Craft beers are all the rage in North Texas, with plenty of brewers selling their foamy wares around town. "Brewpubs," where beers are made and served on the premises, are somewhat rarer, but new ones are popping up all the time. Let DART do the driving to the following purveyors of fine suds.|
For some of the best shared plates and craft beer in North Texas, DART to Bankhead Brewing Co., a charming spot near Downtown Rowlett Station. The food is cooked in wood-burning ovens, and the premium brews come in a wide variety. Traditional German and English recipes get a lot of play here. The inviting space is in a historic setting, and outdoor seating is plentiful when the weather's nice.
The hip Intrinsic Smokehouse and Brewery is located within walking distance of Downtown Garland Station in the heart of the town square. Intrinsic offers a seasonal selection of its own handcrafted beers, and also keeps a rotation of guest beers and its very own homemade sodas on tap.
You've seen the beers on supermarket shelves and at bars and pubs - but did you know Deep Ellum Brewing Company has a taproom? They do, and the cool industrial space is open seven days a week and gives tours from 12-3 p.m. every Saturday. The brewery is located a few blocks from Deep Ellum Station.
Still thirsty? The DART System offers plenty of other options. Try the rotating roster of in-house beers made at Braindead Brewing, near Deep Ellum Station; or the terrific selections on draft at Trinity Hall (Mockingbird Station), The Fillmore Pub (Downtown Plano Station) and The Ginger Man in Uptown (M-Line Trolley).