While SoIN is home to many breweries with a tasty food menu, we’d like to highlight some of our recommendations for restaurants in our area that are known for having an extensive beer list from the breweries in our own backyard and from all over the world.

Here’s a round-up of some must-order brews on the menu at several buzzing Southern Indiana spots. We’ve also dished some inside scoop on tasty culinary options to order up while you’re touring your way through the city’s best restaurants for grabbing a beer.

NEW ALBANY

Bar with various beer glasses at Pints&Union in New Albany

Pints&Union
114 E. Market St.
This progressively old-world Public House features beer, classic cocktails and small plates.

Drink:
Fuller’s London Pride
Billed as the iconic ale of London, this tawny-colored premium beer features sweet raisin, biscuit and dried-fruit notes from the Crystal malt. Emanating from the hops is the aroma of fresh, piney herbs.

Food:
Union Burger
Steamed smash burger topped with onions, American cheese, Union sauce, pickles and shrettuce.

Patrons sitting at tables at The Exchange Patio in New Albany, IN

The Exchange
118 W. Main St.
Seasonal food, hand-crafted cocktails and 12 rotating craft beers on tap.

Drink:
Rhingeist Nax
A bright blonde ale boasting a malt character. It’s touted as a balanced yet dry beer whose first sip calls for the third. Featuring Crystal and Bravo hops.

Food:
Exchange Ramen
Pork tenderloin, marinated bamboo, cilantro, green onion, radish, soft egg and beech mushrooms.


People sitting at the bar at The Earl in New Albany, IN

The Earl
109 E. Market St.
An old ice cream shop has been transformed into an eye-catching bar with a patio. 

Drink:
Bell’s Two Hearted
Brewed with 100 percent Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest and named after the Two Hearted River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this IPA is bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit.

Food: 
Charcuterie Board
Two meats and two cheeses. Served with fig jam, olives, cornichons, whole grain mustard, honey and toast points.

 

NEW WASHINGTON

Pool table with balls and sticks at the 1894 Lodge in New Washington, IN

The 1894 Lodge
409 E. Main St.
It’s all about local farmers and the area community at this Southern Indiana spot located in New Washington. Fresh local cut steaks and dishes made with homegrown produce and herbs fill the menu.

Drink:
Any rotating cans of craft that they have on hand!

Food
Hand-cut Rib-eye (16 oz).

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

Various cocktails, craft beer and bar food at Forecastle Festival Pearl Street Taphouse in Jeffersonville, IN

Pearl Street Taphouse
407 Pearl St.
Serving lunch and dinner, Pearl Street claims to serve the largest selection of locally brewed craft beer in Southern Indiana.

Drink:
Toppling Goliath King Sue
This full-bodied, hazy double IPA is Citra-hopped with a juicy combination of mango, orange and pineapple flavors finished with a grapefruit aroma and ferocious bite.

Food:
Corned Beef Grilled Cheese
Corned beef, Swiss cheese and 1000 Island slaw served on Swirled Rye bread.

People sitting on the outdoor patio under sun shades at Upland Brewing in Jeffersonville, IN

Upland Jeffersonville
707 W. Riverside Drive
Located on the Ohio River with a tri-level patio overlooking the Louisville skyline. Twenty taps feature Upland classics, seasonals, sour ales, small-batch innovations and Naked Barrel Hard Seltzer.

Drink:
Upland Brewing Champagne Velvet
This pre-Prohibition style German lager was brewed from a 1902 recipe from the original Terre Haute Brewing Co. in Southern Indiana. It features a refreshingly light pilsner body with some sweet complexities given off by the recipe’s corn malt.

Food:
Three Little Twigs
Three Carrots seitan tenderloin, southwest tofu, ground impossible chorizo, red onion and Bad Elmer’s bbq sauce.

People sitting outside on the patio at Parlour in Jeffersonville, IN

Parlour
131 W. Chestnut St.
Known as being a go-to location for craft pizza, smoked wings, cocktails and beer, Parlour sits in the heart of downtown Jeffersonville at the foot of the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge. Reconstructing a home that was built in 1836, the spot serves up 13 artisan pizzas in a showpiece oven brought directly from Italy.

Drink:
Fat Head’s Bumbleberry Honey Blueberry Ale
A light refreshing ale with a nice blueberry aroma, crackery malt flavors with a hint of sweetness and a light tart blueberry finish. It’s even brewed with freshly harvested spring honey.

Food:
The DR Pizza
Olive oil, mozzarella cheese, green peppers, red onions, chicken, bacon, jalapeños, tomato and ranch drizzle.

Exterior view of Harry's Taphouse with people sitting on the covered patio

Harry’s Taphouse
130 W. Riverside Drive
Enjoy a relaxing riverfront view paired with a pint of your favorite beer or a pour of your go-to bourbon.

Drink:
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
This golden-yellow wheat beer features a fine-pored white foam that smells of cloves and has a refreshing banana flavor.

Food:
Chef Dale’s Salad (+Strawberry Vinaigrette dressing)
California blend, smoked turkey, ham, Monterey Jack & Swiss cheese, chopped eggs, diced tomatoes and bacon.

Craft cocktail sitting on a table at The Alcove in Jeffersonville, IN

The Alcove
246 Spring St.
A late-night bar in downtown Jeffersonville with loads of personality.

Drink:
Ask for a Mystery Beer

Food: 
Snack on some Cajun Style Nuts

Outdoor space with tables and games at the Union GameYard in Jeffersonville, IN

Union Restaurant & GameYard
115 W. Chestnut St.
The spot features an imaginative food and drink menu and giant games (Futpool, a hybrid game combining pool and soccer; Uncle Rico’s Football, where you sit in a chair and knock down bowling pins with an old pig skin; cornhole; and ping pong).

Drink:
Sun King Sunlight Cream Ale
The American brewing tradition is celebrated with this beer that balances smooth malt complexity with a crisp, clean finish.

Food:
Pubtots
Pulled pork, beer cheese and tobacco onions.

Circular beer sampler from Harbor and Hops in Jeffersonville, IN

Harbor & Hops
3010 Gottbrath Parkway
Chef-driven menu of casual and plated entrees in a family-friendly environment paired with a vast selection of craft and import beers.

Drink:
Reissdorf Kölsch
Lighter than Pilsner in color with a slightly malty, fairly soft palate, and its dry finish is due to its high attenuation and firm hop character.

Food:
Bleu Voodoo
Tossed in a house-made mild voodoo sauce that’s smothered with bleu cheese crumbles and thick-cut bacon. Topped with lettuce, tomato and onion on a potato bun.

Exterior of the The Barrelhouse

Barrelhouse on Market
1005 W. Market St.
This neighborhood bar is known for its drink specials. DJs spin tunes five nights a week and food is served until 3 a.m.

Drink:
Any rotating cans of craft that they have on hand!

Food:
Bavarian Pretzel Sticks
Jumbo Bavarian Rye pretzel sticks deep-fried. Served with beer cheese.