Summertime = hanging out at our favorite breweries! These breweries are perfect regardless if you’re looking to catch up with your crew, wind down after a long day at work, or for some weekend fun. Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite Raleigh breweries!
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For a pint with the best view of the city, head over to Wye Hill. Enjoy small-batch craft beers, cocktails, and ciders while enjoying the City of Oaks. Everything at Wye Hill is done with love and care, and it’s evident in their tasty menu. Next time you’re in, pair your bev of choice with the dill pickle pimento cheese, a delicious spin on a classic southern app!
Kick back and relax at Crank Arm. Whether you’re a cyclist, biking enthusiast, or just a lover of beer, the atmosphere at this brewery is iconic. Crank Arm focuses on quality craft beer and cultivating an active lifestyle community. We’re obsessed with Crank Arm’s events like their Wednesday Night Ride and Crank Arm Sunday Yoga! Nothing beats working up a sweat. and rewarding yourself with a nice cold brew!
Looking to sip at a full scale production facility? Check out Lynnwood Brewing Concern. Their breweries have not only a taproom and their brewing production but also a regular food truck schedule so you can snack while you sip! And you have to try their Once You Go Black IPA or their Kiss My Irish Stout dry stout that won awards in a national competition. Plus, the brewery is host to weekly trivia nights, holiday parties, and so much more!
Round up the crew for an afternoon of beer and fun at Trophy Brewing. The flagship Trophy locale, this brewery always boasts 12 tasty beers perfect for enjoying on Trophy’s outdoor patio. Feeling hungry? Check out their food truck schedule to see when your fave local trucks will be serving up tasty treats!
If you’re in the mood for European-inspired lagers and ales, look no further than Clouds Brewing. The taproom features 18 different brews on tap. And if you aren’t feeling in the beer mood, they have wine and cider available as well! Visit on a Friday and take advantage of $4 drafts!
Just a block off Glenwood Avenue, this hidden gem of a brewery is going to be your crew’s new hangout. Their menu features craft beers, craft cocktails, and wine! And if you time it right, the Virgil’s food truck will be parked outside serving up your fave Mexican dishes! Escape from the chaos of Glenwood on a Saturday night for a cold brew and maybe a taco, or two.
Meet Raleigh’s newest brewery! It’s always beer o’clock at Heyday Brewery where you can find great beer and tasty southern treats. This brewery is the brainchild of master brewer William McGeehee, of Tin Roof Brewery, and chef Kevin Callaghan, of Acme in Carrboro. This is the perfect spot for hanging out with friends over a cold beer and shareable snacks! We mean come on, check out this menu.
You know them, you love them, they’re Lonerider Brewing Company. Grab a picnic table and your fave brew, we’re currently loving the Coastal Connection sour-fruited gose, and just relax. Lonerider has something for all beer drinkers; they even make their own hard seltzer! Everything is big on flavor and great for afternoon sipping.
With ample outdoor space and cool vibes inside, there’s always a place for you to drop your stuff and relax. The inside of Big Boss Brewing gives off major industrial vibes—lots of metals, exposed brick, concrete flooring… you get the picture. Head up to the bar to order off of their rotating tap; our current faves are the Tropic Knight hazy IPA and the SeaBee tangerine raspberry gose! And you can’t go wrong with a beer flight! Check out their event calendar to see if any fun events, like Yoga Sunday, will be happening during your visit!
Tucked away off Hillsborough Street is a brewery with a huge selection. Want something light? Try The First Squeeze. Want something fruity? Def the Hard Sizzle watermelon seltzer. Like your beer a little heavier? Step up and order a Hell Yes Ma’am! See what we mean? Tons of beers! In addition to pleasing all tastes, Raleigh Brewing hosts bike rides, trivia nights, and run nights. Not to mention lots of food trucks!
Consider yourself a Belgian ale or IPA aficionado? You’ll def want to check out Neuse River Brewing. Their beers are easy to sip and they offer a wide variety for all drinkers. The really unique thing about this brewery is its brasserie! Sample traditional European fare with a North Carolina twist. We definitely recommend trying the duck poutine, which is perfect for sharing (or for one).
Visit Mordecai Beverage Company for your new fave local brews like the Saison with Serrano Peppers and Pineapple or the Wanna Be A Baller IPA! Meet up with friends to explore Raleigh’s first bottle shop brewery. With lots of outdoor space, this brewery is perfect for soaking up the sun. Check out Mordecai Beverage Company’s website to see when your fave food truck will be parked and ready to serve up snacks!