It all started on the Kentucky River where Johnnie Allman served his cousin’s Joe’s Snappy Cheese at the historic Driftwood Inn. Today, the Beer Cheese Trail consists of thirteen stops (plus the annual Beer Cheese Festival) – each offering their own unique and delicious selections. No beer cheese in the world is more authentic than the kind made on the Beer Cheese Trail. It all started here!
Get started by grabbing an official Cheese Log at participating restaurants or at our Visitor Center located at 2 South Maple Street, Winchester, KY 40391.
- Order any beer cheese item from the menu.
- Experience the unique and delicious flavors!
- Have your Cheese Log officially stamped or track your progress on your mobile device by using our FREE Tour Winchester app and clicking on the Beer Cheese Trail icon.
- Repeat steps 1 – 3 at a minimum of seven restaurants on the Beer Cheese Trail.
Return your Cheese Log to the Winchester-Clark County Tourism office for a FREE T-shirt! Become a Beer Cheese Ambassador by conquering all fourteen stops and receive a T-shirt, a “cheesy” award, and be entered into a drawing to become a future Beer Cheese Festival Judge!
Restaurants & Events on the Beer Cheese Trail
Due to Covid-19 or other factors, it’s always a good idea to call ahead to make sure each stop on The Beer Cheese Trail is open!
836 Bypass Road
Signature dish: Beer Cheese Nachos
The Engine House Pub & Pizza Parlour
9 West Lexington Avenue
Signature dish: Beer Cheese Hot Brown Pizza
Full Circle Market
1988 Bypass Road
Signature dish: Fetaweizen Beer Cheese
Gaunce’s Deli & Café
845 Bypass Road
Signature dish: Kentucky Hot Ham & Beer Cheese
Hall’s On The River
(REOPENING SUMMER 2021)
1225 Athens-Boonesboro Road
Signature dish: Beer Cheese Soup & Beer Cheese Burger
JK’s At Forest Grove
4636 Old Boonesboro Road
Signature dish: Beer Cheese Platter with chips, pickles and more
Loma’s at the Opera House
103 South Main Street
Signature dish: Shrimp and Beer Cheese Grits
Pilot View Mini Mart
7695 Ironworks Road
Signature dish: Steak and Beer Cheese Omelet
(OPENING JULY 2021)
220 Athens Boonseboro Road
Signature dish: The Grilled Beer Cheese Mely
31 East Broadway
Signature dish: Beer Cheese Philly Steak
Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill
923 Bypass Road
Signature dish: Beer Cheese Quesadilla
Beer Cheese Festival
2nd Saturday of June