Do you love craft beer? Want to sample 30+ beers from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma craft breweries, all in air-conditioned comfort? Then you’re in luck because we’re bringing the Beer Walk back to The Shops at Willow Bend for 2019.
The Plano Magazine Beer Walk presented by Shreveport-Bossier ~ Louisiana’s Other Side combines the two favorite things of any self-respecting Plano citizen: shopping and drinking beer.
Mar 28 5:30-8:30 p.m.
May 23 5:30-8:30 p.m.
July 25 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Sept 26 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Nov 21 5:30-8:30 p.m.
How it Works:
Participants will check-in, grab a collectible glass and sampling map, stroll through the shopping center and enjoy samples of craft brews at 12+ stops. Meet the brewer from featured breweries, as well as enjoy live music, shop from pop-up vendors, score freebies and enter for a chance to win five big prizes at the end of the night. This event is family friendly and guests are welcome to bring their children along to shop. Just be responsible and have a plan for getting home safely!
Bonus! For the May 23 Beer Walk Only:
On May 23 from 7:30–10 p.m. Shreveport-Bossier ~ Louisiana’s Other Side will throw a Mardi Gras in May Block Party outside at The District at The Shops at Willow Bend during the Beer Walk. This free, family-friendly event does not require a ticket to the Beer Walk, but you are invited to join the fun with Shreveport band Alter Ego, beads, king cake and more! This event will be moved inside near Ascension Coffee in the case of inclement weather. More info here >
We will have a limited number of pop-up vendors inside The Shops at Willow Bend during the Beer Walk. If interested, please apply here.
If you are interested in performing as a soloist or duo during the Beer Walk, please apply here.
Businesses interested in sponsoring the Plano Magazine Beer Walk should email .
Photos of the past Beer Walks (scroll to the very bottom for FAQs):
Photos by Tim Sporcic and Jennifer Shertzer
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where exactly is the Beer Walk?
The Shops at Willow Bend
6121 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093
The closest entrance to the Beer Walk check-in area is the new grand entrance at The District.
How much does this cost me?
Tickets are $14 in advance online or $20 at the door. Season passes are available for $56.
How much beer will I get?
Each Beer Walk in 2019 will have a minimum of 12 stops throughout the shopping center. Each stop will pour three ounces of beer for each guest.
When should I arrive?
The beer walk is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. You can check in to the Beer Walk anytime between 5:30 and 8:00 p.m.
What should I bring?
A valid drivers license or government-issued ID with your date of birth on it. Also, the beer walk is a walk, so maybe don’t wear your highest stilettos.
Will all five 2019 Beer Walks be the same?
No, approximately half the beers, as well as the live music and prizes, will change from walk to walk.
Are tickets refundable?
Beer Walk tickets are non-refundable.
Can I bring guests under the age of 21?
The Shops at Willow Bend will be open for business as usual, so yes, your children will be allowed to walk around as your participate in the Beer Walk. Each sampling location will be checking for the “I’m Over 21” wristband before serving.
How do I win raffle prizes?
At 8:35 p.m. at the conclusion of each Beer Walk, participants can turn in their sampling card to be entered in a drawing to win some pretty sweet prizes. Participants must be present to win.
How do I apply for a vendor booth?
Become a pop-up vendor inside The Shops at Willow Bend for a night! Apply here.
I’m upset about something that happened at the Beer Walk. Who can I yell at?
Please send your complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org. Just kidding. Email .