Best Brewpub (2018)


What's better than a craft brewery? A craft brewery with an on-premise bar where you can sit back, relax and enjoy a cold one. These 10 brewpubs, nominated by a panel of beer experts and voted the best in the U.S. by our readers, serve their own house beers, often alongside guest taps and a menu of tasty food options.

  • Collision Bend Brewing Company

    Collision Bend Brewing Company

    This Cleveland brewpub brews over a dozen beers onsite. Diners can sip a fresh brew alongside a food menu inspired by the street foods of Southern California; ingredients are locally sourced when possible, and options include Korean pork belly tacos, lamb tamales and green chile posole.
    Photo courtesy of Collision Bend Brewing Company / Facebook

  • Hopstix

    Chamblee, Ga.

    Fusion food and craft beer join forces at Hopstix in Atlanta, an Asian fusion brewpub where diners can nosh on poke bowls, miso ramen, chicken katsu or Asian-inspired tacos, all while sipping one of over a dozen house taps.
    Photo courtesy of Hopstix

  • From the Earth Brewing Company

    From the Earth Brewing Company
    Roswell, Ga.

    The three pillars of Georgia's From the Earth Brewing Company are quality, community and environment. Visitors are welcomed into the warm space to enjoy eight house draughts and farm-to-table fare – everything from sandwiches and tacos to steaks and seafood.
    Photo courtesy of From the Earth Brewing Company

  • Jolly Pumpkin Traverse City

    Jolly Pumpkin Traverse City
    Traverse City, Mich.

    At Jolly Pumpkin Traverse City, hungry beer lovers will find Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak brews on draft, served alongside pizzas, salads, sandwiches and appetizers. Chef Michael Symon once called this the "best beer in the world."
    Photo courtesy of Jolly Pumpkin Traverse City

  • Wrecking Bar Brewpub

    Wrecking Bar Brewpub

    Wrecking Bar resides in an old Victorian-style home in Atlanta’s eclectic Little Five Points neighborhood. A suitably colorful assortment of beer lovers enjoy a rotating selection of specialty suds brewed on-site. The lengthy menu of pub food includes plenty of creative creations such as kolsch-boiled peanuts, kale-ale cheese fondue, crispy veal brains, beef heart tartare and chili pups (mini chili dogs). 
    Photo courtesy of Wrecking Bar Brewpub

  • Ballast Point Little Italy

    Ballast Point Little Italy
    San Diego

    Situated in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy, the Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen pours dozens of Ballast Point beers on tap, served alongside a menu of salads, fish tacos, sandwiches and small plates.
    Photo courtesy of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

  • Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery

    Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery

    Forbidden Root, Chicago's first botanic brewery, specializes in nature-inspired craft beers made from wild fruits and botanicals. The brewpub's menu of seasonal dishes designed to highlight the beers. When guests sample something they like, they can take the beer home in a growler.
    Photo courtesy of Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery

  • Foulmouthed Brewing

    Foulmouthed Brewing
    South Portland, Maine

    Foulmouthed Brewing, a small-batch brewpub in South Portland, specializes in modern comfort food – think poutine, pulled pork nachos, beer cheese soup and a buffalo chicken sandwich – served alongside an eclectic tap list featuring a half dozen Foulmouthed beers.
    Photo courtesy of Foulmouthed Brewing

  • Urban Village Brewing Co.

    Urban Village Brewing Co.

    Along with the dozen house-brewed taps, Urban Village Brewing Co. in Philadelphia cooks up a menu of small plates, sandwiches, salads and pizzas made from naturally leavened dough.
    Photo courtesy of Urban Village Brewing Co. / Facebook

  • Old Irving Brewing Co.

    Old Irving Brewing Co.

    Chicago's Old Irving Brewing Co. brews up a range of nine beers, including a plum gose, two New England IPAs, a brown ale and a pair of milk stouts. Hungry drinkers enjoy a menu of salads, sandwiches and shared plates made from locally sourced ingredients. 
    Photo courtesy of Matthias Merges


The top 10 winners in the category Best Brewpub are as follows: 

  1. Collision Bend Brewing Company - Cleveland
  2. Hopstix - Chamblee, Ga.
  3. From the Earth Brewing Company - Roswell, Ga.
  4. Jolly Pumpkin Traverse City - Traverse City, Mich.
  5. Wrecking Bar Brewpub - Atlanta
  6. Ballast Point Little Italy - San Diego
  7. Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery - Chicago
  8. Foulmouthed Brewing - South Portland, Maine
  9. Urban Village Brewing Co. - Philadelphia
  10. Old Irving Brewing Co. - Chicago

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Ruth Berman (Bon Beer Voyage), Julia Herz ( Beer & Food Course), Gary Monterosso (What’s On Tap), Jack Muldowney (The Hop Review) and Ale Sharpton were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of the North American beer scene.

Congratulations to all these winning brewpubs!

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