Great atmosphere with hand crafted beers

We craft our own beers. Sometimes we even play our own music.

    What's On Tap

    With over 20 taps at our main bar, you're sure to find something you like!

    Try a Flight

    Try a sample of our signature brews. Four samples of your choice.

    Friendly Faces and Great Beer

    Our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you have about how our beers are crafted.

    Beer Garden

    Take our beer outside and enjoy Southern Illinois at its finest.

    Live Music

    Enjoy live music while you drink and dance the night away!

    Discover what all the buzz is about!

    Route 51 Blonde

    A sweet smooth malt forward beer with hints of pear and plum.

    4.6% ABV

    Route 51 Smoke Session

    A rich smoke aroma predominates this creamy blonde ale. A portion of the malt was smoked over cottonwood for a unique smoke character. Moderately low alcohol means you can have multiple smoke sessions in one sitting.

    4.20% ABV

    Route 51 Pale Ale

    Bright citrusy aroma with notes of passionfruit and a smooth hoppy flavor with a light fruity finish.

    4.8% ABV

    Route 51 Belgian Blonde

    Our sweetest Blonde Ale. Full bodied and delicately hopped to let the caramelized sugars shine through the sweet banana flavor from the addition of Belgian ale yeast. Expect cotton candy & apple.

    5.1% ABV

    Route 51 Coffee Stout

    Our sweet stout with a fantastic amount of Honduras coffee from Jens Joe

    5.0% ABV

    Route 51 Smokin Hot Blonde

    This beer has a fresh green jalapeƱo aroma and flavor, with a big soft, smoky malt backbone.

    4.4% ABV

    Route 51 Blackberry Saison

    Two types of blackberries provide a smooth, sweet, fruit flavor and lend a brilliant purple color to this classic Belgian farmhouse style. Dark fruit is full of antioxidants, so drink a full glass for your health.

    6.0% ABV

    Route 51 Saison

    A golden farmhouse ale with flavors of rich caramel and fresh bread decorated by the lively clove and subtle banana character of saison yeast. Big, soft mouthfeel with dry clove finish, great for a hot summer day.

    6.0% ABV

    Route 51 IPA

    Complex citrus and floral dreamy aroma, this beer is full of citrus flavors that linger long into the finish.

    6.1% ABV

    Route 51 Stout

    Light caramel flavor decorated by roasted chocolate with a long smooth nutty finish.

    5.0% ABV

    Route 51 Cream Ale

    Subtle fruity aroma decorates this light malty beer with a crisp finish.

    5.0% ABV

    Route 51 Scottish Mild

    Big malt flavor from a very light beer, expect fresh toasted bread, caramel and plum.

    4.5% ABV

    Route 51 High Altitude

    An Imperial cream ale brewed in Honor of the ICA (Illinois Climbing Association). With a sweet, smooth body and spiced plum and citrus finish. The limited quantity you can carry up a cliff-side is all you really need. Aged Strisselspalt hops compliment the malty profile of this beer without grabbing your attention.

    7.5% ABV

    Route 51 RIPA

    This well hopped red IPA is firmly bittered and bursting with a sweet resinous hop flavor. Expect bold flavors of pine, lemon, and grapefruit to linger long into the finish.

    7.1% ABV

    We are constantly brewing new beers so check back to see what's new.

    See what's

    Fri, Dec 8

    Billy Carr

    Billy Carr will be playing 7p to 10p.

    Sat, Dec 2

    Murphy 500

    Murphy 500 will be at Route 51 for the first time and there will be no cover to get in! You won't want to miss this show.

    Fri, Dec 1
    7p to 10p

    Dana Anderson

    Dana Anderson will be in the tasting room from 7pm to 10pm

    Banquet Center

    Need Space?

    Route 51 Brewery has a 6,400 square foot banquet hall that can seat 299 people, making this the best place for your event.

    Any Occasion

    We're perfect for receptions, holiday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, class reunions, corporate events, or any other occasion.

    Private Bar

    You'll have your own private, 32 ft. granite bar and it comes fully stocked and has 6 taps available.

    Book Now!

    If you have any questions regarding pricing or additional details, just give us a call. Contact us at 618-568-2739.

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    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday 3:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday 3:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm