Huntsville and Madison have one of the most exciting craft beer scenes in the state. Here are some great spots to explore and enjoy.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
A chain of restaurants and brewhouses with a local outlet at Bridge Street. Come here for the Southern California twist put on Chicago-style pizza, as well as a signature dessert, Pizzokies.
401 The Bridge Street Huntsville, AL 35806 (256) 684-8080
The Bar at 805
The Bar at 805 is a bar located across the parking lot from Yellowhammer Brewery at Campus #805. Hand crafted cocktails, 16 taps, domestics, and over 30 bottles of wine. Live music every weekend.
2500 Clinton Avenue, Suite D., Huntsville, AL 35805 www.facebook.com/thebarat805/
Below the Radar Brewhouse
American grub and 32 rotating taps of craft beer in a laid-back setting with live music on weekends.
220 Holmes Ave NE Huntsville, Alabama btrbrew.com (256) 469-6617
Black Patch Distilling Co.
In 2008, Master Distiller Gary Cooper’s son Clayton was severely injured during a night raid. Clayton’s Task Force Unit wore sterile uniforms and a single black patch. Gary choose to name his distillery Black Patch Distilling Company in honor of his son’s service. Passion is in the bottle, not on the label.
500 Lanier Road Madison, AL 35758 (706) 315-6819
Blue Pants Brewery
Blue Pants Brewery was founded by Mike and Allison Spratley in 2010. After a brief time living in Seattle, the husband and wife team developed a passion for great craft beer. Soon Blue Pants Brewery was proud to be Madison’s first brewery. Blue Pants Brewery beers can now be found in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia.
500 Lanier Road, Madison AL 35758 bluepantsbrew.com (256) 325-1131
Church Street Wine Shoppe
Downtown’s Wine Shoppe has daily wine & beer tastings, a tapas menu, gift baskets, and an exclusive wine club. Church Street Wine Shoppe boasts an inventory of over 1,000 wines from every corner of the globe.
501 Church Street NW Huntsville, AL 35801 (256) 970-4097
More than a wine store, Domaine South houses a tasteful collection of home goods with a funky vibe that reflects its owner and shop curator’s sensibility. Discover wines, artisan cheese, art, jewelry and treats by local artists.
103 North Side Square Huntsville, AL 35801 www.domainesouth.com (256) 808-8860
Das Stahl Bierhaus
Das Stahl Bierhaus is South Huntsville’s go-to destination for craft beer. Build your own 6 pack and try a bit of everything. Bring some friends and play some board games or enjoy your beer in private and read from a library of beer books. Das Stahl Bierhaus features 32 beers on tap.
7914 Memorial Parkway S. Huntsville, AL 35802 dsb-hsv.com (256) 858-1495
Green Bus Brewing
Green Bus Brewing is a downtown Huntsville neighborhood brewery, featuring small batches of beer and a diverse, changing tap list. It is located in a 150-year old building just off the historic square.
206 Eustis Avenue SE, Huntsville Alabama 35801 greenbusbrewing.com Phone: (256) 990-2477
Innerspace Brewing Company
This family-owned and family-friendly nanobrewery featuring space-themed decor and games for the kids is located in the Butler Green Arts & Entertainment district.
2414 Clinton Ave., Huntsville, AL 35805 innerspacebrewing.com 256-489-5599
Irons One Whiskey
Irons ONE is the small batch, single-hand crafted whiskey for those who savor a rich, smooth flavor–served neat, with a little water or over ice.
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Huntsville, AL 35805 ironsone.com (256) 536-0100
Mad Malts Brewing
This local brewery has 19 craft beers that you can find in numerous restaurants and bars across the region, as well as in their own tap room.
109 Maple Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801 madmaltsbrewing.com (256) 503-2233
The Nook features over 500 beers, 80 on tap, and 36 local. There is also a premium whiskey bar with 200 choices and growing. The food menu features sandwiches and pizzas, with special theme nights such as German night on Tuesdays.
3305 Bob Wallace Huntsville, AL 35805 thenooktavern.com (256) 489-0911
Old Black Bear Brewing Company
Founded by Todd and Dawn Seaton, Old Black Bear has grown into a craft beer destination in Madison.
212 Main Street Madison, AL 35758 obbmadison.com (256) 850-4639
Old Town Beer Exchange
Old Town Beer Exchange is a beer and wine retailer downtown.
301 Holmes Avenue Huntsville, AL 35801 otbxhsv.com (256) 270-7825
Newly opened on North Side Square in the heart of downtown, The Poppy is the
first truly authentic British pub in the area. Home to four “Beer Engines” pouring the traditional English style cask-conditioned ale, along with a selection of 10 rotating imported draft beers, and a large selection of British and domestic cans and bottles.
117 North Side Square Huntsville, AL 35801 (256) 715-8098
Rocket City Craft Beer
Opened in March of 2018, Rocket City Craft Beer offers a rotating selection of craft beers on draft, as well as a selection of cans and bottles. Come enjoy a delicious craft beer on draft in a comfortable, relaxing environment, and don’t forget to take home your new favorites in bottles, cans, or a growler.
1079 Balch Rd. Suite F Madison, AL 35758 www.rocketcitycraftbeer.com (256) 489-0807
Ronnie Raygun’s Arcade
The combination of beer and pinball and arcade games is hard to beat.
2610 Clinton Ave W Huntsville, AL 35805 (256) 426-6725
Rocket Republic Brewing
Eric and Tatum Crigger joined with John and Lynn Troy to create a brewery in Huntsville and Rocket Republic Brewing Co. was founded in September of 2013. Today you can visit the steampunk-themed tap room to enjoy the beer.
289 Production Avenue Madison, AL 35758 www.rocketrepublicbrewing.com (256) 325-4677
Salty Nut Brewery
One of Huntsville most well-respected downtown breweries.
2406 Clinton Avenue West Huntsville, AL 35805 (256) 713-8877
The Stem & Stein
The Stem and Stein is a wine cellar & bar located on the corner of County Line Road and Palmer Road in Madison. The Stem and Stein offers over 25 wines by-the-glass. They offer over 800 wines and over 300 craft beers. Each week we have an impressive line-up of musicians to go along with our weekly wine tasting, first Friday beer tasting, and occasional tap takeovers.
10871 County Line Road, Suite B Madison, AL 35758 thestemandstein.com 256-325-3779
Straight to Ale
Straight to Ale uses bold flavors and innovative brewing techniques to enrich community, build long-lasting friendships, and make great beer. Founded by local home brewers in 2009, Straight to Ale has quickly grown to become one of Alabama’s largest production breweries, distributing in eight states throughout the Southeast. The company has expanded to include cider and mead production along with distilled spirits (Shelta Cavern Spirits), a scratch made kitchen (Ale’s Kitchen), a pinball arcade and pool room (Ronnie Rayguns).
2610 Clinton Avenue Huntsville, AL 35805 straighttoale.com (256) 801-9650
Wish You Were Beer
Located in the heart of Huntsville’s “Brewers’ Row” at the Campus 805 Entertainment District, Wish You Were Beer brings the wide world of craft beer to the Rocket City with 40 taps from local, regional, national, and international brewers.
2500 Clinton Ave W, Suite H Huntsville, AL 35805 www.wishyouwerebeer.net Phone: (256) 715-7148
Yellowhammer Brewing opened in West Huntsville in 2010 dedicated to creating premium ales and lagers, drawing on Belgian and German brewing traditions with a Southern interpretation. Their signature brews are Yellowhammer Belgian White, Rebellion Red Lager, Midnight Special Black Lager, Hops Fell Hop Lager, and Cheatin’ Heart IPA. Their new space at Campus805 includes a event space Bierhall and Biergarten, as well as room for a new distillery.
2600 Clinton Ave West Huntsville, AL 35805 www.yellowhammerbrewery.com (256) 489-3510