Posted in: Living Posted on: Jul 22nd, 2016

Grab a Beer or Coffee at These Local Chester Businesses

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Are you renting in Chester? Are you totally new to this beautiful and historical city? A great way to get to know your new community is by checking out its local restaurants and businesses. Supporting small businesses in your hometown is beneficial to both you as the customer and the hardworking people who own these establishments. It keeps the city vibrant and full of unique, local attractions that help fuel the economy. Keep Chester teeming with local businesses by stopping at one of the great breweries, bakeries, or coffee shops that are run by your neighbors.


Brew is one of the best breweries in town. It not only offers a great beer selection but also has lots of outdoor seating for when the sun in shining. And this place isn’t just for drinks. Brew also serves lunch and dinner in true gastropub style. All of the food is made from scratch, and people can’t stop raving about the burgers. Come hang out in the warm, laid-back dining room and take advantage of the daily specials. On Monday, Brew offers half-off burgers, and on Wednesday, you can grab a half-price growler to take home. If you’re looking to try a wide array of the house-brewed beers, order as many four-ounce pours as you like. Just make sure that one of them is the mead, which locals say is a must-try.

Demolition Coffee

Demolition Coffee is an industrial-chic cafe offering espresso drinks, breakfast, sandwiches, and salads. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill coffee shop. Its owners completely restored a beautiful, historic building and turned it into a hip coffee shop that all the locals rave about. It’s set up with lots of tables for eating and working at, but there’s also a lounge at the front for those looking just to chat or read a book. Plus, the service is fantastic. The employees are known to be friendly and very quick with their service. Sip on the signature drink, the Wrecking Ball. This sweet, massive beverage boasts blended vanilla ice cream, chocolate, and espresso. Need some food to go with it? A house favorite is the Bipski Avocado, which consists of egg, cheese, avocado, and tomato piled onto an English muffin. For something lighter, try Isabel’s Oatmeal, to which you can add dried fruit, brown sugar, nuts, or banana slices, all at $0.25 apiece.


Bliss is a custom cake boutique, and it’s truly a local gem. The owner is known for taking great pleasure in showcasing her style and philosophy about the art of making cakes in all of her creations. She concocts any sort of dessert and design that will fit your exact needs, no matter the occasion. She makes celebratory cakes, wedding cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops. She even does the most detailed and whimsical children’s cakes with themes ranging from Sesame Street to Cinderella. And on top of all of that, she has a huge list of cake flavors to choose from—more than a dozen in all.

These are just three of the fantastic local businesses you can support in Chester. Take a walk around your city and find some more today.