Crafting a City: Stamford’s Best Spots for Craft Beer

As you walk through downtown Stamford’s bustling streets and alleys, it’s easy to see that the city is ready to come alive at night. Stamford draws crowds from surrounding cities and towns for it’s lively nightlife. And where there’s nightlife, there’s beer.

Craft beer is heralded in bars and clubs throughout Stamford. With so many choices, we thought we’d share some of our favorite spots for funs and libations in and around the city.

Cask Republic – 191 Summer Street – Muted lighting and tap handles galore, Cask Republic is your quintessential beer bar. Although you can find a multitude of wines and signature cocktails, this bar is all about the beer. Both local and exotic styles and brands are represented across more than 30 taps, giving patrons a chance to explore new flavors and find an old favorite. And if you need something to keep you going during a night out with friends, the menu of updated pub classics will keep you upright.

The Beer Garden At Shippan Landing – 290 Harbor Drive – Open seasonally, this Beer Garden let you take advantage of Stamford’s maritime setting with scenic harbor views and tons of outdoor games to keep you smiling. The beach themed bar offers craft beer on tap, drawing crowds and food trucks on sunny days and warm evenings. And if you time it right, you just may catch one of the free concerts on the outdoor driftwood stage.

Half Full Brewery – 43 Homestead Avenue – If want your craft beer direct from the source, Stamford’s Half Full Brewery has got you covered. This professional brewing operation pumps out pale ales and lagers for local enthusiasts. Open 3 days a week for tours and fun, the brewery offers the best bang-for-your-buck around with ultra-fresh beer in the taproom and friendly employees willing to teach you about their process or just sit back and share a pint.

There’s tons more to explore in Stamford for craft beer and more. Try one of these three locations or ask your building manager for more recommendations.