A Guide to Visiting All 3 Beer Tree Locations in One Day
August 23, 2022
Since opening their doors in 2017, Beer Tree has quickly risen to the challenge of making some of the best beer in New York State. Their success continues to grow, as they now have 3 different Beer Tree locations around Binghamton. While they all serve Beer Tree beers, since they are in different locations, their current tap lists can vary. But the best part? Each of the three locations has their own unique vibe and culture. So you have to visit them all! Here’s a guide to visiting all three Beer Tree locations in one day.
Downtown by Beer Tree
20 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY Open Wednesday through Sunday
The newest location in the brewery family, Downtown by Beer Tree is full of hip, modern vibes. From the high-top tables and rooftop biergarten to the plant wall and gourmet coffee station, it’s definitely a crowd pleaser. Located in the heart of the city of Binghamton, Downtown is a popular hangout spot for both locals and visitors.
To start, they have the most impressive coffee station and selection of any brewery I’ve ever visited. All of the coffee and espresso is ground fresh before brewing, giving their drinks the best flavor possible. Hot or iced, coffee or espresso, black or flavored, cow or oat milk – the choices are nearly endless. Be sure to check out their seasonal specials as well.
Brunch at Beer Tree includes modern twists on breakfast classics. One of the best parts of the dishes is that the breads are all made fresh in-house. So whether you’re ordering an open-faced bagel sandwich, a breakfast burger, or French toast, you are in for a treat. Don’t forget your brunch dessert of a cinnamon pretzel with a sweet cream cheese dip.
Beers & Cocktails
It’s no surprise that there is a wide variety of Beer Tree brews on tap. And while they don’t technically offer flights, you can order as many 5-oz tasters as you would like to try. Just make sure to include one of their Pure Tree seltzers. I know they are the “it” drink right now, but only a select few places really make good hard seltzers. Beer Tree is one of them.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, check out their signature cocktail menu. The drinks features some truly creative mixes. I can’t wait to go back to try some for myself when I’m not stuffed from brunch!
Lunch and Dinner
No Binghamton menu is complete without spiedies, so of course you’ll find them on the menu. But instead of the usual chicken, Beer Tree offers pork spiedies. Other options include chicken pesto, jackfruit ciabatta, brewhouse salad, and shrimp tacos. The menu is just big enough to provide options to suit anyone’s taste. That includes gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options too. (And it’s not just salad!)
Farm by Beer Tree
197 Route 369, Port Crane, NY Open 7 days a week
The original Beer Tree location, Farm by Beer Tree is set in the rolling hills of Port Crane. Inside you’ll find beautiful chandelier lighting contrasting the beams crossing the ceiling. Outside there is ample seating, a second bar, and a stage for live music. (It’s also kid and dog friendly!)
What started as the main brewhouse for Beer Tree, the Farm location now serves as the pilot batch brewery. It’s also the spot where you can find the biggest selection of Beer Tree merch.
Just like Downtown, Farm also serves up brunch, but with a completely different menu. Since the in-house restaurant is Mexican-American fusion, you’ll find a few breakfast burritos mixed in with the French toast and chicken & waffles. But what stands out to me is their homemade cinnamon rolls, which are highest on my list to try during my next visit.
For their regular menu, Farm by Beer Tree has a variety of Mexican-inspired dishes, including tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, and nachos. But that’s not all they have. There are also lots of burgers, wraps, and sandwiches. Like the local specialty beef on a weck, and the Korean favorite, banh mi.
Like their counterparts, the menu also caters to vegan and vegetarian diets. But whatever you order, don’t forget the fries. Like the sign at the brewery says, “Did you even visit Beer Tree if you didn’t get the fries?”
511 Reynolds Road, Johnson City, NY Open Tuesday through Sunday
In an era when shopping malls are dying, we’re left with massive buildings and huge parking lots sitting empty. What else could be better to fill those spaces than with breweries? Factory by Beer Tree is just that – a brewery inside of an old shopping mall. Add in the impressive renovations, and you have a beautiful new hangout. The Factory location has industrial vibes with high ceilings, an outdoor patio, and another rooftop beer garden.
In this much larger location, the Factory is where most of Beer Tree beer is brewed on their 20-barrel system. Add in 24 tap lines and it’s quickly become the mecca of the brewing family.
Brunch & Pizza
It’s not a Beer Tree location if they don’t serve brunch. The Factory has the largest menu of the three spots, including a few varieties of breakfast pizza. But here’s the best part: bacon flights. That’s right. Flights of BACON. Different varieties served with different condiments. What more could you ask for at brunch? Just in case that’s not enough, they have burritos, burgers, steak & eggs, French toast, and more.
For the rest of the day, the wood-fired pizza oven takes center stage. There are a variety of pizza creations to choose from – including those with vegan cheese or gluten-free crust. Appetizers, salads, and a handful of entrees round out the menu. And then there’s dessert.
All three Beer Tree locations have an excellent selection of food and drinks. And while each has their own unique flair, there is a cohesiveness that brings them all together. No matter which Beer Tree you visit, you’re guaranteed to have a great time with delicious beer. Together they provide three of the best brunch spots in Binghamton. And they all offer to-go beer options, so be sure to check the beer coolers before you leave.