10 of the Best Breweries and Pubs in Lancaster, PA

breweries in Lancaster, PA

We’re not shy about showing love for our favorite local breweries in Lancaster, PA and the surrounding Ephrata area. From classic British pubs to innovative brewhouses, we’ve got it all here. Visit any of these breweries & pubs in Lancaster, PA to get a great meal and some incredible beer!


Once you’ve got your fill of these great breweries in Lancaster, PA, check out some of our amazing local vineyards! Download our free Vacation Guide to get a full list of our favorites.

Our 10 Favorite Breweries in Lancaster, PA

Black Forest

Black Forest is a brewery with strong German beer-making roots. The beers are traditional brews such as Schreck Tavern Stoudt and Americana Pale Ale. There is a simple menu of pub fare, including snacks, charcuterie boards, sandwiches, soups, and salads.

St. Boniface

St. Boniface serves a wide selection of beers that tend to be on the “hoppy-side” including 3lb IPA and Libation, a Paideia, a Pale Ale. Hegemony Stoudt is another favorite that’s available year-round.  Come hungry to enjoy the brick oven pizza and sandwiches available. Put your knowledge to the test with Trivia Tuesday or come during Brews & Blues, when you can enjoy a delicious beer with a side of music.

Stoudts Brewing Company

Stoudts Brewing Company is known for the amazing beers and the eclectic menu. For example, try the smoked brisket egg rolls or the Very Stout Stoudt Burger, which is topped with pork shoulder, applekraut, and melted cheddar. The food is a perfect complement to the delicious drinks.

Union Barrel Brewery

Union Barrel Brewery is a great spot to grab brunch, lunch, or dinner! The brews here are served unfiltered, which helps maintain the natural vitamins and nutrients. There’s a wide selection to choose from, but don’t worry! You can get a sampler of six choices for only $4.50, or $1 per glass.

JoBoy’s Brew Pub

JoBoy’s Brew Pub dishes up Southern-style barbecue and hand-crafted beer: the perfect combination! There is a wide selection of beers available along with competition-style barbecue. If you love the sauce, buy a bottle to bring home with you!

Bulls Head Public House

Bulls Head Public House is modeled after a traditional British pub, with a friendly atmosphere and delicious food. There might only be 14 beers on tap, but they range from sweet to sour to bitter. The selection here is sure to please everyone! Stop in on Saturday morning to get the full English breakfast.


Funck’s has three awesome locations all serving up delicious seafood and flatbreads, their Leola location serves up over 100 beers on tap. We suggest you try the famous corn & crab fritters served with a roasted garlic and scallion aioli. Pair them with any of the beers and you’re sure to have a scrumptious meal!

The Federal Taphouse

The Federal Taphouse changes the 100+ beer list frequently.  No matter which local or far-off brewery is on tap, the pints are sure to be fantastic! Stop by for lunch or dinner to try upscale classics, like a B.L.T. with pork belly, tomato, bibb lettuce, and aioli on brioche with housemade chips.

The Taproom by Spring Hill Brewing Co.

Visit The Taproom by Spring House Brewing Co. in Lancaster to try every great brew produced by Spring House. Order a sampler tray to get a taste of the wide selection. If you find something you want to bring home, take a look at the selection of 22 oz. bottles and six-packs. All of the on-tap beers are available for growler fills as well.

Lancaster Brewing Company

Lancaster Brewing Company is where to go for some craft beers with hearty, handcrafted food. The food and beer are made with fresh, local ingredients. You’ll be able to taste the difference too! Try the double chocolate milk stout, with intense roasted malts, silky smooth mouth feel, and just a little sweetness.

Return to Historic Smithton Inn

Once you’ve had your fill of these incredible breweries in Lancaster, PA, return to the beautiful Historic Smithton Inn. Relax in our spacious rooms or sit on our beautiful porch to take in the Lancaster view! In the morning, enjoy our delicious breakfast, which uses locally sourced ingredients. Browse our selection of rooms and book your stay today!

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