The history of breweries in the greater Erie region is deep and rich. The first local brewery , the Eagle Brewery, opened its doors more than 200 years ago—36 years before the city of Erie was even incorporated. The Eagle Brewery was purchased by Jackson Koehler in 1883, which became the Jackson Koehler branch of The Erie Brewing Company in 1899. Although the brewery has long since closed, more than 90 breweries would open from that time up until 1920 when Prohibition came into effect. Today, Erie is a popular destination for microbreweries, each offering their own distinct take on craft beer with creative brewing techniques, flavors and names.
The Erie and PA Great Lakes region is home to 13 breweries that make up the Lake Erie Ale Trail. Each member brewery refines its beer from simple ingredients, mixing in a passion for the craft with a personable twist that gives uniqueness to an ever-expanding assortment of flavors, styles and funky names such as Erie Ale Works’ Keyboard Warrior and Lavery Brewing’s Neverending Hopstopper. Grab a growler, crowler, or a pint today!
Let the spirits move you at Erie’s craft distilleries. Erie is home to three great distilleries: Altered State Distillery, Luminary Distilling and Erie Distillery. Altered State Distillery is a local craft distillery and music venue with a spacious outdoor patio, perfect for sipping one of their seasonal crafted cocktails like a Summer Breeze or a Smoked Old Fashioned, all while enjoying live local music. Altered State manufactures award-winning blended whiskey, rye whiskey, bourbon, barrel aged rum, gin, vodka, and double oaked whiskey with craft syrups made from local fresh ingredients. Luminary Distilling has two great locations: Luminary Distilling, Eatery and Fuhrman's Cider on Upper Peach Street and Luminary Distilling Cocktails and Bottle Shop in Downtown Erie. Luminary prides themselves on small batch artisan distilling, with their largest finishing product at only 53 gallons. It is truly a unique micro distillery experience! Erie Distillery is a post-prohibition, craft distillery and cocktail bar that specializes in specialty distilled spirits such as apple pie or hot pepper moonshine, in-house premium cocktails and a local selection of craft drinks from the area’s finest breweries, distilleries and wineries. Stop by and explore new tastes as well as dive into the exciting history of liquor making and distribution inside a casual, friendly atmosphere.
Local brewers discuss the formation of the Lake Erie Ale Trail, and its advantages to those who like to drink local.
UPMC Hamot is a 423-bed hospital in Erie, PA, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center.
Come check out 4-5-6 Happy Hour at Local Eat & Pour. Happy Hour runs from 4-6 in the bar area. Small plates are prepared daily from chef Mike until 5:00 when the full kitchen opens. Come hang out with us in our relaxing atmosphere, you will not find a better place to unwind than 4-5-6 happy hour at Local Eat & Pour!
Direct Daily Flights to Charlotte and Chicago.
Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines and United Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte and Chicago with connections across the country and around the world. Book your flight today at www.aa.com or www.united.com
Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.
The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is excited to announce that our Bayside Patio is open for Lunch and Dinner. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.
Join us in celebrating 125 years of Port Farms this season beginning in August! Our Flower Festival runs August 6th – September 11th (Friday – Sunday). Immerse yourself in five acres of vibrant sunflowers, zinnias, and (new this year) cosmos! Plan a day at the farm to pick beautiful bouquets, take pictures with an amazing backdrop, check out one of our new events, and enjoy your other favorite farm activities (wagon rides, slide mountain, pedal carts, and so much more)! Plus, enjoy brand new farm treats and drinks in our Beer Garden. There is something for everyone.
Local Craft Beer Brewery & Pub in Erie, PA! Featuring a large selection of craft beers, a wood-fired brick oven featuring fresh dough specialty pizzas & our open-view brewing environment makes for a unique experience! Reservations // Call 814.866.BEER (2337)
:: Full Menu, Wood-fired Brick Oven & Casual Pub Dining
:: Brewery & Craft Beer Pub
:: Craft Beers on Tap & Beer To-Go
:: Indoor & Outdoor Dining & Bar
:: Online Ordering & Takeout
:: Beer To-Go
:: Conveniently located of I-90 on Peach Street
Local wine is great for holiday entertaining, plus it makes a great gift! Stop by to try (and pick up) award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA.
The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.
Join us today! The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.
Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”
The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.
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