Columbia, MO (known as CoMo to locals) is home to an exciting and noteworthy beverage scene, showcasing extraordinary breweries, distilleries, cideries, and more! When visiting Columbia, visitors can do so much more than simply enjoy the perfect cocktail, cider, or beer – they can go one step further by witnessing the creativity of the beverage scene in action by taking a tour, enjoying samples, and exploring what makes CoMo “what you unexpect.”
Breweries & Cideries
Columbia’s original craft brewery and brewpub, Flat Branch has been serving a diverse menu and award-winning hand-crafted beers since 1994. Repeatedly voted "Best Overall Restaurant" in Columbia, Flat Branch offers an upscale industrial restaurant, a spacious outdoor patio, and a friendly bar.
Broadway Brewery offers an array of beers, from traditional German lagers to double dry-hopped hazy IPAs and fruited sours, aiming to produce some of the best beer in Missouri. Located in downtown Columbia, Broadway on 9th is the brewery’s taproom and private event space. Featuring 14 house drafts, a full bar, a 16-foot garage door open to the sidewalk, and two 65-inch TVs for game days, the taproom is open to the public and available for private events.
Logboat Brewing Co. is gearing up for a major expansion and reopening this May. The brewery first opened its doors in in 2014 and has been a craft beer landmark in mid-Missouri ever since. The brewery will nearly double its current footprint, creating more space for the brew masters to create their signature beers and patrons to enjoy the lively atmosphere. The beer garden will feature a new awning and the space will showcase an elevated patio and a container bar to serve guests outside.
According to Waves Cider Co., Missouri is the perfect place to grow apples. Over the past 3 years, their team has planted over 400 trees of 80+ varieties in South Columbia. Featuring a variety of ciders – including Semi-Dry, Dry, and Pineapple varieties – Waves offers a tap room and tasting room so that guests can learn more about cider, host a private event, or catch a game!
Home of new American craft spirits including small-batch bourbon, whiskey, vodka, rum, and gin, DogMaster is owned by husband-and-wife team, Van and Lisa Hawxby. The couple considers crafting high-quality spirits a serious matter, though the atmosphere of DogMaster is anything but serious. Visitors can learn more about the distillation process during tours of the facility, where they are also welcome to taste the spirits. Seasonal cocktails are also offered.
Opening later this year, Six-Mile Ordinary is a bourbon distillery that will serve great bourbon and distilled spirits! Events, distillery tours, and the tasting room will open once construction is completed.
Photo Credit: Waves Cider Co.