We can’t help ourselves—we’ve got to brag about our libations. We take pride in our well-stocked bar, which is driven by our passion for fine wines, stiff scotches and bourbons, creative cocktails and martinis.
And lots of craft beer.
At The Gables at Chadds Ford, we source our beer list with as much care as we do our food. Local and regional favorites plus old stand-bys mean there really is a brew for everybody.
Scope our top five reasons for making our bar your go-to for superior suds:
1. 8 Ever-Changing Craft Beers On Tap
Stop by frequently to catch what’s current at The Gables’ bar. Expect to find a little bit of everything, including seasonal treats like Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s Gingerbread Stout in the winter. Sharing tap space with that powerhouse might be Ithaca Beer Co.’s Flower Power IPA, Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte Porter, Allagash Brewing Company’s Tripel Ale or DuClaw Brewing Company’s Devil’s Milk American Barley Wine. What’s your pleasure? Let us know and it may show up on deck—then on tap.
2. Diverse Bottle List
We respect the craft but know that sometimes only old faithful will do the trick. That’s why you’ll see the likes of Free Will Brewing Company’s The Kragle IPA or Victory Brewing Company’s Prima Pils beside Amstel Light, Budweiser, Yuengling and Samuel Adams. To each his or her own, and we aim to please.
3. Fantastic Flights (Get Ready to Soar!)
Not sure what to choose? Got your taste buds trained on a few of our brews? Sit back, relax and take a flight. It’s just $10 for four 5 oz. pours (an additional buck for premium beers). There’s no better way to find a new favorite or bravely sample a different style than with one of our flights. Pro tip: let our bartenders surprise you with their favorite sampling.
4. Knowledgeable Bartenders at Your Service
You’ve got questions, they’ve got answers. What puts the pucker in a sour? Why can an IPA be piney or citrusy? Does that stout really bring flavors of coffee and chocolate? Usually drink wine but want to bust into a beer? Ask. Our bartenders are into it and love helping our customers choose.
5. Perfect Pairings with Our Cuisine
Our stellar beer selections were picked with a purpose: variety, yes, but they’re also fantastic with our food. Our Southern-inspired menu brings big flavors that stand up to hearty beers yet work fantastically with more mild sips. Try our Bar Menu’s Shrimp-N-Grits Martini brimming with cheddar grits and bacon and let a crisp IPA cut through the rich flavors. Or choose the loaded Gables Burger on a brioche bun with refreshing pale ale. Our bartenders and servers will guide you to a tasty match with all of our menu offerings.
We can’t wait to wow you with our beer list during dinner, prix fixe dinner, brunch and even lunch (we won’t tell). Experience our hospitality and explore our beers during Happy Hour, too—Tuesday through Friday from 4:30–6:30 p.m. at the bar and bar tables. Draught beers are half-price, plus you can snag our daily Happy Hour menu special for a song, too.
The Gables at Chadds Ford is nestled in the heart of the historic Brandywine Valley. Our combination of fresh seasonal cuisine, rustic yet elegant charm and enchanting outdoor dining will keep you coming back time and time again. The Gables is also the perfect venue to host your next special event, whether you are planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner, baby shower or corporate event.