Craft Beer

The movement of locally crafted beer has exploded in Kansas and Hays is no exception. Browse the extensive beer lists here to pair perfectly with your meal.

Gellas - Craft Beer Goes Here

Gella's Dinner & Lb. Brewing

Walk into the tap room of Gella's Dinner & Lb. Brewing and let the World Championship banners tell you how good they are at brewing beer.
Defiance Brewing- Prarie Land Delight

Defiance Brewing

An expanded tap room and an ever-changing lineup of brews makes Defiance the perfect way to cap off your day.
Trio Tap House - Beer

Trio Tap House

You don't have to travel to other states (or countries) in order to sample the best craft brews outside of Kansas thanks to the long, long list of craft beer available at Trio Tap House.

Hays Traditions

If you want to eat where the locals go, and have for decades, here are three you need to try.

Taco Shop

Taco Shop

Multiple generations of Hays citizens have enjoyed Taco Shop as their go-to Mexican food fix. Try a borracho, trust us.
Als Chickenette Sign

Al's Chickenette

Take a picture of the iconic Al's Chickenette sign and then pull up to the table and try the best fried chicken you will find in Kansas.
The Golden Q Sign

The Golden Q

Come to The Golden Q and you won't be disappointed. Fill yourself up with a Hangover Burger, fries, and, because you deserve it, a side of corn nuggets.


If you love simple food done in bold ways that you have never experienced before, these are three restaurants that you need to try while in Hays.
Paisley Pear Cafe - Summer Sandwich

Paisley Pear wine bar, bistro and market

This small cafe's will always be serving  just what you are craving thanks to a menu that changes based on the season.
Professors Sign


A staple in the Hays community has returned to its roots with a farm-to-table model that will give you the freshest meal in town.