These local watering holes can fly a bit under the radar, but trust me, the bartenders are true professionals who know their stuff without the pretentiousness that’s often served with craft beer, so without further
The Crafthouse Gastropub
Alongside Crafthouse Gastropub’s eclectic dinner menu, you will find a wall of always-rotating, scrupulously selected beers. Jason and Kate Diehl have a passion for high-quality food, beer and spirits and if you’re new to the world of microbrews, their staff is always willing to help you choose a unique beer for you. For the extra adventurous, we recommend their original concoction, a Left Hand Nitro “Milk” Shake.
Yellow House Canyon Brew Works
If you want your beer straight from the source, look no further than Yellow House Canyon Brew Works (YHCBW). Come for tastings or fill up a growler with any of their core selection, which includes a porter, wheat, Scottish ale and the very West Texan “Down the Hatch Green Chili Ale.” The folks at YHCBW are always working on unique creations, so there will always be something new to try.
“Tilt” one back and have a “ball” over at Flip’s Tavern. You’ll find yourself lost in incredible pinball art, but you won’t find yourself lost in the menu. They have all your favorites alongside the rotating seasonal beers from Deep Ellum, Deschutes, Dogfish Head and more. Don’t forget to bring your quarters to get a high score and show your buddies who the real wizard is.
Cricket’s Grill & Draft House
We saved the most for last. Cricket’s is three taps shy of 100, so if you can think of a beer, they’re bound to have it in a glass, a bottle or a three-liter tower. This college bar has drink specials nightly and is one of the liveliest in town. You and your friends can play arcade games, shuffleboard and giant Jenga all night long without ever having the same beer twice.
Let us know if we missed your favorite spot to grab a brew. To learn more about Lubbock night life, go to visitlubbock.org.
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