6 Great Beer, Wine, & Cocktail Spots In The Merrimack Valley

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The Greater Merrimack Valley area has plenty of great restaurants and bars to choose from when it comes to stopping in for a tasty adult beverage. From incredible craft beer on tap to premium wines and handcrafted cocktails, the local spots in Merrimack Valley have it all!

So, if you’re planning a night out with your closest friends or family, or a post-work drink with your coworkers, here are a few local spots to check out.

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Navigation Brewing

It’s no secret that New England has some of the best breweries around and the Merrimack Valley area is no exception. One such brewery is Navigation Brewery in Lowell, MA. Here, this dog and kid-friendly taproom offers excellent handcrafted ales on draught, such as pale ales, IPAs, and milk stouts, to name a few. The brewery also offers growler fills, flights, and samples. And if you’re looking for a bite to eat with your craft beer, you can usually find a food truck parked just outside.


Paired with their delicious Colombian food menu, you’ll find plenty of beer, wine, and craft cocktail selections at Panela. The restaurant’s bar features a diverse selection of domestic and imported beer, including on-tap options from local breweries, a varied selection of red and white wines, including sangria, and their handcrafted signature seasonal cocktails. And, if you’re looking for extra excitement alongside your adult beverages, Panela often hosts live music, art, and Salsa night events.

Fuse Bistro

Want an upscale cocktail experience while still experiencing the local flavors? Fuse Bistro incorporates ingredients from local farms into their specialty cocktails (and their food). Here, you’ll find a large selection of local craft beer and national brands. You can also experience their vast selection of signature cocktails, including seasonal favorites such as pumpkin martinis. For wine lovers, Fuse features premium wines by the glass with bottle specials available. And, if you choose to come by for Sunday brunch, you’ll have several signature brunch cocktails, including mimosas.

The Old Court Pub

Who doesn’t love visiting the warm comfort of a classic Irish pub? The Old Court is a truly authentic Irish Pub experience in Lowell, MA. The pub features extensive drink offerings, including imported and domestic beers, spirits, wine, and cordials. And, of course, you can also find the best pint of Guinness around. If you’re looking to fill your belly with delicious food while having a few drinks, the Old Court Pub serves up Irish classics, such as Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers ‘n’ Mash, and award-winning Fish & Chips.

Burtons Grill & Bar

With locations in North Andover, Burlington, and Nashua, NH, Burtons Grill & Bar is never too far away if you’re looking to grab a beer or cocktail alongside a delicious meal. Each of their Merrimack Valley area restaurants offers delicious cocktails, such as the Sazerac, Manhattan, and pomegranate martini, Burton’s old-fashioned, and many more. You can also find a vast list of red and white wine, bubbles, and beer, including domestic, international, and craft selections.

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