Beer from Naukabout Brewery in Mashpee Massachusetts

Top Craft Breweries Near Falmouth MA You Need to Try in 2024

Falmouth, Massachusetts is home to great craft breweries that not only quench your thirst but also satisfy your taste buds with delicious food. You can enjoy everything from hop-forward beers, tasty fruit beers and even ciders or selzters at these breweries near Falmouth MA.

And if you visit these Cape Cod breweries during the warmer months, you can enjoy some outdoor seating with games and live entertainment or music. All of these Falmouth breweries are open year-round.

This guide will share the address of the craft breweries near Falmouth MA too, and highlight which breweries serve food. And, of course, the popular craft beers and food you should try at the breweries. There is even a Cape beer inspired by the song Escape (The Pina Colada song).

If you want more reviews for Falmouth, here is a breakdown of best breakfast spots and waterfront restaurants in Falmouth. (My in-laws live here so we visit often)

And if you enjoy small-batch New England IPAs, then I got you covered.

Some of these breweries near Falmouth MA are dog-friendly, but always check directly with the brewery before bringing your dog. With more Cape Cod breweries serving food, the regulations around dogs at breweries have changed. So always double check.

Craft Breweries near Falmouth MA

flight of beer from Bad Martha's Farmers Brewery, one of the craft breweries near Falmouth MA
flight of beer from Bad Martha’s Farmer’s Brewery in East Falmouth, MA

Bad Martha’s Farmer’s Brewery

The first brewery in Falmouth you need to visit is my personal favorite – Bad Martha’s Farmers Brewery. This is the second location for Bad Martha’s, which opened its first taproom on Martha’s Vineyard in 2014. The East Falmouth taproom opened in 2019, and it’s been popular ever since.

A quick backstory (for us beer nerds) – Back in 1602, during the very first European expedition to Cape Cod, the English explorer, Bartholomew Gosnold, had an “encounter” with a mermaid named “Bad Martha” who guided him to a unique ingredient.

Gosnold then incorporated this ingredient into a batch of ale for his crew. And today, Bad Martha’s Brewery uses that very same ingredient, paying homage to its cool origins.

Interesting backstory, right?

So Bad Martha’s isn’t near many of the local restaurants in Falmouth (as in the downtown area, Falmouth Heights, or Woods Hole), which makes it less known (to some).

It is near Cape Cod Winery, which make it a fun area for bachelorette/bachelor parties. But it has such a great layout and vibe that it’s becoming more popular.

What I enjoy the most about Bad Martha’s (besides the great beer) is the incredible pizza.

pizza and beer from Bad Martha's Farmers Brewery

No really, the pizza and food are to die for.

We’ve had both the regular and cauliflower crust pizza and both were outstanding. The staff is quick to fill your beer and food orders too so you never have to wait long. You don’t have to leave your picnic table because Bad Martha’s menu and ordering is done directly from your phone – quick and easy.

Related: Massachusetts Breweries with Food: Where to Find Great Beer and Delicious Eats

And as far as beer, I’ve been into hoppy beers lately, so I like the 508 IPA. My wife enjoys the sour ales so she’s into their Lemon Raspberry Sour right now. We’ve tried the flight too so we can sample of the seasonal beers.

Bad Martha's Menu in East Falmouth taproom

The last time we went to Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery, we had friends visiting Falmouth. He’s a big craft beer fan and enjoys local breweries, so we brought them here. We first took them to a few places in town, but their favorite was definitely Bad Martha’s.

He loved the good beer and (of course) the food. They enjoyed sitting in the outside seating area with all the games and live music. It’s a laid-back place to hang out with friends and enjoy quality beers.

876 E Falmouth Highway
East Falmouth, MA

Aquatic Brewing

The next craft brewery in Falmouth is Aquatic Brewing. It opened in 2020 by local residents Greg Horning and Alex Bergman, Aquatic Brewing offers a great selection of beer, both IPAs and German styles.

Located close to downtown Falmouth, the small tasting room is a little back off the main road. Parking spaces are limited, but it’s walking distance to the downtown area and public parking.

Overall, Aquatic Brewing offers a more intimate taproom experience with exceptional beers and crew. It is limited to indoor seating, and you can bring your own food or enjoy some of their light snacks.

661 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

Naukabout Brewing Company

beer from Naukabout Brewery in Mashpee Massachusetts

Rounding out the craft breweries near Falmouth MA is Naukabout Brewing Company in Mashpee. We visited the main taproom but they also have a pop-up location during the summer months at Mashpee Commons.

Appropriately titled “The Garden Party”, the Mashpee Commons location is a family friendly spot that offers live music, beers and food vendors.

The main taproom overlooks a small pond and has a cool outside-leveled seating area. There are plenty of seats outside and outdoor games to play. We enjoyed some delicious pretzel bites with cheese dip while watching the sunset from our picnic tables – not much better than that!

beer menu at Naukabout Brewery

The craft beers have uniquely Cape names like “Beach Hair” and “Dunes of the Cape Milkshake IPA”, a nod to “Escape” (the Pina Colada song). They even have their own house-made rootbeer.

Naukabout Brewing Company also has a great line-up of local musicians and comedians. Great spot to see some live music, especially outside during the warmer months. This family-owned brewery has created a perfect place for folks to hang out and enjoy fine craft ales.

13 Lake Ave
Mashpee, MA 02649

beer from Naukabout Brewery, one of the craft breweries near Falmouth MA

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some popular breweries Cape Cod?

Cape Cod is home to some popular craft breweries including Tree House Brewing Company (Sandwich, MA), Hog Island Beer Co (Orleans, MA), Devil’s Purse Brewing Co (South Dennis, MA), Cisco Brewers (Nantucket, MA) and Barnstable Brewing (Hyannis, MA). It’s been wild to watch a wide variety of breweries expand, along with some of the smaller breweries.

Which craft breweries near Falmouth MA serve food?

As of now, you can purchase food at the following breweries:

  • Bad Martha’s Farmer’s Brewery
  • Naukabout Brewing Company

How many breweries are there on Cape Cod?

As of 2024, there are over 10 breweries on Cape Cod. The craft beer scene has continued to grow in recent years.

I’ve never been to a brewery – what should I expect? What should I wear? Can I bring my dog?

Breweries are a lot of fun, but if you’ve never been to one, this article will help answer all your questions. 

And those are the best craft breweries near Falmouth MA to visit this year.

But let me know – have you been to any of these breweries near Falmouth?

Which craft beers have you tried? Did you try the Pina Colada IPA? Let me know your thoughts below.

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