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Decipher Brewery

Walk-ins Welcome and Plenty of Parking


Veterans Brad, Scott, and Megan Burton built Decipher out of their passion for brewing. Bringing their dream to fruition by putting together this community gathering place right in the heart of Charlottesville. 

Drop by for some award-winning craft brews or while you are here sample some ale from the Babington Project, a barrel aged beer series named for Sir Anthony Babington, known for developing a cipher for Queen Mary of Scotts to plot Queen Elizabeths assignation. Drink and discover the intriguing code-breaking story behind the names of each of these brews.   

Bring a picnic or order from your favorite pizzeria to enjoy with your beer. While there is no food available, Decipher does encourage patrons to bring food or order delivery from nearby restaurants. There is plenty of seating inside and outside of the taphouse. Outside seating has covered and uncovered options and for those colder days or evenings three smokeless firepits are also available to enjoy. 


Mystery and Intrigue

Decipher the label! Brewery proprietors combine their love of beer and their background in cryptography to give patrons a fun and interactive experience unraveling coded labels and other fun puzzles.

Smokeless Firepits?

Enjoy basking in the warmth of an outdoor firepit while sipping your bourbon barrel-aged Karabash. Smokeless firepits burn warmer with less smoke making cozying around the warm blaze a more pleasant experience.


Outdoor games and darts are staples at Decipher. However, Cricket is another matter altogether, in other words, let the games begin! Cricket tournaments are played and celebrated with food trucks, prizes and of course beer.
Flights $13.50
Monday 3 - 9
Tuesday 3 - 9
Wednesday 3 - 9
Thursday 3 - 9
Friday 2 - 10
Saturday 12 - 10
Sunday 1 - 8
Tours: Reservations Required


OFFERINGS:By the Pint | Flights | Food Trucks | Open Late | Seasonal Live Music
TOURS:Reservations Required
GROUNDS:Games | Outdoor Deck | Picnic Grounds | Views
GOOD FOR:Couples | Families | Large Groups | Pet Friendly | Students & Parents | Wheelchair Access



Decipher Brewery
1740 Broadway St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 995-5777