They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the Big D’s craft beer scene is no exception.
In this city, beer is more than a beverage; it’s a passion, a well-honed craft, and sometimes even a breakfast choice. We don’t judge.
From crisp lagers that are as refreshing as a dip in White Rock Lake to the bold stouts that pack a punch like our Cowboys, there’s a brew for every palate.
Saddle up, and let’s take a tour of the best breweries in Dallas.
2530 Butler St, Dallas, TX 75235
Phone: (972) 707-0523
In Dallas’s Medical District near the UT Southwestern Medical Center, you’ll discover the star-struck Celestial Beerworks.
The founders marry a colorful galaxy aesthetic with out-of-this-world brews that boast clever pop culture and space-inspired names like “Commitment to Sparkle Motion” and “Cosmic Cantina.”
Their artful cans are as captivating as the liquid gold inside, creating an experience that’s equal parts visual and flavorful.
The brewery features a generous patio space perfect for soaking up warm Dallas evenings with a cold brew in hand.
2215 Sulphur St, Dallas, TX 75208
Phone: (469) 678-8870
Each beer at Manhattan Project Beer Co. tells a fascinating story with its name, like the Fallout Hefeweizen, an approachable German-style brew with notes of clove and banana, and Double Half-Life IPA, a Goldilocks concoction that’s everything other pale ales aspire to be.
The suds on tap are consistently excellent, served in a Brutalist building matching the industrial theme of their beer nomenclature.
It’s also not far from Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, making it a fantastic spot to enjoy a cold one while enjoying the view.
7701 Lemmon Ave Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75209
Phone: (972) 850-9279
On Rotation Brewery and Kitchen is in the Lakewood neighborhood of East Dallas outside of Love Field.
It’s a local favorite, where ale aficionados and lager lovers come to savor what this Lone Star State gastropub offers in artistically brewed craft beer.
An ever-changing tap list keeps things exciting with bespoke brews like the invitingly spicy Jalapeño Saison and the cinnamon-spiced Thai Tea Golden Ale standing out as my go-to drafts.
1001 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 965-0606
Just a short walk from the Dallas Museum of Art and Klyde Warren Park, Texas Ale Project prides itself as the first brewery built from the ground up in Dallas since the Prohibition era.
The veteran-owned operation consistently delivers fresh, flavorful suds, like the popular Fire Ant Funeral amber ale with a grain bill that runs seven malts deep.
The brewery offers an inviting taproom and a spacious beer garden, where l like to crack open a citrusy Wealth Over Riches session ale and mingle.
1301 Pace St, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 234-7600
Situated near the antique shops and thrift stores of Dragon Street in the Design District is Peticolas Brewing Company Taproom.
The atmosphere embodies Southern hospitality, with communal tables encouraging conversation and camaraderie amongst craft beer lovers.
This laidback Dallas brewery has a stellar lineup of award-winning brews, including my favorite, the Velvet Hammer Imperial Red Ale, with notes of brown sugar mingling beautifully with the floral hops.
10484 Brockwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75238
Phone: (469) 802-9455
You’ll find Oak Highlands Brewery in the leafy neighborhood of Lake Highlands, near White Rock Creek Greenbelt.
They have a real knack for brewing excellent craft beer. Go for the Charity, a German Alt-Style Ale.
You’ll love the sweet maltiness and the warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing that OHB donates 10% of the sales to a non-profit.
If you’re a socializer, I recommend venturing into the back room to join a game cornhole or challenge your buddies to a rousing round of foosball.
1300 S Polk St #222, Dallas, TX 75224
Phone: (214) 506-0480
Oak Cliff Brewing Co. has a magnetic charm that I can’t help but come back to time and again.
I love its location in the historical Tyler Station, the handpainted murals, and the unmistakable love that goes into every brew in their taproom.
If I had to pick just one beer to drink at Oak Cliff every time I visited, it’d be the For Pete’s Sake Kolsch.
It’s pure sunshine in a glass, with a bright, fruity pear profile supported by a touch of well-rounded, malty goodness.
7135 John W. Carpenter Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: (469) 909-8240
Outfit Brewing is within easy reach of the John W. Carpenter Freeway and provides a delightful respite from the urban hustle and bustle of Northwest Dallas.
I’m a fan of their Milky Mcstoutface, a creamy session milk stout with a pillowy mouthfeel as soft as a horse’s nose.
Their Microphone Czech pilsner is another solid choice for something crisp and refreshing enough to beat the oppressive Texas heat.
1311 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215
Laying south of downtown Dallas is Four Corners Brewing Company, a testament to the creativity and craftsmanship of the city’s vibrant Latino community.
The taproom is a gorgeous reimagined warehouse adorned with striking murals that perfectly complement the La Loteria-inspired cans.
That same streak of colorful imagination extends to FCBC’s brewing philosophy, with selections like the easy-drinking Spicy Chela lime jalapeno lager and a thirst-quenching cantaloupe Kolsch called Axe’s Kisses available.
2823 St Louis St, Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: (214) 888-3322
The artsy Deep Ellum neighborhood is home to one of the pioneers of Dallas’ craft beer resurgence, Deep Ellum Brewing Company Taproom.
During my visit, I tried their Dallas Blonde, a classic American Ale that proves that blondes have more fun once and for all.
The brewery and taproom have a raw, edgy charm that feels distinctively Dallas, from the sticker-bombed center pillars to the chain link fence running the length of the seating area.
It’s also right by the Bomb Factory music venue, so be sure to make a pit stop if you’re catching a show.
3110 Commonwealth Dr, Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: (214) 751-7921
Finally, we arrive at Community Beer Co., another trendy Design District institution close to the American Airlines Center.
You can make a quaint afternoon of your visit by stopping by after a stroll along the scenic Katy Trail.
Their year-round Mosaic IPA is a personal favorite of mine, boasting a hoppy-gone-tropical flavor profile character with juicy notes of mango and papaya.
As for seasonals, I like to ring in the holidays with Community’s vanilla and cinnamon-laced Snickerdoodle Ale.
It’s like a hug in a can, and I can’t get enough.