Frequently Asked Questions


Do you only serve beer?
In addition to our 12+ East Rock beers, we also serve a selection of house cocktails, wine, hard ciders, sodas, hop water, and non-alcoholic beer.
Can I reserve a table for my party?

We are currently operating on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you are interested in booking an event or large party, check out our event and reservation page for more details about private space!

Can I buy an electronic gift card online?

Absolutely! Just head to the link below! 

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Where can I park?

We have a variety of parking to offer our visitors.  On the opposite side of the street there is a 45-car parking lot that is free and open to patrons of the brewery.  We have a 98 car parking garage with direct access to the beer hall underneath our building that is available to the public for a nominal fee. The elevator and stairs will lead directly up to the building lobby. The address to the garage is 50 Mitchell Dr., and the entrance is located in the back of the building across from the athletic fields.  There is a parking lot adjacent to the tennis courts at the intersection of Nicoll Street and Mitchell Drive, which is only a 2-minute walk to the brewery.  There is public parking on Nicoll Street and several side streets in the area.

Is the beer hall family friendly?

Yes, visitors who are under 21 are permitted if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. While visiting, children must be by the side of their parent or legal guardian at all times. Highchairs are available for little ones.

What is the best way to get to the brewery?

Driving? Take I-91 to Exit 6, right on Willow Street, right on Nicoll Street.  Yale Student? Take the Yale Shuttle Orange Route to the corner of Foster and Willow Street. The brewery is just a 3-minute walk away.  Metro North? The brewery is a <10-minute cab ride from Union Station or the State Street Station.

Do you allow dogs or other pets?

Pets are welcome outdoors on our patio as long as they are supervised by their human!

How can I host an event at the beer hall?

If you’d like to inquire about hosting an event, you can do so by calling us at 475-234-6176 ext. 2 or email

How much beer can I buy on my visit?

In accordance with Connecticut law, we are permitted to sell up to nine liters of beer per person, per day (304oz.).  This roughly translates to [25] 12 oz. bottles, [18] 500 ml. bottles or [4] 64 oz. growlers and [1] 32 oz. growler.

Do you have a kitchen on site?

We do not have a full-service kitchen on site, but we do offer fresh baked pretzels that are made by our friends at Whole G Bakery.  You are welcome to bring your own food or order takeout from one of the many celebrated restaurants in the area.

Do you sell non-alcoholic beverages?

We have a variety of non-alcoholic refreshments including water and soda from Foxon Park, a New Haven favorite.

Can I purchase a keg of beer from you?

In accordance with Connecticut law, we do not sell kegs directly to consumers.   We recommend reaching out to your local package store to inquire about ordering a keg of our beer.  Also, your party sounds like a fun time; how do we get an invite?

Do you fill growlers that were not originally purchased at East Rock?

No, we do not fill growlers that have been purchased from another brewery.  We take great pride in producing our beer and this extends to packaging where we clean and sanitize every growler before it is filled.  Since our operations do not permit us to clean/sanitize growlers on demand, we are not able to fill growlers that have been purchased from anywhere other than East Rock.

Are you hiring?

If we have any open positions we will have them posted on Indeed!