Nothing pairs better with a warm, sunny day by the beach than a crisp, refreshing beer! The best place to enjoy this perfect combination than Fort Lauderdale, Florida! The “Venice of America” is home to countless local watering holes, so come thirsty! Below, we’ve compiled just a few of our favorite breweries in Fort Lauderdale. For more local recommendations, be sure to access our complimentary Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide! It’s packed with our favorite restaurants, activities, events, and more.
Some of the Best Breweries in Fort Lauderdale
Nearly gone are the days of watered-down booze in tacky, mass-produced cans. They’ve been replaced with an era of smooth, barrel-aged porters in sleek tulip glasses, IPAs with tongue-in-cheek names, and frothy key lime pie sours. These are two sides of the same coin, and no matter which type of beer you prefer, you’ll love Fort Lauderdale’s selection of breweries. Here are some of the most noteworthy spots to get your frosted-glass fix!
3305 Southeast 14th Avenue
This cleverly named nanobrewery is the first of its kind in Fort Lauderdale. LauderAle is a favorite of both craft beer enthusiasts and Friday-night crowds looking for backyard games and food trucks. Though you’ll find plenty of tasty, handcrafted beers here year-round, LauderAle offers limited edition holiday brews, too.
The Riverside Market
608 Southwest 12th Avenue
Though it doesn’t quite match the description of a craft brewery, The Riverside Market is serious about high-quality local beer. Fort Lauderdale natives know that this no-frills spot is more than a downtown gathering place—it’s an institution! If you’re looking for an off-the-wall bottle that’s hard to find, you’ll most likely find it here. Simply stroll in, peruse Riverside Market’s wall-to-wall refrigerator filled with more than 500 bottled beers, and enjoy (responsibly). You’ll also find full lunch and dinner menus here!
Funky Buddha Brewery
1201 Northeast 38th Street
If you’re searching for a popular spot with an Instagram-worthy brewery-meets-restaurant floor plan, look no further than Funky Buddha in Oakland Park! In addition to a large tap selection of local beers, you’ll love this place’s spacious back patio (complete with Giant Jenga and cornhole), acclaimed food, and vibrant atmosphere.
26° Brewing Co.
2600 East Atlantic Boulevard
Staying near Pompano Beach? Try 26° Brewing Co.! Here, you can relax with a uniquely flavored craft beer (like the popular grapefruit IPA), listen to some live music, and even hang out with your dog! This brewery is one of Fort Lauderdale’s most pet-friendly places, so be sure to bring your favorite 4-legged friend along for an evening of fun.
Bring a Growler Back to Your Private Vacation Rental!
Don’t let the fun end when you leave your one of these Fort Lauderdale breweries! Why not bring some of your new favorite beer to your private vacation rental at the end of the day? Staying in a Fort Lauderdale Stays property is the perfect way to see the city through the eyes of a local. Skip the cramped, impersonal hotel room and instead opt for a spacious home complete with all of the essentials. Our rentals even come equipped with premium amenities like heated pools and complimentary Starbucks coffee. Our properties are perfect for everyone: Couples, pets, families, and friend groups!