Santiago Craft Beer Guide

SANTIAGO | Santiago doesn’t have a huge craft beer scene, but if you know where to look you’ll be able to try beers from many of Chile’s craft breweries. Despite there being over 150 craft breweries in Chile, it’s not easy to find craft beer in Santiago. Craft beer only makes up less than 1% of beer consumed in Chile and, while the scene is growing, it’s still in its infancy.

Breweries like Kunstmann have been brewing German style beers since 1989 and were one of the first to revive “good beer” in the country. New brewers like Kross, meanwhile, can mix it with the best in the world when it comes to brewing more contemporary, on trend beers. Many of the city’s dedicated craft beer spots offer not only good local beers, but a quality selection of imports from some of the best breweries around the world.

Note that many of the lists on the internet include a craft beer and burger venue called LOOM. We visited and it was fantastic, but unfortunately the venue has since shut down.

Here’s the list of our favourite craft beer spots in Santiago. Is your favourite here?

Also make sure you check out our Beer City Guides list for more ideas on where to find great beer in some of the world’s best cities.

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Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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