Frequently Asked Questions
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We are located in the Ice House complex at 217 S Liberty St #105, close to the corner of S Liberty St and W Bruce St in Harrisonburg, Virginia. When driving South on S Liberty St, we are on the right just before you reach the Harrisonburg Farmers Market at Turner Pavilion on the left and the Daily News Record on the right. Pale Fire Brewing Company is at the end of a paved turnaround We are walking distance from all the shops and restaurants that downtown has to offer.
Hours of Operation
We are a tasting room for a production craft brewery so we don’t have a kitchen or full menu. We sell Route 11 Potato Chips (Mount Jackson, VA). Flavors offered are Lightly Salted, Sweet Potato, Dill Pickle & Mama Zuma’s Revenge.
Our location does not offer much private parking, but there are plenty of options within walking distance. If walking is an issue, we have a paved turnaround in the front where you can drop off passengers at the door. All city owned parking is free, but time-limited. The nearest parking for the Tap Room is available at:
- Ice House 30 Minute Parking (127 W Bruce St)
- Municipal Lot (between S Liberty St & S Main St)
- Parking Deck (between W Water St & W Bruce St)
- JMU Ice House Lot (164 W Bruce St), not available Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm
Dogs are welcome at Pale Fire on our outdoor patio. We ask that anyone with a furry friend enters the patio using the stairs on the south side of our space, and take a seat at one of the tables on that half of the patio. We offer table service so you don’t have to worry about leaving your pet unattended while getting a beer.
For the safety and comfort of all our customers, dogs must be friendly to humans and other dogs. They also must be on a leash and under their owner’s control at all times.
All the folks at Pale Fire love dogs, but we understand that not everyone feels the same. For that reason dogs and other pets are not allowed inside the Tap Room. This prohibition does not apply to service animals assisting individuals.
Growlers & Beer To Go
You can take Pale Fire beer home with you in one of our 64oz logo growlers! Already have a growler? We’ll fill most 64oz or 32oz growlers you bring with you. Discount fills available: Mon-Thurs 4-6pm | Fri-Sat 11am-2pm | Sun 1-9pm
We currently do not bottle any of our beer, but plan to offer single bottle and 6-packs in the Tap Room in the future.
Purchase a Keg
We sell kegs out of the Tap Room, but as of right now we can’t guarantee a specific style or size. If you are interested, please contact our Tap Room at (540) 217-5452.
Private Events & Large Group Reservations
Interested in having your next event or gathering at Pale Fire? We can accommodate and assist in the coordination of large gatherings or private events for groups as large as 140 people. Find more information on our Event Rental & Reservations page. For any inquiries regarding the Tap Room, including private events, please contact us.
Yes! If you’d like to try everything we brew or you just can’t decide on one then you can get a flight! All our beers are available in individual 4oz sample pours or a flight of five beers (4oz each) of your choice. 10oz and 16oz pours are also available.
We don’t currently offer tours of the brewery, but you can see most of our operation from the Tap Room through three large windows. Tours will be starting soon on Saturdays and Sundays!
We aren’t actively booking bands for live music in our Tap Room and any performances up to this point have been exclusive to special events. Any future live music or events can be found on our Events page or on Facebook.
The soundtrack to our Tap Room is a selection of playlists with 96 songs each. We challenged our friends to select 96 (and only 96) of their favorite tunes and create a playlist specifically for use at Pale Fire. Needless to say, we were pleased with the results. Follow us on Spotify and listen for yourself!
Tap Room Hours
Monday4pm - 11pm
Tuesday4pm - 11pm
Wednesday4pm - 11pm
Thursday4pm - 11pm
Friday1pm - 12am
Saturday1pm - 12am
Sunday1pm - 9pm