Quick Sips: Best Breweries in Jackson Hole

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Breweries in Jackson Hole shouldn’t be bypassed, even if it means you miss visiting the Tetons. OK, these breweries are good, but even we can admit if time is of an issue, hiking in the Tetons is a bit more awe-inspiring than visiting a local brewery. A bit more. But you’ll still come across some awe-inspiring people and beer when visiting the breweries in Jackson Hole. So, after you’ve done the mandatory hike around Jenny Lake in Teton National Park, head to Jackson for your reward – beer!

🍺 Quick Sips 🍺

🍻 Quick tips on which breweries to visit when you only have time for one or two. 🍻

Adventure Before Beer

Although, if you really want to earn those beers, we recommend the Amphitheater/Surprise Lakes Trail. Out and back, 3,000 feet of elevation gain in five miles, and then five miles back down, the towering mountains and pristine mountain lakes are well worth the screaming quads and calves at the end. As long as you also bring a picnic lunch and a refreshing beer to enjoy this amphitheater event. We also recommend a downhill bike excursion at Jackson Hole proper in Teton Village. From mellow to gnarly, these trails will rock your soul.

Want more bits about bikin’? Check out Bikin’ Bits – we’ll tell you where to go (and what beer to drink afterwards) so you can get on the trails faster.

Now, about that Jackson Hole beer!

Best Breweries in Jackson Hole

In a town of 10,000 hardy souls, finding one brewery would be a gift. But in this tourist driven western Wyoming town smack dab in the middle of Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, you’ll find three craft breweries here. One quick reminder, though – you are in tourist country, expect tourist prices. But along with that, you can also expect damn good beer and damn good breweries, all with their own unique characteristics. So, if you only have time for one, which do you choose?

Roadhouse Brewing Co: Pub & Eatery, Pure Madness Cafe, and the Brewery

If you’re looking for that authentic downtown Jackson Hole vibe, Roadhouse Pub & Eatery should be your goal. Located downtown right across from the famous elk antler arches in town square, this Jackson Hole brewery is also the one with the most variety of beer on tap – over 20, in fact. And yes, along with that variety of beer, comes a wide variety of elevated food choices. In their words, they are “constantly exploring the unique intersection of craft beer and craft cuisine through unique pairings and sensory experiences.”

Whether you sit inside at one of their many dining options, at the bar, or outside on the deck overlooking the square, you’ll get the Jackson Hole vibe along with great beer and great food.

Roadhouse entrance Jackson Hole Brewery


Connect: Roadhouse Pub & Eatery at 20 E. Broadway

Best attributes: more than 20 beers on tap, outdoor patio overlooking Town Square

Serving: more than 20 beers on tap, cocktails, full food menu

Setting: wait to be seated indoor and outdoor dining, indoor bar seating

Beers we drank: Hefelumps Blood Orange Hefeweizen, Roll Cast Rye IPA, Wilson Mountain Style IPA

Food we ate: Elk Tostados

More from Roadhouse Brewing Co

Pure Madness Cafe (20 E. Broadway) – Just below the Pub & Eatery, you’ll find Roadhouse’s sister eatery – Pure Madness Cafe – where you can choose from grab and go items, lunch, dinner, and a wide variety of beverages including cocktails and craft beer.

Roadhouse Brewing Co (1225 Gregory Ln) – The Brewery is Roadhouse’s full production facility with a 30 barrel brewhouse, canning line and barrel room. They have a small taproom on-site with 10 rotating taps. If you’re looking for a true brewery vibe without all the hype of restaurant fare, this is it.

Want more? Listen to our podcast episode with Jon Cortois from Pure Madness Group and Roadhouse Brewing to learn more about Roadhouse and its B Corp Certified certification.

Snake River Brewing

If you’re looking to get away from Town Square and the urban tourist shopping district that defines much of Jackson Hole, head a mere four blocks southwest to Snake River Brewing, Wyoming’s oldest brewery. This award-winning brewery has 12 beers on tap. So, as they say, “Put our river through your liver.”

Here, you’ll find solid beers – with the majority of them geared towards the basic styles of craft beer, with just a touch of the needed creativity. There is both indoor and outdoor seating for dining, but the real draw for us to Snake River was the beer garden with green space, outdoor seating, and Adirondack chairs. If you just want a beer, head to the bar, order a beer, and then head on outside to relax in the sunshine – no waiting to be seated needed.

Snake River beer Jackson Hole brewery


Connect: Snake River Brewing at 265 South Millward Street

Best attributes: beer garden

Serving: 12 beers on tap, cocktails, full food menu

Setting: wait to be seated indoor and outdoor dining, bar seating, outdoor beer garden

Beers we drank: Cross Czech Pilsner

StillWest Brewery & Grill

StillWest Brewery & Grill is an upscale restaurant and brewery at the base of Snow King Mountain. If you’re looking for a restaurant vibe that also happens to brew its own beer, then this is the place for you. While their brews are geared towards standard styles, they are solid beers with the right amount of creativity to draw in your average run of the mill beer folks along with beer connoisseurs.

This Jackson Hole brewery utilizes a wait to be seated greeting, like most restaurants, but there is bar seating, and on sunshiny Wyoming blue sky days, their sliding glass doors are wide open, making the indoor dining just as inviting as the patio seating. Bonus – if you only want the beer alongside the view, plop a squat in their lower taproom, where a true brewery only vibe awaits you.

PRO TIP: If just coming in for a beer and maybe some fries and to enjoy the view of Snow King Mountain, ask to be seated at one of the couches. It’s quite relaxing. Or just hangout on the bottom level at their taproom only – still good beers and good views.

April drinking beer at StillWest Jackson Hole Brewery


Connect: StillWest Brewery & Grill at 45 E. Snow King Ave.

Best attributes: view of Snow King Mtn and your choice of upscale dining or taproom

Serving: 10 beers on tap, full bar, full food menu

Setting: wait to be seated indoor and outdoor dining, indoor bar seating, or lower taproom only seating

Beers we drank: Honeybee Honey Basil Kölsch, Wake Up! Coffee Blonde, Moondance Belgian Wit, WY State of Mind Mountain IPA

Food we ate: House Fries with Hickory Aioli Sauce

Bonus Find – Eleanor’s

Sometimes, it pays off to listen to recommendations, and while Eleanor’s isn’t a brewery, it’s a local Jackson Hole hangout that is worth a visit. Off the beaten path, with its very own liquor store in front, Eleanor’s is exactly as described from the sign out front – Liquor in the front. Party in the back. Here, you’ll find 20 beers on tap – a decent amount of them actually craft, a full bar, good food, and plenty of TVs to enjoy a game day or night.

If you want something a bit eclectic after hitting up at least one of the Jackson Hole breweries, head on over to Eleanor’s for a beer for here, and some to go.

Eleanors store entrance Jackson Wyoming


Connect: Eleanor’s at 832 W. Broadway Ave.

Best attributes: sports bar, local hangout, unique location

Serving: 20 beers on tap, full bar, full food menu

Setting: restaurant inside of the back of a liquor store, wait to be seated indoors, indoor bar seating

Beers we drank: Moose Drool Brown Ale, Grand Teton 5 O’Clock Shadow Dark Lager, Roadhouse the Walrus New England IPA

Food we ate: Beer Cheese Fries and Butternut Squash & Quinoa Salad

Beyond Jackson Hole Breweries

If you’re wandering outside of the Jackson Hole brewery scene, you won’t be disappointed. From cideries to distilleries to more breweries, there’s plenty to explore on both sides of the Tetons.

Jackson Hole Cideries, Distilleries, and Nearby Breweries

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Victor, Idaho, Breweries and Cideries

  • Highpoint Cider
  • Grand Teton Brewing
  • Wildlife Brewing
  • Refuge Taphouse

Driggs, Idaho, Breweries and Distilleries

  • Citizen 33 Brewery
  • Grand Teton Distillery

Which Brewery in Jackson Hole will you experience?

When we don’t have to choose just one brewery, we hit them all up. But if you only have time for one, which Jackson Hole brewery will draw you in? The one with the most diverse beer? The one with the best view? Or the one with the the beer garden? In our humble opinion, you can’t go wrong with any of them.

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