Craft and Growler

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Type: Bar

3601 Parry Ave
Dallas, Texas, 75226-2053
United States

(214) 821-1122 | map

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 50
Photo of sarahdblc
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

I like Craft and Growler because it is just chill.
The staff is always friendly and in 2 years I have never seen an obnoxious crowd.

The 40 taps are Texas heavy and I can appreciate that. Local is good.
There is usually 1 cider and 1 root beer.
Huge growler selection if you need one.

Wednesdays are usually reserved for brewery/glass/growler night.
There is a featured brewery then buy the beer keep the glass. They will usually have growler specials too.
This is the only night it is hit and miss on having a place to sit.

No food but the Pizza place next door will deliver and is pretty good.

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Photo of jtaylord
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Best place in Dallas to get your growler filled. Out of 42 taps, I wish 12 of them weren't devoted to 2 local breweries and opened it up to a few more breweries. Only criticism otherwise great growler fill station.

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Photo of nickfl
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Cool place, kind of drab inside for what and where it is, but makes up for it somewhat by having a ludicrously large selection of growlers. Literally every variant on refillable beer containers that exist, all the growler types I'd ever seen before were represented and at least as many that were new to me. Prices are standard for the city from what I've seen and selection was good, but not the best in the area. The quality was very high, one of the most contentious and clever growler filling setups I've ever seen.

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Photo of Tommo
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25

Sooo the venue, and the staff are very decent. Right off the green line dart, great hipster local. The staff have always been awesome, not amazingly helpful, but cheery and ready to serve.

My problems with this place are the extreme texas favoritism, combined with NUTS pricing. Pricing examples. 6oz collective brewing petite golden sour- 9 bucks. Beutelgeuze by tool, 6 oz, 9 bucks. I paid dramatically less than this at other places for these beers, total rip off. The flghts are totally decent at 10 bucks for 4 (kinda decent in retrospect) but my god their limited release prices are gauging to put it lightly

Its good if you get cheap beers, but for limited release stuff look elsewhere

Final note- very cool growler fill system and decent pricing on that

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Photo of srletend
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

My first visit to a place designed primarily for growler filling. I was impressed. They had an incredible collection of growlers and accessories--pretty much every growler manufacturer was represented. Their taps are set up to fill growlers rather than pour a pint (although they do sell by the glass). They are located right across from the Cotton Bowl, and I guess parking can get tough when there are events going on--they had a couple spaces reserved for "15 minute growler fill parking only," which I thought was a nice touch. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

They had a selection of about 30 beers on tap; mostly local (i.e., DFW area), followed by other Texas brewers and a handful of out of state stuff. They also had a small selection of bottles, but they were mostly good quality stuff. This is definitely a place you want to visit if in the DFW area.

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Photo of Eddiehop
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Cool beer bar near fair park. They have near 40 beers on draft that seem to rotate fairly regularly. When I was there, I noticed a large number of customers bringing in growlers to have filled. Several large community bench seats (seat 6+ people per side) are there for those not at the bar. Atmosphere is cool as approx. 50% of the floor space is used for merchandise sales such as bombers, growlers, etc. Selection of beers in predominantly local beer, but there was some more national brews such as Rogue & Dogfish Head on draft. Cool Place. My only gripe is they were light on the IPA selection. Other than that, its definitely one of the best beers spots in Dallas.

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Photo of bonercityUSA
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Craft & Growler has plenty of tap options (around 40), and I'd say over 50% of the offerings are Texas brews. They always have a good selection of Peticolas, Community, and Deep Ellum...

The location is fairly accessible (Fair Park) and the bar/store has a coffeehouse vibe to it. Overall, a good place to try a few beers you can't find in-stores. Average pint price is $5, and you can do a flight for $10. Filling a growler will set you back $13-$20.

They have had some great beers in the rotation this fall, such as Peticolas Wintervention and Oskar Blues Oskar the G'Rauch. Worth checking out if you are in or around Dallas.

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Photo of HopSlobber
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A great place to hang out or meet friends, the beer selection is superb. They really promote Texas breweries which a lot of local establishments don't as much. The taps are constantly rotating so its always great to see new stuff.

The bottle selection they have is great as well.

The "Swag" they carry is so unique, they have a ton of different styles and sizes of growlers that really fit ANY occasion and person. I say to anyone go check this place out, have a pint or two and get a growler to take home.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Craft and Growler is THE place in Dallas for growlers, period. 30 taps of mostly Texas beers and 48 bottles, plus bombers to take home.

You'll find draft beer from just about every major Texas brewery here, plus rarities such as Real Ale Kraken, Deep Ellum Numb Comfort and Armadillo Quakertown. Also Avery Maharaja and Dogfish Namaste

Prices for a glass of beer to drink at the joint range from $4 (Peticolas Golden) to $8 (Real Ale Kraken), while growlers are anywhere between $2.99 and $19.99 and higher, but you can typically get a two-liter for ten or twelve bucks.

They have so many growlers to choose from, it is mind-blowing: 16 oz, 32 oz, 1 liter, 40 0z, 64 oz, 2 liter. Glass, ceramic, small, big, fancy and artsy, regular... they've got them all.

Service is friendly and oh-so-knowledgeable, and the space is airy and cool, a garage-like joint with plenty of tables, a large bar and some comfy sofas.

If you can't choose from the taps, they have a variety of bombers to take home, including stuff from Jester King, Dogfish Head and pretty much the entire line of Clown Shoes (hard to find around Texas).

The location is weird, just like Dallas itself. Pretty ghetto with some pockets of niceness, it is hit-or-miss around here.

I say Craft and Growler is pricey because my glass of beer plus two growler fills and two glass bottles cost me 54 dollars plus tip, but I got the fancy-expensive barleywines. You could do much better than that if you bring your own growler and choose lower-alcohol beers.

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Craft and Growler in Dallas, TX
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