Basic City Beer Co.

1010 E Main St, Waynesboro
(540) 943-1010

Recent Reviews

Charlie Strauser

Can’t wait to get back to Virginia and stop at Basic City. Having had an both an excellent and a subpar brewery experience in Arizona this weekend, I thought of some memorable brewery visits from the last year and Basic City stood out. We travel a lot and breweries are our treat. We don’t do movies or fancy dinners, but we’d like to think we can spot a good brewery and Basic City checked a ton of those boxes. Good beer, good environment (try the award winning Basic Ought). Details are a bit foggy as it was this past July but if you’re in the area and looking for a brewery, definitely check out Basic City.

Tiffany Niehl

It had been 3 years since we had been, and the beer does not disappoint! Staff was super friendly!However....It needs mentioning that the food was incredibly disappointing. French onion soup-1/4 of a cup, brisket sandwiches full of the fat, no brisket and lacked flavor. It was shocking. Next time we will bring our own food!

David McKeever

This place is Great and will soon become a favorite for my wife and I to go. The beer selection is top notch, the staff is young and super friendly as well as very knowledgeable of there selections. We will come with our dogs next time and enjoy a day sitting outside, enjoying the beer, the atmosphere and some time with great, local people! Love you guys!


One of the best breweries we visited while on a tour with a group of 12 (11/19/2022). The staff was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere and building were very good. Food was delicious. Keep up the good work

Kristina I.

Great beer, good food, dog friendly - what more could we ask for!? We came here after some hiking in Shenandoah.

chris blanchet

Love the beer and the atmosphere! I give both 5 stars. The food however is completely a different story. I ordered BBQ beef brisket. It was sooooo bad! No flavor and cold! Then they give you a pathetic hand full of chips. Why bother even offering food? They do such an amazing job with beer. But fall flat on their face when it comes to food. Obviously, ownership does not taste their own food!

Patrick French

This brewery is absolutely full of children. I have never seen anything like it. Millennials, stop bringing your kids to a beer joint. You put lip stick on a pig, its still a pig and however you dress it up, this is still a beer joint. Take your kids to the park. People who can drink beer aren’t there to hear kids squealing, playing and running. Owner make it 21 or older to enter please, it won’t affect your business.

robert r.

The last three 3 times we've been there the food is getting worse and worse, we waited over an hour for a crappy pizza , degornio would have a lot better and the beer is not far behind in quality and taste. Guys you need to get your act together and quick. The combination of the two are going to put your company out of business. On there on Saturday , the woman and man behind the bar you had to call them to get a beer, way to much bullshitting between the people working there and ignoring their customers. I think your brewery is starting to walk a fine line toward destruction.

Walt O.

Great beer choice lots of indoor fun space, wall sized TVs, great food menu, nice helpful staff!

Jonathan Norris

The Basic Ought Dark Lager blew my mind. So much flavor but still smooth and easy to drink. Great IPAs as well they have tons of IPAs

Gary Henderson

Being that my Great Grandfather built the metalcrafters factory it has changed a lot. It is really nice, great band, fantastic food and outstanding service people! Everyone was nice, helpful and going out of their way to make your experience a good one. They also are pet friendly and that means a lot to me. Great job guys!

Forrest Cory

Favorite craft beer in Central VA! Love their Baby Bask, Taco IPA, and almost everything else they make. The venue itself is “rustic - modern” - cool indoor area with a few arcade and billiards games and picnic tables and big TV screens. You now order food at the bar and pick it up when it’s already around the corner. Very pet friendly and the outdoor seating is plentiful and lots of great parking around back. Highly Recommended!

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Wesley Glass

Great Food and very friendly staff!

Robert Stoufer

Great beer and food. First time there was trivia night—every table was full, and the outdoor environment was very pleasant.

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