Fort Wayne Breweries

Founded in our significant German heritage, beer and breweries are a big part of Fort Wayne’s history.

If you are looking for Fort Wayne’s best bars, and the best local beers in Indiana, you’ve come to the right place! Fort Wayne’s many unique breweries offer outstanding craft beers in cool venues, alongside farm-to-fork food, games, and fun.

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Breweries, Cideries, and Distilleries

2Toms Brewing Company

Adventure away from typical brews at 2Toms Brewing Company! Try any one of their specialized beers for an experience full of big aromas and big flavors.

Ambrosia Orchard Cidery & Meadery

Find your new favorite hard cider or mead at this 12-acre apple orchard! All ages are welcome to come enjoy food and music, while adults can sip on fresh ciders.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Offering 11 award-winning signature beers and cider on tap, along with 10 rotating seasonal beers throughout the year. A beer for everyone, and any occasion.

Chapman's Brewing at Electric Works

Opened in 2024, this new taproom for the local brewery delivers a spacious restaurant area with a view of the on-site brewery. Their kitchen serves up tasty bar favorites and they are open late on weekends. 

Chapman's Brewing

dot & line brewing company

A brewery started by a printing company? That's right! The Dot & Line team invites you to try their unique craft beers inside the taproom or out on the patio.


Fortlandia Brewing Company

A creative nano brewery, Fortlandia is tucked away on Spring Street, a short drive from downtown. Their brews include lagers, wheats, sours, IPAs, porters, and stouts.

Granite City Food & Brewery

Granite City is a polished casual American restaurant where you will find fresh, high-quality menu items and a full list of hand-crafted beers to match the flavors of their made-from-.scratch recipes.

Hop River Brewing Company

Enjoy an authentic family-friendly brewery atmosphere with long community tables and snacks to share with your whole group or come have a seat at our bar and make a new friend!

Hoppy Gnome & Gnometown Brewing

If you're looking for a unique experience, pull up a seat at Hoppy Gnome where craft beers and unique food meet. Think copious amounts of fun tacos, tortas, and creative dishes, paired with their artisan brews. Or schedule a time to brew your own beer at Gnometown Brewing.

Junk Ditch Brewing Company

Discover handcrafted beers and creative dishes that reflect the season and showcase local farmers at this destination restaurant on West Main Street. Or find the Junk Ditch Food Truck around town!

Kekionga Craft Company

The first hard cidery in Fort Wayne. Kekionga Craft Company has been able to find its home at the Goeglein Mill and has started to produce great tasting and easy drinking hard cider for its northeast Indiana community. Located on Maysville Road.  Visit their downtown location at Union Street Market at Electric Works.

Mad Anthony Brewing Company

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.

SolBird Kitchen & Tap

Birdboy brews and Tex-Mex food creations from chef Jerry Perez.

Summit City Brewerks

Summit City Brewerks offers 40 taps - 20 of their own and 20 from other breweries.


Bars, Pubs, Restaurants, and More

07 Pub

This neighborhood watering hole features tasty eats washed down with the beer or cocktail of your choice.

Acme by Full Circle

This neighborhood eatery in East State Village serves fan-favorite pizza and barbeque.

Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill

A wide menu of food and drinks for whatever your taste buds want.

Charlie's Place

Craft cocktails and nightlife. On Wells Street, and visit their Charlie Horse location at Electric Works.

Copper Spoon

This fine dining restaurant is also a great destination for classy cocktails. Summers bring the Sidecar, a tropical patio bar, with special event pop ups year round. 

Copper Spoon
The Sidecar

Night Train
Blue Bottle Shop

The treasured Columbia Street location is now home to some new watering holes. Dana's, a tavern and cocktail bar, features a full menu until midnight. Night Train, a basement dive bar experience, offers smaller plates of bar food and drinks late into the night. Blue Bottle Shop is a curated beverage shop, with several zero-proof options. 

Night Train
Blue Bottle Shop

Deer Park Irish Pub

A local favorite for craft beers and food, this neighborhood bar is located just outside downtown near the University of Saint Francis.

Draft Taproom & Coffee
Dom's Pie Shop

This Beer Bar on Wells Street also features a New York and Detroit style pizza shop inside. 

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J.K. O'Donnell's Irish Ale House

An authentic Irish pub in the heart of Downtown Fort Wayne. The cuisine and libations here do not disappoint.

Penny Drip

This stylish eatery on the east edge of downtown features small bites, coffee, and deliciously well-crafted cocktails. 

Penny Drip

The Pub @ 1802

Comfortable food and drink with ample screens for sports and entertainment. 

Rack & Helen's Bar & Grill

This downtown New Haven spot is a favorite gathering place.

Ted's Beerhall

Food, drinks, and games. This northside hangout features a beercade, an arcade for grown ups. 

teds snack+bar

Serving libations and shaved ice in the summers, you won't want to miss this spot in Promenade Park. 

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Trion Tavern

A craft beer destination, with more than 50 on tap. 



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Transportation Options

Please enjoy our local watering holes responsibly.

Local company Brewhound Bus offers tours for several local bars, breweries, and wineries. 

For more information on transportation options, check out Taxi and Rideshare info