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Chowning's Tavern
Chowning's Tavern
109 East Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 229-2141 | (888) 965-7254

Chowning’s Tavern

Chowning's Tavern
Chownings Tavern
Chowning's Garden

News & Brews

You don’t need a reservation to step into our authentic 18th-century alehouse. Order from our all day fare menu and catch up on the town gossip with a bottle of root beer, glass of wine, or mug of ale—including our historic brews. When the weather’s nice, take your drinks and conversation outside, under the arbor!

Beers in the Burg

Tickets are only $25 per person and include samples of 10 different beers along with a souvenir glass. Food is also available for purchase—lite fare designed by our talented Colonial Williamsburg chefs.


Upcoming Events at Chowning’s Tavern Events

Jun 20
4:00 PM
Beers in the ’Burg
Evolution Craft Brewing
Good beer, good food, and good music. It doesn't get much better than that! Join us in the garden behind Chowning's Tavern to sample beers from Evolution Craft Brewing Company. Special musical guest Poisoned Dwarf will also perform traditional Irish music. Light fare will be prepared to order at walk-up stations and is not included in your ticket price.
Aug 8
4:00 PM
Beers in the ’Burg
Smartmouth Brewing Company
Join us for the fourth installment of the Beers in the 'Burg series and taste the beers of Smartmouth Brewing Co. in the garden behind Chowning's Tavern. Enjoy special musical guest Poisoned Dwarf, meet the master brewer, and sample ten different beers from the brewery. Light fare will be prepared to order at walk-up stations, and is not included in the ticket price.
Sep 19
4:00 PM
Beers in the ’Burg
St. George Brewing Company
Join us for another installment of the Beers in the 'Burg series and taste the beers of St. George Brewing Company in the garden behind Chowning's Tavern with special musical guest Poisoned Dwarf. Meet the master brewer and sample ten different beers from the brewery. Light fare will be prepared to order at walk-up stations, and is not included in the ticket price.
Sep 25
7:00 PM
Colonial Fondo
Beer, Bikes & BBQ
Kick off the Colonial Fondo weekend right at our newly reopened Chowning’s Tavern and Alehouse. Join Cannondale-Garmin pro rider Ted King for an outdoor evening of good beer, all-you-can-eat BBQ, music, and—of course—bikes. 
Hours of
Operation:
Mon.: 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
Tues.: 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
Wed.: 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
Thurs.: 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
Fri.: 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
Sat.: 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
Sun.: 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.

Chowning’s Tavern is located at 109 E. Duke of Gloucester St. in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Free parking is available in the tavern parking lot located on Francis Street just west of Blair Street any time, or after 5 p.m. in the employee parking lot located on Franklin Street just east of Botetourt Street, accessible from Lafayette Street.

All hours, prices, and menu items are subject to change.
Wheelchair lift available to main level from north entrance of building. Accessible restroom on main level. No elevator; garden dining with no steps, weather permitting; three steps into tavern; partial railing. Located in Historic Area. No accessible parking nearby.