November 13, 2019

Inside Pendleton's BrewDog, the U.K.-Based Brewery's Second-Largest U.S. Taproom

Scotland-based brewery BrewDog is expanding its U.S. operations with a massive taproom in Pendleton at 316 Reading Road. It will be BrewDog's second-largest bar in America (the chain has additional locations in Columbus and Indianapolis in addition to global spots in 60 countries including Germany, Spain, France and Finland, among others). The brewery was founded in Scotland in 2007 and crafts beers "that blows people’s minds and (have) kick-started a revolution," according to its website. BrewDog co-founders James Watt and Martin Dickie also created a crowdfunding campaign called Equity for Punks in 2010 that has made an "army of punk shareholders" which has allowed "the Scottish craft brewery to scale up without selling out." The taproom features a large dining and bar area on the first floor. A game area on the loft-second floor with giant Jenga, giant Connect Four, table tennis, pinball machines and a few retro arcade games. The rooftop bar gives patrons a great view of Pendleton.    
Photos by Adam Doty
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BrewDog is opening its second-largest U.S. taproom in Pendleton
Adam Doty
BrewDog is opening its second-largest U.S. taproom in Pendleton
BrewDog features a huge two-story tap room with plenty of seating to enjoy food and drinks.
Adam Doty
BrewDog features a huge two-story tap room with plenty of seating to enjoy food and drinks.
BrewDog has flights available to try all of the 24 beers on tap. Each flight is individually priced based on the chosen beers and they come with four six-ounce glasses.
Adam Doty
BrewDog has flights available to try all of the 24 beers on tap. Each flight is individually priced based on the chosen beers and they come with four six-ounce glasses.
Inside Pendleton's BrewDog, the U.K.-Based Brewery's Second-Largest U.S. Taproom
Adam Doty
BrewDog's fish sandwich features a fried cod steak with Clockwork Tangerine tartar sauce, American cheese and lettuce on a brioche bun.
Adam Doty
BrewDog's fish sandwich features a fried cod steak with Clockwork Tangerine tartar sauce, American cheese and lettuce on a brioche bun.
The first floor has a massive L-shaped bar.
Adam Doty
The first floor has a massive L-shaped bar.
The bottom floor of the taproom is for dining and drinking, while the upper loft is for fun and games.
Adam Doty
The bottom floor of the taproom is for dining and drinking, while the upper loft is for fun and games.
The carnitas tacos features pork with pickled onion, avocado, cilantro and Cotija cheese.
Adam Doty
The carnitas tacos features pork with pickled onion, avocado, cilantro and Cotija cheese.
Table games are available upstairs like Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and giant Connect Four.
Adam Doty
Table games are available upstairs like Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and giant Connect Four.
Punk IPA is one of BrewDog's top sellers.
Adam Doty
Punk IPA is one of BrewDog's top sellers.