If you’re in the Windsor/Essex area and looking for the perfect location for a night out, either with that someone special or a good group of friends, look no further! With a great patio, delicious food and quality craft beer, Frank Brewing Co. has you covered!
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One rule that my husband and I instituted early in our marriage was that we would always find time for date night, regardless of how busy life may become. Over the years it hasn’t always been easy, after all, we have some pretty crazy schedules at times, especially me! However, we have always made a point of finding time for that important night out.
Not only is this a great opportunity to catch up with one another, discuss how life has been going (ever feel like you don’t see your spouse for days on end) and simply enjoy one another’s company, but it’s also the perfect time to discover new favourite hang out spots in your own back yard!
Last week, my husband and I decided to give Frank Brewing Co. in Windsor a chance. As many of you already know, my husband is a craft beer blogger over at The Intoxicated Review. In doing this, there are few breweries he hasn’t heard of and this was no exception. In fact, he had reviewed some of the Frank Brewing Co. beers previously and greatly enjoyed them!
It was a BEAUTIFUL day out, with sunshine that easily carried through into the evening making it perfect patio weather. Luckily, the taproom had a nice patio so that we could make the most of it. We were quickly greeted by incredibly friendly staff and never had to wait for service throughout the evening. In fact, it was as if they could read your mind – the moment you found yourself thinking about what you wanted, someone was there to take care of you with a smile.
We went for dinner, having heard great reviews about their food previously. Kicking off the night with an incredibly warm and delicious spinach dip, we then enjoyed the main course – their wild mushroom pizza. I was impressed with the fact that there were a number of vegetarian options available, which is something that we don’t often see when visiting breweries around the province.
The menu describes the wild mushroom pizza as “No sauce but still delicious. Roasted garlic oil, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese and truffle oil.” If you are a fan of both mushrooms and garlic bread, this is a little slice of heaven!
Throughout the time we were there, we also made a point, of course, of trying out a couple of new beer options while we were there. My husband ordered Hibiscus Summer Wheat, a wheat ale with cherries, rose hips and hibiscus and Country Wit a Belgian Wit with a hint of citrus. I was instantly drawn to Sunshine, a New England IPA with tangerine and mango (I LOVE my citrus beers) but also tried Straight Up Lager, a simple and straight forward lager.
Hands down, the winner for me was Sunshine. Not only did I love it’s refreshing citrus taste, ordering a second pint, I also picked up some cans to take home when we were leaving. My husband opted to take home some former favourites, purchasing Simple Man, an oatmeal stout and Smooth Hoperator, an American pale ale.
There were so many incredible food options that Frank Brewing Co. is a win, in my opinion, for both the beer lovers and non-beer drinkers alike. We didn’t even get a chance to dig into their desserts (too full from devouring our pizza), but if they live up to the rest of our experience, they’re likely incredible. The patio is roomy, making it the perfect location to gather a group of friends for a fun evening out. If you’re in the Windsor/Essex area, this is a definitely a must-visit spot!
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16 thoughts on “A Night Out With Frank Brewing Co.”
Awesome Review, I will definitely have to check this place out.
It’s so worth it!
I am not a beer drinker, but my husband is and has even experimented with brewing his own. The way you’ve described Sunshine makes me think I’d try it and like it.
I have a serious love for citrus beers, they are so refreshing. A lot of different craft breweries have experimented with the combination. You should give one a try!
There are many great surprises in store when you visit a brewery! And I don’t mean just the beer- the food can be equally incredible, as you stated. I’ve visited hundreds of breweries and still look forward to my next adventure!
It’s so true, I love visiting our local breweries.
The wild mushroom pizza is enough for me to visit this place!
It was INCREDIBLE! Definitely worth a visit.
It’s been so long since my husband and I have had a date night. We’re just so busy and usually have the kids with us when we go places. This looks fabulous though! We don’t have a Frank’s Brewing Co. Around where we are, but if we did I’d certainly make time to go. Looks like a place we would enjoy. I prefer wine, but will drink beer from time to time. .. I tend to go for the German brands when I do. My husband hates beer. Lol. But he likes the root beer flavored malt liquors and some others along those lines.
My husband is a huge craft beer lover so we often find our way to the local breweries, but I definitely enjoy visiting local wineries as well!
I love pizza! But here in the Philippines the partner of pizza is softdrinks.. But i think having a beer with it is fantastic combination, am i right? Thank you for your review!
We also do that combination, but there is something about pizza and beer – I genuinely believe they are meant to go together hahaha
While I was visiting my friend in Windsor told me that there wasn’t anywhere worth going to there. I’m going to have to inform him otherwise!
There are definitely some great places to check out – I have a whole section here called ‘#YQG’ talking about festivals, events and businesses in the Windsor/Essex area
This brewery sounds amazing. I love wheat beers, stouts and porters. The hibiscus summer wheat sounds right up my alley. Making time for date night is super important in a relationship and I love that you incorporated both of your blogs into it! So cute.
We have fun trying new beers – my husband is more a stouts and porters guy while I gravitate to IPAs and citrus style beers.