Sip Locally Made Craft Beer, Wine & Mead
Sometimes, all you need is a great drink. Here in Monroe-West Monroe, you’ll find exactly what you’re craving. For you craft beer lovers out there, Flying Tiger Brewery pours such brews as a hop-forward IPA and a pleasantly malty amber ale along with its seasonal beers. Order your favorite style and have a seat in the taproom that’s full of World War II-era décor. After all, the brewery is named after the legendary Flying Tigers, a fighter squadron that served in the Pacific Theater led by Monroe resident Claire Chennault.
Flying Heart Brewing & Pub recently opened their second location right here in West Monroe! Try one of their delicious pizzas or sample some their beers. They even offer Sunday brunch. Fun fact: they are open 365 days a year!
Although you could spend an entire day savoring our area's tasty beers, there’s much more to try in Monroe-West Monroe. Nestled on a picturesque stretch of lush rolling hills, Landry Vineyards provides a scenic backdrop that’s nearly as compelling as its wide range of wines. Try them all during a guided tasting, then sit on the patio overlooking the vineyard as you savor a blanc du bois or a rosé made with Louisiana grapes. To learn the ins and outs of wine making, sign up for on one of the winery’s in-depth tours.
Finally, head off to Two Warriors Meadery, one of the only meaderies in all of Louisiana. Two Warriors crafts its honey wines with local honey using historical recipes. The result is award winners like the Bobby’s Bochet made with a recipe from 14th-century France, along with the semi-sweet Valkyrie’s Flight.
Whether you visit just one or all four places, you’ll savor some of the best spirits and brews that the Bayou State has to offer.