Walla Walla has been a popular grape growing and wine region for years, but that’s not the only beverage that’s booming here in the Valley! Our brewery scene is growing quickly, and beer lovers can now delight in the fact that there are so many local beer and taproom options. Make sure to save this list for your next trip to Walla Walla!
Located in the Airport District, this local hot spot has more than a dozen beers on tap that are brewed on-site as well as a few guest taps (and there’s usually a seltzer available, too). The uber delicious Agapa’s Mexican Cravings food truck is open here every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with other local food trucks making weekly appearances as well (check their website or Instagram for current offerings). Their wildly popular Mercado Lager is a collaboration with AK’s Mercado downtown, and it’s offered on tap and in cans if you want to pick some up to go!
425 B St, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Big House Brew Pub is a full-service restaurant and tap house located in the heart of downtown, just a stone’s throw away from the trendy FINCH hotel. They debut a new beer every month (even more in the summertime), and also have a great lunch and dinner menu that sources as many ingredients locally as possible. The burgers and fish tacos here are bestsellers and are the perfect match for an ice-cold beer.
11 S Palouse St, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Crossbuck Brewing shares a building and kitchen with sister restaurant and local favorite, Walla Walla Steak Co. (and you can order food from either menu). They boast 15 of their own beers on tap, a great patio, and a family-friendly tap-room. If you’re hungry, we highly recommend the Crossbuck Burger or the Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese (complete with pork shoulder and candied jalapenos). And if you’re feeling fancy, you can order a steak from the Walla Walla Steak Co.!
410 N 2nd Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Newly opened in 2021, Five Dollar Ranch has fast become a local favorite. They offer eight beers on tap, grab-and-go options (think cheese and charcuterie), and flights of beer for only $9. They also pour local wine by the glass from their neighbor, SuLei Cellars for the wine-obsessed patron in your party. Expect friendly service, a busy tasting room, and sweeping views of the Blue Mountains.
1570 Beet Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Located in the Airport District, Burwood Brewing is bringing high-quality craft beers to Walla Walla in a laid-back setting. They’ve got more than a dozen beers on tap, a massive patio, and a yard with Adirondack chairs for lounging (their outside area is super dog friendly). This is the place to be in the summertime! Burwood also features local food trucks multiple times per week (visit their website or Instagram for current offerings).
1120 E St, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Take the incredibly scenic drive from Walla Walla to downtown Dayton for pizza and beer at Chief Spring’s. Owned by a former fire chief; the space is adorned with helmets and other fire fighting memorabilia. The staff is incredibly friendly, and if you’re lucky you just may meet Mike (AKA “the Chief”) himself! Their hop-covered back patio is the perfect place to sit on a warm day, and it welcomes pups!
148 E Main St, Dayton, WA 99328
A 20-minute drive from downtown Walla Walla, Laht Neppur brews a whopping 35 different beers here (with 20 live taps) so if you’re looking for variety, this brewery is for you! They’ve been making beer in the Valley for more than 16 years and locals have come to love their relaxed vibe (complete with peanut shells on the floor). Pizzas, burgers, and more are available if you’re hungry, along with growlers and bottles to go!
444 Preston Ave. Waitsburg, WA 99361
Make the short drive to Milton-Freewater for this craft brewery that will give you some serious Game of Thrones vibes! Located on a picturesque 10-acre farm, the outdoor seating area is just as much fun as the inside. Expect delicious Farmhouse and Belgian style ales here, grab-and-go cheese and charcuterie, and extremely friendly service.
52288 Sunquist Rd. Milton-Freewater, OR 97862
Cheers to trying all the great beers here in the Walla Walla Valley!
By: Stephanie ForrerRead more of Stephanie’s Pacific Northwest adventures at www.eatdrinktravelyall.com!