Posted: 03/28/2024 | by Tori

Top Beer Spots in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

We’ve rounded up some great bars and bottle shops in Lancaster, PA who carry a variety of local brews, rare finds, and classic ales for beer lovers to enjoy.

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1. Artifice Ales & Mead

55 N Main St, Manheim | (717) 208-6144
Enjoy delicious brews and meads and great food pairings at the indoor and outdoor seating areas at Artifice Ales & Mead! You can also visit their sister location, Meduseld Meadery in downtown Lancaster!

2. Bespoke Brewing

242 Gap Rd, Ronks | (717) 288-2255
Located in Historic Strasburg, adjacent to the Strasburg Railroad, Bespoke Brewing offers small-batch craft beer, as well as smoked meats, snack boards and a variety of appetizers.

3. Black Forest Brewery

301 West Main St., Ephrata | (717) 450-7217
Bob and his sons, Ryan, Ross, and Reese, got the idea of opening a craft brewery while backpacking on the Black Forest Trail in Pennsylvania. Today, Black Forest Brewery is a reality, located on the property of the 1777 Americana Inn Bed and Breakfast in Ephrata, PA. The brewery and tasting room are designed in the same period style as the Inn.

4. Bulls Head Public House

14 E Main St, Lititz | (717) 626-2115
Stop by for a pint and authentic British pub vibes at the Bulls Head, located along Main Street in Lititz. Their beer selection is plentiful and impressive, with 14 rotating beers on tap, two cask condition ales, and 80 bottled varieties to choose from.

5. Bubes Brewery

102 North Market Street, Mount Joy | (717) 653-2056
Bube's Brewery is a 19th century brewery complex. Bube's is one of the only breweries from the early days of the great American breweries that has been left intact. Today, Bube's operates as not only a microbrewery but also as an entertainment and dining mecca.
The Brewery began producing beer again in November 2001 for the first time since 1917. The present day brewery operates in the original brewery's ice house. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a free tour Monday through Friday, 5-9pm.

4. The Fridge

534 N Mulberry St, Lancaster | (717) 490-6825
If you’re looking to curate a six-pack that will impress your friends, stop by The Fridge; a cozy bottle shop in Downtown Lancaster. Their fridge is stocked with over 400 varieties of hard-to-find craft, micro, imported, and local beer. If you’re not on the go, grab a beer and one of their delicious hand-crafted pizzas!

5. Columbia Kettle Works

40 N. Third St., Columbia | (717) 342-2374
Established in 2014, Columbia Kettle Works offers a diverse range of craft beer brewed with passion, from traditional Lagers to unique interpretations of all your favorite styles. Their kitchen serves up a variety of paninis and sandwiches, salads, pizza, charcuterie plates, and more.
You can also visit their 2nd Gear Taproom in Lancaster City! Both locations offer PA wines, cocktails mixed with PA distilled liquors, and indoor/outdoor seating in a family-friendly environment.

Ultimate Craft Beer Experience! Brewery Tours has been offering exceptional craft beer experiences since 2018. Their knowledgeable and experienced Beer Guides lead guests through guided craft beer tastings while exploring local breweries, providing behind-the-scenes access, local and historical anecdotes, and more!

6. Lancaster Brewing Company

302 N Plum St, Lancaster | (717) 391-6258
Enjoy seasonal and signature brews in a historic working microbrewery in downtown Lancaster. With delicious food, outdoor and indoor dining, and cans available this spot is a Lancaster County favorite. You can also visit their Route 30 taproom!

7. Our Town Brewery

252 N Prince St, Lancaster | (717) 945-7694
Enjoy delicious local brews in a modern atmosphere with Our Town Brewery. In the heart of downtown Lancaster, you can enjoy rotating beers with great food to pair with them, so keep your eye on their beer menu for new offerings!

8. Mad Chef Craft Brewing

2023 Miller Rd, East Petersburg | (717) 690-2655
Enjoy good food and great brews when you visit Mad Chef Craft Brewing. Guaranteeing an insane culinary experience with food, beer, and entertainment. They have a variety of food and craft beer options available, so you'll be able to find something that'll fulfill any craving you might have.

9. River Trail Brewing

40 E Front St, Marietta | (717) 604 - 1161
Brewery on the northwest river trail on front street in Marietta pa. Outdoor dining is family, dog, and trail rider friendly. Music three days a week.

10. Spring House Brewing

209 Hazel Street, Lancaster| (717) 984-2530
Spring House Brewing is a brewpub in the heart of Lancaster. Offering 22 rotating house drafts, a full menu, and an arcade for gameplay.
Out on the town with your pup? No worries Spring House Brewing has a patio just for dogs, called Dalton's Doggie Deck, food and hand-crafted beer can be ordered via a walk-up window, as your pup enjoys fresh water. Only open during the warm months.

11. Cartel Brewing + Blending

928 North Prince Street, Lancaster | (717) 435-8989
Cartel Brewing & Blending is a nano brewery and beer café located in Downtown Lancaster. Their focus is quality small-batch beers that express a blend of timeless traditional styles with recipes that reflect their ideology of an art that is constantly progressing.

12. Cox Brewing Company

276 Heisey Quarry Rd, Elizabethtown | (717) 449-9926
This family and veteran-owned brewery, located Elizabethtown/Rheems overlooks beautiful Lancaster County farmlands. They offer over 12 craft beers on tap, locally-made snacks (also BYOF), and serve PA wine and cider. Stop by the brewery for a pint served with some easy-going hometown hospitality. They are also dog-friendly!

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