Best Reason to Drive to Akron for a Drink

The Hoppin' Frog Tasting Room

Staff Pick

Much like the Fat Head's tasting room in Middleburg Heights, the Hoppin' Frog Tasting Room in Akron is in a non-descript strip of storage facilities and warehouses. But step inside and you'll find a cozy tasting room where you can find a huge array of the brewery's wonderful libations. The place features "hoppy hour" every weekday from 3 to 7 p.m. The brewers occasionally visit the tasting room and you can often sample "test batches" of suds the guys are developing in the "lab." While they don't fill growlers, you can drink bottles on site or take 'em to go. The place also offers a "Hoppin' Frog Rare & Vintage" list as well as a guest bottle list. And you can order from a limited food menu too.

1680 East Waterloo Rd., Akron, 234-525-3764,