Nestled next to the scenic Flint Hills, Emporia is quickly becoming recognized as a place for adventure. Visitors will find a vibrant downtown with a unique vibe. An eclectic mix of boutiques, restaurants, specialty shops and nightlife create an atmosphere not found in many cities this size.
Whether you are wanting to get on your bike and explore hundreds of miles of scenic roads and trails, see a show, or be wined and dined in one of our many independent restaurants, breweries, or winery, Emporia has the adventure for you.
Emporia was founded as the first dry city in the world, but has thrown off that Carry Nation mindset. Radius Brewing Company is the city’s first brewery since prohibition, and has been recently voted best brewery in the state. With a large menu of ales, lagers and porters, there is always something new to try.
And what pairs better with a Radius brew than one of their wood-fired brick-oven pizzas? With a rotating Chef’s menu that typically features fresh seafood, steaks and pastas, Radius Brewing Company is a must-stop restaurant for anyone visiting Emporia.
Emporia’s newest brewery, Bent Star Brewing, makes small batch speciality beers. These unique brews can be found in local taverns and restaurants.
Twin Rivers Winery and Gourmet Shoppe is in historic downtown Emporia and is located above an old speakeasy. The gourmet shoppe specializes in fine cheeses, olive oils and local Kansas products and is a truly unique experience by itself. Twin Rivers’ first wines and meads will be released this summer. Made with locally sourced honey and grapes, these handcrafted wines will make Twin Rivers Winery an Emporia destination.
Our independent brewers and winemakers are just a few of the people that contribute to the eclectic cuisine of Emporia. Come adventure in Emporia and find out more at visitemporia.com.