Dallas has a craft beer scene that rivals any other major city in America, each brewery adding a distinct flavor and focus. Several of the best breweries are near our location in East Dallas, so whether you’re a tried-and-true beer lover or just curious to try some new brews, make sure to add these breweries to your itinerary while you’re in town.
Start in Deep Ellum - Come for the Beer, Stay for the Live Music
Deep Ellum Brewing
2823 St. Louis St. Dallas, TX 75226
Located in Deep Ellum, this brewery’s “disdain for the status quo” is a motto that perfectly embodies the artistic, musical, and edgier side of this famous district’s history. They take pride in their unique brew selection and contribute to the neighborhood’s vibrant culture, hosting live music and special events in their beer garden. Come on a Saturday when you can take a $20 brewery tour, where you’ll learn about their brewing methods; the tour also includes three beers of your choice, live music, and a custom pint glass to take home.
Westlake Brewing Company
2816 Commerce St Dallas, TX 75226
Located just a few blocks away on one of the main strips in Deep Ellum, Westlake Brewing Company has a diverse ten beers on tap and a food menu featuring flatbread pizzas and shareable plates, like pretzel bites and wings, to accompany your pint of pineapple sour or hazy IPA. If you’re a fan of classic British-style dark pub beers, try their Peter’s Porter, made with authentic UK malts and a gold medal winner at the renowned GABF in 2021. Founder Art Harvey, a dedicated runner, was inspired to start the brewery on a group run, and beer names like “Finish Line” and “Fast-n-Light” speak to their passion for running. Join one of their weekly group runs, where you can reward yourself with a post-run IPA while mingling with other runners, with the excitement of Deep Ellum buzzing all around.
A Day in the Downtown District
Four Corners Brewing
1311 S. Ervay St. Dallas, TX 75215
Plan an afternoon downtown in the heart of Dallas proper, where, between visits to local landmarks like the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza and the Dallas Farmers Market, you’ll find the colorful and welcoming atmosphere at Four Corners Brewing. Hard to miss, with massive street art-style murals on their front courtyard depicting their signature beers, the vibe is family-friendly, often with live music and local vendors selling their wares. Many of their beers have names like El Grito lager and El Chingon pale ale, celebrating the Hispanic roots of the city and bringing a multicultural twist to the local brewing scene.
Pegasus City Brewery
1508 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Newly located in the heart of the Downtown Historic District of Dallas, Pegasus City Brewery is a perfect addition to your “must-see” list while visiting Dallas. Housed in the Dallas Power & Light building, one of many art deco style buildings in downtown, Pegasus City prides themselves on offering a wide variety of beer options ranging from lagers to imperial porters. Relax on the patio and enjoy the food pop-up that’s been scheduled for the day, or ask the bartender for a recommendation of local cuisine and bring your own!
A list of all the city’s breweries would be impossibly long, at over 60, but these four favorites are a great first dive into the exciting world of North Texas brewing. Stay with us in East Dallas bed and breakfast, where incredible and innovative breweries are just blocks away!