A CRAFTED EXPERIENCE
Goldsboro-Wayne County not only boasts some of the most iconic barbecue in the nation, but we’re also a craft beer city taking on the scene by storm. From microbreweries to unique taprooms and bottleshops, we’re a destination that will leave you full of “hoppy” thoughts…
THE FIRST BREWERY IN WAYNE COUNTY…
R & R BREWING
Take a trip to Wayne County’s first microbrewery whose motto is REST, RELAX & ENJOY.
Recently celebrating their 3 year anniversary in October 2021,
R & R Brewing is a local favorite.
You can’t have your home town be Mount Olive, NC without serving up some pickle beer. Ask the locals, this beer is refreshing and often called the perfect “beach day beer.”
MUSIC BINGO & TRIVIA
They not only have fresh brews, but R & R Brewing knows how to bring the entertainment! Check out live music, music bingo, trivia and food trucks every Friday and Saturday.
THE FIRST BOTTLE SHOP IN DOWNTOWN…
WELL TRAVELLED BEER
Veteran owned and operated, Well Travelled Beer is one of Downtown Goldsboro’s most unique locations. Step into their art-filled taproom, grab yourself one of their 8 rotating beers on tap and have a truly “rocking” experience.
Wine, mead, seltzers and of course craft beer, you’ll find it all in Well Travelled Beer’s bottle shop. Grab yourself a brew and sit outside or inside and have an equally intimate experience, as this is truly a community spot to hang out with friends.
METAL & 90’S THROWBACKS
Every once a month you can stay up and rock out with some brews and metal music tunes at Metal Midnight! You can also experience Gold City Video, a pop-up VHS and 80’s + 90’s video game store that let’s you get a kick of nostalgia.
Veteran Owned Business
GOLDSBORO BREW WORKS
Looking for a place where you can hang out with friends, bring your family, drink craft beer, buy a pack, play some arcade games, with your fur-child in tow? Well then Goldsboro Brew Works is the place for you!
Not only is Goldsboro Brew Works serving up fantastic brews, but you can also take those brews home with you! Check out their dense bottle shop that will have you picking up one or two (or ten…) packs.
THE BAR THAT’S AN ARCADE
What’s a bar without an arcade? Grab a brew, order some good food from one of the local eateries in Downtown Goldsboro and play a few rounds of pinball with your family or friends.
Veteran Owned Business
THE FIRST BREWERY IN DOWNTOWN…
GBW FILLING STATION
Owners of Goldsboro Brew Works, Zak Fein and Carson Clark, didn’t want to just stop at serving great craft beer; they wanted to make it too! The GBW Filling Station opened up in October 2021 and it’s Downtown Goldsboro’s first microbrewery.
These are some of freshest brews you can find! I mean, it doesn’t get fresher than actually seeing the brew room from the bar. Make sure when you’re stopping by for a drink that you check out their seasonal brews and remember, you’re supporting local crafters.
FILL ER’ UP
In case you didn’t know, GBW Filling Station is actually a filling station. The brewery resides in a vintage gas station and really gives a whole new meaning to “fill er’ up”. Don’t forget to grab an insta-worthy pic with the classic car they have parked out front.
Veteran Owned Business
THE PINTS & GRILL SPOT…
16 beer taps, 2 wine taps and a bottle shop; what more could you ask for? Serving, craft, important and domestic brews, First Brew is that friendly neighborhood location where you go to sit back, relax and chill with a good brew.
I know we said you couldn’t ask for more, but we have to talk about John’s Grill. First Brew grew as an addition to John’s Pizza where slinging dough was then coupled by pouring brews. Recently reopened as John’s Grill, the food selection of hamburgers, sandwiches and more will be just what you’re craving!
Okay, okay, we have just one more thing to add to this list…First Brew is already a one-stop destination for dinner and brews, but it’s also a great spot to listen to live music and play games from arcade to corn hole. Make sure to stop by when you want to forget your worries!
THE DELI-FRESH TAPROOM…
With 22 beers on tap at all times and hundreds of selection on the shelves for purchase, Brewmasters truly likes to embody their namesake. Locally owned and operated since 2013, Brewmasters of Goldsboro has been making a splash ever since with their laid-back pub vibe.
BOAR’S HEAD MEATS
You read that right, Brewmasters is home to some delicious food. From artisan flatbread pizza to sandwiches to some killer beer cheese dip, you really can’t go wrong. Pick one of the many brews on tap, order yourself up some food and enjoy. This family-friendly spot is a go-to for meal with a brew!
They have a fountain AND a pond. Yes, I said what I said. Sit outside on their gorgeous back patio space, lit by string lights to give the night an almost romantic glow with the sound of the fountain going in the background. It’s really the perfect space to hang out with friends, family or a date.
THE MOST UNIQUE COMBINATION…
As Goldsboro’s oldest (and only) full-serice tobaccionist, Tobacco and Hops is the place to be for those who love to sit back, lounge and enjoy a cigar. Carrying full lines of premium cigars and pipe tobacco, if you’re a cigar connoisseur this place is a must-see.
Not only serving up premium cigars, but also your favorite craft brews! The hops part of their namesake comes in at the lounge where you can sit back on one of their plush leather recliners, order a beer and enjoy your cigar. If this isn’t a unique experience, I don’t know what is!
Tobacco & Hops is not only known for the unique experience they offer, but also their incredible events. Attend one of their Cigar Dinners and get yourself a 3 course meal, a brew or some vino, and finish iit off with expertly matched cigars to compliment your meal.