The local beer scene in Galveston is alive and well! With a huge selection of regional and local craft beer, Galveston is one of the best places to stretch out, relax, and have a beer (or six) while you watch the sunset along the horizon.
If you’re like many of us, a delicious craft beer just isn’t the same without a hearty meal to go along with it. Thankfully, the folks down on this little Texas island paradise have it all sorted out and ready to go. Texas does two things, at least, better than anywhere else in the country—meat and beer. In a place where only the best can compete, here are our top picks:
The Stuttgarden Tavern
The Stuttgarden Tavern is an authentic, uniquely-themed German bar. While most restaurants with outdoor seating bring a feeling of freedom and space, the Stuttgarden brings that experience to a whole new level. Quite literally, this three-story dining and drinking extravaganza features an outdoor seating area on each level adding a tremendous dimension and fun to your night on the town.
The Stuttgarden Tavern features an astounding 40 beers on tap, with special focus being placed on local favorites like Saloon Beer, which is brewed a mere 20 minutes down the road. Don’t forget the meat! Stuttgarden features Schnitzel, Stroganoff, Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers & Mash, Steak, Burgers, and of course, Brats!
The Stuttgarden Tavern is also proudly a dog-friendly restaurant, though only on the first-floor outdoor patio, so you’re more than welcome to bring your furry friends out on the town. If you’re looking for a fun night out in Galveston fueled by a few beers, you can’t do much better than The Stuttgarden Tavern.
Shrimp n Stuff Downtown
Winner of last years “Best Seafood in Galveston County” award, Shrimp n Stuff Downtown is easily one of the best casual restaurants in Galveston. Featuring a robust selection of quality craft beers that pair excellently with seafood, including grilled shrimp, steamed shrimp, coconut shrimp, stuffed shrimp, burgers, po-boys, tacos, and fresh fish cooked any way you like it. This local treasure also has plenty of room outside on the dog-friendly patio if you prefer a bit of fresh air. The food is fresh and delicious, with more southern favorites than you can count.
For the best selection of craft beer Galveston has to offer, be sure to check out the rest of the crew down in the Strand National Historic Landmark District!