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American breweries come in all shapes and sizes these days, with beer gardens and taprooms and food trucks and live music. The breweries on this list feature indoor stages and outdoor stages, beautiful places to enjoy live music.

Over the past few years has traveled the country photographing the ins and outs of many American live music venues. Here are the top ten favorite featured breweries from the featured venues list.

10. Silver Moon Brewing

Silver Moon Brewing in Bend, Oregon, has a nice little stage with a sweet mural of the Deschutes River.

9. The Libertine Pub

The Libertine Pub in Morro Bay, California, sits right on the waterfront where you can catch a sunset or watch boats drift by all day.

8. Company Brewing

Company Brewing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has a cool wood-lined stage in a cozy old brick building.

7. The JBGB


The JBGB (JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewing Co) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has a huge stage and beer garden outside the brewery and restaurant.

6. Vino’s Brewpub

Vino’s Brewpub

Vino’s Brewpub in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, is a pizza place and brewpub with an excellent back room venue.

5. Deep Ellum Brewery

Deep Ellum Brewing Company in Dallas, Texas, has a cool outdoor stage in the corner of its huge-ass patio, y’all.

4. Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly Tap Room in St. Louis, Missouri, is a friendly brewpub inside a giant old brick building with live music on the weekends.


3. Marble Brewery

Marble Brewery taproom in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, has a very cool outdoor stage and patio.

2. Lake Ann Brewing Co.

Lake Ann Brewing Co. in Lake Ann, Michigan, has a tiny outdoor stage and beer garden for seasonal summertime shows. Ain’t it cute?

1. Taos Mesa Mothership

The Taos Mesa Mothership, built into an old airplane hangar outside of Taos, New Mexico, has indoor and outdoor stages shaped not unlike spaceships. A fire damaged the Mothership in July 2020.