Looking for microbreweries in Northwest Arkansas? You are in luck, for craft breweries have popped up all over NWA. From Fayetteville to Bentonville and Rogers to Eureka Springs and most cities in between, it’s possible to visit your favorite taproom for a round of delicious, locally brewed craft beer. Below are the
Top 10 Craft Beer – Micro-Breweries in Northwest Arkansas
Craft beer is on tap as well as many of these brewpubs have game nights and live music on the weekends, and typically there’s food nearby.
Bike Rack Brewing Company
801 SE 8th St, Unit 6 (479) 319-6593
Food Available: Yes, Various Food Trucks
Bike Rack Brewing Co. has three locations. The original location at 403 SW A Street is in the heart of the newly rezoned Arts District right on the bike trail, and the other is a thriving part of the popular 8th Street Market, a community focused food and drink hub where both tenants and members of the community work together to serve the larger community. Using local inspiration for it’s flavorful craft beers, the brewpub also has live music in its tap room, and plenty of room to hang with friends.
The Springdale location at 205 E Johnson Ave, is truly a community gathering place, featuring a tap room and a coffee bar and serving breakfast burritos and sandwiches, pastries, draft beer and cider, bottled wine and soda. This popular spot is the perfect place to catch up with friends or have a couple of cold ones.
Bentonville Brewing Co
Corner of I St and 14th S, (479) 903-7330
Food Available: Yes, Burg der Gustropub and food trucks.
Bentonville Brewing Co, located in Bentonville, and back from a temporary location in Rogers while its new fabulous 20,000 sq. ft. microbrewery was being built, provides the perfect environment for craft beer lovers of every ilk. It is home to the famous Homewrecker IPA and the Salted Cherry Sour. The new facility has an outdoor area which includes a children’s play area and picnic tables and planes overhead coming in for landing at nearby Thaden Field. For you dog lovers, there’s an adjacent dog park. There is also access to Osage Park via the parking lot.
Burg der Gustropub, a German restaurant, is also available and showcases the many talents of Chef Rob Nelson of Tusk and Trotter American Brasserie. If you haven’t yet been, go soon. You’ll be glad you did.
409 W Van Buren, (479) 363-4187
Food Available: No
Award-winning master brewmaster, Dave Hartmann, heads up beer production here. Beer selection has something for everyone’s taste, and the spacious beer garden has fun games and seating, making it the perfect place to drink your beer while socializing. Additionally, Beer garden is dog and child friendly. Come, have a brew and listen to some local, weekend live music.
Crisis Brewing Company
210 South Archibald Yell Blvd, (479) 582-2337
Food Available: No
Chill atmosphere, friendly owners, GREAT BEER including its incredible Identity IPA, family inspired Bolands IRA and Major Milk Stout make this a cool place in south Fayetteville to drink tasty beer and hang out with friends and family. Also has a welcoming dog-friendly covered patio and tasty snacks.
Fossil Cove Brewing Co.1946 N. Birch Ave, (479) 445-6050
Food Available: Wicked Wood Fired Pizza – Tuesday – Sunday
If you are looking for high-quality, locally-made beer, Fossil Cove Brewing Co. won’t disappoint you. Make it a point to sample some of their brews even if you have to go out of your way to try one. It’s a craft beer so flavorful that you’ll be coming back time after time. Ben Mills, the owner and brew master, brews some of the most flavorful beer in NWA. Curious customers can watch the brew room through the large windows. Great place to kick back and relax with friends. Try the Coffee IPA, available on tap and six-packs.
Natural State Beer Company
5214 W. Village Parkway, Suite 140
Food Available: Yes, Big Sexy Food
Amazing German inspired lagers are the focus here. The tap room is fun and friendly, and the back patio has a gorgeous view overlooking the lake. Great spot to relax and have a round. Bartenders are knowledgeable about the brews and quick with their service. Typically, Big Sexy Food Truck is out front waiting to cook you up something big and delicious. There’s always something exciting going on at NSBC. Haven’t been to their taproom? Make your plans to visit soon for a fun time.
Ozark Beer Company
109 N Arkansas St, (479) 636-2337
Food Available: No
Open for growler fills and tastings seven days a week, with pints available only on the weekends.These people pride themselves on producing some of the very best beer in NWA. You can bring your own food and relax in the sitting area with one of their excellent house beers. Nice and efficient folks make up the management and wait staff team, and your satisfaction is their primary concern. Current patrons love this place and you will too.
New Province Brewing Company
1310 W Hudson Rd, (479) 246-0479
Food Available: No
Stemming from the operating philosophy that brewing is a delicate balance between science and art, you could easily say that at New Province crafting the perfect brew is a drop by drop obsession. They are keen to have you, their customers, experience the taste sensation created by their perfectly crafted beers. Visit their taproom soon to sample the Philosopher IPA and the Yeoman Porter.
Core Brewing and Distilling
2470 Lowell Rd, (479) 372-7780
Food Available: Yes – Foghorn’s Express
An award-winning brewery featuring some of Arkansas’ most flavorful beer, Core Brewing now produces more than 500 barrels of beer sales per month, and it can be found in more than 500 locations. Stop by the tap room soon to try the Leg Hound Marzen-style lager or the American Wheat. Both are great beers with amazing flavors.
18244 Habberton Rd, (479) 419-9969
Food Available: Yes
Located on the beautiful White River, Saddlebock was the first production brewery in NWA. For great brews by people who are particular about the kind of beers they produce, drop by Saddlebock Brewery to enjoy the view, unwind, relax and feast your taste buds on some of the most flavorful beer you will find in the Ozarks. The brewery features a unique design with a triple deck. Try the delicious flight of four, which has 4 oz. portions.
Columbus House Brewery
701 N. West St, (479) 935-3752
Food Available: No
Owned and operated by local Fayetteville residents, Columbus House Brewery, located next to the trail on North Street, makes it easy for folks engaged in an active life style to stop by to enjoy one of their delicious cold ones. It’s one of the popular go-to places for locals wanting to enjoy excellent local brews, a terrific atmosphere and friendly bartenders. Experienced beer drinkers will enjoy the IPA and the Stout, and for the smoothest brew around, try the Brown. The place is Fido friendly too.
Eureka Springs Brewery
96 Ridgeview, Eureka Springs, AR, (479) 363 6066
Food Available: Yes, several restaurants are close By that offer To-Go Options
Amazing brewery situated in the woods where you can enjoy your tasty craft brew indoors or out. Has disc golf and picnic tables outside in nature amongst the beautiful tall pines. Craft brews are delicious, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. No food, except for chips, so eat before you go if you’re hungry.