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1. Deep Ellum Taproom2823 St Louis St, Dallas
2. Peticolas Brewing Company2026 Farrington St, Dallas
3. Four Corners Brewing Company423 Singleton Blvd, Dallas
4. Lakewood Brewery2302 Executive Dr, Garland
5. Grapevine Craft Brewery2405 Squire Pl #200, Farmers Branch
6. Community Beer Company1530 Inspiration Dr, Dallas
Pop in to Deep Ellum Taproom any day of the week from 3pm-10pm and try everything Deep Ellum Brewery has to offer on tap, and even a few specialty brews like Oak Cliff Coffee Ale, only found at the brewery. There are also a TVs for watching games, and occasional live music.
Step into Michael Peticolas’ court and prepare to get served; he is bar-certified, and at 9% ABV, his Velvet Hammer will to put you away. This Design District outpost has a range of areas to congregate, from a game loft with ping pong and air hockey, to an appropriately damp tank room. That’s where you'll find the brewery and it's adoring fans. Count on an English Premier League soccer game being on the TV, that'll pair nicely with the Royal Scandal English pale ale.
Four Corners hosts regular Saturday tours, so head on down to sip brews like Local Buzz (a honey-rye golden ale) or La Bajada (a brown ale).
Lakewood Brewery sits among unassuming warehouses just within Garland city limits. You might miss it, except for the telltale fermentation tank outside and the stained-glass window of a beer chalice. Once inside, there’s no doubt that you’ve found a first-rate brewery, serving some of the boldest beers in the Dallas. You never know what they might brew up next for their adventurous Legendary Series of beer, inspired by local legends. After a few hours, you may find yourself muttering "Schol" without any clue what it means. For your sanity, it means "cheers" in Belgium, where head brewer and founder Wim Bens was born (not a bad trait in a brewer).
North of Dallas Fort Worth, Grapevine is a Texas-proud craft brewery with crisp and diverse beers. The taproom and beer garden serves exclusive drafts and seasonal brews, just be sure to taste the Monarch pilsner, a tried-and-true mainstay.
From a couple of vets of FW's defunct Covey, Community is the Design District's first brewery, making life as a Greendale Human Being more tolerable with their Brown Ale (dark "roast" with coffee flavors), Regalement (winter ale with cinnamon & nutmeg), and a malty IPA they're calling Public.