The first time I was in Kennett, there was one place in town to get a decent beer, Half Moon. Half Moon is now gone, replaced by Grain. Grain also has a location in Newark, DE. The town of Kennett Square is rapidly growing and there are now seven places to get a decent beer, all within a 1-mile walk.
This is Victory’s 3rd brewpub in the area. They have a lot of beer on tap that they don’t bottle. The bar is very long. There is a full kitchen with good food. They have growler fills and 6-packs for sale, so this can be a good place to finish up if you want more beer to go.
The acoustics are bad and the bar and restaurant get very noisy. There is nowhere for kids to run around, but no one will hear them if they’re being loud, either.
This is actually a wine bar at the food court at Liberty Market, but they also serve hard cider and craft beer from Levante out of West Chester.
This place is good if someone in your party wants something to drink other than beer. There are lots of varied food options and live music on Friday nights.
Grain took over where Half Moon used to be.
Live music Wed-Sun, rooftop bar, mixed drinks, full menu, happy hour specials.
Kennett Brewing Company
KBC is the only 100% local beerhall in town, with their own recipes and beer that is not available anywhere else.
There is a kitchen with limited menu and live music almost every night.
The bar is in the basement of the building and can be a bit hard to find. The low ceilings, dim light, and hidden entrances give it a bit of a speakeasy feel
Sawmill Bar and Grill is in a location that has had a hard time holding on to restaurants. As Birch street gets more developed, perhaps this will change. Sawmill is more of a restaurant than a bar, so this may be a good place to line your stomach after having a few.
Brae Loch is not actually open yet, although it is eagerly anticipated for later this year. Once it’s open, it will change that stretch of town
The Creamery opened in 2016 and was (and remains) an enormous success. $6 beers, food trucks, and a place for kids to run around. A simple formula executed very well.
Open only Thurs-Sun
Thursdays: 5-10 PM
Fridays: 4 PM-Midnight
Saturdays: 1 PM-Midnight
Sundays: 12 PM-9 PM
Unfortunately, The Creamery is open only in the summer, from Memorial Day through sometime mid-fall
Parking is free in the parking garage after 5 on weekdays and free all weekend
Parking at meters is $0.25 for 20 minutes but meters are also free after 5 Mon-Sat and free on Sundays
Parking at the post office is also free in the evenings and on weekends
The borough has info on parking in town
The Creamery is at the eastern edge of the crawl and there is seldom enough parking when the weather is good.
Victory is at the opposite, western end, and often has enough parking although it fills up on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Please have a designated driver