Visit a Memphis Brewery: A Guide To Local Breweries and Taprooms

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 6th 2018 1916 0

Attention beer lovers! Want to take a brewery tour or sample some of the best local Memphis craft beer? Here’s a list of Memphis’ seven breweries and taprooms, including brewery tour information.

Most of these breweries produce beer that is widely available in local bars, restaurants, and shops. Check out their websites for more info on where to find Memphis beer.


Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. 

Blake Marcum

Location:
2120 Madison Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – midnight

Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to midnight

No tours.

Boscos is a true brewpub: all of Boscos’ unique craft beers are brewed and sold onsite, and you can’t get this Memphis beer anywhere else. You can either drink it at the bar or on the patio, with your meal (as Boscos is the only one on this list that functions as a full-fledged restaurant), or fill up a growler to take home. They serve lunch and dinner on weekdays, plus Saturday breakfast and Sunday brunch. Boscos was the first place in town to brew craft beer on a commercial scale, before taprooms were even legal in Tennessee.

Boscos brewpub website and event schedule.


Crosstown Brewing Co.

Location:
1264 Concourse Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – midnight

Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to midnight

Informal tours upon request.

***Crosstown Brewing’s taproom opens to the public on February 16, 2018. Read more here.***

Crosstown Brewing’s taproom website and event schedule.


Ghost River Brewing

Location:
827 S. Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Hours:
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday and Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: noon – 10 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 8 p.m.

Tours:
Saturdays at noon
$20, includes four 4oz tasters, a 20 oz pint of your choice, and tip
Reservations recommend, but not required
More info.

Ghost River’s brewery taproom in downtown Memphis’ South Main neighborhood has indoor and outdoor seating. They host plenty of weekly events, including trivia on Wednesdays, Shop Small Saturdays with local vendors, and brunch and live music on Sundays, plus food trucks most days.

Ghost River brewery taproom website and event schedule.


High Cotton Brewing Co.

Blake Marcum

Location:
598 Monroe Avenue

Hours:
Closed Monday
Tuesday – Friday: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tours:
Saturdays at 3 p.m.

High Cotton Brewing is a Memphis brewery located in the Edge District near downtown, just down the street from Sun Studio. They have indoor seating plus a covered breezeway. High Cotton hosts regular comedy events, art sales, and watch parties for sports, plus they’re connected to Edge Alley coffee shop and cafe.

High Cotton Brewing taproom website and event schedule.


Meddlesome Brewing

Blake Marcum

Location:
7750 B Trinity Road
Cordova, Tennessee 38018

Hours:
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday – Friday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: noon – 10 p.m.
Sunday: noon – 7 p.m.

Meddlesome Brewing, located in Cordova, has a taproom with indoor and outdoor seating. Meddlesome regularly hosts live music, video game tournaments, trivia, and food trucks, including brunch on Sundays. They also offer house-made craft non-alcoholic root beer and soda.

Meddlesome Brewing taproom website and event schedule.


Memphis Made Brewing Co.

Location:
768 Cooper Street

Hours:
Monday: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday – Friday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tours:

Free tours offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m.

Memphis Made’s brewery and taproom in Cooper Young has plenty of indoor space, a protected patio area, and an open area next to the I Love Memphis mural. They have plenty of games – including giant Jenga – a popcorn maker, and several pinball machines. They host comedy shows, live music, trivia (Thursdays), bingo (Fridays), and food trucks, plus several annual festivals. On some Sundays, the pinball machines are $7 all-you-can-play.

Memphis Made Brewing taproom website and event schedule.


Wiseacre Brewing Co. 

Location:
2783 Broad Avenue

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
closed Sunday

Tours:
Most Saturdays at noon
$15, includes four 7 oz. beer samples
Must book online ahead of time
More info

Wiseacre is a Memphis brewery with a taproom on Broad Avenue with a indoor space and sprawling outdoor area with seating. Wiseacre’s brewery taproom hosts plenty of casual events (movie nights,  karaoke, food trucks) plus the occasional fancier tasting or dinner.

Wiseacre Brewing taproom website and event schedule.


I’d be remiss if I didn’t also recommend you check out Hammer & Ale, which has 20+ beers on tap, including all of the local beers. They serve pints as well as tastings – you if you only have time for 1 stop but want to try all the Memphis beers, this is your go-to. They also serve sandwiches and have indoor/outdoor seating.

Be sure to check out our Sweets & Drinks section of the blog for more beer content, and check out the Beer Lovers Guide for even more great beer bars that offer great selections of local and craft brews.

And if Memphis brewery tours are your thing, you might want to look into Old Dominick’s distillery tours, too.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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