Best breweries within walking distance of sporting arenas

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  1. BoneyardBrewer

    BoneyardBrewer Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2005 Michigan

    Van Andel Arena. Grand Rapids BC and Hopcat right next door with Founders and the BOB only a few blocks away.
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  2. GuttaMane138

    GuttaMane138 Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2011 Florida

    Pretty much every brewery in St. Pete is close to Tropicana Field. Green Bench being the closest at 0.4 mile away. Cycle & St. Pete Brewing Co. are both 1 mile away, and 3 Daughters is 0.6 mile away.
  3. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (5,349) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia

    I definitely fall into said category of needing to hit the gym, but would enjoy a nice leisurely 1.2 mile walk, which is a bit more than 15 minutes. The walk back, however, is sometimes a different story. I think it fits in the conversation.

    Bluejacket is about a half mile tops from Nats park, but I've heard it can get pretty crowded. Not a whole lot else around the area yet, I don't think. Been there with a beer/music festival going on nearby and it got slammed for about an hour or so after.
  4. dbauer78

    dbauer78 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Rivertowne has a north shore location in pittsburgh, walking distance from PNC park and Heinze field. (.3mi from Heinze and .2mi from PNC)
  5. Jwale73

    Jwale73 Poo-Bah (4,781) Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
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    Boston Beerworks is basically across the street from Fenway.
  6. coldy

    coldy Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2010 Delaware

    Great Lakes in Cleveland has Great beers but a bit of a stretch as a walk to or from a game in my opinion.
    Rivertowne is close to PNC Park and Heinz field in Pittsburgh, but the beers are lackluster and not brewed on site.
    For a little longer walk in Pittsburgh, you can go to the Penn Brewery...much better beer.
  7. ThePorterSorter

    ThePorterSorter Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Oregon

    I love making a pre/post cardinals game pit stop @ 4 hands brewing in st louis...not a terrible walk, golf cart rides available as well ("free, but tip expected")
    pro tip: get your $5 parking around back on game nights (then grab a $5 pint @ the brewery)
    pro tip #2: if it's an earlier game time, they also have goshen cold brew coffee running on draught
  8. Modernrickk

    Modernrickk Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2013 California

    Can't wait! I'm doing the Noble - Big A walk tomooro.. Should be awesome.. I hope they saved me some Toungue Tickles
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  9. kgncfl

    kgncfl Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2013 Washington

    I do a baseball trip every year that includes seeing the local watering holes.

    We aren't in the best of shape and we easily walk 2-3 miles around the city each trip. About 1/2 mile walk, then stop repeat.

    Columbus for Nationwide arena: Barley's Brewhouse, Wolf Ridge Brewing, Columbus Brewing Co, Elevator Brewing Co, & Seventh son brewing all walkable. Not to mention another 1/2 dozen good beer bars.
  10. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (839) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Victory has a beer garden across the street from all 4 Philly teams

  11. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (839) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    The average walk is 4 mph. So do the math. Not too long of a walk to get where you want to. Take a cab home.

  12. loganburgh

    loganburgh Crusader (755) Nov 23, 2010 Michigan

    Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor before or after games at the Big House. Good sours, great food.
  13. zeff80

    zeff80 Poo-Bah (12,647) Feb 6, 2006 Missouri

    Public Transport in KC is bad. It's a big sprawling city. My number one complaint about KC is how far about most of the good beer venues are from each other.
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  14. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (611) May 11, 2012 Missouri

    4 Hands, Alpha, and Morgan Street are all fairly close to Busch Stadium. 4 Hands being the closest
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  15. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,893) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Detroit Beer Company is 3 blocks from Comerica Park (Tigers) and 4 blocks from Ford Field (Lions).
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  16. orcrist_cleaver

    orcrist_cleaver Poo-Bah (1,915) May 3, 2014 New York
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    It's not exactly through the most pleasant parts of town and includes a stretch over a noisy bridge too-the Cleveland walk that is.
  17. orcrist_cleaver

    orcrist_cleaver Poo-Bah (1,915) May 3, 2014 New York
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    NY sports stadiums unfortunately seem to be in the middle of a swamp or in town that tells you what to do with your shit. Madison Square Garden is the only one I can think of that has a brewery close by. Heartland isn;t more than 4 blocks away and has some pretty good winter beers for the basketball/hockey season.
  18. ucsbmullet

    ucsbmullet Defender (601) Oct 5, 2011 Colorado

    In addition to ONovoMexicano's quote on Coors, add Denver Brew Co and Prost within walking distance. Not sure if its still the case, but free parking at Prost and sometimes golf cart rides over to the ballpark. And don't forget Coors has its own brewery inside the stadium.

    Also within an aggressive walk is Epic and Beryl's.

    Coors Field baby: Wynkoop, River North, Jagged Mountain, Great Divide, Epic.
    Washington Nats park (don't know the name): Bluejacket (awesome brewery)
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  19. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,625) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    According my treadmill at the Y & my knees that's a jog. My problem with the walk at my age is more to do with finding a place to pee, some times the bladder isn't totally committed to the endeavor. Being from the South, my pace isn't that good unless really trying to push it. Distance, not an issue unto itself.
  20. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Initiate (136) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    Great Waters Brewing is located in the old Hamm's building a couple blocks from the Excel Energy Center...Go MN WILD!!
  21. trentbrown89

    trentbrown89 Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2013 California

    I came here to say this, literally as close as possible for a brewery to be. Would imagine it is the closest...
  22. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (7,888) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    The newly built PPL Center in downtown Allentown, PA => Allentown Brewworks (within a block walking distance).
  23. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Poo-Bah (2,566) Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
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    Yes, the OP was looking for distance of "about a mile". I am willing to bet the one mile mark was the longest distance preferred. My comment was more directed to "walking" 1.2 miles in 15 minutes. That ain't easy.

    Not to start some huge argument, but the average walk, according to many sources including, is 3.1mph, or 5kph. That equals one mile in about 20 minutes: I just did the math. Also, walking at elevation and hilly terrain would likely cause an even slower walk. Additionally, I think the whole point of the OPs question is to find a place to walk to AND from, at a leisurely pace. I don't think he is looking for somewhere to walk and then take a cab home.
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  24. carteravebrew

    carteravebrew Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Colorado

    Just picking nits here, but downtown Denver ain't hilly. A couple miles west, though...

    But yeah, the elevation might get ya.
  25. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,893) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    I've heard that you guys in the South are good at moseying along at a slow pace. You just need to take an extra Flowmax for those walks. :wink:
  26. barroomhero1977

    barroomhero1977 Initiate (159) Nov 2, 2010 Rhode Island

    Pratt Street Ale House (Oliver Ales) in Baltimore is across the street from Camden. Great place to catch a few cask ales before (or after) the game.
  27. spartan1979

    spartan1979 Aspirant (284) Dec 29, 2005 Missouri

    I think we're talking Major League stadiums here.
  28. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,625) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    I put enough other foreign substances in my body thank you very much:grimacing::confused: Honestly when ever I go to a bigger city, I am amazed how damn slow I walk...
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  29. MattSweatshirt

    MattSweatshirt Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2011 Texas

    Have fun walking from Deep Ellum. I'll stick with Community.
  30. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin Aspirant (208) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

    I know the question was Breweries, but, Falling Rock Taphouse in Denver is 2 minutes away from Coors Field. You could get something from a few different breweries right there.
  31. jds16

    jds16 Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2007 Ohio

    But in Cleveland there's no need to walk since GLBC's Fatty Wagon will give you a round trip.
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  32. Pug

    Pug Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Minnesota

    San Diego / Petco Park: Mission Brewing and Stone Taproom.
    Minneapolis / Target Field: Fulton and Freehouse
    Minneapolis/ New Vikings Stadium: Town Hall and Day Block

    For Minneapolis, I prefer Fulton's heavier / winter beer. Town Hall is the best of the bunch.
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  33. Mongrel

    Mongrel Crusader (748) Feb 14, 2013 Maryland

    There's also Right Proper a little over a mile from the Verizon Center in DC
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  34. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico

    I visited Right Proper and enjoyed it. I wasnt aware if was close to the Verizon Center. *Comfession I wasn't aware the Verizon Center existed nor do I know who plays there.
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  35. rather

    rather Initiate (0) May 31, 2013 California

    I know the Washington capitals play there
  36. ONovoMexicano

    ONovoMexicano Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2012 New Mexico

    I'll be in MPLS on Monday and most likely will hit a Twins game sometime during that week. Do I visit Fulton or Freehouse or both and for what? Pre-game? Post-game? Both? So many questions, sorry homie.
  37. Pug

    Pug Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Minnesota

    Freehouse is a brewpub. The beer is fine, but not remarkable. I've only eaten there for brunch, food was fairly solid. I'd vote for Fulton if you only had time for one. There is usually a food truck outside, and they open a little earlier for home games.

    Depending on where you are staying / vehicle situation, you can take the light rail back into downtown, get off at the old Metrodome stop, and then walk a few blocks over to Town Hall Brewery. The Republic Bar is right across the street from Town Hall and has an excellent taplist.

    As for what you should drink - depends on your taste. I prefer Fulton's darker stuff, but that's just my taste preference. They have a new saison I haven't tried.
  38. BoneyardBrewer

    BoneyardBrewer Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2005 Michigan

    Gee thanks there chief I guess I misunderstood the OP's question. "Is there a brewery near your favorite sporting arena that you can walk too?" :confused:
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  39. Nate_M

    Nate_M Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2014 Missouri

    4 Hands is a great spot to go before STL Cardinals games. They have a delicious red.
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  40. IMFletcher

    IMFletcher Defender (689) May 2, 2014 Kentucky

    Country Boy Brewing is about 4 blocks from Rupp Arena here in Lexington KY, and Blue Stallion, West Sixth, and the soon-to-be-opened Ethereal Brewing are all about the same distance as well.
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