After a long day at work or school, you’re probably ready to grab a beer and relax. If you’re living in a Memphis, Tennessee apartment, then you’re in luck. Our choices for the 5 best breweries in Memphis, Tennessee are so good they’ll almost make you forget you went to work or school.

Meddlesome Brewing Company

Men in brewery clinking beer glasses together in a toast

Meddlesome Brewing Company found a way to merge a rebellious spirit with good beer all while doing their part to save the environment. They put the same pride into helping their community that they put into crafting top-notch beers. Plus, they change up their flavors as often as possible. Check out the Curious Series for a taste of what Meddlesome has to offer.

Hammer and Ale

Beer tap nozzels

Hammer and Ale is the place you want to tell your best friends about, but also not get the word out to everybody. It’s Memphis’s best known secret. The atmosphere is always friendly and welcoming. They serve fresh beer in an assortment of sizes. Though there’s no official menu, this brewery writes everything they have to offer for a day on their chalkboard. One of the newer items is the Wicked Weed beer, which we highly recommend.

Crosstown Brewing Company

Man reaching into a beer granary

If knowing how your Crosstown Brewing Company beer is made interests you, check out the Tap Room. You can stalk the beer making process or spend some time lounging around the main building. I recommend trying the more tropical IPA Malfunction Junction when visiting.


Two men sitting at a bar drinking beer

WISEACRE lives up to its name: the owners have extensive education in the beer making world. You’ll want to surf through facts on their website or even ask in shop about how the beer cell manipulation process works. Plus, the beer is just as delicious as the tidbits of knowledge they give. If you like coffee stouts, then check out their Gonna Get Up to Get Down beer.

High Cotton Brewing Company

A man and a woman laughing while sitting at a table with half empty beer cups

High Cotton Brewing Company takes pride in the effort they put into making high-quality beers. They have a short selection, but each is mightier than a whole menu. The main section of the building has an open floor plan with a laid back vibe. Check out their Smoked Dopplebock if you get a chance.