Explore Frederick's Craft Beverage Scene
Yours for the sampling - kick back with smooth spirits, unique brews, and flavorful wines across Frederick County, Maryland. When you travel our diverse craft beverage landscape, the journey is part of the adventure.
Try Cocktails with a Twist
Feeling adventurous? Head to a hidden spot in the heart of Downtown Frederick. Look for the red doors to the right of the entrance of McClintock Distilling and find yourself in Back Bar. Highlighting the spirits you can purchase next door, this cozy cocktail lounge will spark your creativity and surprise your taste buds. Try the “Spicy Spires Margarita,” which features white whiskey in place of tequila.
Help Yourself to a Hip New Tasting Method
Pour yourself a glass and find something for everyone in your group to enjoy at Frederick Social, an innovative self-pour taphouse serving beer, wine, and mixed drinks.
BONUS: Their food menu includes a variety of vegan and vegetarian options.
Hop Around a Historic Railroad Town
Explore downtown Brunswick and check out the original Smoketown Brewing Station, a converted firehouse that’s earned its place as a community cornerstone. With Potomac Street Grill and Boxcar Burgers just a quick walk away, it’s easy to make a night of this quaint railroad town, rich with history.
Get a Taste of an 18th-century Estate
Make the most of the afternoon exploring the historic estate of Springfield Manor, where there’s no shortage of things to do. The grounds boast a winery, distillery, and brewery, serving classic drinks handcrafted with local ingredients. Plan ahead to partake in their annual Lavender Festival in June, or stop by in the winter and cozy up by the fire pit.
Sip Under the Stars
Time your visit to Catoctin Breeze Vineyard to experience award-winning wine while watching the sunset over the mountains.
Located in northern Frederick County, this boutique winery offers a space to unwind after a day exploring nearby waterfalls, lakes, covered bridges, and trails.