About the Event

The Newark Food & Brew Fest is all about celebrating the unique relationship between the culinary arts and the brewing sciences! Out & About Magazine and the City of Newark are proud to host what has become a summer tradition: the 16th Annual Downtown Newark Food & Brew Festival.

The event showcases more than 50 beers paired with creative food offerings from 13 of Newark's restaurants. Unlike most beer festivals, this event takes place in the restaurants. You travel from restaurant to restaurant to sample the featured brews and tasty dishes designed to spotlight those brews at that particular establishment. Tickets are not required. This is a pay-as-you-go event. All you need is your wallet and your state issued ID because you must be at least 21 years of age to sample the beers.

Beer tastings and food specials begin at 12:00 p.m. and run until 7:00 p.m. The first 2,000 guests will receive a Food & Brew Fest 16 commemorative 5 oz.-tasting mug. These are available at the information booth at the Academy Lawn (Academy & Main streets along with an official program listing the venues). By having the mug, guests may sample one of the restaurant's featured brews for $1 to $3. Out & About Magazine is also hosting a root beer tasting stand for kids on the Academy Lawn until 5:00 p.m. or until supplies run out, whichever comes first.


There is plenty of parking for this event. Municipal parking lots are conveniently located throughout downtown and University of Delaware’s Trabant Center parking garage also has spaces available.

2019 Featured Menus

The 16th Annual Newark Food & Brew Fest offers a tasty combination of craft beers paired with creative cuisine by Newark’s finest eateries. More than two dozen breweries and 50 varieties of beer will be featured.

Ali Baba


Caffé Gelato

Finn McCool's

Churrascaria Saudades

The Deer Park

Delaware Growler

Grotto Pizza

Iron Hill Brewery

Klondike Kate's


Santa Fe Mexican Grill

Stone Balloon Ale House

Taverna Rustic Italian