The Ultimate Guide to Greenville's Breweries
I'll Drink to That!
Once upon a time it was known as the Upstate Craft Beer Co., but Eighth State has been completely reimagined and reinvented. Housed in the old Claussen Bakery, this brewpub is a creative take on beer, food, and the overall taproom experience. Modern beer and cocktail offerings range from draft cocktails to beer slushies. A rotating menu, weekly Bingo, and live music round out the experience.
400 Augusta St.
Located in the Millennial haven of Hampton Station (seriously—there's a CrossFit gym, artisanal coffee, art studios, a dog hotel, and an awesome taco joint on the premises, for starters), Birds Fly South prides itself on its old-school approach to brewing. The focus is on farmhouse/saison-style beers, with unique sours, barrel-aged specials, and funky IPAs to round everything out. Add a breezy lawn and a bunch of new friends, and you get the perfect day.
1320 Hampton Ave Ext. (Hampton Station)
What started as a home-brewing experiment yielded this new addition to Greenville's craft-beer scene at the renovated historic Westone development (formerly the site of Battery & Electric Company). Liability has sixteen beers on tap ranging from pale ale to black lager. After trying out their beer, you can head next door for some Chicago-style pizza at World Piece or pulled pork and smoked chicken wings at Moe's Original Bar B Que.
10 W. Stone Ave., Suite D (Westone)
This brewery's second location is in the Poe West development in the Village of West Greenville (the original is located 40 minutes SW in nearby Anderson, SC). Dubbed "Pub West," the Bauernhaus offers uniquely handcrafted ales, ciders, and meads. Carolina Bauernhaus considers itself a farmhouse brewery (where rustic meets industrial) and locally sources its yeast, hops, fruits, and grains to pay homage to the area's rich agricultural resources. Outdoors you can expect to find both high-top and picnic tables, hammocks, bocce ball, corn hole, live music on the weekends, and food trucks.
556 Perry Ave. (Poe West)
This brewery might've gotten its start in Delaware, but Iron Hill lays claim to Greenville with beers like the Upstate Kölsch, a blonde ale made just for us. With over a dozen brews on tap, an airy restaurant, inventive bar menu, and cans and growlers ready to go, this promises to be your new favorite watering hole on Greenville's Eastside.
741 Haywood Rd.
This cozy warehouse brewery, located in the heart of downtown, keeps 15+ house-brewed beers on tap, offers snacks and sandwiches, plus a biergarden and adjacent garage for outdoor and open-air seating. Enjoy live music at Fireforge while imbibing a range of classic styles to adventurous twists like Perlin's Ghost Pepper Pale (American Pale Ale) and Tampanian Devil Belgian Tripel with guava and star anise.
311 E. Washington St.
Set right on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail with an expansive indoor space, a delectable menu, and an outdoor area for good conversation and yard games, make sure that Southernside is on your must-visit list. This brewery has a full Southern-infused menu that includes mouth-watering appetizers like truffle parmesan fries, deviled eggs, pimento mac n' cheese, and apple pie with ice cream. Even though it's a brewery, this establishment also has its liquor license and can serve a full array of cocktails as well as wine.
25 Delano Dr., Unit D.
Located in The Commons, next to Unity Park and the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail, Pangaea was built from the love of bringing people together. With a full kitchen, taproom, wine, and sodas (and did we mention they're dog friendly?), Pangaea Brewing Company is the perfect pit stop along the trail. If that's not enough to get you in, the brewery regularly offers Comedy Night, Trivia Night, Funky Friday beer releases, and special weekend brunch offerings.
115 Welborn St. (The Commons)
13 Stripes Brewery & 13 Stripes River Lodge
Deriving its name from the colonies upon which our nation was built, it’s easy to see why 13 Stripes believes in the importance of legacy and the power that it has in a community. Set in the blooming center of what was once a textile mill, this eclectic embodiment of the American spirit offers new-school taste with an old-school attitude, carefully cultivating every pint it produces. From the open-air atmosphere to the carefully crafted brews on tap, you’ll find pride and a purpose in this beer from your first sip to your last.
Brewery: 250 Mill St., Taylors (Taylors Mill)
River Lodge: 1307 Old Easley Hwy., Easley (Saluda Outdoor Center)
Think Tank Brew Lab
This brewery is one of the largest in the area at 21,000 sq. ft. and able to accommodate hundreds of happy beer enthusiasts. The other bonus? It's trailside—perched right along the expanded Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail at The Junction at Downtown Airport—and offers grab-and-go drinks and bites to eat. There's 20+ brews on tap as well as a full food menu, wine, coffee, and soda offerings, a stage, event space, and an expansive biergarten for playing outdoor games and other outdoor events. The concept is similar to Sierra Nevada in Asheville, NC, which the founder/brewmaster calls "his favorite place in the world."
101 Airport Rd. (The Junction at Downtown Airport)
Yee-Haw Brewing Company
With a name like Yee-Haw, you'd better show up ready for fun. Located downtown just off of Main Street, this taproom is the perfect hangout for the active urban set. The World Beer Cup award-winning Dunkel (plus some delicious pilsners, pale ale, high gravity and seasonal options) and 24-hour-brined chargrilled wings highlight the eats and drinks, and a courtyard full of yard games is right outside.
307 E. McBee Ave., Suite C.
The Velo Fellow
If you want a subterranean feel without having to go below ground, make your way over to The Velo Fellow, a publick house and brewery. This British-style pub rests a level underneath Main Street, and provides a true-to-life UK flair with an Old-World atmosphere, handcrafted beers, and good company. Now brewing in-house as a microbrewery, Velo Fellow always has at least four new brews on tap. Beers pair perfectly with favorites like fish and chips served with a Southern flair; live music and trivia nights also help set the scene.
1 Augusta St.
Tetrad Brewing Company
This small-batch craft brewery in downtown Greenville is co-owned by brothers-in-law John Bucher and Chad Tydings. Tetrad's 3½ barrel system produces classic beer styles with a modern twist using time-honored brewing techniques. Curious about the name? Tetrad means a group of four; a theme that can be found throughout the owners' personal lives, as well as their new-found brewing life. (Only 4 ingredients are used to make beer: water, malts, hops, and yeast.)
603 E. Stone Ave.
Thomas Creek Brewery
Before the craft beer renaissance hit Upstate South Carolina, there was Thomas Creek. This Greenville stalwart has been crafting beer with pristine water from the Blue Ridge since 1998, with a strong stable of ales, stouts and IPAs as well as seasonal, atypical and specialty brews. And if you seek enjoyment that goes beyond their tasting room and patio, Thomas Creek also offers supplies for the home brewer.
2054 Piedmont Hwy.
A craft beer oasis steeped in Southern charm, Brewery 85 can be found running along the very interstate from which it takes its name. Set apart from the usual city buzz, this particular piece of Greenville offers traditional Southern flavor with a distinctly German twist. Take your pick from more than 20 beers on tap or grab something to go in one of their popular “crowlers,” an aluminum growler substitute. Food trucks are on hand for almost all regular tap hours and special events, but you can also BYO food. As they like to say at Brewery 85: Prost, y’all!
6 Whitlee Ct.
Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom
From the heart of Travelers Rest to the core of downtown Greenville, the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail unites our community in 23 miles of shared experience. In the same spirit, the Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom welcomes all in the hopes of bringing people together around good company and great tastes. From live music shows to Taproom Trivia, Swamp Rabbit fosters a number of frothy favorites while offering the down-to-earth atmosphere of a true neighborhood watering hole.
26 S. Main St., Travelers Rest
Double Stamp Brewery
Directly on the site of the expansion of the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail, joggers, walkers, and cyclists can make one heck of a pit stop at this 5,000-sq-ft brewery featuring a 90s vibe. The brewery's name was inspired by a scene from the movie Dumb & Dumber. ("You can't triple stamp a double stamp!") Located next door to Charleston-based Home Team BBQ, Greektown Grille Express, and Flying Rabbit Adventures, the half-acre Oak Tree Park (also part of the Holland Park development) features twelve 100-year-old oak trees for providing shade during the heat of summer.
819 Laurens Rd. (Holland Park)
The Southern Growl Beer Company Brewery
With 60 constantly-changing craft beers on tap and some of the most Insta-worthy food to salivate over (which also changes every eight weeks), this Greer hot-spot opened its own brewery in November '19 in addition to its gastropub—with four times the amount of indoor space + awesome lawn/outdoor space for fun events.
155 N. Buncombe Rd., Greer
Shoeless Brewing Co. | Grapes & Grains
Opened in August 2015, this hidden gem of a brewery is considered the smallest in Upstate South Carolina (which makes it a whole lot more intimate), but it's also the largest home-brew store in the area.
104 Mauldin Rd., Suite A
The Blue Ridge Brewing Co.
Formerly located in downtown Greenville, this well-established restaurant and brewery with delicious home brews and delectable dishes, can now be found in the revitalized historic district of downtown Greer.
308 Trade St., Greer
Voodoo Brewing Co.
Voodoo Brewing Co. opened its doors in late August 2022 and hasn't looked back. Based in Meadville, PA, this is the first independently owned and operated location in the South. Local owners Dave & Kim Simons are operating Voodoo in the style of a European beer hall with community tables and ample outdoor seating; both kids and pets are welcome. Twenty Voodoo beers are on tap (from their production facility in PA) along with guest taps from other local breweries. Cocktails, ciders, wine, and a full food menu are also offered.
105 Jones St., Fountain Inn
Black Irish Brewing Company
Historically, taverns have always been where locals congregate; where the community comes together as a whole and people have discussions and make important decisions. So, combining their passion for both beer and history, co-owners Kenny Wood and Jonathon Miller plan to have their new brewery promote togetherness by serving a wide range of beers from IPAs and ales to porters and stouts. Look for this brewery to open in 2023!
300 Hammett St. (Hammett Street Market)
New Realm Brewing Company
912B S. Main St. (Old Cigar Warehouse)
Magnetic South Brewery
701 Easley Bridge Rd. (Judson Mill)
BridgeWay Brewing Co.
Center Pointe Blvd., Mauldin (BridgeWay Station)
Ellison Flour Mill Brewery (Name TBD)
Corner of Ellison & Wall Streets, Fountain Inn (The Mill at Fountain Inn)
Can't decide on what to drink? Book your "flight" through one of these brew tours for a tasty trip.
Dive into Greenville's craft beer scene on this Brewery Experience van tour ("Hump Day Getaways"offered on Wednesdays and "Afternoon Delights" and "Twilight Tours" on Saturdays; custom, private tours by appointment) stops in up to seven local breweries. Led by Gary Glancy, a Certified Cicerone®—the beer equivalent of a sommelier for wine, this is one tour you don't want to miss!
Hoppy Trails Bus Company
Experience Greenville's burgeoning craft-beer scene on a private brewery tour for up to 14 passengers. Driving tours with a craft brewery aficionado cover three breweries of your choosing, providing samples and behind-the scenes peeks at the brewing process.