13 Major League Baseball Stadiums With Exceptional Beer Selections

Baseball and beer are a pair made in American sporting heaven. Both are refreshing, elemental fabrics of summer in the United States, so closely intertwined that it's difficult to picture one without the other. America's pastime truly might not be able to exist without its signature beverage, what with entire parks sponsored by suds and beer advertisements adorning outfield walls, scoreboards, and concession concourses. And no (adult) ballpark experience is complete without a cold one, whether you're sipping craft specialties from a large can or enjoying a frothy domestic draft to wash down your hot dog or pretzel.

Much like the game itself, though, certain teams just do beer better than others. Long gone are the days of beer conglomerates bogarting stadium menus. America's beer renaissance has taken place within ballparks, too, which now feature entire breweries as well as stands, carts, and fully-stocked fridges brimming with local favorites and unique brews you might have never even heard of. Some are even fairly priced. That's the kind of beer experience we look for at a ballgame, and you'll definitely find it at these Major League stadiums.

T-Mobile Park (Seattle)

Opened as Safeco Field in 1999, the Seattle Mariners' home park is well-known for its beer selection. The Mariners serve as a regional team for the Pacific Northwest, and the brews available at T-Mobile Park reflect that regionality.

Cans are the name of the game if you're looking for craft beer here, as the park has nearly 20 options on hand (though the draft total isn't terribly far behind). Throughout the stadium, you'll find selections from PNW beer makers such as Boneyard Beer (Bend, Oregon), Deschutes Brewery (Portland, Oregon), and Silver City Brewery (Bremerton, Washington), among several others. And like many MLB stadiums, T-Mobile Park has introduced a couple of new "grab-and-go" beer stations where fans can quickly snag a can from a cooler and pay with their card for a quick and easy beer-buying experience. Unfortunately for beer lovers, though, the park no longer features its famous cask beer area, which boasts a rotating selection of rare craft brews of varying colors, styles, and strengths. But even without it, there are options aplenty.

PNC Park (Pittsburgh)

Situated on the banks of the Allegheny River, PNC Park in Pittsburgh is no stranger to "best of" ballpark lists. With the river and Roberto Clemente Bridge serving as a backdrop to die for, views are gorgeous from pretty much every seat in the building, and the stadium's amenities are first-rate. Fittingly, its beer selection is, too.

If you're looking for local beer, head to the outfield. There, you'll find Fat Head's, which now has its own bar in centerfield that features eight different taps from the brewery. You'll find other Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania beers on tap both there and throughout the stadium as well, including multiple options from North County, Iron City, and Cinderlands Beer Co., which also has its own dedicated bar in left field. There are bigger brews available as well — namely Yuengling, which technically qualifies as a local beer thanks to its Keystone State roots.

Progressive Field (Cleveland)

Does God still hate Cleveland? That depends on who you ask, but we're guessing some of the changes to the baseball team are appreciated. The Guardians underwent a full franchise rebrand a few years ago, and Progressive Field — opened in 1994 as Jacobs Field and still affectionately called "The Jake" by many fans — has undergone plenty of its own changes, too. Thankfully, though, you can find a good beer just about anywhere in the park.

The Infield Beer District is a good place to start, showcasing Great Lakes Brewing Co. and featuring up to 10 rotating taps. There are no wrong choices there, but for IPA fans, the Commodore Perry is a can't-miss. For other local brews, you'll also find Fat Head's (Cleveland is awfully close to Pittsburgh, after all), Masthead Brewing (which has its own branded beer cart), Market Garden, and The Brew Kettle. And if you want to try something a little off-beat, seek out the coffee-adjacent Albino Stout from Butcher and the Brewer, also brewed locally in Cleveland.

Oracle Park (San Francisco)

Oracle Park is another stadium that offers absolutely stunning views to go with its exceptional brews. It's certainly one of the most beautiful stadiums in Major League Baseball and arguably ranks among the league's most iconic despite being a little more than two decades old. From McCovey Cove to the giant glove and Coke bottle, there's plenty of lore and winning history to be found here.

Northern California is a hotbed of brewing action, so naturally, Oracle features plenty of local selections for beer lovers to choose from. Sierra Nevada is probably the most popular, but Anchor Brewing and Lagunitas aren't far behind. There might not be a more recognizable rotation of local beers in the bigs, and a park that stocks its fair share of any of those breweries is alright by us. And if that weren't enough, the Giants announced before the 2023 season that they'd be lowering the price for domestic drafts to $9 per brew — still fairly high, but certainly not as steep as many other ballparks.

Petco Park (San Diego)

Keeping things in the National League West, Petco Park is another one of the most identifiable baseball stadiums in the country. It's the kind of ballpark that still feels new even though it opened its doors nearly two decades ago, and its defining features — particularly the century-old Western Metal Supply Co. building tucked into the left field corner — are worth seeing in person no matter who's on the field.

But if you're coming solely for ballpark beauty, the beer is worth staying for. Petco Park's beer culture reflects San Diego and Southern California at large, which is to say it's not stuck in the past or tied up in larger beer brands — though you can certainly find your Budweisers. There are local brewers such as AleSmith, Pizza Port, and Ballast Point, whose Swinging Friar Ale is the most popular in the park and reverentially named after the team's mascot. (We're not ones to pass up a Sculpin IPA, either.) Kona Brewing isn't exactly local, but we still appreciate that Petco Park offers a few of its selections for sale, including the ever-popular Big Wave. The Padres also host BeerFest multiple times per season, during which fans can attend a pregame party that features rotating beer specials at just $5 a pop — prices essentially unheard of at modern ballparks (with a few exceptions sitting on this list, of course).

Guaranteed Rate Field (Chicago White Sox)

The White Sox might be runners-up when it comes to baseball popularity within their own city, but the South Siders are the clear winner when it comes to ballpark beer. (They've also won the same number of World Series as the Cubs within the last 100+ years, for what it's worth.) Guaranteed Rate Field doesn't have the historic panache of Wrigley, but Sox fans are drinking just fine.

You could argue that it starts and ends at the Leinenkugel Craft Lodge, where fans can choose cans from six different fridges that contain a smattering of different beer styles, from hazy IPAs to saisons and sours. The selection is truly remarkable and sourced from smaller local brewers as well as more recognizable Chicago beer names like Revolution and Goose Island (the latter of which the section used to be named). Half Acre's Daisy Cutter IPA is a clear winner for us, but regardless of your tastes, you can't go wrong with anything in these refrigerators. And as if the offerings weren't already robust, the Sox have beefed up the 2023 lineup with six new beers, all local to Chicago. Now that's a team committed to bringing its fans good beer and a lot of it.

Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City)

Kauffman Stadium is sneakily the oldest stadium on this list (opened in 1973) and the one that most recently housed a World Series winner when the Royals won it all in 2015. They haven't been back (or come anywhere close) to the Fall Classic since, but fans in Kansas City — or at least the beer-loving ones — are okay with it. They got their ring, their ballpark is stunning, and it has plenty of good beer to wash away the sorrows of losing seasons.

You wouldn't think this place dates back to the early '70s, given how well it's been maintained and updated — and that goes for the beer here, too. The Craft & Draft section along the third baseline is the star of the show, featuring rotating taps from KC-local Boulevard Brewing and a whopping total of 75 different beers overall. There are a variety of seating options available for purchase here for fans to kick back and enjoy the game with their favorite brews. Cheaper options are available throughout the park, including $5 Miller Lite cans in certain sections. While Miller might not be hard to find in Major League parks, those prices certainly are. Take your brews out by the center field fountains for the full summer baseball beer experience.

Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg)

This one's just to prove to you we're not including ballparks that look pretty. The Trop, as it's affectionately (or not-so-affectionately) called, might come up short on aesthetics, but there are two things you'll regularly be able to find here: winning baseball (seriously, the Rays are the fourth-winningest team in the bigs since 2010) and high-quality local beer. 

Tampa-area stalwarts like Coppertail, Cigar City (the Jai Alai IPA is an absolute must), and 3 Daughters are available at different stands and restaurants throughout the stadium. That variety is good enough, but if you're looking for bigger domestic names, the Budweiser Porch has a wall of fridges full of 'em as well as other local St. Pete favorites. Check out TB Brews on the main concourse or any number of the Coppertail kiosks throughout the stadium. Since you're in Florida, you might want to try some lighter or fruitier options — we recommend Keels Farm's Mango Wheat. You might be enjoying it indoors, but it still feels all kinds of right during a summer ballgame.

Comerica Park (Detroit)

Don't let the massive tigers out front intimidate you — Comerica Park is a great place to catch a game and, for our purposes, grab a beer. You'll find local beer throughout the stadium, including a Michigan Craft Beer stand in the right field dedicated specifically to in-state draft and cans. We'd be remiss not to mention The Corner Tap Room along the first baseline, which offers a rotating variety of taps that includes Founders, Eastern Market Brewing, and more.

If you want even more selection, the Beer Hall has its own expansive menu that gives props to both local and out-of-state brews alike. The big boys are all available, of course, but with options this vast in a stadium that has its own Ferris wheel and merry-go-round (no doubt to distract from plenty of bad Tigers baseball over the years), why settle for anything even remotely ordinary?

Target Field (Minneapolis)

Target Field is the youngest stadium on this list, having opened its doors in 2010, but that might work to its advantage when it comes to beer options. There's no baked-in loyalty to big beer brands, and being so new means the Twins had to account for changing beer tastes and preferences, particularly for local and craft beer. 

To that end (and much like their division rivals in Detroit), the Twins have a number of dedicated Minnesota Brews stands throughout the park. Insight Brewing and Surly Brewing Co. are popular here, each with multiple options on draft and in cans. The latter even has its own stand, where the Surly Hell — a German-style helles beer — is worth ordering just for the name alone. The local experience doesn't end there, either. Minnesota favorites such as Fair State, Third Street, and Bent Paddle are all worth imbibing if you've got the time (and a scheduled Uber ride home). Building a roofless stadium in Minnesota is a bold choice, but when you're enjoying a cold beer here during a summer ballgame, you realize the Twins made the right decision.

Coors Field (Denver)

Finally, we've reached a stadium actually named after a beer company! It's not what you think, though. While a Coors Banquet or Light is basically a requirement when purchasing a ticket to this mile-high baseball mecca, the selection at Coors Field doesn't stop and end with its namesake. Far from it, actually — there are nearly 30 beers on draft throughout the stadium here, and close to 50 total if you include canned varieties.

When it comes to sourcing local beer, you can't do much better than having a brewery inside the ballpark. When Coors Field opened in 1995, the Sandlot Brewery became the very first and has a wide variety of options available, many with clever baseball names — Left Field Lager, Rain Delay IPA, and Wild Pitch Weiss are some of the better ones. This place even brewed the wheat beer that inspired the ever-popular Blue Moon. Talk about influence. For even more options, don't miss the aptly named Silver Bullet Bar or the Beers of the World booths. No matter what you drink, though, remember to pace yourself — some of the seats in this stadium's upper deck are literally a mile high.

American Family Field (Milwaukee)

Opened and formerly known as Miller Park, American Family Field somewhat undercuts its own foundational beer bonafides based on naming alone. This place hosts the Brewers, after all — shouldn't beer be in the name somewhere?! We digress. Milwaukee is nothing if not a beer city, and while Miller is the obvious focus here — and, like Coors in Denver, a virtual requisite to get through the gates — AmFam's beer options go much further. 

Perhaps the biggest addition is J. Leinekugel's Barrel Yard, an in-stadium brewery that opened for the 2023 season and features a dozen original drafts that Brewers fans can enjoy on-site.  Local selections other than Miller are aplenty here as well, from Milwaukee-based Third Space, Good City, and Broken Bat (quite appropriate given the environment), among others. And, perhaps living up to the family friendliness implied by the stadium's name, you can find 16-ounce domestic beers and other concessions for just $4 apiece at designated value stands throughout the stadium. 

Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati)

The Cincinnati Reds' home ballpark sounds more like an idealistic, patriotic concept rather than a baseball stadium, but alas, it's just named after another insurance company. To be fair, it does look pretty great sitting on the Ohio River and all, and while the Reds haven't treated their fans to very much exciting baseball over the years (until 2023, that is), they have offered them good beer.

If you're looking for a brew at GABP, your best bet is to head to the Reds Brewery District Bar, an 85-foot-long mega bar serving up a smattering of Cincinnati favorites like Christian Moerlein, Rhinegeist, and MadTree, among others. Find yourself across the diamond on the first base side? Fret not: The Bootleggers bar has 13 taps of its own and is popular thanks to its speakeasy design. And if Mr. Redlegs — the Reds' mascot with a baseball for a head and a signature handlebar mustache — doesn't get you in the throwback mood, sipping some Hudy Delight surely will. It's a beer that was brewed locally dating back to 1885, recreated by Christian Moerlein Brewing, and is now available at Great American Ballpark. Talk about old school.