Do you like to enjoy a hoppy IPA or a creamy stout? How about sipping on a bold cabernet or crisp pinot grigio? Lucky for you, there are dozens of breweries and wineries within just a few miles of our McKinney apartments. So, if you’re looking for a post-work drink, Friday night out, or a Sunday Funday – you’ll definitely want to put these drinking establishments on your list when you live at Saxon Woods.
Here are 10 of the many breweries and wineries that will quickly become your new favorites. And the best part? They’re all just minutes away from our apartments in McKinney.
Franconia Brewing – Only six miles away from Saxon Woods is Franconia Brewing, a German-style brewery made by a brewer with a rich beer history. If you’re a fan of Bavarian brews, you’ll go berserk over Franconia’s selection. Not only can you take a tour of their brewery and sample beers on-site, but you can also find their delicious craft beer in restaurants, taverns, and pubs around the area. Give their Maibock a try or opt for a Baltic Porter if you prefer a darker brew.
Tupps Brewery – The moment you step into Tupps Brewery, you’ll be taken back in time to old Texas and the time of the Cotton Mill. Inside, Tupps is crafting some deliciously creative beers in a super relaxed and fun environment. Be sure to check their calendar for events like live music, yoga and beer, and trivia nights. Their core beers include the IPA, National Standard, Citra Pale Ale, and Juice Pack.
Union Bear – Known as Plano’s first brewery, Union Bear isn’t your standard brewery. Not only will visitors find a delicious signature line of craft beers, but you’ll also be offered an extensive bar menu and mouth-watering food options. Proudly brewing “no coast” beer, Union Bear is creating some tasty beers like a Raspberry Saison and Barrel-Aged Black Rye IPA. Hungry? Their impressive menu includes options like Tuna Tostadas, the Union Burger, and Drunken Chicken – all of which complement the beer perfectly, of course.
Unlawful Assembly – The award-winning brewmaster at Unlawful Assembly is creating beers with non-traditional ingredients and deliciously unexpected flavor combinations. Each beer is also brewed to be paired well with food, which is always a plus. Some of their year-round classics include the Blind Justice IPA, Smoke Screen Brown Ale, and Deviant Behavior Belgian Wit. Be sure to come back throughout the year to try some seasonal favorites like the Passionfruit Pineapple Wheat. If you’re looking for more trivia – Unlawful Assembly hosts weekly Geeks Who Drink trivia nights.
Nine Band Brewing – Nine Band Brewing is just a short drive from our McKinney apartments and it’s worth the trek. Their award-winning brewmaster crafts their beer with only the finest ingredients of the highest quality. Take a tour of their brewing operations or just pop into their taproom for a brew or two. You’ll have choices on the tap list like Nine Band’s Pale Ale, Toad Choker Barley Wine, and The Badge Honey Blonde. Stop by on Monday from 5-7 pm for Monday Power Hour when all the beers are just $2.00.
Four Bullets Brewery – “English ale with a Texas twist” is how Four Bullets Brewery describes their beer. However, after perfecting a few of their English ales, Four Bullets has expanded its menu to include an array of beers to satisfy every craft beer lover’s palate. Their flagship brew is the Black Jack Brown and was followed up by the Royal Flush Red and the Two Pairs Pale. Since then their tap list has expanded with blondes, IPAs, and stouts pouring daily. Check their calendar for live music and events.
Lone Star Wine Cellars – Looking to feel like you’re a million miles away from all your stresses? Spend a Saturday night at Lone Star Wine Cellars in Downtown McKinney. Designed to feel like a mini “Cheers” experience, this family-operated winery is making award-winning wines and serving them in a comfortable and fun environment. Enjoy live music while you taste their most popular wines like the Lonesome Dove Viognier, Blackbuck Antelope Merlot, or Restoration Chardonnay.
Landon Winery – Landon Winery has earned hundreds of awards, medals, and recognitions for its wine and they certainly have an extensive selection. Name a style or type of wine and Landon Winery makes it – and they make it well. Their McKinney location is only 5 miles from Saxon Woods and it’s the perfect place to enjoy one of their dozens of wines ranging from bold reds to sweet whites while noshing on a gourmet meat and cheese board.
Mitas Hill – What makes Mitas Hill so special is that it isn’t only a winery, it’s a vineyard too – and it’s only 20 minutes away from our apartments in McKinney. Although they close during the winter, Mitas Hill is a must-visit destination in the warmer months. Head to the Wine Bar where you can order a glass of wine made from grapes grown on the property, Then, enjoy it while taking in the views on the gorgeous outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard.
Eden Hill Vineyard – Another vineyard and winery that is worth the short drive from McKinney is Eden Hill Vineyard. They are hand-crafting wine made from 100% Texas-grown grapes – each one with a unique flavor and aroma. Take a walk around the stunning property then pop into the tasting room where you can sample award-winning wines like the 2016 Marsanne (a dry white) or the 2015 Chambourcin (a dry red).
Local Beer & Wine Galore near our Apartments in McKinney
If you’re into hand-crafted beer or unique fine wine – Saxon Woods is conveniently located near dozens of incredible breweries and wineries for you to try. Taste a sampler tray or experience a flight of wine at a local favorite then be sure to stop by our McKinney apartments for a tour.