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Your Winston-Salem + Surrounding Area Brewery Guide

Winston-Salem (+ Kernersville) is home to 9 breweries! Read on to learn more about each brewery, what events they offer, and what drinks our followers recommend!

Updated January 2024

Foothills Tasting Room & The Brewpub:

Foothills is the original Winston-Salem brewery. They began at their downtown location on 4th street and quickly needed a larger space. The solution came in the form of a 48,000 square foot warehouse a few miles away, which is now their Tasting Room. Although it is not downtown, their Tasting Room has plenty of room for a variety of activities including live music, vendor markets, and more. You can always drink their craft beer at their downtown location too – The Brewpub! They are known for their Sexual Chocolate and release a new beer every few months where proceeds to support a non-profit.

EVENTS at The Tasting Room

  • Trivia – Monday 7 PM
  • Music Bingo – Tuesday 6:30 PM
  • Run Club – Wednesday 6 PM
  • Yappy Hour – Thursday 4-9 PM
  • Yogammunity – Saturday 11 AM

EVENTS at The Brewpub

  • Sunday Jazz – Sunday 5 PM
  • Bluegrass Wednesday – Wednesday 8 PM
  • Trivia – Thursday 8 PM


Incendiary Brewing:

Located in Innovation Quarter, Incendiary Brewing is the place to be on any given night. You will find beer drinkers with their dogs, children riding around on scooters, and people chowing down on pizza from Cugino Forno. Incendiary Brewing is also home to Coal Pit Live, an outdoor music venue. Although there is plenty of seating inside and outside, spots can become limited on a warm evening after work. They offer wine and ciders and are known for their Shift IPAs and Death to Kettle Sours series.


  • Trivia Night is every Wednesday at 7:30 PM

Incendiary Brewing


Fiddlin’ Fish:

Fiddlin’ Fish has indoor and outdoor seating, plenty of TVs to watch your favorite sports team, and tons of games to play. They often have live music on the weekends. If you can’t get enough of their delicious food, Fiddlin’ Fish partners with Big Winston Stockhouse to provide a changing menu of specialty sandwiches, small bites, and more. Bonus – they have their own parking lot! We recommend their Mexican Lager (Pro tip – add a splash of Key Lime Gost)


  • Run Like a Fish – Monday 6 PM
  • Ride Like a Fish – Monday 6:15 PM
  • Trivia – Tuesday 7:30 PM
  • Live Music – Friday 7:30 PM


Radar Brewing:

Tucked away in Industry Hill, Radar Brewing has a fabulous outdoor seating area with umbrellas and picnic tables. Their inside is modern with a tile backsplash and sleek seating. They often have live music and host a variety of food trucks – their most frequent food truck was Don Express. Bonus – they have their own parking lot!


  • Bingo – Monday at 7 PM
  • Trivia – Tuesday at 7 PM
  • Yogammunity – Wednesday at 7 PM

Radar Brewing

Wiseman Brewery:

Since opening its doors in 2017, Wiseman Brewery has become a popular brewery in Industry Hill. With ample seating inside and outside, this is a great place to meet a group of friends for a beer… or two! They always have cider available and have some of the best food trucks in town. They have their own parking lot! They are known for their sours and IPAs. We recommend Full Current, Chasing Happiness, and Tropical Shirts.


  • Trivia – Monday 7 PM
  • Run/Walk Club – Tuesday 6:30 PM
  • Yogammunity – Tuesday 7 PM
  • Pint Night – Wednesday
  • Music Bingo -Thursday 7:30 PM
  • Vinyl Night – Sunday 5-7:30 PM

Wise Men Brewing


Joymongers Barrel Hall:

Joymongers Barrel Hall is located in an incredible 90-year-old garage in West End. With seating for over 200 at a 50-foot bar and tables and benches all crafted by local artisans, there is always room for you and your friends. This is a great spot to watch a game, as they have plenty of TVs! They do not have their own parking lot but they do have great barrel-aged stouts!


  • Trivia – Tuesday 7:30 PM
  • Bingo – Wednesday 7:30 PM
  • Music Bingo – Thursday 7:30 PM


Small Batch Beer Co:

Small Batch started as a nano brewery in 2014 and since then has turned into a brewery, full bar, and restaurant. Although on the smaller side, Small Batch offers wonderful beers, food, and milkshakes!

Gypsy Road Brewing:

Located in Kernersville, Gypsy Road Brewing opened in 2018, and in 2019 they started brewing their own beers – from Light Lagers, Hazy IPAS, Fruited Sours, and Imperial Stouts. They have a kids playing area, an indoor and outdoor seating area with ceiling fans, and events throughout the week!


  • Music Bingo – Thursday 7 PM
  • Live music – Friday 7 PM
  • Live music – Saturday 7 PM
  • Yoga – Sunday 1 PM


Little Brother Kernersville:

Little Brother Kernersville opened as Kernersville Brewing Company in 2014. In 2023, ownership transferred to Little Brother Brewing, a brewing company with locations in Greensboro and Graham. Even though the name and owners have changed, the beer is still brewed locally in Kernersville!


  • Music Bingo – Tuesday
  • Run/Walk Club – Wednesday 6:30 PM
  • Bingo – Thursday
  • Yoga – Sunday 1 PM


Lesser-Known Brewery

New to the scene, Lesser-Known brewery aims to serve beers that are “lesser known.” Their goal is to champion under-represented beer styles, ingredients, and processes. Enjoy a variety of food trucks and local chefs having pop-ups on the weekend.


Hoots Beer Co. 

Hoots is a microbrewery with two locations in Winston-Salem. Enjoy a large selection of beers from other breweries as well as some of their own. Guests rave about their stylish and cozy seating areas. In addition to beer, they serve cider and cocktails.

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