Dallas, TX is home of perhaps the country’s most famous football team. And since the saying goes “football and beer go hand in hand”, it’s no surprise that Dallas, TX is also home to many popular breweries and craft beers. However you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy the variety of beers the city has to offer. Check out our list for some of the best breweries in Dallas!
1. Deep Ellum Brewing Company
2823 St Louis St, Dallas, TX 75226
Deep Ellum prides itself on being the largest independent brewery in North Texas. They also happen to be one of the best breweries in Dallas, and that popularity comes with good reason. From hazy pale ales, to Mexican-style lagers, sours, blondes, and cocoa nib-infused porters, this East Dallas hot spot has a little bit of everything. The brewery has even recently dipped its feet into the seltzer business, so if lighter calorie beverages are your thing, Deep Ellum has something for you too.
2. TUPPS Brewery
721 Anderson St, McKinney, TX 75069
Calling all IPA enthusiasts! TUPPS Brewery offers a variety of bangin’ brews, but is especially well known for their double dry-hopped IPA’s such as the DDH Alpha Drop and The New Big Other One DDH IPA. Be sure to grab a few things to munch on from the brewery’s resident gastrovan, Barley by Rye, in order to offset those classically high ABV levels. Queso-stuffed Wagyu meatballs, black bean hummus, and chili churro chicharrones are all sure to make your mouth water. Plus, they pair perfectly with an India pale ale. Cheers, and bon appétit!
3. 903 Brewers
1718 S Elm St, Sherman, TX 75090
While technically situated just outside of Dallas (in Sherman to be exact), 903 Brewers is so worth the extra bit of drive time that we just couldn’t leave it out! Best known for their stouts, (such as the award-winning Sasquatch Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout) this homey metro brewery is the perfect stop for an after dinner nightcap. If stouts feel a little too heavy for you, check out The Chosen One (a refreshing vacation-ready coconut ale) or a beer slushy. Yep, you read that right: beer slushy. Trying to keep it within the city limits but still want to do a taste test? Most Dallas establishments carrying craft brews stock 903 Brewers!
4. Martin House Brewing Company
220 S Sylvania Ave #209, Fort Worth, TX 76111
Is a beer bucket list a thing? If not, make it a thing, and pronto. When you do, be double sure that this brewery, which easily takes the cake for being one of the best breweries in Dallas (and certainly one of the most imaginative) has a priority spot reserved on said bucket list. While Martin House Brewing Company offers your standard tartly raspberry sours and malty red ales, the real incentive here is to try one of their more adventurous brews. Care for a pickle juice-flavored gose? Perhaps a peanut butter pretzel stout? Or maybe a zesty salsa verde beer (made with roasted hatch chili peppers, a healthy serving of lime, and a dash of tomatillo and cilantro to mellow it out) happens to be just what you were looking for? One thing’s for sure, and it’s that this place is a taste testing mission for the bold.
5. Bishop Cider Co.
509 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
This particular inclusion goes out to all of the folks who really want to like beer, but just can’t quite bring themselves around to all of that bready malt. We see you, we’re here for you, and we have another foam-topped option for you. Enter Bishop Cider Company, a 17,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Dallas’ Design District slinging all things cider. Order up a glass of black currant or apple pineapple-flavored cider and head over to the brewery’s Cidercade where you’ll have access to more than 150 arcade games for just a $10 cover charge. Pinball and a pint, anybody?
6. Manhattan Project Beer Co.
2215 Sulphur St, Dallas, TX 75208
Just south of Trinity Groves resides the coffeeshop meets brewing taproom of your beverage dreams: Manhattan Project Beer Co. Who doesn’t love a little bit of caffeination with their buzz? Award-winning IPAs and coconut porters got you feeling a little sleepy? No worries. A Vietnamese iced coffee and a white cheddar and pickled green tomato arepa from the brewery’s attached coffeeshop and kitchen should do the trick for a pick-me-up. After that, it’s back to gulping down the brewery’s easy-drinking crowd favorite, the Necessary Evil pilsner. (Though you know that with an in-house coffeeshop, the rotating selection of nitro stouts are a can’t miss as well.)