When searching for “local breweries near me,” Fort Lauderdale is full of great options. Surfing various brewery websites is a reliable way to find places to get a pint of your favorite ales, lagers, and IPAs. But, sometimes too many choices can be overwhelming, as well as time consuming. At the Link Hotel, we’re here to help guide you to the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale, including finding the best Fort Lauderdale brewery for you. Check out our list of spots to get a local beer during your trip to the eastern side of Florida.
Choosing Your Favorite Fort Lauderdale Brewery
Opinions on what’s vital to consider a brewery “top-notch” vary from person to person. For one individual, the availability of seasonal beers is make-it-or-break-it. For another, it might be the dog-friendly outdoor patio that catches their eye, especially with the lovely Florida weather. Decide for yourself which of these breweries in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., is your personal favorite.
The 22-minute drive to this Fort Lauderdale brewery is worth it, with 30 rotating taps, a dog-friendly outdoor beer garden, and daily food trucks. LauderAle Brewery is the first nano-brewery in southeast Florida, offering seasonal brews like the “Lourdy Gourdy” with pumpkin and yam flavors, as well as year-round beers such as the “I Got Lost On My Way Here” pale ale and the “C Porter” with coconut. A coastal mural on the side of the warehouse building makes a colorful background for pictures.
Tarpon River Brewing
If you want to go to a brewery first thing in the morning, Tarpon River Brewing is for you. Browse the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus for things like breakfast sammies, hangover fries, buffalo cauliflower, falafel, burgers, and more. Although they have specials every day of the week, Tuesday means trivia, so you can test your knowledge and show off to your travel companions. The 11,000 square foot taproom has space for yard games and dogs to roam the space, making your brewery experience all the better. Local beers on tap include the “Hopsta Luego,” a fruity double IPA, the InZane Lager, and Morning Express Coffee Stout.
Invasive Species Brewing
Forbes mentioned this Fort Lauderdale brewery as one of the top “under the radar breweries” to watch in the United States. Invasive Species grows their own hops for some of the 20 beers on tap. They also have food trucks to supplement whatever flavors you prefer in your pint.
Located the closest to the Link Hotel at just a five-minute drive, Khoffner Brewery prides itself on their self-brewed lagers, ales, and stouts brewed in the appropriate European styles. For example, local beers on tap include the Riot Blood, an Irish red lager; the Rauch, a German lager that means “smoked beer; the Muscles from Brussels, a traditional Belgian tripel; and the Bubble Bath, a chocolate-inspired stout. If Khoffner is your choice for the best Fort Lauderdale brewery, dress accordingly by purchasing a t-shirt, hoodie, or hat.
The Link Hotel
We know that one of these top-rated spots will become your favorite Fort Lauderdale brewery. If you’ve tried all of these and still have a thirst to explore even more during your vacation, check out our website or give us a call at 754-701-1450 for more information about vacations in Fort Lauderdale and accommodations at the Link Hotel.