There’s no shortage of recreational activities in Lakewood, with a Cultural Centre and a Heritage Centre providing a theatre, gallery, and historical artifacts. Lakewood also has a lot of parks, art installations, and venues to keep you entertained, plus Bear Creek Lake Park, where you can go fishing or hiking.
Between visits to the park for a picnic and to the art exhibitions, visitors will also want to try the delicious breweries of Lakewood. Here are our favorites!
Green Mountain Beer Company
Green Mountain Beer Company’s taproom breweries are the best in the region. Sunlight seeps in through the windows of this spacious chill brewery with its modern trendy interior. The picnic-style table seating indoors and outdoors can easily accommodate groups of people. It’s best to visit from Wednesday-Friday; the brewery offers happy hour specials too. The brewery’s got some excellent live music, and it’s dog-friendly! They’ve also got free Wi-Fi, although the location is moderately noisy, so it’ll be tough to get any work done here.
They’re known for their Belgian and German-style craft beers; while they don’t have any in-house catering, they frequently have food trucks with various snacks visiting daily.
Old 121 Brewhouse
Old 121 Brewhouse is a family-owned community-based brewery with a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff. The venue is laid back and super clean, plus the beers are brewed on-site, giving it a traditional rustic feel. It’s an excellent place to visit with a group of friends, with spacious indoor seating and self-serving taps.
Although they don’t have in-house catering, they have giant pretzels that will keep your stomach full while you sip a glass of cold, smooth craft beer. The brewery is wheelchair accessible and offers a private parking lot too.
Great Frontier Brewing Co.
Great Frontier Brewing Co. is a spacious brewery with a simple modern interior and an on-site brewing system. The venue’s dog-friendly with excellent staff who’ll happily guide you through selecting the perfect craft beer. The place has moderate noise, a private parking lot, and gender-neutral washrooms. It’s a comfortable place for the kids.
Some of the most frequently ordered drinks on their menu include the Oak Street IPA and Blonde Annie. They’ve also got a wide variety of food trucks for snacks and often have fun events like trivia night that you can enjoy while you drink your beer.
6 And 40 Brewery
6 And 40 Brewery is a simple gas-station-themed brewery to drink on the go or take a quick stop whenever you’re craving some freshly brewed beer. The car-themed brewery’s located in an industrial area with retro posters inside. They have various beers, from lights and darks to IPAs. The bartenders are friendly and will help you make the proper selection.
It’s spacious enough to visit with a group of friends. Some of their best drinks include the brown and the Biere De Garde. The beers are famous for their rich and smooth flavors.