Downtown Napa Craft Brews Make Big News

When you think of Downtown Napa, wine is probably your first thought. Well, it’s time to expand your mind from the vineyard and consider our exceptional craft breweries. Everything that can be poured into a glass is worthy of cheers around here.  

Go inside a different kind of barrel and discover our stellar, walkable craft beer scene.  A bounty of breweries and taprooms line the streets of Downtown Napa, so discovering and perusing new tastes are just a few hops away.  

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Napa Palisades 

Their remarkable craft beers on tap include Napa Palisades Beer Company as well as guest taps and local craft beers, plus their gourmet “pub grub” more than stands up to Downtown Napa’s reputation for culinary quality. And, if you’re looking to gear up for game time with a pint, Napa Palisades 16 TVs should hit the spot.  

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Fieldwork Brewing Company 

Fieldwork’s taproom will keep craft beer enthusiasts on their toes with an ever-changing tap rotation. In their newly expanded space, you can take your time to find a favorite brew through a flight and some delicious food then take it on the go with a growler fill.  

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Downtown Joe’s Brewery 

Anything but your average Joe, Downtown Joe’s dishes up craft beers and creative cuisine in equal measure. Since 1994, this regional microbrewery has continuously adjusted their beverage and food menus to meet the changing needs and tastes of the region, and their new second-floor bar and patio addition offers river views and prime seating for summer concerts at Veterans Park. 

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Trade Brewing 

Passion pours out of every tap at Trade Brewing. Their trade is beer that is artfully crafted to demonstrate new methods, ingredients and knowledge. Their current kitchen partner is onsite serving crave-worthy Jamaican cuisine, but the menu rotates regularly to feature up-and-coming local chefs.  

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Cadet Wine & Beer Bar 

If ambiance and culinary creativity are what you’re craving, add Cadet to your list. Their focus is to provide a warm and inviting neighborhood bar where diners can discover something new and exciting with every visit, and you’ll often find off-duty locals cutting loose on the weekend nights.  

All wines by the glass and draft beers are half off during Power Hour (Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday 5pm – 6pm).  

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The Napa Barrel Project  

This sister brewery of Big Stump Brewing is a unique beer-focused, world-class food and beverage space that explores fermentation without boundaries. They feature craft beers from their sister brewery as well as a rotating cast of limited production barrel-aged beers produced on-site in Downtown Napa.   


When you’re all done sipping on suds, you’ll want to hit the hay at one of Downtown Napa’s lodging properties. We have resorts, quaint B&Bs, and more to choose from. We look forward to welcoming you soon!