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Front Street Brewery is the oldest continually operating brew pub and second oldest continually operating brewery in the state of Iowa. Established in 1992, it was the 300th craft brewery in the United States, founded by master brewer and engineer, Steve Zuidema.

In 2012 the brewing operation moved to its current location in The Freight House, just four blocks away on West River Drive. The Zuidema-designed brew house was upgraded to a 15-barrel system that fed four 15-barrel fermentation vessels, all manufactured locally by Crawford Company under Steve’s direction. This move was the impetus for the restaurant to expand seating and kitchen space, while a tap room opened inside the new brewery.

Front Street Brewery and Taproom at the Freight House complex in downtown Davenport offers an up close look at a craft brewery that produces beers that both highlight their 26 year Quad Cities brewing tradition as well as new and innovative takes on craft styles.  The taproom offers amazing river views, with a massive patio and is nestled amongst the Freight House Farmers Market, Modern Woodmen ballpark, and Le Claire park, so there is always plenty to see and do.  Front Street Brewpub and Eatery, just upstream at 208 E. River, serves mouth-watering refined pub fare, and the same great Front Street beers, as well as wine and hand crafted cocktails from their full bar.  Front Street Brewpub and Eatery offers another unique view of the Mississippi and massive outdoor Beer Garden for dining in the spring and summer months. 

Core Beers:

Cherry Bomb Blonde: An American light hybrid beer with a mild, moderately sweet malt flavor and subtle fruitiness courtesy of the cherry.  The result is a refreshingly light and aromatic brew, an instant classic! ABV 5.4% IBU 15

Davenport Gold: A satisfying American ale, pale straw in color with a sweet corn-like aroma and a crisp, clean finish.  Smooth, balanced and refreshing.  ABV 5.4% IBU 15

Weiz Guy: Our take on the instantly recognizable German wheat beer that’s staked its claim on palates around the world.  Brewed with noble German yeast, this refreshingly sweet and smooth brew features a citrusy, tart aroma with significant notes of banana and clove.  Prost! ABV 6.2% IBU 15

Raging River IPA: An English-inspired American India Pale Ale (IPA) with incredible balance, featuring an earthy, slightly fruity hop aroma with moderately bready malt notes.  A bronze colored IPA that you don’t need a beard to drink-this is your gateway IPA. ABV 7.0% IBU 60

Vanilla Porter: Based on the original Robust Porter, our version pairs highly-roasted barley with organic Madagascar vanilla to reveal rich layers of caramel, toffee, and coffee.  A complex, decadent brew.  ABV 6.4% IBU 30

Bucktown Stout: A classic dry stout, extra dark in color with a smooth mouth feel and dark-roasted malt notes that are slightly reminiscent of coffee and semi-sweet chocolate.  Just the right amount of hops rounds out the brew for a perfect finish.  This is the espresso of beers. ABV 6.4% IBU 30

Rotating Selections:

Rotating IPA: These India Pale Ales (IPAs) feature intense hop aromas and flavors, balanced with enough malt to suit the Brewers’ tastes.  Most of our IPAs are dry-hopped for an extra pungent punch, which can range from grassy to fruity in flavor with a nice, bitter finish.  If you’re a hophead, be sure to ask about our Rotating IPA, as it changes with the seasons and the Brewers’ frame of mind.  ABV – Varies  IBU 60-100

Brewmaster Special: Our Brew Master Special is an ever changing limited production beer.  These recipes keep the creative juices flowing and the consumer palate hoppy. Our Brew Master Special allows us to provide seasonally relevant beers, showcasing exciting new and seasonal ingredients and as well as innovative and experimental brewing techniques. ABV-Varies  IBU-Varies


scheduleMonday3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sunday9:00 am - 10:00 pm
location_on421 W. River Drive, Davenport
descriptionAbout Front Street Brewery and Taproom
Come enjoy our finest brews in our tap room located inside the Freight House. We also have an amazing beer garden and banquet facilities, all with free parking.
We provide a wide range of services:
Beer garden
Banquet facilities