Rogue Brewery

Let’s kick things off with a true Pacific Northwest original – Rogue Brewery. Having gotten its start in Ashland, Oregon back in 1988, Rogue has emerged as one of the region’s most iconic and innovative craft breweries. Their Issaquah brewing facility andDistilleryCity location in Bellevue both serve up Rogue’s signature ales and lagers alongside delicious pub grub. For all you hop-heads out there, we’d highly recommend the Dead Guy Ale or the ruthlessly bitter 7 Hop IPA. If you prefer something a bit more balanced, the Hazelnut Brown Nectar is a uniquely nutty brew that’s beloved by ambers and browns fans alike. Whatever you decide to order off the extensive tap list, it’ll likely pair perfectly with a round of Rogue’s famous Bacon Maple Brewhouse Pretzels.

Black Raven Brewing Co.

A stone’s throw from Downtown Bellevue, you’ll find Black Raven Brewing Co. serving up some of the tastiest craft brews on the Eastside. What started as a passion project between a few home-brewers has grown into one of Washington state’s highest-rated breweries. Step inside the Black Raven taproom, and you’ll instantly feel the laid-back, communal vibes. While you’ll certainly want to sample the crowd favorite Trickster IPA, allow us to steer you towards a few underrated gems. The Night Raven is a incredibly smooth and chocolatey porter, while La Petite Mort is a fun, slightly tart take on a Belgian farmhouse ale. Black Raven also offers a steady rotation of unique, small-batch brews for the true beer connoisseurs in your group.

Baren Brew Works

You know that amazing, indescribable smell that fills the air when you walk past a brewhouse? Well, at Baren Brew Works in Downtown Bellevue, that intoxicating aroma of roasting grains and boiling wort envelopes you from the moment you step inside. This newly opened spot is truly a brewery in its purest form. If you’re looking to nerd out over the science of brewing, the knowledgeable staff is always happy to explain their processes. But chances are, once you get a taste of flagship brews like the balanced Enyo IPA or the refreshing Baren Raspberry Wit, conversation will come to a halt as you focus on savoring each delicious sip. Don’t sleep on their equally outstanding food menu either, featuring locally-sourced ingredients and Northwest-inspired cuisine.

Bellevue Breweries

You can’t claim to be a true craft beer destination without having a few hometown breweries, and Bellevue has two standout taprooms that will make any local proud. The first is Hellbent Brewing, an innovative operation that draws inspiration from breweries across the globe. Their hybrid creations like the citrusy Jade Gold NW Pale and the spicy, south-of-the-border Dia de los Ranchos Mexican lager demonstrate a fearless desire to blend unexpected flavors. Then there’s Whipsided Brewing Co., instantly recognizable by their iconic ghost logo. While the name may be a bit haunting, the beers themselves are downright heavenly. Whipsided’s taproom offers a warm, neighborhood hangout to sip on classics like their crisp Granada Pale or to get experimental with rotating seasonals and specialties like the Sioux City Sour.

Sumerian Brewing

While not technically located within Bellevue’s city limits, we’d be remiss not to include the legendary Sumerian Brewing on this list. Just a short drive away in Woodinville’s Brewery District, this Eastside mainstay has been serving up its interpretation of Old World beer styles since the late 2000s. As soon as you enter the taproom, the Old World European vibes transport you to a cozy Bavarian beer hall. Of course, it’s the beer itself that provides the true escape, from the flagship Sumerian Lager to cleverly named brews like Ninki-Nanka (Sumerian/Akkadian for “awesome”) Belgian Trippel and KRUSSITTTT!!! Sumerian Imperial IPA. This is a must-visit for any self-respecting beer fanatic in the greater Bellevue area.

Irely Brewing Co.

When the owners of Woodinville’s Irely Brewing Co. set out to open a second location, they had their sights set on providing Bellevue with an ultra laid-back taproom vibe. Safe to say they succeeded in spades with this festive, California beach-themed space. With its colorful murals, bright neon signage, and tons of greenery, the Irely BFD (Bellevue Friendly Destination) feels like a permanent beer garden party. Even the brewery’s beers seem infused with a carefree, West Coast spirit. Staples like the No Umbrella Pineapple IPA and Life Saver Lager feature vibrant tropical notes, while rotating sours and farmhouse ales evoke visions of sunny vineyards. Comfy patio seating, games like cornhole, and frequent live music make this an amazing place to kick back and while away an afternoon over some sublime suds.

Pandies Brewhaus

If you’re looking for a unique local taproom that perfectly represents Bellevue’s diversity, Pandies Brewhaus has got to be at the top of your list. Founded by Pawan and Savita Andhare, this family-operated brewery celebrates the couple’s South Asian heritage through its beers and atmosphere. You’ll find acclaimed brews like the chai spice-infused Sweet Masala Stout and the cardamom and orange zest-tinged Ray of Sunshine sharing tap space with traditional Northwest-style IPAs and porters. The taproom itself is an inviting melting pot of colors and cultural elements, from vibrant Bollywood-themed murals to wooden accents honoring regional architecture. Just add in the aromas of freshly-made Indian street food, and you’ve got a truly distinctive brewery experience right here in Bellevue.

Take A Bus to Visit Any Brewery!

With so many incredible breweries to explore across Bellevue and the greater Seattle area, you’ll definitely want to have a safe, reliable ride lined up. That’s where the party bus pros at Party Bus Bellevue come in! We’ll handle all the driving with our fleet of spacious coaches and minibuses, so your crew can hop between taprooms without ever having to designate a sober team. Just sit back, relax, and experience Bellevue’s best breweries on your own customized beer tour. Call our team at 425-201-4749 to book your brewery adventure today!