oak Cliff Brewing
Oak Cliff Brewing’s beer garden is a nice place to hang out for a while. (Courtesy)

Oak Cliff Brewing Co.

1300 S. Polk Street, Suite 222
This Oak Cliff brewery opened in Tyler Station in 2018. There’s an indoor taproom with plenty of tables and TVs, as well as an outdoor beer garden often lined with food trucks. A favorite Oak Cliff brews include the Lee Hazy Oswald.

Founded by Joel Denton, it was the neighborhood’s first craft beer brewery.

 

Celestial Beerworks

2530 Butler Street
Located near the Medical District, this space-themed brewery and taproom offers some unique brews. Co-founded by Matt and Molly Reynolds in 2018, Celestial is known for its artsy taproom with games and local brew collaborations with local coffee shops like LDU.

Beers include many juicy and hazy IPAs, such as False Memory and Electromagnetism, as well as sours, pilsners, and stouts.

 

Pegasus City Brewery Dallas
At Pegasus City Brewery’s new location, the outdoor patio is right in the middle of downtown. (Courtesy)

Pegasus City Brewery

1508 Commerce Street
In 2020, this local brewery expanded from a small taproom in the Design District to a second, much larger spot downtown. But it didn’t open in any old space — it took over the Dallas Power and Light Building. The Art Deco building also includes an outdoor patio for the brewery.

Founded by Chris Weiss, Will Cotten, and Adrian Cotten in 2017, Pegasus City has five core beers, but also produces limited releases. The main line includes the signature Nine Volt DP & L Tripel, Highpoint porch ale, and more. A favorite fest beer is the Big “D” Jamboree. The downtown spot also hosts food trucks and pop-ups on its patio.

 

Dallas Cideries

Trinity Cider

2656 Main Street, Suite 120

Opened in Deep Ellum in 2018, this cider spot also serves up fun TV trivia events. Flavors include the classic Deep Ellum Dry, The Playboy (a Hefeweizen cider), Pampered Moose with hops and grapefruit, and Cucumber Habanero. There’s also a ghost pepper-infused cider to try if you dare.

 

Bishop – Bishop Cider is ready to run the table with new Cidercade location and big-time expansion.
Bishop Cider is ready to run the table with a new Cidercade location and big-time expansion in Fort Worth.

Bishop Cider Co.

509 N. Bishop Avenue

This local cider spot got its start after founders Joel and Laura Malone couldn’t find a good commercially-available cider in Texas. So, they decided to make their own at home. The original location, now the Tasting Room, opened in Bishop Arts in 2014. In 2015, they expanded production and distribution to the Design District, which is also home to Cidercade. Flavors include the famous Crackberry, The O.G., Blood Orange and Apple Pineapple.

And soon, Bishop Cider is expanding to Fort Worth.

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