Hop River Brewing Company

1515 N Harrison St, Fort Wayne IN 46808
$ American

Hop River Brewing Company was founded on the idea of using four basic ingredients: Water, Barley, Hops, and Yeast, to create unique varieties of local craft beer. We treat our beer as an expression of our personality, from which we create our identity as a local brewery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Our taproom is the place to have a pint, share stories with friends, and create memories.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 1515 N Harrison St, Fort Wayne IN 46808
  • Cross Street: 4th St.
  • Cuisine: American | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Brewery Restaurant
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 260-739-3931
  • Features: Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

Hop River Brewing Company - Outdoor patio
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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Taproom
Tuesday
Event - Taproom 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Taproom 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Taproom 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Taproom 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Taproom noon - 10 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Taproom noon - 6 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Both the taproom and patio are all ages. The only requirement is that children must be accompanied by a responsible adult whenever they leave the table.
The maximum at any table is 6. To comply with social distancing recommendations, all tables are currently six feet apart, and we are asking people not to wander from their tables during their meal. If you want to be seated at a few tables near each other, you can call us and we will do our best to work with you on it.
Yes. All customers must wear a face covering when not seated at their table. You will not be allowed into the patio or the taproom without a face covering.
We welcome our furry overlords on the patio, as long as their owner is leashed. Unfortunately, non-service animals are not allowed in the taproom according to Allen County Health Dept. rules.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.92 out of 5 stars based on 567 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2021
DEBRA B.
Great beers, great service! Limited food menu.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2021
Mark M.
We had the pastrami sandwich (amazing), the Brightest Summer beer (light and refreshing), and Jackson tended to all our requests (he’s the best).

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 30, 2021
Kay B.
We love Hop River! Everything was great and we look forward to our next visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 31, 2021
Jenny A.
Awesome, casual brewery to hang out with friends - beer is exceptional - wish there were a few more food options. The food they do have is outstanding!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 28, 2021
Vivian B.
The entertainment was a great addition.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 27, 2021
Jody T.
Great IPA, service, and Opera on Tap performance!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
May 09, 2021
Ann D.
We like everything about Hop River. Great food; excellent beer with a wide variety of styles on tap; servers always professional and friendly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 05, 2021
Lauren E.
Excellent place. Service is top notch, and they are very responsible with covid precautions. Food and Beer is all delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 21, 2021
Meredith S.
Amazing staff!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 08, 2021
Suzana B.
As always, excellent service all around!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Apr 08, 2021
Thom K.
I love Hop River. I highly recommend that everyone stop in and try their beer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 26, 2021
Laura W.
We visited during the Parks & Rec trivia (and were playing the game). Service was great and all our food & drinks were delicious. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 21, 2021
Eric T.
Great friendly, service. Thanks for a nice afternoon on the patio!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 12, 2021
Jason M.
Hop River is amazing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 10, 2021
Josh & Molly W.
Loved it! Servers were also super flexible and kind to let us move inside when we got chilly (and a table opened up).

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 09, 2021
Rebecca N.
I had an excellent time at hop river. The staff was friendly and attentive, the food and beer were excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 16, 2021
janel j.
Delicious burger, friendly staff, felt very comfortable with the spacing of tables

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 03, 2021
Joseph F.
We always enjoy our time at Hop River!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 27, 2020
Jenny A.
Thanks for a great time on Christmas night!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Nov 20, 2020
Doug T.
Great staff. Very friendly and courteous.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 19, 2020
Jody V.
We had a very enjoyable time at Hop River. We had a beautiful fire to sit by, great beer and great food! Especially would recommend their Hop River Burger. I can't leave this review without saying something about the excellent service from Amanda and Taylor. They are the best, always attentive and helpful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2020
Mary Ellen M.
Conscience and friendly. Satisfying food and beverages. Flannel Friday

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2020
Danell D.
Love dinner on the Patio. Great dinner yet again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2020
Sarah R.
We ate outside. It was the perfect eve by the fire. Staff very friendly. Will def go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 21, 2020
Jessica H.
Great trivia night! This place is spacious, well laid out and has a good atmosphere! Ordered the bacon cheeseburger and Cuban sammie and both were delicious! And the caramelized onion dip was amazing!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2020
Rita R.
Excellent service! They even provided spray hand sanitizer at each table! We sat out on their fun patio and played their trivia! Good Time!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Paul & Deb S.
Hop River is always a good time, they have the best beer, food and especially people!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 07, 2020
Jessica G.
Friendly staff, great food and beer. Tuesday trivia is a fun free event.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 24, 2020
Jenn P.
Everything and everyone are always amazing at Hop River - it is absolutely one of our favorite places to go!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2020
Jim M.
Love the place, good food, great beer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 15, 2020
Jim R.
Amanda is awesome. Great server and pleasant personality. Love Hop River. Hang in there, we'll get through this pandemic!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Margaret B.
Excellent food!!! Service was fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2020
Matt S.
Great beer, great vegan sloppy joes, and great service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2020
Ashley R.
We always enjoy our time here. This was our first time back during the pandemic and I really appreciate how thorough and clean they were.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Pamela L.
We have always loved Hop River but especially appreciated the careful protocol for the patio and the fact that we could reserve ahead. We were with a friend who has some major immunity issues and he felt safe. Bring back the grilled cheese when you can. Thanks!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
Garrett P.
This was your first time here. Food, beer, and service was great. We plan to make this a regular place for us. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Vivienne F.
Awesome staff, awesome drinks, awesome food and AWESOME social distancing and safety measures! My favorite place to hang out with friends these days!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2020
Jessica L.
It was great to be back at Hop River - felt very safe and indoor sanitation practices were observed. Cuban sandwich was overpriced for the size, but it was tasty.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
kim k.
Loved the vegan option on the menu.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Amy M.
We love Hop River. Hubs thought the bun was a bit too flaky for the burger but went really well with the pork, I mainly noticed that the flavor was delicious. It would be great if you could grow hops or something up the fence on the patio, or at least add some plants. But the food & beer were great, as well as the service, and we appreciate the adjustments made to keep everyone safe. We had a lovely dinner on the patio, and look forward to coming back with our pooch now that we know she’s welcome!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
Ryne H.
Hop River: A place where everyone knows your name. From top to bottom you will taste the some of the best brews in the state. I cannot say enough about this gem right here in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
Carol G.
I loved the efforts you are taking to keep everyone as safe as possible. Food was fantastic and the service and all staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. Thanks for a great meal/drinks outside.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2020
Josh C.
Great as always!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2020
Aizen K.
Had a great family outing. Appreciated the care and extra caution used by the Hop River team assure safety and cleanliness.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2020
Danell D.
Comfortable dining and drinking on the patio as it was clear the brewery is taking their Covid precautions seriously.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Ann A.
Favorite brewery ever!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Joe A.
The staff is great! It’s always nice to see Amanda, Jackson, and Tabitha. I’m also very comfortable with the layout and how they are accommodating to customers during this challenging time for the industry. Best brewery in town by a long shot.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Paul & Deb S.
Hop River is the best — the food, the beer, but most of all, the people!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Heath B.
The beer was delicious and the service was top notch as usual. Wonderful experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Lisa B.
The staff is amazing and the food and beer as well. Felt very safe and secure there in this Covid world

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
Monica G.
Hop River never disappoints!! Food and beverage was excellent! We were customers prior to the pandemic and have missed it!! Impressed with their response to the pandemic! Keep up the great work Hop River!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
Joyce & Bill B.
Love Hop River. The people are great, food is yummy. Love it!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2020
Janine S.
Delicious food, great service, good reservation process, and a great system to keep us as safe as possible while dining! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
David L.
Clean presentation, polite staff, great beer and food.....

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2020
Jeanice C.
Food was fabulous. Everyone is so friendly. Really striving to create a safe yet inviting environment.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2020
Aaron S.
Best place! Great staff! Excellent food and drink!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2020
Sandi F.
Had a lovely, relaxing evening with my besties on the Hop River patio. The team at Hop River has always provided great craft brews and delicious food, but, they are now showing great care for clients and staff with many safety measures in place. We were completely comfortable and well attended throughout the evening. Bravo!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2020
Jason E.
My favorite place in fort wayne. Great people great food, and Fantastic beer!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2020
RAYMOND M.
The folks and food at Hop River Brewery are great. Always a pleasant experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2020
Scott S.
Great to be back at Hop River. Food and beer were both great as always, and the service was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2020
Alan B.
Enjoyed the meal and the brews

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2020
Meredith S.
Great staff and service! Love the safety precautions being taken. Happy to see a lot of distance between tables. One of the few places I feel safe eating at. Will definitely return!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2020
Mark A.
Great experience in a casual, fun environment! They are doing a great job with the current restrictions; wearing masks, sanitizing and social distanced tables. Great beer and amazing food! Support this local business!!!!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 09, 2021
Terrence N.
The food was very good and the server was friendly and efficient. I had the special, which was a roast beef po' boy sandwich, and it was very tasty. I also recommend the caramelized onion dip with chips and veggies. We sat at a picnic style table, since there were 6 people in our party, which isn't the most comfortable, but I'm not complaining because it is what I expected. The prices are reasonable, but not a bargain.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 22, 2021
Kelly R.
Love Hop River and love the beer. Food was good. There was only thing that wasn’t great and you couldn’t control it anyways - the gnats. It was still great time though.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2020
Jen D.
We had a great time on the patio for trivia! Unfortunately, people at other tables were vaping & others would go a short distance away to smoke in parking lot.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Mike B.
The Cuban sandwich needs some work. Recommend trying a different bread. Current recipe doesn’t have the flavor I associate with a true Cuban sandwich.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2020
Mark A.
Hop Ribber sandwich was outstanding. Great beer and great service!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 4/10
Nov 21, 2020
Brittany P.
Felt rushed and the waitress was not very nice. My friend got wings that weren’t even cooked.