We scoured the U.S. for the best places coast-to-coast for you and your girlfriends to grab a beer and celebrate Octoberfest!
CALIFORNIA – SAN DIEGO
Pacific Beach Ale-House. Grab a cold beer with your best girlfriend at a coastally-inspired hangout that boasts an in-house brewery along with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Lounge on Pacific Beach AleHouse’s rooftop patio, as you reminisce and bask in one of San Diego’s lively beach towns, bustling with fun-seeking beachgoers and brimming with eclectic surf vibes. Another great spot to catch up with a good friend is PB AleHouse’s ground floor patio, complete with a roaring firepit to set the mood.
BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant has the perfect vibe for happy hour, with eclectic architecture in an industrial-style designed space. Its interior design is made largely from re purposed materials with large unfinished doors lending to a welcoming indoor-outdoor atmosphere. There are even a few hand-made chandeliers, a personalized touch from co-proprietor Terryl Gavre. Whether you want to sit inside at the bar or outside in the fresh air, BANKERS HILL is a great place to stop in for a beer with a girlfriend.
COLORADO – GRAND JUNCTION
Kannah Creek Brewing Company opened the Edgewater Brewing company in Grand Junction. With a kids menu, it’s the perfect place for Vina’s with kids to grab a beer in the afternoon, or leave them at home for the beer festival.
FLORIDA – ST. CLOUD
Reprise Brewing to enjoy 12 different hand-crafted beers or a homemade soda produced by Osceola County’s first brewery. Bring your own eats to the cozy tap room based in downtown St. Cloud and listen to their extraordinary collection of vinyl records while you’re there. And the area’s nearby resorts are perfect for a romantic post-beer dinner.
FLORIDA – TAMPA
Coppertail Brewing Co., an independent craft brewery is now one of the largest breweries in Florida. From the gorgeous interior, to a super fun playlist. Grab your girlfriends and connect with in-house games like Jenga, cards, or hit trivia night on Monday. The bar employs many female bartenders and has a well-lit parking lot. In addition, the staff will drive customers home if they’ve had too much to drink.
GEORGIA – ATLANTA
ILLINOIS – CHICAGO
MASSACHUSETTS – MARTHAS VINEYARD
The Newes From America Pub on Martha’s Vineyard. Nestled in the heart of Edgartown, Massachusetts its one of two dining venues at historic Kelley House, and an ideal spot for a brew-filled girls night out. Featuring genuine Colonial charm with original rough-hewn beams, ballast brick walls and warm hearth, The Newes takes great pride in offering a wide array of New England draft beer—like the Light Newes or Newes Lager, which are both kegged exclusively for The Newes. If there’s time for a bite to eat, its menu blends American and British pub food favorites like local signatures New England Clam Chowder, Roquefort Stilettos and Fish & Chips. It’s a favorite eatery on the island, and its casual and friendly atmosphere lends itself to regular events that are popular among visitors and locals alike.
NEVADA – LAS VEGAS
The Biergarten at Lagasse’s Stadium. It’s the ultimate German beer garden experience offering gourmet fare and an array of German-inspired beer and craft cocktails. It’s the perfect casual spot to enjoy a cold one (or a frozen one! they have frozen beer on tap as well), before a girl’s night out in Vegas. Located on the patio of Lagasse’s Stadium, the rising sounds of laughter and music will draw guests into the beer garden and allow guests to dine al fresco in a uniquely fun atmosphere with a view of the Las Vegas Strip.
NEW YORK – NEW YORK CITY
Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails 367 Third Avenue, NYC Handcraft is an upscale pub serving unusual and often hard-to-find craft beers. The 11 tap lines feature rotating draughts all sourced from New York State breweries. Beer is also available in bottles and cans, and guests can taste a variety of brews with the beer flight offerings (3/$15, 6/$25). The girl-friendly atmosphere is an artful mix of salvaged and recycled materials combined with exposed brick and honey-colored woods. Vina’s can enjoy live music on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday.
NORTH CAROLINA – CHARLOTTE
Bold Missy Brewery, is one of several craft breweries that fall along a two-mile stretch of brewpubs in the historic neighborhood of North Davidson, casually called NoDa by locals.Owner Carol Waggoner separates her business from close competitors with its well-loved styles of beer that pay homage to history’s famous “Bold Missy’s,” making it the perfect spot to grab a beer with girlfriends.. The neighborhood is also home to several locally-owned shops, three live entertainment venues and an assortment of restaurants that make it a perfect destination to continue the evening.
SOUTH CAROLINA – GREENVILLE
NOSE DIVE Gastropub is a casual gastropub offering fare best described as “urban comfort food” and craft beers highlighting seasonal and specialty offerings. Draft selections change daily. While the traditional atmosphere of a brewery may not appeal to more women, NOSE DIVE offers a more tasteful but approachable atmosphere with the same strong flavors and choices of beers.
TENNESSEE – MEMPHIS
For a beer with a girlfriend paired with the best views in Memphis, consider the top level of the Pyramid, The Lookout, where a full-service bar offers indoor and outdoor seating along with glass observation decks and panoramic views of the Memphis skyline and Mississippi River.. To reach The Lookout, girlfriends can ride up the country’s tallest freestanding elevator within Big Cypress Lodge.
TEXAS – AUSTIN
Ballast Point Brewing Co. native to San Diego, has officially arrived on the east coast with the opening of it’s new Brewery, Tasting Room, & Kitchen in Daleville, Virginia. With 128 taps featuring a variety of Ballast Point beers, growler filling station, retail area with unique merchandise & swag, and a restaurant, it’s a one-stop shop and perfect for a girls day/night out. Enjoy the sleek indoor atmosphere or cozy up by the fire pit outside beneath a painted southern sky. The dining menu combines the West Coast vibe that the brewery is known for and creativity of the company with the local culture and flavors of the East Coast, offering items like a West Coast Griddle Burger, Street Style Fish Tacos, and Shrimp & Grits and sweet desserts to top off the perfect #vinanightout
VIRGINIA – ROSELAND
Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows is a fantastic place for girlfriends to hang out and have a beer. Located at the base of Wintergreen Ski Resort in Roseland, VA, so after a long day of skiing ladies can kick up their boots by our fire pit and sip a beer that was brewed on site. It’s also a sight to see this time of year. The Blue Ridge Mountains that surround the brewpub are beautiful in the fall as the leaves change. After taking a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to do some leaf peeping, girlfriends can head down to the pub to roast marshmallows and enjoy a meal of our locally sourced smoked meats.
Buffalo & Bergen, a NYC-style soda fountain (egg creams, kniches) and Suburbia, a 1967 Airstream parked out front of the makers market where cold local beers and extraordinary frozen cocktails studded with umbrellas are poured for visitors to the beer garden (think picnic tables and fig trees). It’s a killer afterwork spot when the weather cooperates and one with a cool, porchy, 1950s vibe.
Where’s your fave spot to grab a brewski?
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