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19 Excellent Dallas-Fort Worth Breweries

Where to soak up the metroplex’s best suds, from double dry-hopped IPAs to endlessly drinkable lagers

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Over the past several years, Dallas-Fort Worth’s brewery scene has matured into a true destination for craft beer lovers. With a wide range of styles and approaches, the city’s breweries have earned both national attention and devoted local followings from Dallas drinkers.

Looking for the city’s best brews? Well, that’s going to depend a little bit on what you like best. Seriously obsessed with stouts? Head to Lakewood Brewing, where the Temptress reigns supreme. For IPA enthusiasts, hidden gem Bedford brewery Turning Point is probably a better bet. Whatever you’re looking for, though, there’s a Dallas brewery that can suit any palate.

Go forth, and use this guide to the city’s best breweries to fill your fridge with everything from Chex Mix flavored beer to classic Belgian ales.

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1. 903 Brewers

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1718 S Elm St
Sherman, TX 75090
(214) 243-8090
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Does Sherman count as the Dallas area? It does when we’re talking about a brewery as unique as Sherman’s 903 Brewers. Best known for their stouts, their Down With The Pastryarchy series, and their beer slushies, 903 always has something new on tap. With a full food menu and a taproom that’s open six days a week, making the long trek up to Grayson County to try 903’s newest creations is worth the day trip. And if you can’t make it there, don’t worry: 903 distributes all over the Metroplex.

2. Armadillo Brewing Company

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221 S Bell Ave
Denton, TX 76201
(940) 580-4446
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One of three breweries in Denton’s downtown area, Armadillo Ale Works contract brewed out of Deep Ellum for years before finally opening their spacious spot on Bell Avenue in 2018. Whether you’re looking for something light like their Scrappy Boy golden ale or something heavier like their Quakertown stout, which won a gold medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, Armadillo’s taproom has you covered. There’s also coffee and, because it’s Denton, a food truck.

3. TUPPS Brewery

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721 Anderson St
McKinney, TX 75069
(214) 856-7996
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Looking for some double dry-hopped IPAs? Then head up 75 to McKinney, where Tupps has been cranking out the popular style for a while. Tupps’ DDH IPA series continues to expand the idea of what an IPA can be, with options as diverse as a pumpkin spice latte-inspired IPA to a honey cinnamon pineapple brew.

4. ODD Muse Brewing Company

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4488 Spring Valley Rd
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
(214) 200-3172
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ODD Muse opened their doors in December 2019, which meant that it didn’t have much time to build a following pre-pandemic. But the Farmers Branch brewery’s taproom is definitely worth a visit, boasting a wide array of styles, from the expected pilsners and IPAs to more adventurous styles, like a peanut butter and jelly porter and multiple brews aged in whiskey barrels.

5. Hop and Sting Brewing Company

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906 Jean St
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 488-2337
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Operating out of the former home of Grapevine Craft Brewery, Hop and Sting has continued to make that brewery’s Sir Williams’s English-Style Brown Ale while also adding plenty of IPAs and stouts to the menu. Their Frigid Underworld stout series in particular is a good reason to head to Grapevine, where Hop and Sting is open seven days a week.

6. Lakewood Brewing Company

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2302 Executive Dr
Garland, TX 75041
(972) 864-2337
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One can’t talk about stouts in DFW without talking about Lakewood. Their Temptress — both the base beer and the multiple flavor variations they produce, including peanut butter and salted caramel— is the most popular stout in the region. But Lakewood also produces year-round and seasonal beers in virtually every style, with a taproom in Garland that’s open Wednesday through Sunday.

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7. False Idol Brewing

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7924 Maplewood Ave
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
(817) 479-3332
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Some of the most interesting breweries in the DFW area have made their home in the Mid-Cities, including North Richland Hills-based False Idol. While it started distributing beers in 2019, False Idol’s brewery and taproom didn’t open until June 2020. Open seven days a week, this is a brewery for the real craft beer aficionados, with its focus on various dry-hopped IPAs and creative sour beers. There’s also some lighter options on tap, too — False Idol’s Banquet Boy is one of only a few locally produced craft light lager.

8. Turning Point Beer

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1307 Brown Trail
Bedford, TX 76022
(817) 705-8817
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You probably wouldn’t expect to find one of the most hyped IPA breweries in the country nestled beside a church in a Bedford strip mall, but you’d be wrong. Opened in 2018, Turning Point has quickly grown into one of the top breweries in the DFW area, in large part because of their focus on New England Style IPAs. With a taproom that’s open six days per week and an always rotating collection of beers, Turning Point is a must-try for those who are really, really into craft beer.

9. Celestial Beerworks

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2530 Butler St
Dallas, TX 75235
(972) 707-0523
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Another brewery that’s heavily invested in hoppiness, Celestial can be found just a short jaunt south of Love Field. Open seven days a week, Celestial always has plenty of New England-style IPAs on draft, most of which are available in 16 oz to-go cans. With a focus on freshness and a taproom that combines the owner’s love of beer with their love of space and art, Celestial is a must-visit.

10. Pegasus City Brewery

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2222 Vantage St
Dallas, TX 75207
(972) 366-7722
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Recently expanding to a second location in Downtown at 1508 Commerce, Pegasus City Brewery started out in a small space in the Design District. While other breweries in Dallas focus on IPAs and stouts, Pegasus City goes the opposite direction, with sessionable porters and ales. But don’t think that everything here is light, as their Belgian-inspired dubbel and trippel ales can certainly pack a punch. For something that’s distinctly different from the hop-focused breweries, Pegasus City should be on your list.

11. Peticolas Brewing Company Taproom

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1301 Pace St
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 234-7600
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Is there a beer that screams Dallas more than Velvet Hammer, Peticolas’ 9% imperial red ale that seems to be everywhere in the Metroplex? Located in a former warehouse in the Design District, Peticolas’ three-level taproom is a must-visit for anyone who is interested in beer that veers sharply towards the higher ABV end of the spectrum. And while that taproom is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can swing by and grab some beer to go Tuesday through Sunday.

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12. Community Beer Company

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1530 Inspiration Dr #200
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 751-7921
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The most visible brewery in DFW thanks to its convenient spot along I-35 across from the American Airlines Center, Community is open seven days a week for beer to-go during the COVID-19 pandemic. While drinkers can’t enjoy a beer in their taproom right now, you can swing by and grab one of their many options, like their low calorie Hop Skinny IPA or their ever-popular Mosaic IPA. And for folks who are seriously missing deep-fried State Fair foods, there’s always the Funnel Cake Ale.

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13. Texas Ale Project

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1001 N Riverfront Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 965-0606
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Opened in 2014, Texas Ale Project is another Design District brewery. Their tap room is open Thursday through Sunday, with a variety of worthy beers on offer. Their Fire Ant Funeral amber ale is a marquee offering, though the most exciting offering from the brewery isn’t even out yet. Later this year, the brewery will release its much-anticipated golden ale in collaboration with metal band Pantera.

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14. Braindead Brewing

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2625 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 749-0600
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The Deep Ellum brewpub is the place to go if you’re looking for some high-quality food to pair with a locally brewed beer. With a large outdoor patio, great burgers, and a huge list of beers on tap, it’s no wonder Braindead is such a popular spot. Braindead’s beers tend to be on the strong side as well, with a wide array of Belgian styles and wheat wines.

15. Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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2823 St Louis St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 888-3322
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One of the veterans of the DFW craft scene, Deep Ellum Brewing Company produces some of the most popular beers in the area, from the endlessly drinkable Dallas Blonde to the beloved Deep Ellum IPA. They’ve also expanded into the world of hard seltzer via the Blind Lemon, and it’s a strong contender in the scene.

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16. Four Corners Brewing Company

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1311 S Ervay St
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 748-2739
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Once best known for the fully removable lids on their cans, Four Corners moved to using normal cans in 2019. But the beer inside those pop-top cans is still just as good. Unlike a lot of other local breweries, Four Corners mainly focuses on making a few core beers and on making them really well, like ultra-hoppy El Chingon.

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17. Manhattan Project Beer Co.

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2215 Sulphur St
Dallas, TX 75208
(469) 678-8870
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Manhattan Project was brewing and distributing in Dallas for a few years before their taproom opened, but now it’s a fully functioning beer destination just south of Trinity Groves. Like most Dallas breweries, the IPAs are the star here, but Manhattan Project also has something for those who like their beer on the lighter side: the Necessary Evil pilsner. There’s also a full coffee shop and some freshly made fried chicken to pair with the brews.

18. Martin House Brewing Company

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220 S Sylvania Ave #209
Fort Worth, TX 76111
(817) 222-0177
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Martin House has been around for years, but have garnered some more attention lately because they’ve started to get…weird. While they have plenty of IPAs, stouts, and sours for you to enjoy, they’re also the only place where you can get Space Pizza, a beer that literally tastes like pizza. From Chex mix beer to buffalo wing beer, Martin House has been redefining the flavor profiles that go into alcoholic beverages.

19. Bishop Cider Company

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509 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 364-7728
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Whether you’re a big fan of boozy cider or you’re someone who doesn’t like the options from the larger cideries of the world, Bishop is a great place to explore some interesting options, like their black currant cider or pecan pie cider.

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1. 903 Brewers

1718 S Elm St, Sherman, TX 75090

Does Sherman count as the Dallas area? It does when we’re talking about a brewery as unique as Sherman’s 903 Brewers. Best known for their stouts, their Down With The Pastryarchy series, and their beer slushies, 903 always has something new on tap. With a full food menu and a taproom that’s open six days a week, making the long trek up to Grayson County to try 903’s newest creations is worth the day trip. And if you can’t make it there, don’t worry: 903 distributes all over the Metroplex.

1718 S Elm St
Sherman, TX 75090

2. Armadillo Brewing Company

221 S Bell Ave, Denton, TX 76201

One of three breweries in Denton’s downtown area, Armadillo Ale Works contract brewed out of Deep Ellum for years before finally opening their spacious spot on Bell Avenue in 2018. Whether you’re looking for something light like their Scrappy Boy golden ale or something heavier like their Quakertown stout, which won a gold medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, Armadillo’s taproom has you covered. There’s also coffee and, because it’s Denton, a food truck.

221 S Bell Ave
Denton, TX 76201

3. TUPPS Brewery

721 Anderson St, McKinney, TX 75069

Looking for some double dry-hopped IPAs? Then head up 75 to McKinney, where Tupps has been cranking out the popular style for a while. Tupps’ DDH IPA series continues to expand the idea of what an IPA can be, with options as diverse as a pumpkin spice latte-inspired IPA to a honey cinnamon pineapple brew.

721 Anderson St
McKinney, TX 75069

4. ODD Muse Brewing Company

4488 Spring Valley Rd, Farmers Branch, TX 75244

ODD Muse opened their doors in December 2019, which meant that it didn’t have much time to build a following pre-pandemic. But the Farmers Branch brewery’s taproom is definitely worth a visit, boasting a wide array of styles, from the expected pilsners and IPAs to more adventurous styles, like a peanut butter and jelly porter and multiple brews aged in whiskey barrels.

4488 Spring Valley Rd
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

5. Hop and Sting Brewing Company

906 Jean St, Grapevine, TX 76051

Operating out of the former home of Grapevine Craft Brewery, Hop and Sting has continued to make that brewery’s Sir Williams’s English-Style Brown Ale while also adding plenty of IPAs and stouts to the menu. Their Frigid Underworld stout series in particular is a good reason to head to Grapevine, where Hop and Sting is open seven days a week.

906 Jean St
Grapevine, TX 76051

6. Lakewood Brewing Company

2302 Executive Dr, Garland, TX 75041
Lakewood Brewing Company/Facebook

One can’t talk about stouts in DFW without talking about Lakewood. Their Temptress — both the base beer and the multiple flavor variations they produce, including peanut butter and salted caramel— is the most popular stout in the region. But Lakewood also produces year-round and seasonal beers in virtually every style, with a taproom in Garland that’s open Wednesday through Sunday.

2302 Executive Dr
Garland, TX 75041

7. False Idol Brewing

7924 Maplewood Ave, North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Some of the most interesting breweries in the DFW area have made their home in the Mid-Cities, including North Richland Hills-based False Idol. While it started distributing beers in 2019, False Idol’s brewery and taproom didn’t open until June 2020. Open seven days a week, this is a brewery for the real craft beer aficionados, with its focus on various dry-hopped IPAs and creative sour beers. There’s also some lighter options on tap, too — False Idol’s Banquet Boy is one of only a few locally produced craft light lager.

7924 Maplewood Ave
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

8. Turning Point Beer

1307 Brown Trail, Bedford, TX 76022

You probably wouldn’t expect to find one of the most hyped IPA breweries in the country nestled beside a church in a Bedford strip mall, but you’d be wrong. Opened in 2018, Turning Point has quickly grown into one of the top breweries in the DFW area, in large part because of their focus on New England Style IPAs. With a taproom that’s open six days per week and an always rotating collection of beers, Turning Point is a must-try for those who are really, really into craft beer.

1307 Brown Trail
Bedford, TX 76022

9. Celestial Beerworks

2530 Butler St, Dallas, TX 75235

Another brewery that’s heavily invested in hoppiness, Celestial can be found just a short jaunt south of Love Field. Open seven days a week, Celestial always has plenty of New England-style IPAs on draft, most of which are available in 16 oz to-go cans. With a focus on freshness and a taproom that combines the owner’s love of beer with their love of space and art, Celestial is a must-visit.

2530 Butler St
Dallas, TX 75235

10. Pegasus City Brewery

2222 Vantage St, Dallas, TX 75207

Recently expanding to a second location in Downtown at 1508 Commerce, Pegasus City Brewery started out in a small space in the Design District. While other breweries in Dallas focus on IPAs and stouts, Pegasus City goes the opposite direction, with sessionable porters and ales. But don’t think that everything here is light, as their Belgian-inspired dubbel and trippel ales can certainly pack a punch. For something that’s distinctly different from the hop-focused breweries, Pegasus City should be on your list.

2222 Vantage St
Dallas, TX 75207

11. Peticolas Brewing Company Taproom

1301 Pace St, Dallas, TX 75207
Peticolas Brewing Company/Facebook

Is there a beer that screams Dallas more than Velvet Hammer, Peticolas’ 9% imperial red ale that seems to be everywhere in the Metroplex? Located in a former warehouse in the Design District, Peticolas’ three-level taproom is a must-visit for anyone who is interested in beer that veers sharply towards the higher ABV end of the spectrum. And while that taproom is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can swing by and grab some beer to go Tuesday through Sunday.

1301 Pace St
Dallas, TX 75207

12. Community Beer Company

1530 Inspiration Dr #200, Dallas, TX 75207
Community Beer Co

The most visible brewery in DFW thanks to its convenient spot along I-35 across from the American Airlines Center, Community is open seven days a week for beer to-go during the COVID-19 pandemic. While drinkers can’t enjoy a beer in their taproom right now, you can swing by and grab one of their many options, like their low calorie Hop Skinny IPA or their ever-popular Mosaic IPA. And for folks who are seriously missing deep-fried State Fair foods, there’s always the Funnel Cake Ale.

1530 Inspiration Dr #200
Dallas, TX 75207

13. Texas Ale Project

1001 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207
Texas Ale Project/Facebook

Opened in 2014, Texas Ale Project is another Design District brewery. Their tap room is open Thursday through Sunday, with a variety of worthy beers on offer. Their Fire Ant Funeral amber ale is a marquee offering, though the most exciting offering from the brewery isn’t even out yet. Later this year, the brewery will release its much-anticipated golden ale in collaboration with metal band Pantera.

1001 N Riverfront Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207

14. Braindead Brewing

2625 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

The Deep Ellum brewpub is the place to go if you’re looking for some high-quality food to pair with a locally brewed beer. With a large outdoor patio, great burgers, and a huge list of beers on tap, it’s no wonder Braindead is such a popular spot. Braindead’s beers tend to be on the strong side as well, with a wide array of Belgian styles and wheat wines.

2625 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

15. Deep Ellum Brewing Company

2823 St Louis St, Dallas, TX 75226
Deep Ellum Brewing Company/Facebook

One of the veterans of the DFW craft scene, Deep Ellum Brewing Company produces some of the most popular beers in the area, from the endlessly drinkable Dallas Blonde to the beloved Deep Ellum IPA. They’ve also expanded into the world of hard seltzer via the Blind Lemon, and it’s a strong contender in the scene.

2823 St Louis St
Dallas, TX 75226

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16. Four Corners Brewing Company

1311 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215
Four Corners Brewing

Once best known for the fully removable lids on their cans, Four Corners moved to using normal cans in 2019. But the beer inside those pop-top cans is still just as good. Unlike a lot of other local breweries, Four Corners mainly focuses on making a few core beers and on making them really well, like ultra-hoppy El Chingon.

1311 S Ervay St
Dallas, TX 75215

17. Manhattan Project Beer Co.

2215 Sulphur St, Dallas, TX 75208

Manhattan Project was brewing and distributing in Dallas for a few years before their taproom opened, but now it’s a fully functioning beer destination just south of Trinity Groves. Like most Dallas breweries, the IPAs are the star here, but Manhattan Project also has something for those who like their beer on the lighter side: the Necessary Evil pilsner. There’s also a full coffee shop and some freshly made fried chicken to pair with the brews.

2215 Sulphur St
Dallas, TX 75208

18. Martin House Brewing Company

220 S Sylvania Ave #209, Fort Worth, TX 76111

Martin House has been around for years, but have garnered some more attention lately because they’ve started to get…weird. While they have plenty of IPAs, stouts, and sours for you to enjoy, they’re also the only place where you can get Space Pizza, a beer that literally tastes like pizza. From Chex mix beer to buffalo wing beer, Martin House has been redefining the flavor profiles that go into alcoholic beverages.

220 S Sylvania Ave #209
Fort Worth, TX 76111

19. Bishop Cider Company

509 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
Bishop Cider Co.

Whether you’re a big fan of boozy cider or you’re someone who doesn’t like the options from the larger cideries of the world, Bishop is a great place to explore some interesting options, like their black currant cider or pecan pie cider.

509 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

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