Best Brewpub (2020)


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, vote as the best in the U.S. by 10Best readers, serve their own house beers, often alongside guest taps and a menu of tasty food options.

  • 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

  • Bold Monk

    Bold Monk

    Bold Monk Brewing Co. is not only a brewpub, but also a library, coffee house and beer garden, so there’s a space for everyone. The food menu takes inspiration from Belgium and Southern comfort classics, while the beer menu includes a dozen or so selections brewed in house.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / coldsnowstorm

  • 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

  • Old Irving Brewing Co.

    Old Irving Brewing Co.

    Chicago's Old Irving Brewing Co. brews up a range of more than half a dozen beers, including a Belgian quad, IPAs, kölsch beers and milk stouts. Hungry drinkers enjoy a menu of salads, sandwiches and shared plates made from locally sourced ingredients. 
    Photo courtesy of Trevor Rose-Hamblin / Old Irving Brewing Co.

  • Willimantic Brewing Company

    Willimantic Brewing Company
    Willimantic, Conn.

    Diners at Willimantic Brewing Company enjoy more than a dozen beer selections brewed in-house, as well as a selection of ciders, beers and meads from some of the nation’s best craft breweries. The extensive food menu has a bit of everything, including built-your-own burgers, flatbread pizzas, sandwiches and pub specials.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Shane808

  • The Explorium Brewpub

    The Explorium Brewpub
    Greendale, Wis.

    Greendale’s first and only brewery specializes in small-batch beer served alongside beer snacks, house-made soups, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and other comfort food favorites. The lineup of flagship beers includes eight offerings, ranging from a light blonde ale to a hefty imperial stout. Update: Offering online ordering and curbside pickup
    Photo courtesy of The Explorium Brewpub

  • Dunedin Brewery

    Dunedin Brewery
    Dunedin, Fla.

    Dunedin Brewery is the oldest microbrewery in Florida, founded in 1995. Today, the brewpub continues to pour its beer from a tasting room, where beer lovers enjoy live music most nights of the week and a food menu of gastropub favorites.
    Photo courtesy of Dunedin Brewery

  • Good Word Brewing & Public House

    Good Word Brewing & Public House
    Duluth, Ga.

    This community-centric restaurant and brewery pours nearly a dozen of its own beers, as well as a few selections from local friends, like Creature Comforts and Wrecking Bar. Hungry beer lovers can munch on cheese boards and charcuterie, beer snacks, sandwiches or hearty main dishes, like pan-seared scallops or a bone-in pork chop. Update: Crowlers available to-go. The team is also operating a community soup kitchen to make use of extra food in partnership with the Giving Kitchen.
    Photo courtesy of Good Word Brewing & Public House

  • 18th Street Brewery

    18th Street Brewery
    Hammond, Ind.

    Indiana's 18th Street Brewery brews up several varieties of beer in their Hammond brewpub, including Imperial Blud Imperial Russian stout, Temporal Purgatory pale ale, Here Comes the Wolf old ale and Sex and Candy American IPA. The brewpub also serves pub grub and dinner menus with house-baked bread and pastries.
    Photo courtesy of 18th Street Brewery

  • Schlafly Beer

    Schlafly Beer
    St. Louis

    In 1991, The Schlafly Tap Room became the first brewery to open in St. Louis since Prohibition. Today, area beer lovers pack the historic building to enjoy a fresh beer or three, especially during lively beer and food festivals. Each year, the facility brews around 70 styles beers, roughly 16 of which are served on tap at any given time. The lengthy menu runs the gamut from familiar favorites to smoked local trout dip and kolsch-steamed mussels.
    Photo courtesy of Schlafly Beer

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

  1. From the Earth Brewing Company - Roswell, Ga.
  2. Bold Monk - Atlanta
  3. Hopstix - Chamblee, Ga.
  4. Old Irving Brewing Co. - Chicago
  5. Willimantic Brewing Company - Willimantic, Conn.
  6. The Explorium Brewpub - Greendale, Wis.
  7. Dunedin Brewery - Dunedin, Fla.
  8. Good Word Brewing & Public House - Duluth, Ga.
  9. 18th Street Brewery - Hammond, Ind.
  10. Schlafly Beer - St. Louis

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning brewpubs!

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