Welcome to the Plano brew tour! There are plenty of cute and cozy coffee shops and fun craft breweries to discover all across Plano. Whether you love coffee or beer or both, put these brews on your must-try list!
Plano Brew Tour
Beer Brews on Tap
Union Bear is a brewery and restaurant concept inspired by a West Coast casual beer approach fused with local roots in North TX. The space is driven by a signature line of craft beers and complemented by an extensive bar offering and menu of approachable, chef-driven plates. Access to the brewers working inside the space and a highly trained staff round out the personalized experience aimed at bringing elevated food & drink pairings. The location offers indoor and outdoor seating with ample parking and access to the Boardwalk with great views of the water from the back patio.
The third floor of one of the nation’s largest and most unique food halls, Legacy Hall, houses a fully functioning craft brewery, Unlawful Assembly Brewery & Tap Room, featuring classic pub fare and 21 operating tanks used to crank out its portfolio of premium year-round beers, along with a rotating tap selection of highly creative, collaborative and seasonal beers. The brewery opened with six premium beers: the Antagonist Amber Lager, Public Dissent Pale Ale, Deviant Behavior Belgian Wit, Real American Brown Ale, Idol Time Passion Pineapple Wheat, and Barrel Aged Brown Ale.
More restaurants for great brews:
The Ginger man
Katy Trail Outpost
Brick House Tavern and Tap
1418 Coffeehouse in downtown Plano has a living room-style feel with several couches and chairs for you to relax in. Aside from their locally-roasted coffee options, they also serve delectable pie slices from the popular Emporium Pies as well as house-made sandwiches.
Walk into a very BOHO vibe at this hidden gem coffee joint. Mudleaf Coffee offers a full espresso bar, and non-coffee favorites such as chai tea, apple cider, and hot chocolate. They use locally roasted beans from Cultivar Coffee. Some of their “favorites” include maple bacon latte, lavender honey latte, wedding latte, mocha latte, and a lavender London fog.
PEARL CUP COFFEE
Over at The Boardwalk at Granite Park sits a cute little cozy coffee shop called Pearl Cup Coffee. Pearl Cup believes the quality of the coffee is paramount to the experience of any coffee shop. That’s why they leave no stone unturned when it comes to finding the right beans to make the perfect cup. They proudly partner with various local Texas roasters, whose decades-long passion for coffee includes traveling across the coffee-growing regions of world to work with local farmers, hand-picking just the right beans, and perfecting the alchemy of precision roasting to coax the full essence and flavors from each bean. And if you hang around long enough, you may just bump into happy hour where Pearl Cup also offers an eclectic wine selection. *Peal Cup Coffee is temporarily closed, but we are eager for their return!
Starbucks Reserve at Legacy West celebrates the demand for quality coffee. Don’t fret; they carry the usual Starbucks menu, but much more. Starbucks Reserve includes a full selection of their reserve unique brews and small-batch coffees. These are the rarest coffees from very remote farms with limited harvests. At the Reserve bar, customers can order from a large selection of these rare coffees and have them brewed like normal Starbucks drinks or as pour-overs. This is the second location in Texas and among only a few across the country.
This little gem in downtown Plano is not to be missed. XO Coffee in downtown Plano serves coffee from Novel Coffee Roasters and prides itself on making all their own food, pastries, drinks and drink syrups from scratch with only the best ingredients.
Wow Donuts partners with local roasters and master blenders and their selection of coffees and teas rotate almost daily. Using a precision brewer, their Steampunk tailors the brew time and temperature specifically to the roaster/blenders exact specifications to serve you with the perfect cup. A made-from-scratch donut is the perfect accompaniment.