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

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

Ed. Note: Due To COVID, water problems, etc. taprooms and breweries may have hours and availability that changes frequently. For best results, call ahead before you go or check their social media.

Attention beer lovers! Want to visit a brewery or sample some of the best local Memphis craft beer? Here's a list of Memphis area breweries and taprooms.

Beale Street Brewing Co.

Beale Street Brewing doesn't have a taproom yet, but you can buy their brews at local shops and bars!

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. 

Boscos is open for dine-in and patio dining.

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Location: 2120 Madison Ave. Memphis, Tennessee 38104

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. No tours.

Boscos brewpub website and event schedule.

Crosstown Brewing Co.

Crosstown Brewing is open for onsite consumption, both indoors and outdoors, and beer pickup (you can order online).

Location: 1264 Concourse Avenue Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Crosstown Brewing opened in 2018 in their own building just west of the towering Crosstown Concourse. They have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. If you don't want to hang out, you can order online for curbside pickup or even home delivery. Informal tours upon request - currently unavailable.

Crosstown Brewing's taproom website, event schedule, and Instagram account (good for food truck updates!)

Ghost River Brewing

Ghost River taproom is open! There's a patio, too. Check Instagram for food trucks and details.

 

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Location: 827 S. Main Street Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 4pm-9pm
Friday 4pm-10pm
Saturday 1pm-10pm
Sunday 1pm -8pm

Ghost River's brewery taproom in downtown Memphis' South Main neighborhood has indoor and outdoor seating. These days, you can order online to pick up your beer curbside. No tours.

Ghost River brewery taproom website and event schedule and Instagram account

Grind City Brewing

Grind City Brewing in Uptown is open (and y'all, they have a huge outdoor space so please spread out!) You can also get beer to go.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Location:  76 Waterworks Ave Memphis, TN 38107

Grind City Brewing is a Memphis brewery located in Uptown—that's about 5 minutes/1.2 miles north of the Bass Pro Pyramid off of Second Street. They have indoor seating and a sprawling outdoor area with a great view. Tours currently unavailable.

Grind City Brewing website, Facebook page, and Instagram account.

Hampline brewing

Hampline’s taproom is open! You can get beer to go or sit on the patio.

Location: 584 Tillman Street, Suite 1, Memphis, TN 38112

Hours: Thursday-Friday 4–10 pm, Saturday 1–10 pm, Sunday 1–8 pm  

The small-but-mighty taproom is located behind the Rec Room off Broad Avenue, and they have a little patio too—it can fill up fast so be sure to social distance or grab your beer to-go! It’s also located near the Hampline bike path so you can bike over to Overton Park or the Greenline. 

Hampline Brewing website, Facebook, and Instagram.  

High Cotton Brewing Co.

High Cotton's taproom and patio are open, or you can take your beer to-go.

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Location: 598 Monroe Avenue

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, plus they're connected to Edge Alley cafe. Tours currently unavailable; normally Saturdays at 3 p.m.

High Cotton Brewing taproom website and event schedule and Instagram account.

Meddlesome Brewing

Meddlesome's taproom is open or you can purchase your beer to-go.

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Location: 7750 B Trinity Road Cordova, Tennessee 38018

Meddlesome Brewing, located in Cordova, has a taproom with indoor and outdoor seating and regular food trucks. They also offer house-made craft non-alcoholic root beer and soda. Tours not available.

Meddlesome Brewing taproom website and event schedule and Instagram account.

Memphis Made Brewing Co.

Memphis Made's taproom is reopened with expanded outdoor seating and expanded hours; they still have beer pickup and they have food trucks, too.

Location: 768 Cooper Street

Memphis Made's brewery and taproom in Cooper Young has plenty of indoor space, a protected patio area on the York Ave side, and a spacious open area next to the I Love Memphis mural.

Memphis Made Brewing taproom website and event schedule and Instagram account.

Wiseacre Brewing Co.

Wiseacre's two taprooms are open for onsite consumption and beer to-go. Check their Instagram for hours and updates on the pizza shop, too.

 

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Locations: 2783 Broad Avenue 398 S BB King Blvd

Wiseacre is a Memphis brewery with two taprooms. The original space on Broad Avenue offers limited indoor seating and a sprawling outdoor area with seating. The downtown taproom opened in summer 2020 and offers plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and loads of art, plus a sculpture garden.

Little Bettie's pizza and snack shack is inside the downtown Wiseacre taproom!

Wiseacre Brewing taproom website and event schedule and Instagram.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the current COVID rules for Memphis bars and restaurants? 
UPDATE 2/21: Shelby Co. Health Dept.’s Directive 18 requires tables at least six feet apart, and parties limited to six people in the same household. Restaurants can stay open until midnight and allow socially-distanced bar seating. Read the directive here. Please follow all health policies and wear a mask—it's required when not actively eating or drinking.

Where can I get local Memphis beer?
You can buy beer at the taprooms listed below, and you can order Memphis beer from plenty of bars, restaurants, and stores. Check out the brewery websites; most of them have a list of where you can find them.

Do Memphis breweries have food or food trucks?
If you get hungry, most of these places have a regular schedule of food trucks for your Memphis food truck eating pleasure. I've found that checking social media is your best bet, especially Instagram. I've linked to brewery websites and IG accounts in each section below.

Can I tour a Memphis brewery? Most breweries are not offering tours at this time. If you're a brewery owner and this has changed—please let us know!


More Places To Drink Memphis Craft Beer

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

For the best in-store selection and knowledgable beer staff, check out the craft beer selection at Cash Saver Midtown and High Point Grocery.

Be sure to check out the new DRINKS section of the blog for more beer, cocktails, and coffee content.

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

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