Memorial Day weekend is approaching, with summer right on its heels. That means a lot of folks are starting to think about heading to the Washington Coast. What goes better with beaches than beer? Whether you are looking to stop in and enjoy a beer at the brewery, or you are just looking to stock the cooler, I’ve done some research for you.
Below, I share information about some breweries you’ll find along the way. In particular, this is what you’ll find if you’re heading to Washington’s Central Coast — places like Ocean Shores, Seabrook, Westport, and Grayland. I’ll post a second story soon about beer on Washington’s South Coast. Of course, Washington’s north coast is largely, and gloriously, uninhabited.
Blackbeard’s Brewing, Westport – This is the original location and it is where they make the beer. Enjoy the large beer garden when the weather allows, or hunker down inside and ride out the storm. Along with beer, they serve a full menu–pizza, wraps, sandwiches, salads, and more. They don’t necessarily make a vast range of beers, but they do what they do quite well. Great food too. A lot to like. All ages. Located near the Grays Harbor Light House. Fill a growler, get a crowler to go. 1020 W Ocean Ave, Westport, WA 98595.
Blackbeard’s Taproom, Westport – The brewery opened a new taproom in downtown Westport in May 2022. They serve Blackbeard Brewing’s beers along with burgers and tacos. Blackbeard’s shares the space with another business, Green Monster Coffee Company. The same folks own both businesses. They serve coffee and breakfast sammies in the morning; thereafter, it’s tacos, burgers, and beers. The food menu will expand in time. All ages. 2401 Westhaven Dr, Westport, WA 98595.
Mount Olympus Brewing, Aberdeen – Located in the heart of downtown, right along the main drag (eastbound). They brew some very tasty beers and span a range of styles. The place is bright and happy, and the staff is friendly. They offer a spartan food menu, but something for everyone. Kids welcome. Outside the back door, you’ll find patio seating waiting. Sometimes they host live music. Growler fills and some beers in cans to go. 105 W Heron St, Aberdeen, WA 98520.
Steam Donkey Brewing, Aberdeen – Also located in the heart of downtown right along the main drag (westbound). Steam Donkey Brewing is just a block away from Mount Olympus Brewing. It’s a cozy space with indoor and outdoor seating. No kitchen, but there’s regularly a food truck, most evenings (check with the brewery to confirm hours, etc). Kids welcome. Fill a growler or ask about 16-oz cans to go.
Elk Head Brewing Taproom, Ocean Shores – The brewery is located in Buckley, 100 miles to the east, but the company operates this satellite taproom in Ocean Shores. It’s a beer-only kind of place, with no kitchen. 21+ only. The location is a bit tricky to find the first time, so trust your mapping application and look for signs. 739 Point Brown Ave NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569.
Ocean Pours Taproom, Ocean Shores – It’s all about the beer at Ocean Pours. They serve wings, sausages, and some other snacks, but they’ve got 16+ taps dedicated to great beers. Lovely, cozy taproom with a nice, big beer garden. No kids allowed, 21+ only. Dogs allowed. 759 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569.
Bennett’s Fish Shack, Ocean Shores – Not a brewery, but in a town where you might not expect it, Bennett’s Fish Shack has a very nice draft selection and good, casual seafood. It is a casual joint, the kind where you order your food at the counter and they deliver it to your table. They also have a lounge, which is where you go to get your beer. Great food and you’ll surely find a beer to fit your mood. 105 W Chance a La Mer NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569.
Looking for more breweries? Check out our maps of Washington Breweries.