Whether you’re on vacation or making a stop along the way, there’s always something new to try on tap. That’s even true when getting your kicks on Route 66 in Williams, Arizona. There are five amazing local breweries in Williams and the surrounding area that will wet your whistle and have some great pub food to boot!
Top 5 Breweries in or Near Williams, Arizona
Grand Canyon Brewery & Distillery
When you pull up to this brewpub just north of Route 66, you may notice a delightfully unusual smell. That scent is the brewing of the 16 available award-winning beers on tap, along with the distillation of a variety of spirits. When you’re not admiring the brew tanks and fermenters, you can sit down beside a warm fireplace and enjoy a slice of specialty pizza or a savory burger and fries along with a cold pint of Prickly Pear Wheat Ale or Trail Hike IPA. And if you love what you drink, then take a tour of the brewery when you’ve finished with your meal. Learn more about Grand Canyon Brewing Company here.
Historic Brewing Company
If you want to take in the scenery of the downtown area while enjoying a great meal, then take a seat on the patio of this laidback family-friendly barrel and bottle house just off Route 66. Enjoy a wood-fired pizza, a delicious salad, or a filling pub sandwich from the kitchen. And if any of the 16 craft beers on tap don’t quench your thirst, sample a glass of some of the finest wine Arizona has to offer or sip on a handmade cocktail while taking in the fresh air and beautiful sunshine. Learn more about Historic Brewing Company here.
South Rims Wine & Beer Garden
As you travel down America’s highway, you’re going to have to refuel – both literally and figuratively. This converted gas and service station, complete with a sleek black 1967 Pontiac GTO mural outside, is now a spacious beer and wine tasting room thanks to three former Boeing employees. With a menu created by a former Italian chef, there’s certainly a dish that will rev up your tastebuds. Both Arizona beers and wines are on tap, and if you like what you drink, there are growlers available so you can fill your tank at home. Learn more about South Rims Wine & Beer Garden here.
Nearby Breweries in Flagstaff
Mother Road Brewing Company
If you’re looking for one of the biggest and best brewpubs in northern Arizona, then head down the Mother Road from Williams to Flagstaff to sample their Daily Driver Low Octane IPA or Upland Orange, one of the craft breweries refreshing limited releases. And if you want to grab a bite while laying back with your family (or well-behaved dog), visit the brewery’s food trailer, which serves delicious barbecue food and tacos that pair perfectly with whatever is on tap. It’s worth the 30-minute trip down east.
Drinking Horn Meadery
If you’d like to try something different than your usual pale ale or lager, then this meadery just 30 minutes east of Willaims is for you. Located on Route 66, you can sample this small-batch environmentally responsible mead (fermented honey water) infused with strawberry, passion fruit, and mango. It’s a little stronger than your typical brew, but these refreshing beverages pair well with your favorite hard cheese or pork meal.
Please remember to drink responsibly and be sure to check out the Visitor’s Center in downtown Williams for more information so you don’t miss a thing.