Erie is home to a fast-growing craft beverage scene. Relax with friends and family at breweries on the Lake Erie Ale Trail or any of Erie's new craft distilleries and prepare to be greeted with a warm, welcoming atmosphere of good conversation, clinking glasses, and friendly staff who are eager to share their knowledge and passion for their craft.
Erie has seen an increase in distillery openings, growing from one distillery to six in just under six years. With locations in Erie and in the surrounding towns of Corry and Edinboro, all the region’s craft distilleries are quickly making a name for themselves with award-winning spirits and inventive cocktails, all reflective of their distinct personalities and styles. If you’re a true spirit enthusiast with an appreciation for the art of the craft, you’ll be happy to learn that each distiller puts an emphasis on using locally sourced ingredients that represent the natural beauty of the Erie region. Items such as apples, honey, grains, berries, and herbs are used to create flavorful house-made spirits and syrups. On weekends, some distilleries complement their spirits, cocktails, and mocktails with live music, food trucks, restaurant pop-ups, themed parties, and tasting events.
The Lake Erie Ale Trail is not just about beer, it’s also about being part of a friendly, personable environment of the breweries and the brewers themselves. The Lake Erie Ale Trail is composed of 15 microbreweries, all located near the shores of Lake Erie. Each brewery has its own unique approach to brewing beer, refining simple ingredients, and transforming those ingredients into a wide range of ales of varying flavors, styles, and funky names. Some of Erie’s local beers, such as Major McNair’s Nut Brown, Marvintown, and Grape Lakes American Wheat have a story behind their names, reflective of the history and culture of the region. Pull up a stool, sample some brews, and chat with the brewers themselves, who are always happy to share their expertise with you. Give a cheer to local beer during the annual Erie Craft Beer Week (November) and Beer Coaster at Waldameer Park (May).
Local brewers discuss the formation of the Lake Erie Ale Trail, and its advantages to those who like to drink local.
Stop by Port Farms to check out the newest addition, Poverty Knob Farmhouse Ales. We offer hand-crafted beers and delicious sharable food year-round. The brewery is family and dog friendly with both indoor and outdoor spaces. We offer games, music and entertainment for all ages!
Erie Events manages a four facility entertainment complex that includes the Warner Theatre, Erie Insurance Arena, Bayfront Convention Center and UPMC Park. These four venues host a variety of events that include world-class entertainment, family friendly shows and sporting events.
Showcasing the incredible year round beauty of the City of Erie and its surrounding areas, commonly referred to as its area code "the 814". Explore some of Erie County's most breathtaking landscape photography.
Your “Home Away from Home” short term rental sleeps 8 and is in a great location close to Erie Sports Center, Splash Lagoon, shopping and restaurants, as well as Steelhead Fishing. This restored 1881 Farmhouse is located on 10 private acres. Reminisce about bygone days when life was slower and simpler. With a long driveway and large yard, kick back by the firepit, watch wildlife or enjoy a beautiful Erie sunset from the back patio.
The Mazza family welcomes you to explore 3 unique locations in Lake Erie Wine Country. Sip and savor award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA, and be sure to visit their combination winery, distillery and brewery, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars/Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, in nearby Westfield, NY.
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.
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!”
UPMC Hamot is a 458-bed hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital serves as a regional referral hub and is the only accredited trauma center in the region.
NOW OPEN! ASCEND fosters a community-centered climbing, fitness, and yoga experience by serving individuals and groups of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Located in Downtown Erie, ASCEND welcomes Erie visitors to stop in and give climbing a try!
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.
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.
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