Craft Beer Tap House & Nano Brewery
on the Westside of Evansville, IN

About Us

craft beer tap house & nano brewery

located in evansville, iN

We are a small, locally owned craft beer taphouse and nano-brewery that got its start in a barn about 5 years ago. Our love of craft beer led to the purchase of a small home brewers’ system and Barker Brewhouse FKA “Hair of the Dog” was born. After hosting many parties, barbeques, and events, even a couple weddings, we started to dream of opening something on a larger scale. During our travels to other cities near and far it was evident that Evansville needed more breweries, taphouses and the like.

In our taproom, you’ll find a warm and welcoming atmosphere, where friends and strangers alike can come together to relax, celebrate special occasions, play games, enjoy live entertainment and experience a variety of unique beers crafted with care and precision. From classic styles to experimental recipes, we have something for everyone! Whether you’re a seasoned beer connoisseur or just starting your journey, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to guide you through our menu and help you find the perfect brew.

Barker Brewhouse does not have a kitchen, which means our patrons can bring their well-behaved, leashed dogs! Although our brand is centered around our real-life dog and mascot Leo, bringing your dog is not a requirement. The Brewhouse also has a 21 and over section that allows children to enter the family area when accompanied by an adult.

Our passion for beer and the Evansville community extends beyond our taproom walls. We are actively involved in our local community and take pride in supporting local businesses and organizations. Whether it’s hosting a fundraising event for a worthy cause or teaming up with local vendors and restaurants we believe that good beer can bring good people together to create more good in the world!

So come and join us for a cold beer and good times. We can’t wait to share our love of beer with you!


The Barker Brewhouse Team

we have something for everyone

family & dog friendly

From classic styles to experimental recipes, we have something for everyone! Whether you’re a seasoned beer connoisseur or just starting your journey, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to guide you through our menu and help you find the perfect brew.


We are not a full-service restaurant and do not have a kitchen. We do have some prepackaged snack options from local restaurants and vendors.  Guest are also welcome to bring food in with them or have it delivered. We have teamed up with some local restaurants to offer easy ordering and delivery to the Brewhouse.  We also regularly have local food trucks parked at the brewhouse to serve our customers. Food truck schedules can be found on the food truck calendar on the website as well as on our UnTapped and Facebook pages.

Yes! We are family friendly. All minors must always be accompanied by an adult and cannot sit at the bar. Even though we are family friendly, we are not a playground. Please be respectful of those around you who have come to enjoy their time in the taproom.  We offer non-alcoholic sodas and craft lemonades for the under 21 crowd.

Absolutely! Well behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome at Barker Brewhouse! We just ask that you, as a responsible pet owner, know that your dog will be well behaved in social settings with large crowds, other dogs, and children. We offer water bowls for the dogs and also have Barkuterie boards for sale for your dog to enjoy.

Accidents happen… Please be prepared to clean up after your dogs outside in the green areas and in the event of an accident inside.

No. We have several options for non-beer drinkers. We carry a large selection of wines, ciders, seltzers, flavored malt beverages, sodas and craft lemonades.  We do not serve any hard liquor or spirits.

We are a craft brew tap house AND Nano Brewery. We brew our own small batch specialties and seasonal beers. You can always anticipate seeing 2 – 4 of our own beers on draft at a time mixed in with our ever-rotating lineup of guest beers.

The menu section on the website has full beer menu listed that is updated in real time as kegs kick and are replaced with something new. You can also find our full menu on the Untapped app. Here you can follow Barker Brewhouse and be alerted every time we tap a new beer!

Our focus is on craft and import beers but we do carry all typical domestics beers as well. Yes, that includes Busch Light!

No, his name is Leo. We got our name because we are located on Barker Ave.

Our parking lot can accommodate up to 33 vehicles. It does however fill up on some of the busier nights. In the event there are no parking spots available we ask that you please park in the old USI theatre parking lot across the street or on the east lane of Barker Ave just north of the Brewhouse. When parking on public streets please always be respectful of others, especially our surrounding neighbors. Do not block drives or park on any streets marked with no parking signs.

Table space in the taproom operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you’re planning a small party with approximately 5-8 people, feel free to grab an available table or two for your celebration! We kindly request that you show consideration to fellow patrons by refraining from table hoarding, especially during peak times, and please be sure to clean up after yourselves. Your cooperation contributes to a pleasant experience for everyone.
To explore possibilities For Larger Parties, check out the “Rental & Reservations” section on our website.