Get a taste of FortWayne's breweries and discover how these entrepreneurs are utilizing local products to produce award-winning craft brews. FortWayne's first NATO brewery, Portland is tucked away on Spring Street, a short drive from downtown.
Think copious amounts of fun tacos, torts, and creative dishes, paired with their artisan brews. A recent addition to downtown's Landing District, this brewery features lots of local flavor.
With four locations around the Fort Wayne area, you can grab a pint of their award-winning hand-crafted ales or lagers, and enjoy a full food menu and weekly live music. Come to this brewery to awaken your taste buds with a selection of local and regional craft beers, and make sure you try some of their delicious, fresh food.
If you're in the mood for spirits, check out a tour at the newly opened Three Rivers Distilling company. This artisan distillery specializes in vodka, whiskey, rum, and gin grown from Indiana crops.
“Scott Jill was one of the best I've had some time to read IPA was nice and the oatmeal IPA was unique.” In 4 reviews. “My husband had the peppercorn blue cheeseburger with the sweet potato tots and chipotle ranch, and I had the bruschetta salad.” In 3 reviews.
245 W Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN “The outside of the sandwich was grilled with Parmesan for a crusty cheese coating that was strong but tasty.” In 3 reviews.
“We love the atmosphere of Summit City, the beer at Junk Ditch was very good, Rubble is such a cool place too.” In 2 reviews. “During the wait time in the process you can order food or drinks from the Happy Gnome restaurant next door.” In 2 reviews.
5735 Falls Dr, Fort Wayne, IN “Definitely the best place on the SW side for GOOD beer at a very reasonable price.” In 2 reviews.
2623 Camino Ct, Ste A, Fort Wayne, IN Until we write our full guide to Fort Wayne, here is a list of the best breweries in the greater Fort Wayne area, along with information about hours of operation and food options.
NOTE: As the world continues to re-open after this spring’s COVID-19 pandemic quarantine, many who have re-opened their taprooms are now operating on a different schedule than they had in place pre-quarantine. We will be updating our site as quickly as we can, but it’s very possible that the information on our brewery lists regarding dates, times, and food availability is no longer accurate.
Anne Thomason: comfortable atmosphere, nice bartenders, good food, and a great draft beer list. Louis Rock Jr.: Great food and an awesome selection beer and whiskeys.
Kimberly Velcro: Korean short rib tacos and Ace Pineapple Ale are amazing. Love the food, beer selection but mostly the service.
Taylor Miller: Apparently the Starbucks beer was an April Fools' Day joke, haha they got me! John Lean: Their coffee stout is high ABV and very tasty, sweet.
Kristin Rue sch: Don't order Asian Salad, Ale soup, or Mac n cheese. Lisa Davenport: Food not so good in a competitive area.
The Quest For Zest: Our second tip is for the bar, beer, and cocktails (made with top shelf liquor); and of course the coffee. Mike (the owner) has essentially taught this town to love coffee.
Nice selection of coffee and a full bar with many beers, etc available. Debbie Starr Bran field: The Jack and Blue burger on a pretzel bun was awesome.
From Business: With an aura of Old Chicago, Hall's Tavern at Coventry invites you to come on in, slow down, and grab a beer. From Business: Black Dog Pub offers daily specials, delicious bar food, and a great atmosphere.
From Business: Rubble Brewing serves house-brewed ales with flavor and variety and Rubble's menu of burgers, pizza and salads isn't too fussy; it's just right for a night of… Above average sports bar with slightly older and affluent clientele.
Food is above average as well for a sports bar and an extensive menu. From Business: With an aura of Old Chicago, Hall's Tavern at Coventry invites you to come on in, slow down, and grab a beer.
From Business: O’Reilly’s Irish Bar and Restaurant, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is named after our most frequented patron and Leprechaun, Lucky O’Reilly’s. From Business: Acme Bar & Grill has 26 Craft Beers on tap.
From Business: The former site of the John H. Welch & Sons hardware Store, 1915 South Calhoun Street, is now home to Welch's Ale House. FortWayne's home for friends, great-tasting food, and the best in live music.
From Business: Upscale, downtown dining at it's finest! Traditional American fare in a truly local Fort Wayne destination.