While at Deer Run Resort you will have many options nearby for beer, liquor and wine purchases to bring back to the campsite. Likewise, you can also purchase from our locally produced, family owned breweries and wineries in Elkader. Looking for a destination in the beautiful countryside of Clayton County and the surrounding area? Plan a day trip to a vineyard or brewery and enjoy a leisurely day with friends or family. Grab your designated driver and enjoy the tasting!

Head Out for Some Drinks

There are loads of options when it comes to finding libations for the evening. From Elkader wineries, to breweries, to liquor it’s all here!

Or Bring Them Back with You!

Don’t feel like having to find a DD to bring you back to camp? No problem! Hit up the local liquor store and bring some back with you.

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Wine & Liquor

Great River Road Wine Trail

If wine is your preference, don’t miss the Great River Road Wine Trail! Their motto is ‘Great River… Great Wineries… Great Memories’. With eight Upper Mississippi River vineyards and over 100 wines to choose from you’ll have plenty of selection to sample. Choose your favorite vintage and bring a few bottles back to the campsite for a special evening, as well as some to take home as a memory of your trip.

Website: Eight Great River Road Wine Trail Wineries

Elkader Pit Stop

While you’re in town be sure to hit up Elkader’s premier liquor store, Elkader Pit Stop! They’ve got all of your basics from bud light to bubbly, as well as an amazing assortment of wines and liquors from all over the country.

Address: 200 W Bridge St
Phone: (563) 245-2787


If you’d like to get out and explore the area around our resort, a day trip to a local brewery is a great way to see the countryside and enjoy a brew at your destination. Get to know these local brewers and sample their varied offerings. Some are close-by, some are a short day trip away. We’ve included the approximate driving time to the location so you can plan your day to visit one or more of these great local breweries.

Deb’s Brewtopia

Address: 106 Cedar St. Elkader, IA (in town)

The Old Man River Restaurant & Brewery

Address: 123 A St, McGregor, IA (~15 min)

Guttenberg Brewing Company

Address: 530 S 1st St, Guttenberg, IA (~20 min)


Address: 146 2nd St NE, Dyersville, IA (~50 min)

PIVO Brewery

Address: 101 Huber Dr, Calmar, IA (~45 min)

Franklin Street Brewing Company

Address: 116 South Franklin Street, Manchester, IA (~40 min)

Pulpit Rock Brewing Company

Address: 207 College Dr , Decorah, IA (~60 min)

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Address: 310 College Drive, Decorah, IA (~60 min)

Jubeck New World Brewing Company

Address: 115 W 11th Street, Dubuque, IA (~60 min)

Third Base Sports Bar And Brewery

Address: 500 Blairs Ferry NE, Cedar Rapids, IA (~90 min)

Quarter Barrel Arcade And Brewery

Address: 616 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA (~90 min)

Lion Bridge Brewing Company

Address: 59 16th Avenue SouthWest, Cedar Rapids, IA (~90 min)

Big’s BBQ and Brew Pub

Address: 124 2nd Avenue NW, Mount Vernon, IA (~90 min)

Big Grove Brewery

Address: 101 W Main Street, Solon, IA (~90 min)

SingleSpeed Brewing Company

Address: 128 Main Street, Cedar Falls, IA (~90 min)


After a kicking back a few cold ones at the campsite it’s hard not to build up an appetite. Luckily the hospitality of Elkader knows no bounds! There are plenty of great option for delicious meals at an Elkader sports bar, pub, or local eatery. The locals will be more then happy to you find a bite to eat!

Plenty of Options for everybody

Breweries, Wineries, & Liquor Stores in Elkader

We’re sure that no matter what you’re looking for you’ll find it here in Elkader. From breweries to wineries to liquor stores, there are plenty of great options when it comes to finding adult beverages in the area, and you are more than welcome to bring them back to your campsite with you!

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