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Proudly serving the Clifton community quality coffee, beer, cocktails, and more.


Check out our menu and seasonal specials: see coffees, sandwiches, drafts, and more!


Looking for something to do in Clifton? Check out our events page for our regular events.


The art around our shop? Yeah, you can buy it! Check out our gallery here.

Contact Us

Want to talk to us about events, art, or anything else?? Visit our contact page


The Upside Story

Our coffee journey began over a decade ago, and we quickly learned that the best coffee experience not only requires high-quality coffee , experienced staff, and quality equipment; it requires a strong focus on creating a welcoming and uplifting environment.  This realization (and the fact that one owner was known to frequently ask, "what's the upside?") led us to the concept and name for this coffeehouse, The Upside Brew!


We blended the coffee shop vibe with a full bar focused on craft beer!! Our hope is that we can truly brighten your day by serving only the best artisan coffee, craft beer, wine and cocktails in an inspirational environment.  We want to be your all-day getaway or home away from home, a place you can come to get stuff done.

Ethically Sourced, Locally Roasted

Our year-round roasting partner, Pneuma, sources raw coffee directly from farmers around the world when market conditions allow. This helps farmers from developing nations get fairly paid for their work and experience a better quality of life,  which in turn incentivizes the best production of quality coffee.  It's a symbiotic relationship between roaster and farmer that ensures we serve the highest quality coffee possible.

We carefully select all of our roasting partners, making sure their ethos aligns with The Upside Brew's strong belief that fair wages and safe labor conditions are essential business practices (and not a marketing gimmick.) We currently source from the artisan roasters below; stop by to see who's brewing!

What's On Draft?

The taps of Upside feature a rotating selection of local, domestic, and imported beers to suit whatever taste you might have. Check out our current tap options below, and be sure to look back for new options!

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West Coast IPA - Rhinegeist

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Pumpkin Spice

Cider - Downeast

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Zombie Dust

Pale Ale - 3 Floyds Brewing

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Pilsner - North Coast Brewing

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Doom Pedal

White Ale - 50 West


Lager - Pabst Blue Ribbon

All-Day IPA

Session IPA - Founders


Seasonal Lager - Great Lakes Brewing

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Happy Amber

Seasonal Ale - Madtree Brewing

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Belgian White

Wheat Beer - Blue Moon

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