David Sonntag
30 Apr 2015

Five Great American Breweries that Double as Event Spaces

The popularity of craft beer has skyrocketed over the last five years or so, and we’ve seen hundreds of amazing brew pubs, tap rooms and public houses open across the United States. Breweries make ideal event venues: the raw brick and industrial metal aesthetics are great, the ceilings are typically high and airy, and oh, yeah, attendees can throw back gallons of delicious made-on-site craft ales. Here are a few of our favorite American breweries available for private party rental.

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Brooklyn Brewery, New York

One of the more recognizable craft brews in the US, the 4,000sqf Williamsburg-based Brooklyn Brewery is available for after-hours events and has a max capacity of 200. Event amenities include “up to 10 draft lines of Brooklyn beer, up to 3 large format Belgian-style Brooklyn beers, tables & benches and A/V equipment”.

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Angel City, Los Angeles

With a 230 person standing capacity (130 for table seating), Angel City Brewery offers “a grand, private space that sits perpendicular to the Brew House, perfect for private or special events. Consider the Beer Hall an open canvas, as it can be tailored to fit any event needs. It has its own 12-tap bar, moveable stage with PA system, customizable chalk-board painted restrooms and room for games or activities. The Beer Hall boasts seven industrial garage doors that open to the parking lot and allow LA’s best food trucks to serve food to inside guests.”

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Nightshift Brewing, Everett MA

Massachusetts friendly home-town brewery Night Shift is one of the smaller venues on this list, but it’s got great decor and fantastic beer. Events can include private brewery tours and tasting, plus fresh beer flights for attendees.

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Sweetwater Brewing, Atlanta GA

Sweetwater Brewery has the event organization stuff down, with “two event spaces, The Tasting Room and The Reel Room, which capture the energy and atmosphere of the brewery, brand and mission.” The Tasting Room has a capacity of 650, with 450 for the Reel Room. Pricing includes “Two hours of set up time prior to guests arrival, 3 hours of event rental, and 1 hour for event clean up/breakdown, plus Sweetwater tastings for all guests in conjunction with free brewery tours, featuring the SweetWater year-round selections and “Catch N’ Release” series depending on availability.” Complimentary guest parking is also available, and in terms of A/V, they’ve got streaming SIRIUS music, screens, and iPod connections. Grab their PDF one-sheet here.

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Red Hook, Portsmouth NH & Woodinville WA

Another event venue rental and brewing veteran, Red Hook has two U.S. locations in New Hampshire (here’s the PDF event packet) and Washington State. The Washington location has two event spots, one inside (PDF info) and one outside (PDF info).

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