There have been new breweries and taprooms opening up across Franklin and all of Williamson County, each bringing a unique vibe with them. This only adds to the incredible beer scene that’s long been established in the Franklin area, which shows why this is quickly becoming a true beer lover’s destination of choice! If you’re looking for a place to grab a beer in the Franklin area, check out his mix of new and established lively spots to grab a brew!
Mill Creek Brewing Co.
The motto painted on the wall of the taproom at Mill Creek Brewing Co., “Less fuss. More beer.” says it all! Choose from one of their six core beers, like the fan-favorite Lil Darlin, or sample one of their six rotating seasonal brews as you relax inside or out at the largest brewery in town. The brewery is also dog-friendly on its outdoor patio, so no need to leave your furry friends at home while you’re out having fun.
Curio Brewing Co.
Sometimes you wish you could hang out at a brewery all day, and at Curio Brewing Co., you really can! With its mix of incredible coffee creations, you can start your morning there. In the afternoon (or late morning, we don’t judge here), switch over to one of Curio’s experimental ales or a favorite regional brew they have on tap. The newly renovated modern taproom is also kid-friendly!
Located right on Main Street in downtown Franklin, Americana Taphouse is the perfect spot to finish a day of exploring with a brew. Relax at the bar with friends and choose from the 24 local and regional beers on tap, or take it outside to their patio and soak up the sounds of the Harpeth River running by next to their outdoor patio area!
Cool Springs Brewery
New doesn’t always mean better, and that is the case at Cool Springs Brewery. Franklin’s first microbrewery has been around for years for a reason. They have an ever-changing lineup of freshly brewed craft beers to keep any palate satisfied, and the atmosphere in Franklin’s Cool Springs area lets you hang at the bar and bend the ear of the brewers or take the fun upstairs to a relaxing area that overlooks the downstairs bar.
Draft Room at Kings
The perfect place to pair your brew with the biggest game on the biggest televisions is at The Draft Room at King’s. King’s offers 18 beers on draft, both craft and domestic, along with a rotating selection of regional beers from Tennessee breweries. Plan for plenty of excitement at King’s because in addition to the brews, there are multiple 15-foot televisions in the taproom, along with ten-pin bowling, pool, and on many nights live music performances too.
Tucked inside the Drury Plaza in the Cool Springs district, Granite City is far from your average hotel bar. Granite City brews its own beer and has daily specials on those along with your go-to domestic and imports selections. Granite City also is known for its seasonal sensations with equally fun names – like the Blue-Eyed Brunette – that will keep you and your friends coming back throughout the year. Even better, you can also pick up a growler and take some home with you as well.
Hop House Tennessee Taps
Located in downtown Franklin, just off the Five Points intersection, Hop House Tennessee Taps allows you to taste a wide range of brews from across the Volunteer State. With 36 local beer taps and an even larger selection of canned options, if there is a beer brewed in Tennessee or across the Southeast, you’ll likely find it here. Grab a few seats at the bar with friends or find a table inside the historic building just off Main Street to take a tasty trip through many of Tennessee’s best brews.
For the beer drinker that likes to balance a craft brew with a healthy salad or organic bakery treat, Herban Market is your spot! They have a healthy selection of regional craft brews you can enjoy over lunch from their “build-a-bar” for salads, pizzas, and wraps.
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With a passion for new experiences, taking the back roads, and seeing everything possible, Matt serves as Visit Franklin's Senior Director of Public Relations connecting the many unique stories in the Franklin community with great journalists and storytellers worldwide. When not pitching a story idea to travel writers, you’ll likely find him working as a photographer on the sidelines of college and professional sports events across the Southeast.