Spokane's Best Breweries & Taphouses

The top breweries and bars in Spokane are some of the best in the world! If you are planning a night out on the town, or are simply looking for a quick lunchtime beer, here are the best breweries, cideries and tap houses in the Spokane region.

The best breweries and tap houses in Spokane

The thirst for craft brewing has yet to be quenched in and around Spokane, which boasts more than three dozen breweries, along with a growing number of cideries. While it might sound like a nod to English royalty, LORD STANLEY’S is actually Spokane’s newest hockey bar — an homage to the Stanley Cup. Whether you’re cheering for Spokane’s own Chiefs or Seattle’s Kraken, Lord Stanley’s is just two blocks south of the Davenport Grand and has a variety of craft beers on tap.

Named for a beloved sculpture in Spokane’s Riverfront Park, IRON GOAT BREWING has been a downtown tradition for nearly 20 years. In addition to a tasty menu, Iron Goat has been lauded for its fun tasting room and its bold and unusual beers, like their refreshing fruit-forward Saisons and gnarly (in a good way) Goatmeal Stout.

So many good things come out of the Green Bluff farming community, one of Spokane’s genuine treasures just minutes from downtown. Located steps from their orchard, TWILIGHT CIDER WORKS can wait until the peak moment their apples are most flavorful. Unlike some ciders that only ferment a few weeks, Twilight ages theirs several months, for a refreshing and not overly sweet taste. Look for their seasonally inspired ciders like the 2020 Spiced Apple in area restaurants, or make the beautiful drive and visit their tasting room.

While their downtown cider house is the place to try the many offerings of ONE TREE HARD CIDER, you can find their festive ciders plenty of other places, including on the shelves of your favorite grocer. (And now in cans!) One Tree gets rave reviews for their lemon basil, huckleberry and other fruit-forward blends. Also look for seasonal specials like pumpkin and cranberry, all made with local and regional ingredients.

From the Inlander's 2021 Spokane Holiday Magazine. To read more Inlander coverage of the Inland Northwest, visit inlander.com

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