If you are a beer lover like us, then you'll love this blog post. Orlando has so many craft breweries in the city. They all have their own unique style and take on beer. There's nothing like enjoying a cold one on a hot Florida day. That's why we've created a list of the best Orlando breweries this city has to offer!
You haven't been to Winter Garden if you haven't been to Crooked Can. This is a local brewery built inside of Plant Street Market, an indoor artisan market. We love grabbing a beer here after the farmers market and checking out all of the local shops and food. They have a huge selection of craft beers, our favorite being Mr. Tractor. You can sit indoors or grab a table in their outdoor patio. They host huge events throughout the year that brings tons of people together to enjoy good beer. It's definitely one of our favorite breweries in Orlando.
Monday - Sunday - 11AM-10PM
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.
The views alone are worth a visit to this Ivanhoe brewery. There's something about sipping a beer while watching the train go by that's so relaxing. I came here for the Guavacation (a guava beer) and it did not disappoint. If you have a taste for sours, then you'll love it!
As far as date nights go, I would say this place is more casual. It's the place you go to if you just want to meet up for a drink last minute. Right next to the brewery there's a slope that leads up to a parking lot. It overlooks the train track. We went up there and watched as the sunset and trains rode past us. It's such a beautiful hidden gem, I would've missed it if we didn't explore around the area.
Monday - Thursday 4pm-10pm
Sideward Brewing Co.
Every date night has its own vibe. Sometimes we want to go somewhere intimate and sometimes we prefer the more social scene. This brewery fits somewhere in the middle of that spectrum.
It's pretty small but a cozy place to hang out with friends, drink some good beer and have some meaningful conversations. You can tell this is the spot to come to after work or on the weekends to wind down. My dark side loves the grim reaper decor hanging throughout the place. This spot is anything but dark though, it's very lively with people enjoying each others company with a good craft beer in hand.
If there's a cider on the menu, I have to get it so I ordered the Mango Cider (so good). It was the perfect blend of sweet and light. Duncan got the Punks in the Waiting Room which is a light house lager, something we usually go for.
Monday & Wednesday Closed
Tuesday & Thursday 3-10pm