Peoria, IL earned the nickname "Whisky City" when it was home to more than 24 breweries and 73 distilleries between 1837 and 1919. (source: Peoria Historical Society). So we know a thing or two about alcohol and having a good time. This week's blog post focuses on craft beer spots in & around Peoria, IL. As part of our Discover Peoria series we thought we'd highlight 8 different spots for authentic, craft beer.
4450 N Prospect Rd Suite C1, Peoria Heights
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What you need to know: They offer a pour wall where they offer limited time brews and a constantly changing selection. There is no other place like it in Central IL! They also offer live outdoor music on Saturday's during the summer.
8012 N Hale Avenue, Peoria
What you need to know: They offer a unique selection of locally made beers. You can get it by the glass, flight or pitcher. Peoria Brewing Company also offers indoor & outdoor entertainment.
3. Granite City
230 Conference Center Dr, East Peoria
What you need to know: Granite City is a restaurant change offering casual American cuisine with on-site crafted beers.
100 Walnut St, Peoria
What you need to know: Located in the revamped downtown warehouse district, this once small micro-brew company has expanded to offer over 13 selections of craft beer.
7800 N Sommer St, Peoria
What you need to know: Serving up both English and American favorite dishes, this bar/restaurant also showcases different beers throughout the world.
736 SW Washington, Peoria
What you need to know: Located in the booming warehouse district, Thyme offers a unique dining experience plus a fantastic selection of craft brews.
149 S Main St, Morton
What you need to know: Just a short drive from Peoria to Morton, IL this American Gastropub features mouthwatering food and a wide selection of craft beers at affordable prices.
8. Publik House
4614 N Prospect Rd, Peoria Heights
What you need to know: Located in the heart of downtown Peoria Heights, this causal 'old world' bar/restaurant serves up English & American dishes and has an exceptional selection of craft beer.
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