Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Brewery, Bar

2821 St Louis Street
Dallas, Texas, 75226
United States

(214) 888-3322 | map

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socon67 from New York

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Really cozy spot on the south end of Deep Ellum. I got a flight, and everything was solid. They have a solid food menu, and the vibe is really welcoming. Definitely a place to check out in Dallas.

Sep 25, 2019
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Super industrial and modern layout, with a low key vibe for where it is. Good quality on tab with amazing service. Overall a great time. For being in the center of Dallas, it is very spacious and relaxing.

Jan 21, 2018
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Doing a lot of expansion here...the tap room is a weird location for an "out of towner" to find...liked the live music under the misters outside...thumbs up.

Aug 11, 2017
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Tommo from Texas

2.84/5  rDev -30%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75

5 years ago when they opened, it seemed a little cooler, now its pretty clear they are only in this for the money. They make very mediocre beer, and dont treat customers very well

Vibe- Nice location, decent setup, pretty cool inside actually

Quality- Their beer is super average. maybe a little below. Nothing is very good, but nothing is horrendous either. The food is gross

Service- the bar staff are pretty cool. I have had very mixed interactions with other staff. Head brewer was cool, other people less so

Selection- They make the same 8 beers all the time, they are meh at best

Overall, i would go elsewhere, but dallas has a trash beer scene, so maybe stop by

Aug 07, 2017
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Really nice spot, right in the heart of, you guessed it, Deep Ellum. Nice taproom, lots of interesting beer on tap. The IPA is really good. The rest of the beers I had were very good, but nothing else blew me away. I still wanted to try more than I was able to. That's the sign of a good place in my book.

Nov 04, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.06/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

what a cool place, my first ever visit to a texas brewery and it was awesome. the place is so cool, in a restoring area of town from what i understand. lots of brewing capacity, comfortable but modest taproom with an awesome beer garden area out back, all very open and flowy, cool and comfortable, with some neat art of their cans on top of the shade making structures and a nice stage space as well. could have sat out here indefinitely. they had a whole range of beers on from light summer slammers to hoppy beers to wild, sour, and adventurous offerings, absolutely something for everyone here at deep ellum. i loved the rye pils, i think thats a really under appreciated beer, but the play date was amazing too. my mom loved the mexican lager, while my old man was real fond of the praline porter. great selection. service was fine but unremarkable. not a lot of action at our table, but the girls working were both attractive and friendly when they did come around. prices were plenty fair, and we just had a great time here. we had some nachos from their newly opened kitchen which were only okay, but its all about the beer here. a must hit if you are making the dallas brewery circuit. loved this place!

May 10, 2016
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RockRuler from Mississippi

3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Cool vibe. Visited on a Thursday evening. 70% college crowd. Polished with raw elements. Has indoor and outdoor seating with outdoor stage. Cozy. The beer is average at best, nothing special. 15 beers on tap. The bartenders were easy on the eyes and moved quickly. Experienced some short pours which is unacceptable which might improve with additional training. I'm glad I checked it out but I won't be returning unless the beer improves.

Aug 28, 2015
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Ryno3031 from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited yesterday while up in Dallas and loved it. Very cool tap room. Was rustic looking, had a great vibe, and was packed around 3pm (apparently this was a slower day according to the manager and bartender.)
Bartenders were attentive and friendly. Spoke to the manager and also a sales rep who was there on his off day. Both were very cool to talk to, especially the sales rep.
For the beer I was pleasantly surprised. They don't distribute to San Antonio so I hadn't heard much about them and hadn't tasted anything from them before. Had the Four Swords Quad, the Legendairy milk stout, the Hatch Chile Stout and the Wealth & Taste barrel aged strong ale. All were really good, with the Legendairy and W&T being exceptional.
Definitely worth checking out if you haven't.

Aug 10, 2015
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Dustin013 from Louisiana

4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Came here one afternoon while visiting Dallas. A few other out of town groups were present. I love the atmosphere, it will be interesting to see once they finish the outdoor patio. I had a flight with IPA, Double IPA, Cherry Choc Stout, and Jack the RIPA. All were very good.

Jun 29, 2015
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ErikVT from Vermont

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

This place is very cool. Great environment and atmosphere. On Saturdays they have food trucks and when I went they had a Greyfish boil. Lots of games to play and live music. The beer is good also.

Apr 06, 2015
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bradybeer from California

3.21/5  rDev -20.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 5 | selection: 2.5

Nice location. Cool building. Many hot college kids. Really seemed like I was at a college bar in the way back. Had the Session Brown, Pale, IPA. Unfortunatley they were hard to distinguish from each other. Great music, crawfish boil, but not worth a trip for beer. Pretty college people yes, beer no.

Mar 29, 2015
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Beeroness from Texas

4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

My husband and I always have a great time at the Deep Ellum Brewery. The beer is fantastic, especially the IPA and the Numb Comfort Barleywine. They book great local bands and it's dog friendly! Skip the tour as there's not much to look at. They usually have one or two food trucks nearby as well. The best $10 you can spend for an outstanding date night!

Mar 24, 2015
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Beer-Revelry from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

The brewery had some construction going on, so the tour guide had us just stand in the main tasting room and spoke to us over a mic. Not sure if this was because there was too much construction at the time, but if that is their idea of a tour all the time, then it's a pretty lousy one. The vibe was cool, I enjoyed the open area in front of the brewery, it has a stage where live musicians perform and a decent amount of seating. The staff were pretty friendly and answered questions in a friendly and positive way. The beer and merchandise selection was quite limited, 4 beers on tap, small handful of t shirts, 1 pint glass and no carry-out beer sales. All in all, a decent brewery experience, but a bit lackluster and forgettable.

Jan 11, 2015
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Big_Dave from Texas

3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

The brewery is in a old section of Dallas, TX that I found nice and historical looking. The brewery is a little bit small but it was suiting. They have kind of the rustic thing going on outside in their courtyard.

There were food trucks to the side of the gates which have pretty good food.

The people working there were very nice and attentive.

The crowd was laid back and fun. They had live music outside that was very entertaining.

Most of my dislike was from having beer that I ended up dumping because I found it disgusting. Very sad because it was my idea to take me group there to try it.

Overall it was a nice brewery and fun...just didn't care for the beers that I ordered.

Aug 07, 2014
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SavvyStudent from Texas

3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Beers: Blonde Ale, DIPA, Brown Stout, Smoked IPA, Farmhouse, bourbon IPA

Review: Live music, multiple food trucks, local home brewer stands and unique beers not on tap anywhere else. They have a large social area outside and have a come-and-go mentality which was nice. Only downside is no AC for TX summer heat

Jan 08, 2014
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

3.49/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

I had very mixed feelings about this place on a recent trip to Dallas.

First off, the general atmosphere is really cool. Great outdoor area with a band playing, cool vibe in a nice part of Dallas. The people were very friendly.

There were two main negatives: First off the beer selection. They had only the 4 standard beers available, the ones that I could get anywhere in town: IPA, Blonde, Rye Pils and Double Porter. Not a single interesting or one-off beer was available. No cask. Nothing that it made the trip to the brewery seem worthwhile. The 4 they had all ranged from average to very good.

Secondly, there was a supposed to be a brewery tour that never happened despite their being a bunch of people there who had bought tickets to this tour. A sign said the tours typically start around 7:30, yet by 8:15 when we left there was no tour to be had, not was there any mention of its existence in general. Not sure what happened here...

I would possibly recommend a visit here but only because the beer options in Dallas are fairly limited.

Nov 27, 2013
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ragoins from Texas

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

The original and go-to brewery tour for me (and many, many central Dallas-ites). $10 gets you a glass-usually a pint, sometimes a tulip-and three full-pour samples. The selection includes all of DEBC's main line beers (prioritize the IPA and the Double Brown Stout), and typically includes one or more seasonal or special releases. The courtyard/beer garden has been greatly improved since DEBC opened, and the indoor portion provides at least some respite from the Dallas [spring/summer/fall] heat. My only knock is the popularity - the indoor portion can often get very crowded, and the wait for beer can get long. The DEBC tasting faces a lot of competition for my regular Saturday afternoons as other tastings have come online around the area, but the atmosphere and solid beers keep it top draw when I have visitors from out-of-town.

Jul 14, 2013
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Volsdawg10 from Mississippi

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Was there last weekend. Really enjoyed it. They open the brewery up every Thursday and Saturday. For $10 you get a pint glass and 4 tickets for beers. They have the brewery open with a bar that you can just walk up to with your tickets but they also have a fenced in area outside with picnic tables and a stage where a band was playing. It has a really cool atmosphere. They also have a food truck on the street if you are interested in eating while you are there. Their staff are walking around throughout the place to answer your questions and they did a formal tour around 2:00. While I was there I had the Blonde, Farmhouse, Rye Pilsner, and Double Brown with tickets. They would let you sample beers without tickets so I got a sample of their IPA. They also had Quakertown Stout by Armadillo Ale Works there to try too so I sampled that as well. All in all a really cool place and I would definitely go back.

May 28, 2013
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