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The definitive list of craft breweries near football fields so you can tailgate in style

In town for the game? Here’s a guide to the best breweries near Bank of America Stadium and other pro football fields



There are few things that go together in this world other than beer and football. The coupling evokes memories of sharing suds with fellow fans on a couch on Sunday afternoons, watching your favorite NFL team run up and down the gridiron. And what would tailgating outside of an NFL stadium be without great beer to wash down bratwursts and burgers.

Luckily for avid NFL fans, there are excellent craft breweries within walking distance to professional football stadiums across the U.S. and Canada. Whether it’s Sunday afternoon or Monday night, there are plenty of breweries near NFL stadiums where football fans can enjoy great pints.

Here are some of the best breweries near football stadiums in our tour cities for you to check out. 


Breweries near M&T Bank Stadium - Checkerspot Brewing Co.
Checkerspot Brewing Co. is about a 10-minute walk to M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens.


Home to the 2-time Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium is located in downtown Baltimore and just a few blocks west of the Inner Harbor area. Nearby to the stadium are the famous National Aquarium and the historic Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Located just about half a mile away from the entrances at M&T Bank Stadium, Checkerspot Brewing Co. offers the perfect opportunity for football fans to grab some high-quality craft beers before any Ravens game. The walk west to the stadium should take only about 10 minutes total.

Checkerspot Brewing Co. has its taproom space spread across multiple floors, meaning there is always plenty of space for visitors to grab a pint. The brewery’s kitchen serves up hot pretzels, local sausages and a menu of small plates and snacks.


Breweries near Bank of America Stadium - Petty Thieves Brewing Co.
Petty Thieves Brewing Co. in Charlotte is a quick rideshare option for fans attending a Carolina Panthers game at Bank of America Stadium.


Bank of America Stadium in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, has hosted Carolina Panthers football games since 1996. Located about half a mile south is the NASCAR Hall of Fame, another iconic sports destination for visitors to Charlotte.

The football stadium is located near the interchange of several large interstate highways, so travelling to go see the Panthers play typically isn’t too difficult.

For fans who want to get to games early and enjoy some great beers ahead of kickoff, Salty Parrot Brewing Co. is just a short 10 minute walk to Bank of America Stadium. The brewery is located conveniently southwest of the football stadium.

Salty Parrot Brewing Co. offers a ton of refreshing brews that should satisfy most picky beer drinkers. The brewery frequently serves up sour ales, West Coast-style IPAs and sometimes even has cocktail-inspired ales at its taproom.

Located a little farther away from Bank of America Stadium, Petty Thieves Brewing Co. offers another craft brewery near the football stadium for Panthers fans and visitors. Petty Thieves Brewing Co. is just over a mile northeast of the stadium, making it a 30-minute walk or a very quick rideshare trip. The Queen City brewery serves beers for all types of football fans, including lagers, pale ales, stouts and more.


Breweries near Cleveland Browns Stadium - Collision Bend Brewing Co.
Found just off the Cuyahoga River, Collision Bend Brewing Co. offers some of the best beer near Cleveland Browns Stadium.


When the Cleveland Browns made the playoffs in 2020, it was the first time the team had made the postseason in 18 years. Despite the long drought of regular season success, Cleveland Browns fans have earned a reputation as a diehard and fervent fanbase, making Cleveland Browns Stadium (formerly FirstEnergy Stadium) a must-visit for any football fan.

Overlooking Lake Erie, Cleveland Browns Stadium is within walking distance of a few different breweries.

Located right on the Cuyahoga River, Collision Bend Brewing Co. offers some of the best beer near Cleveland Browns Stadium. The brewery is just a quick 15-minute walk to Cleveland’s NFL field.

Collision Bend Brewing Co. has a huge patio to fit tons of Cleveland Browns fans and other football fans on gameday. The craft brewery typically has more than a dozen beers to sample and pair with its beer, brunch and dinner menus. This brewery even offers a tailgate menu on Cleveland Browns game days for fans!

Another brewery near Cleveland Browns Stadium is Brick and Barrel Brewing. The brewery is a mile south of the NFL stadium in the Cleveland Flats area, making it a cheap rideshare option for gameday. Brick and Barrel Brewing offers its own great craft beer, as well as guest taps and some wine options for fans on Cleveland Browns game days.


Breweries near Lincoln Financial Field - Liquid Art Brewing Co.
Liquid Art Brewing Co. in Philadelphia is a short walk to a metro line that will take you directly to Lincoln Financial Field.


Lincoln Financial Field, where the hometown Philadelphia Eagles have played since 2003, is located in the infamous South Philadelphia.

The NFL stadium is accessible by the Broad Street Line rail service, which runs north through the city. Fortunately for football and craft beer fans, there are several great local craft breweries that are within walking distance of the Broad Street Line. Fans can easily get to and from Lincoln Financial Field from these breweries via the rail line.

Three separate local breweries—Triple Bottom Brewing, Liquid Art Brewing Company and Love City Brewing Co.—are all within a 10-minute walk to the metro. Football fans looking to check out Philadelphia breweries near the stadium will find dozens of different beer styles to try out. These breweries all also either serve food or host local food trucks.

On the west side of Broad Street, Dock Street Brewery’s south location is a 15-minute walk to the closest metro station to Lincoln Financial Field. The brewery has a wide craft beer selection and serves hand-tossed pizza.

Brauhaus Schmitz, an authentic German biergarten, is also a quick walk away from the rail line to Lincoln Financial Field. The beer hall features dozens of imported German beers and serves house-made sausages alongside other German specialties.


Breweries near Acrisure Stadium - Allegheny City Brewing Co.
Allegheny City Brewing Co. is about a 20-minute walk along the Allegheny River to Acrisure Stadium.


The 6-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most storied franchises in the history of professional football, with a rabid fan base spread out across the world.

Acrisure Stadium (formerly Heinz Field) is the home of the Steelers and situated on Pittsburgh’s North Shore at the intersection of the Ohio River, the Monongahela River and the Allegheny River. Fans can get to the stadium by walking across several bridges over the Allegheny, such as the Roberto Clemente Bridge, which also leads to PNC Park.

Steelers fans looking to stop at a brewery near Heinz Field can pop into Allegheny City Brewing Co. on the Allegheny. The brewery and taproom is about a 20-minute walk from Acrisure Stadium, or a quick rideshare trip away.

Allegheny City Brewing Co. serves about a dozen different varieties of beer at any given time. The brewery also partners with food trucks for dining options, so you’ll always have a slate of options to fill up on before any Steelers game.


Breweries near Raymond James Stadium - Cigar City Brewing
The Cigar City Brewing Spruce Street taproom is about a mile away from Raymond James Stadium, making it a great pre-game option for any Bucs game this year.


Raymond James Stadium is one of the NFL’s most fun and unique stadiums. The home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is outfitted with a unique stadium feature—a 103-foot pirate ship that fires off cannons for every point the Bucs score. To boot, the stadium raises pirate flags around the perimeter of the stadium when the Bucs enter the red zone. The gameday experience at Raymond James Stadium is wholly unique around the NFL.

To make your gameday experience even more fun, Cigar City Brewing has a location about a mile away from the stadium that is well worth your time for tailgating. For the uninitiated, Cigar City Brewing has long been considered one of America’s best craft beer brands. Its Jai Alai IPA is one of the country’s highest-rated IPAs.

While Cigar City Brewing definitely specializes in crafting delicious IPAs, it has a variety of styles on tap at its Spruce Street taproom that you need to try before kickoff.


District Chophouse
Fans looking to stop at a brewery before visiting FedExField can visit District Chophouse and Brewery before taking the metro out to Landover.


The Washington Commanders play out at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, east of the city limits of Washington, D.C.

Football fans that want to visit a brewery before or after an NFL game in Washington can visit District Chophouse and Brewery. The brewpub, located just blocks away from the White House and the National Mall, offers a variety of delicious craft beers, including barrel-aged stouts and Scottish ales. District Chophouse and Brewery provides fans a unique experience before or after an NFL game with its lavish menu of signature steaks and seafood selections.

The high-end brewpub is a 10-minute walk to a metro stop where fans can get on the Blue or Silver line that will take them straight to FedEx Field. The train ride and 1-mile walk to the stadium will take about an hour total, so be sure to fill up on food before you leave.


Breweries near Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Brasserie Benelux is a quick walk to Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Mount Royal in Montreal.



Did you know Canada has its own professional football league? In fact, the league features the oldest professional sports team in North America to use its original name, with the Toronto Argonauts dating back to 1873. Canadian Football League rules differ slightly from the football that American fans are used to watching. The league operates on three downs and teams play on a field that is 110 yards long with 20-yard end zones.

The Montreal Alouettes were founded in 1946 and currently play at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, which is located on the slopes of Mount Royal on McGill University’s campus.

For football fans that want to check out a Canadian football game and enjoy a local craft beer ahead of time, look no further than Brasserie Benelux. The craft brewery near the CFL stadium serves more than a dozen of its craft beers on tap, including saisons, a Kveik New England IPA, stouts and much more.

Brasserie Benelux also offers an impressive scotch selection and serves charcuterie boards alongside paninis, sausages and snacks to fill your stomach before the walk to Percival Molson Memorial Stadium.

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