3 Brewery Weekend Getaways in Bucks County
There are more than two dozen breweries in Bucks County, some of which center around family fun, adventure seeking, and festival goers alike! Opportunities abound to explore and enjoy the local ale. Cozy stays, indulgent eats, historic sites and delicious drinks await on the brew tour with these brewery-focused itineraries.
- Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.
For the Family:
9:00 a.m. – Wake up at SpringHill Suites
Wake up in spacious and smart suites with complimentary breakfast (in addition to a plethora of eatery options nearby). Take a morning dip in the pool or sleep in until you’re ready to start your family fun. SpringHill Suites’ Langhorne location is right across from Sesame Place® Philadelphia and near several major highways that connect you to the best and most interesting sites in the County!
12:00 p.m. – Lunch at Mill Street Cantina
Tacos, anyone? Take a walk in Historic Bristol down Mill Street and you’ll find the Mill Street Cantina, an authentic, homey Mexican-style restaurant that greets guest with chips and salsa at the table. They serve daily lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch alongside premium tequila and a great craft beer selection. Order favorites like the customizable burrito and let the little ones order from the Niño’s Menu.
3:00 p.m. – Hike in Neshaminy State Park
Grab Fido and soak up some sun waterside at Neshaminy State Park. There’s outdoor grills and pavilion picnic tables for those who wish to pack a lunch or barbeque. Take a walk on the 4 miles of hiking trails, let the kids get out some energy on the playground, or swim in the lifeguarded pool.
6:00 p.m. – Grab a beer at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.
Just across the creek from scenic Neshaminy State Park, pack up the kids and the family dog to enjoy some award-winning pours! With frequent music acts and events, like the Punk Rock Flea Market, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Down by the river, this open and brightly painted brewery has games to entertain all ages, and its consistently rotating food truck parked on premises ensures everyone stays full and happy.
- Free Will Brewing, Peddler's Village
For the Adventure Seeker:
11:00 a.m. – Brunch at Devil’s Acre Tavern
Fuel up before getting on with your day at Devil’s Acre Tavern in Plumsteadville. With a daring name and a menu that boasts “American Fare with a German Flair,” you’re sure to fill up in no time. For the German in you, sample schnitzel, sausages, pierogies and spatzle. The American side of things look more like ribeye, seafood, pasta, burgers and hot dogs. Whatever you order, wash it down with a craft beer or a cocktail made with freshly squeezed citrus juice.
12:30 p.m. – Get into Nature
Get a move on, your daylight’s running out! From Ringing Rocks to Lake Nockamixon to Peace Valley Park, you’ve got a slew of options to get in touch with Mother Nature. Hike or bike on paths, cast a fishing line or bring a kayak to Lake Nockamixon or Lake Galena (at Peace Valley). At Ringing Rocks County Park in Upper Black Eddy, be sure to take a hammer to the boulder field. If you hit them just right, you can hear the stones “sing.”
6:30 p.m. – Drink up at Free Will Brewing Co.
Thirsty from the flurry of the day’s activity? Free Will Brewing Co.’s farmhouse, IPA and sours are ready to be poured at your request. The family-friendly taproom is open seven days a week and offers a rotating selection of 19 different beers. If you’re hungry, grab a bite from the rotating food trucks that stop by to partner with your beer.
9:30 p.m. – Wrap it up at Washington House Hotel
Is the day already over? Head to Washington House and crash into bed after an amazing day of adventuring! Let your head hit the pillow in a beautifully restored historic room and catch some Z’s. If you’re not quite ready for bed yet, take a load off in the lounge by the fire or step downstairs to the antique bar before hitting the hay.
- Upper Bucks Brewfest
For the Festival Goer:
11:00 a.m. – Browse Boutiques
Start the day browsing Peddler’s Village—there are plenty of places to shop, grab a bite to eat and drink and just burn off some energy. Peddler’s Village hosts weekend events like the Strawberry Festival and Peach Festival, each featuring live music, merch vendors and food trucks. Or you can check out Doylestown, which is filled with arts and entertainment festivals throughout the summer.
1:00 p.m. – Festival Time!
There are several Brew Fests taking place all year in Bucks County, like hit M.O.M.'S; Maxwell's' on Main Annual Craft Beer Fest. Local and craft brews are always on tap at this Doylestown bar and restaurant, and there will be plenty of food at the buffet during the festival. Importantly, proceeds benefit the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation, helping families to fight Burkitts Lymphoma/Leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer.
5:00 p.m. – Fill up at Penn Taproom
Head over to Penn Taproom for Happy Hour! Find reduced prices on appetizers, cocktails, drafts and wine in their bar, dining room or patio areas. Fill up on wings, a quesadilla, fish and chips, or a vegetarian option, like their eggplant melt. There are options for the pickiest of eaters, including a kid’s menu.
8:00 p.m. – Crash at the Golden Plough Inn
Tired yet? Make your way back to Peddler’s Village and get some beauty rest at the Golden Plough Inn. Classically decorated rooms are the perfect place to unwind and appreciate historic design in an updated fashion. Store your leftovers in the in-room refrigerator and take a walk around the shops and boutiques. You might want to schedule a spa treatment for the morning!