Wichita Breweries & Local Beer
Wichita is home to a number great breweries and locally owned venues to grab a Kansas-made beer. Whether you're local or just visiting, we hope you'll try some of the great flavors around town. Here is a list of our favorite Wichita breweries!
Many argue that craft beer taste better than mainstream beers, others would say there's nothing more American than a cold Bud Light. Regardless of your stance on that battle, local breweries have become an important part of our city's identity. They help define our style, and their presence adds to the creative and entrepreneurial spirit that Wichitans embrace.
Central Standard Brewing
Central Standard Brewing (CSB) is a local favorite, with a rotating menu of local beers and one of the best patios in Wichita.
CSB is located in a neighborhood just southwest of Douglas and Hydraulic, in the Douglas Design District. Specializing in seasonal, Belgian, IPA, Barrel Aged, sour and wild/brett beer, their goal is to provide creative and interesting flovor experiences.
Typically CSB has six of their own brews on tap as well as guest beers. There's also a selection of sangria and snacks. You'll often find a food truck out side during dinner hours.
Location: 156 S Greenwood, Wichita, Ks, 67211
Hopping Gnome Brewing Company
Hopping Gnome Brewing brews a rotating selection of American, British, Belgian, German, and Seasonal ales. There's something on tap for everyone's taste! Many beer's carry a local name, such as the ICT IPA, Douglas Ave. Pale Ale and Design Disctrict Coffee Stout.
The Gnome often features live music and activities such as beer & coloring and Cards Against Humanity night. Hopping Gnome displays local artists' work during Final Friday events.
Located right next door to Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria you can grab a pie to enjoy with your beer! You'll also find food trucks out front during dinner time.
Beers on tap: 6
Location: 1710 E Douglas Ave
Wichita Brewing Company
A craft brewery and restaurant located in east and west Wichita. Wichita Brewing Company brews ales, stouts and IPAs, all with a unique character. Local beers include: WBC Wheat, Valley the V6 IPA, 5:02 Amber Ale, F’N Ned Sour IPA, 5 and the Longball Craft Lager, to name a few. WBC has an 18,000 production facility, where they also can beers for distribution.
WBC offers a full menu of food, specializing in brick oven pizza that pares perfectly with all of their beers.
Beers on tap: 14
East: 8815 W 13th St Suite 100 Wichita, KS 67212
West: 535 N. Woodlawn #375 – 67208 (Behind Ace Hardware)
Third Place Brewing
Third Place Brewing is among Wichita's newest breweries. Although their name might suggest it, their beer definitely doesn't come in third place. The idea of "third place" came from the first place is home, second place being work, and Third Place being the spot to hang out.
Third Place Brewing sits next the train tracks in historic Old Town, a great spot to relax and enjoy downtown.
Beers on Tap: 8
Location: 630 E. Douglas Suite 150 Wichita, Kansas
River City Brewing Co.
Founded in 1993, River City Brewing Co. is one of Wichita’s oldest brew pubs. They have more than a dozen different micro brews on tap, plus ever-changing seasonal beers. Try a Tornado Alley IPA, Old Town Brown, Harvester Wheat or Rock Island Red and enjoy a full food menu for lunch and dinner.
Located in a historic old town building, River City has its roots deep in Wichita and Kansas Culture. They also just opened another location inside of the new terminal at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.
Beers on tap: 16
Locations: 150 N Mosley St, Wichita Ks
New location in the Dwight D Eisenhower Airports new terminal!
Aero Plains Brewing
Granite City Brewery
A modern restaurant with a casual atmosphere. Granite City features a selection micro-brewed beer, a full service bar and a large food menu.
Although they aren't from Wichita, they do ferment their beers in-house at each location. Featured in 14 States, Granite City offers up 5 Beers always on tap as well as several seasonal or speciality brews, all of which are made on site.
Beers on Tap: 5
Again, technically not a "local" brewery in the sense they don't brew on site. But beer is made less than 3 hours away from Wichita in Oklahoma City. Bricktown serves a variety of craft beers, and features a number of local brews from across Kansas.
"Local Beer - Local Flavor" is their philosophy, and they even go as far as to source their black Angus beef for their burgers from right here in Kansas.
Beers on tap (that are theirs): 8
2142 N. Tyler Road
Wichita, KS 67212