Denton is officially named a Brew City, Texas by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, distinguishing the city as a premier craft beer tourism destination! 


"Launched in 2024, the Texas Craft Brewers Guild’s Brew City, Texas Program aims to propel Texas to the forefront of craft beer-generated economic development and tourism. With the craft beer industry contributing a staggering $4.5 billion annually to our state economy, communities across the Lone Star State are embracing the vital role craft breweries play in fueling economic growth, attracting food and drink tourism, and fostering vibrant local communities.

Brew City brings together cities large and small, uniting them behind the shared vision of showcasing Texas as a premier craft beer destination, where visitors can explore diverse brewery scenes, experience local flavors, and immerse themselves in the unique culture of Texas craft beer." - Texas Craft Brewers Guild

Whether it's from the brewer themselves, or one of the fun places around town that serve it, here are some of the best places to enjoy Denton's craft beer scene! 


Denton County Brewing Company

Denton County Brewing Company (DCBC) is a locally owned, independent craft brewery. Come try the beer born and brewed in Denton, Texas, alongside guest taps, wines, ciders, sake, and plenty of positive vibes. Take your average craft beer bar and crank up the fun! DCBC has 25 craft beers on tap, with 23 brewed in house.


Black Fox Brewing Co. of Texas

This Veteran owned, small batch brewery is now open just off the Downtown Denton Square! Grab a cold one and listen to live music in their small beer garden out back.


East Side Denton

Located a block off the beautiful downtown Denton square, East Side is one of Denton's most beloved watering holes, where locals and visitors can enjoy 80+ craft beers on tap, food trucks, and a fun outdoor atmosphere. 

East Side taps


The Bearded Monk

The Bearded Monk is Denton’s first, craft beer only, bottle shop and growler fill bar. Located on McKinney St, at the north side of Downtown Denton’s Craft Beer District, The Bearded Monk is the place to have a beer or two while shopping for that perfect craft beer for your party or picnic.

Bearded Monk Growler       Bearded Monk Shelves


Harvest House

Located just East of the Downtown Denton Square, Harvest House is Denton’s largest all-in-one concert venue, bar, beer garden, and a juice/coffee shop.

Harvest House


d20 Tavern

d20 Tavern is a craft beer and board game spot located on the historic Denton Square offering 20 local craft beers on tap and over 400 tabletop games to play. Whether you’re rolling for initiative, looking for a familiar classic, or the latest release, they’ve got you covered. Come on by and grab a beer, grab a game, and roll!


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More Bars & Pubs

Whether you're in the mood for a cozy dive bar experience or seeking an exciting live music venue, Denton offers a variety of unique bars that cater to every taste. As you explore these establishments, you'll not only appreciate their individual charm but also contribute to the preservation of the dive bar tradition in a way that keeps it relevant and thriving in the modern era. So, grab a drink, embrace the local ambiance, and immerse yourself in the unforgettable experience that Denton's bars have to offer.

Miss Angeline's Denton

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Andy's Bar

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Oak St. Drafthouse & Cocktail Parlor

Oak Street Drafthouse serves many craft beers & cocktails in a historic house with a large, dog-friendly back patio & ping pong.

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Graffiti Pasta

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Midway Mart

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Komodo Loco

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Paschall Bar

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The Loophole Gastropub & Ale House

Industrial-chic setup for creative pub food & tap brews in loftlike digs with periodic live music.

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