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. 

1. Pour Brothers Craft Taproom

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.

2. Peoria Brewing Company 

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. 

4. Rhodell Brewery

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. 

5. Fox Pub and Cafe

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.

6. Thyme Kitchen & Craft Beer

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. 

7. Season's Gastropub

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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