Dallas' 4 favorite breweries (that won't break the bank)

Dallas' 4 favorite breweries (that won't break the bank)Photo: Peticolas Brewing Company/Yelp
Published on June 30, 2020

Looking to try the finest breweries around, but don't want to spend a fortune?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most excellent affordable breweries in Dallas, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the mood to imbibe on a budget.

1. Peticolas Brewing Company

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Topping the list is Peticolas Brewing Company. Located at 1301 Pace St. in the Design District, the beer bar and tap room is the highest-rated economical brewery in Dallas, boasting 4.5 stars out of 170 reviews on Yelp.

In the words of the business' Yelp profile, "Our family-friendly tap room features 18 Peticolas beers on-tap, made on-site in our brewery, including nitro, fruited beer [and] one unique traditional cask beer," it notes in the section explaining specialties.

"Our tri-level tap room is truly unique," its Yelp bio continues. "Concrete and galvanized metal countertops, a garage door that's fully opened on beautiful days, multiple TVs, music, a merchandise shop, tables for ping pong and foosball, board games, card games ... are all found throughout the tap room. We are truly proud of the look and feel of it all."

2. Four Corners Brewing

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Next up is South Dallas' Four Corners Brewing, situated at 1311 S. Ervay St. With 4.5 stars out of 165 reviews on Yelp, the brewery has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. 

"Believe it or not, way back around 2011 there were no commercial breweries within the city of Dallas," the business writes in the history section of its Yelp profile. "As Dallas natives and craft beer fans, we decided to help elevate Dallas beer culture by building a place where craft brewing and local flavor could come together. We looked to our neighborhood roots for inspiration, and called it Four Corners Brewing Co. We welcome you to visit and try a variety of refreshing beers we call All Day Ales."

3. Bishop Cider Co.

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The Bishop Arts District's Bishop Cider Co., settled at 509 N. Bishop Ave., Suite C, is another prime choice, with Yelpers giving the low-cost bar, brewery and cidery 4.5 stars out of 156 reviews.

"We are a unique cidery, making a large variety of ciders that never leave our facility to be mass-produced," touts the business on Yelp in the section pertianing to specialties. "Instead, we serve the freshest, highest-quality products, being A-type about the cider we serve. We put every offering through a rigorous test, with the goal to make the most interesting, complex, flavorful ciders that we know will leave you craving more."

Furthermore, "Our cidery offers a live music stage, 12 ciders on-tap and a free tour every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Our tasting room sells cider flights of six different ciders, and is walking distance from many of Dallas' best restaurants."

4. Community Beer Company

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Last but not least is Community Beer Company, a budget-friendly brewery in the Design District, with four stars out of 180 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1530 Inspiration Drive to give it a try for yourself.

According to its Yelp page, the business provides "Local, award-winning craft beer, handmade with a purpose: bringing people together from all walks of life through quality beer," as stated on Yelp in the specialty section.

"We strive to be an integral part of the North Texas community; a hub for diverse events and always supporting local artists, musicians and charities whenever and wherever possible," it continues. "We are beer for the greater good!"

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