Breweries to Visit Around Fort Lauderdale
With plenty of breweries to visit around Fort Lauderdale area, we narrowed our list down with some tips from a friend. Our trip to Fort Lauderdale was a long weekend for a concert at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. This gave us an opportunity to stay close to the beach, so we took it.
Day One of Brewery Visits
If you are looking for some breweries close together, then our our first day is a great option.
Our first full day in Fort Lauderdale, Matt and I headed to visit some breweries. Even though I had worked on a list of places to check out, we headed to Invasive Species on the recommendation of Victoria, one of the bartenders at our local Wolf Branch Brewing.
After giving some brews a taste, I settled on the Slamber, which is an amber ale. Matt liked the Warehouse, a Belgian saison, best. Invasive Species has an open concept sitting area, with a long bar. Having both enjoyed the beer and experience, we hope to get back again. We see why Victoria told us to check this place out.
Laser Wolf isn’t a brewery, but a craft beer bar. You’ll find rotating craft beers on tap, along with a large selection of bottled beers. This place was also recommended to us by Victoria, and it’s a short walk from Invasive Species, which was another reason we decided to visit both places.
In a historic building along railroad tracks, the walls are filled with all kinds of art. Kind of made me feel like I was in a pub you’d find walking around a small town in Ireland or England. Also, with a motto of “Yes Beer No Jerks” these are my kind of people!
Day Two of Brewery Visits
On concert day, we head out to Khoffner Brewery first. This was our favorite brewery on the trip. We loved everything about this place. The atmosphere, location, history, and of course, the beer.
Khoffner is currently closed, because they are in the process of relocating. They have been working on an upgraded location, that will also include food options, and give them more space to create. Since atmosphere was one of the things we liked most, we hope their new place will keep that special appeal.
You can read our full review of this German rooted brewery.
Next, we stopped at Funky Buddha to meet up with the rest of the couples going to the concert with us. Funky Buddha Brewery is the largest tap room in South Florida with over 20 draft beers. It’s also one of the larger craft breweries in Florida who distribute canned brews. Therefore, we were familiar with some of the beer they had on tap.
To me, Funky Buddha was just like walking into any kind of chain sports bar. Wide open, big bar, but when you’re with friends, it’s all good. I did really like the outdoor seating area that overlooked the railroad tracks.
As for the brews, Matt was a big fan of 42 Truths, which is a collab with Tap 42. Beers I liked were Eternal Summer, a blonde ale, and Floridian, a German-style.
Final Thoughts on Breweries to Visit Around Fort Lauderdale
To sum it up, there’s never enough time in a day. We certainly hope to get back down to Fort Lauderdale area, because there are a couple more breweries we’d like to visit. If you have the extra time, you may want to check out these other breweries:
Please share your experiences at any of these breweries with us!
Visiting Central Florida? Check out which breweries we recommend:
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50 thoughts on “Breweries to Visit Around Fort Lauderdale”
The historic building looks cool
I just wish I had learned more about it while we were there.
what a cool and fun way to explore a town!
We enjoy it!
Not really big on beer but those looks mighty tasty ?
Many breweries have wonderful food too!!
I’ve never done a brewery visit, but they look like a lot of fun! I’ll have to add it to my list of things to try. Thanks for sharing!
We love talking with the bartenders, and meeting others! It’s a fun way to spend the day!
You can’t go wrong with either a brewery or with Fort Lauderdale! We will definitely check these out when we are there next 🙂
So true!! The mornings were for walking on the beach!!
I always like the souvenir glasses. Looks like you had a great time!
We’ve bought plenty too!! Especially when they have a cool logo or tagline.
What concert? lol now im curious
LOL!! We went to see Hall & Oates/Train!! So good!!
Breweries are a great way to experience a city. I always get the best recommendations of the local area from workers at breweries.
Same for us!! They know they best places to visit and dine!
Totally saving this for the next time we are cruising out of Fort Lauderdale! Great list.
Thanks!! Enjoy, and can’t wait to hear what you think!
My husband would love going to Fort Lauderdale just for this brew ‘fest’ weekend. My kids may have other plans though. I guess it means we need to call in the grandparents from Ocala.
Yes!! Drop the kids in Ocala, and take a couples weekend!
You guys hit a lot of great breweries, it looks like. I’m not a big beer fan, but always love the atmosphere and camaraderie at breweries.
We’ve found some great places, that’s for sure. And I agree the atmosphere is more of what makes us want to go back!
What a great list! I can not wait to try them!
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
I didn’t know there was so many breweries in Fort Lauderdale ! Sounds like a fun adventure!
Yeah, and this is only some of them.
I think my husband and I need to come visit you. He’s all about craft beers while I like what I call the craft beers on training wheels (the lighter beers).
You definitely need to come visit!! We would have a blast!
I live in Asheville, NC, a spectacular craft brewery destination. I’m not a beer snob though so I would love to check out these Ft. Lauderdale breweries! Looks like fun!
Someday we will make it up to your neck of the woods!! We’ve heard great things about Asheville!
What a fun way to check out Fort Lauderdale! Laser Wolf sounds cool. I love historic buildings.
It’s a great mix when the brewery is in a historic building. We love them too.
Sounds like you had a great time visiting the breweries. Thanks for sharing
We enjoy it!
How cool. My boyfriend and I love to find all the breweries about we are making quite the list of breweries here in San Diego actually. Should we find ourselves in ft Lauderdale I will be checking these out!
So many breweries are popping up everywhere! Our list is ever growing!
My sisters would love to hang with you at the breweries. They love doing it. I think they were at some new ones in Boston yesterday.
Fun!! I bet breweries in Boston are a blast!
I am not a beer drinker, but this looked like an interesting tour that I might enjoy going on. Lots to learn!
The atmospheres are typically a lot of fun, even if you’re not drinking beer!
Wow, there are a few Breweries there. I like that you were able to scout them out for us ahead of time!
Hey, happy to help. : )
My husband would love this! Thanks for sharing. Will have to check it out when we are in Ft. Lauderdale!
Happy to help!
I’m not a beer drinker myself, but looks like you guys had an awesome time!
We did have a great time!!
Funky Budha is a favorite of mine
I see why!
Been awhile since I have visited any breweries in South Florida but I love this travel guide.
Thanks!! Happy it’s helpful!
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