Beer Buffs and Hopheads Guide to Sun Valley’s Beer Scene

With the boom of breweries around the country, more and more people seem to have a growing interest in, not only beer but the company it brings. That doesn’t stop in a small mountain town! Sun Valley’s beer scene features some of the best decks, lounges, and hangouts for you to enjoy a good brew with family and friends.

cheers with beers

Nothing to fancy

Lefty’s Bar & Grill and Grumpy’s

If you’re on the hunt for the heart of Sun Valley’s beer scene; nothing fancy, nothing pricy, then look no further than two local favorites,Lefty’sandGrumpy’s. Each has decks that allow for great views of Baldy and are perfect for enjoying the sun year-round. Lefty’s is known for a well-rounded draft list of your favorites, from pilsners to IPAs. Grumpy’s is world known for its “schooner” a 32oz chalice of beer, perfect for kicking off any après.

Brewery Crew

Sawtooth Brewery

Sawtooth Brewery has two locations in the valley. One is in Hailey, a taproom next to the brewery where you can often see the brew masters crafting the perfect beer and are tapping into the seltzer market. This is a great place to stop and catch a local band in the summer on the deck or grab a bite from the brewery food truck. The second location, The Public House in Ketchum, has a full kitchen and great indoor space. Come for the beer and stay for the delicious Public House menu.

Sun Valley Brewing Company

Another Hailey staple is Sun Valley Brewing Co. located right on Main Street. With 12 locally made beers, head there for a Happy Hour drink and stick around for a few. While you’re there grab a bratwurst plate or some hot wings to share. If the weather is nice sit out on the patio or grab a table inside to watch the brewers package the beer.

Warfield Distillery & Brewery

Warfield is a great spot for Beer lovers and Cocktail drinkers to collide. With an extensive spirits list in interesting cocktail creations coupled with their beer list, Warfield is a must visit spot right in Ketchum. There is a variety of seating, and the highest deck in town, enjoy a brew while catching a Sun Valley sunset.

Warfield Deck
The rooftop deck at Warfield’s

Refined Finds

TnT Taproom

For the more adventurous beer buff, be sure to stop in TnT Taproom, located in a historic dynamite building. With an always-changing beer list, from craft breweries across the west. If you aren’t feeling the craft beer, and has an extensive selection of natural wine. With a cozy fireplace and lots of games, stop in for a happy hour, post-dinner drinks, or bring in some takeout! Do note that they are 21+ always.


Powerhouse is a Hailey favorite for its prime duo, beers, and bikes! Created to be a bike shop during the day and transforming into a restaurant in the evenings, you can always find your new favorite from their rotating 20 beers on tap. While your sipping on a cold one, grab their Ahi Sandwich and some hand-cut fries.

Some of the taps at Power House

You can’t go wrong with all the options you have to grab a great beer for your happiest hour of the day, you can’t go wrong! If you are looking for a way to hit multiple spots check out this blog post, tour de suds!

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