About the Event

Food and Brew Fest is all about celebrating the unique relationship between the culinary arts and the brewing sciences! Out & About Magazine and Downtown Newark Partnership are proud to host what has become a summer tradition: the 15th Annual Downtown Newark Food and Brew Festival. The event showcases more than 50 beers paired with creative food offerings from 18 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 the 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 3,000 guests will receive a Food & Brew Fest 15 commemorative 5 oz.-tasting mug. These are available at all participating restaurants and at the information booths.Guests may sample one of the restaurant's featured brews for $1-$2. A day-of-event program will be available at the restaurants and at the information booth at the Academy Lawn (Academy & Main streets).

Out & About Magazine is 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.

Newark Food & Brew Menus

The 15th 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.

2018 Featured Menus


Caffé Gelato

Catherine Rooney's

Churrascaria Saudades

The Deer Park

Delaware Growler

Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen

Grotto Pizza

Home Grown Cafe

Iron Hill Brewery

Klondike Kate's

Mediterranean Grille

MOD Pizza


Santa Fe Mexican Grill

Stone Balloon Ale House

Taverna Rustic Italian