4 Great Places To Grab A Beer In The Greater Merrimack Valley

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Couldn’t we all use a cold one every now and then?

For beer lovers, there are many places in the Merrimack Valley to visit. Whether you’re looking for an extensive draft beer, a local brew, or simply some of your everyday favorites, there’s a spot for you.

Today, let’s explore just a few of the many places around the Merrimack Valley area where you can grab a cold beer with your friends and/or family

And hey, you might also get some delicious eats in as well!

The Old Court Pub

The Old Court Pub

The Old Court Pub is an authentic Irish Pub located in the heart of historic downtown Lowell, Massachusetts

Since its opening in 2001, the pub has become a local favorite for beer lovers. Here, pub-goers can find all the food and drink favorites that Irish pubs are known for. This includes Guinness on draft and other local favorites, such as Newburyport Pale Ale, Hobo Life, Sam Adams Seasonal, and more.

We also highly recommend that you grab a bite from their menu, which includes pub-style favorites like Bangers N’ Mash, Shepherd’s Pie, and their famous Fish & Chips.

Navigation Brewing

Navigation Brewery Co.

We, of course, can’t make a must-stop beer list without including Lowell’s local brewery, Navigation Brewing Co.

This hometown brewery, located within the Western Avenue Studios, offers beer lovers a great and welcoming taproom to visit. Here, visitors can grab a glass of their favorite brew, sample a new beer, pick up cans to go, and have their growlers filled.

Navigation Brewing has a rotational selection of beers, so you can always rely on something new to try on almost every visit. In addition, the taproom allows both dogs and children, providing that the dogs are leashed, and kids are supervised.

There is often a food truck out front and patio seating offered seasonally.

Owen and Ollie's

Owen and Ollie’s Restaurant

Located within the historic Beaver Brook Mills, Owen and Ollie’s Restaurant in Dracut, MA, is a fantastic spot to grab a frothy brew. The restaurant features an impressive menu of both American and Irish comfort dishes.

As for beer, Owen and Ollie’s offers over 24 beers on tap, including beers from Guinness, Maine Brewing Company, Night Shift Brewing, 603, and many more. 

In addition to their impressive selection, the restaurant also hosts live music nights, weekend breakfast, discount nights, outside seasonal patio seating, and more.

firewater tavern at wamesit lanes

The Firewater Tavern at Wamesit Lanes

Wamesit Lanes is mostly known for its electrifying video games, advanced virtual golf, and lively bowling. But did you know that the Firewater Tavern, located on-site, has a pretty impressive beer selection as well?

Not only can Wamesit Lanes visitors fuel up on their favorite pub-style food, but the tavern’s beer selection also features a vast local, national, and international beer selection. 

Here, beer lovers can find their favorite breweries, such as Night Shift Brewing, Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co., Bull Spit Brewing, Switchback Brewing, and more. And, of course, you can find all of your classic favorites, such as Budweiser, Coors, Corona, and many more.

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