If you are a craft beer fan, you might be surprised by what awaits you in the Coastal City of Texas: several restaurants that serve great food that complements hoppy IPAs and a trio of recently opened breweries that are dedicated to serving the best craft beer in Corpus Christi while allowing you to chill with your friends in the comfy lounge.
Not only this, but you can go behind the scenes to watch over their brewing process and learn the story of each brewery. So, round up your squad and travel from North Padre Island to the downtown Marina Arts District to taste the authentic South Texas beer and all other palate-pleasing pours that Corpus Christi has to offer.
Ready to sample the best that Corpus Christi has to offer?
To help you pick the best breweries In Corpus Christi, TX, we have compiled a list of the top seven breweries in the coastal city. So, without any further ado, let’s dive right in!
- Tapology Texas Pub
- Executive Surf Club
- Lorelei Brewing Co.
- Rebel Toad Brewing
- B&J’s Pizza and Brew Pub
- Lazy Beach Brewing
- Railroad Seafood Station & Brewing Co.
Tapology Texas Pub
With more than 40 craft beers on the tap, an amazing bar, a great atmosphere, and arcade gaming, Tapology Texas Pub is a place where you will find the finest quality beer all day, every day. Even if you are a newbie, the knowledgeable partners at this beer hub will help you find your beer type. Furthermore, the homely atmosphere and outdoor patio give you a space to relax after a tiring day.
Have you ever had a chance to try a craft beer from a nitro tap? Serving creamier textured and malt-flavored beers, Tapology Texas Pub takes the brewing scene to the next level. Looking for a drink on a hot sunny day? We recommend having Tapology Texas Pub’s “Bionic Blonde.”
Executive Surf Club
Situated in Downtown Corpus Christi, Executive Surf Club combines both a casual burger spot and a dive bar under one roof. Fulfilling your craft-beer cravings, this 1990 beer hub offers more than 30 craft beers every day. Executive Surf Club hosts live bands and have a full lineup of a wide variety of food options.
If you are planning to visit the Executive Surf Club, do try the “Brunette Bombshell” and the “Liquid Haze,” and thank us later for the recommendations.
Lorelei Brewing Co.
Lorelei Brewing Co. was the first company to have its craft beer canned in Corpus Christi. Being one of the newest microbreweries, Lorelei Brewing Co. has a dog and family-friendly atmosphere. It’s also home to the quintessential beer garden and features live tunes, a giant Jenga, and comfortable seating arrangements.
We highly recommend their “Manatus IPA.” It is a New England-style beer with a hazy texture and a juicy, refreshing taste.
Rebel Toad Brewing
Owned by Hector Cavazos, a teacher-turned-brewmaster, Railroad Seafood Station & Brewing Co. has a small inviting taproom that features a vibrantly painted and cozy charm. The brew hub includes a live music stage, a delicious selection of artisanal beers, and lots of family-friendly games, making sure that you have the time of your life.
If you are heading to Railroad Seafood Station & Brewing Co., try their “Angry Man Porter.” It is a rich in flavor, dark and delicious drink that is manufactured to satisfy your malty and chocolaty cravings with a smooth coffee-like flavor, that too in the beer-like form.
B&J’s Pizza and Brew Pub
Pizza and craft beer are a match made in heaven. Located at 6662 S. Staples St., B&J’s Pizza and Brew Pub was taken over by Kathy Baker and Jack in 1987. Since then, they have made sure to brew the most authentic beers in Corpus Christi. While the brew hub’s emerging IPA Ale-Style craft beers have ventured into the list of the Red IPA category, other of its original on-site successes, include a Bavarian-style brew with notes of banana, bubble gum, and clove, the Hefeweizen, and an American blonde ale.
Do try B&J’s Pizza and Brew Pub’s signature “Pumpkin Ale,” and pair it up with their classic “Chicken Flatbread Pizza,” as it is too die for!
Lazy Beach Brewing
Situated in the coastal city’s up-and-coming Southside neighborhood, Lazy Beach Brewing was founded by a group of friends in 2010. With three Hard Kombucha flavors, fifteen rotating beers, and a hard seltzer, Lazy Beach Brewing has something new for you every week. This brewery has an industrial-meets-castaway-themed space and makes sure to brew small experimental batches almost every single day. Lazy Beach Brewing also organizes beer festivals that feature meet and greets, yoga, and food trucks. The beer hub’s taproom has an energetic vibe, a giant Jenga, long picnic tables, and a family-friendly environment.
Lazy Beach Brewing, in collaboration with home brewers, creates some of the best craft beers in Corpus Christi, such as adding rum-soaked oak chips to the Shipwreck Porter or combining the flavors of chipotle and cayenne to make a distinctive flavor of Sun-burnt Blonde. If you are a more enthusiastic taster, you must try the Leviathan or Diwali, an Indian beer laced with spices like turmeric, fenugreek, and cardamom. Complete your meal by pairing up your favorite beer with food from the nearby food trucks, including quesadillas, tortas, and tacos.
Railroad Seafood Station & Brewing Co.
Established in 2008 in downtown Corpus Christi, Railroad Seafood Station & Brewing Co. has over 1200 square feet of indoor seating, allowing you to pair their hand-crafted craft beers with an extensive food offering. Offering an array of beers with character, Railroad Seafood Station & Brewing Co. is known as one of the best-heeled brewpubs in the city.
Order their classic “The Derailed Hefeweizen” and “Yellow Caboose” and complement them with the seafood of your choice, redfish, black drum, or snapper.