No matter which way you pour it, Fort Lauderdale has become a craft beer lover’s paradise! We are fortunate to have a vibrant scene of breweries offering a diverse range of flavors and styles to satisfy beer enthusiasts. From hoppy IPAs to rich stouts and refreshing lagers, here are the 10 best Fort Lauderdale breweries, each bringing its unique charm and brews to the table.

Best Fort Lauderdale Breweries

2024 Best Fort Lauderdale Breweries

1. Funky Buddha Brewery

1201 NE 38th Street, Oakland Park

Funky Buddha brought the funk to standard beer offerings in 2010. They were among the first breweries to offer food-infused beers, like a coconut and coffee porter, maple bacon coffee porter, piña colada cream ale and sweet potato casserole. Not feeling funky? Fear not, they have standard beer offerings as well.

2. 3 Sons Brewing Co.

236 N Federal Highway, Dania Beach

Named after co-founder and brewer Corey Artanis’ three sons, this popular spot is appreciated for its intensely flavored, barrel-aged imperial stouts. The wide variety of beer styles, from easy-drinking lagers to intensely fruited sours, means you can find just about anything to pair with your meal or mood.

3. Invasive Species Brewing

726 NE Second Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

Rated by Forbes Magazine as “10 Under The Radar Breweries To Watch In Spring 2019.” Enjoy a wide variety of beers, from fruit-infused sours, to tropical drink-inspired hard seltzers, to easy-drinking lagers, to hoppy IPAs. Oh, and there is a unique museum of natural history there too!

4. Tarpon River Brewing

280 SW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale

Originally a foot horse barn called Snyder Stables back in 1929, Tarpon River Brewing is now a taproom, tasting room, brewery and kitchen. The diverse tap list includes golden ales, hoppy IPAs, dark lagers, big stouts, wild ales and fruited sours.

5. LauderAle Brewery & Tap Room

3305 SE 14th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

LauderAle’s 1,500 square foot tap room was bootstrapped and built by two Fort Lauderdale natives using recycled pallets, railroad ties and shipping containers. The result is an inviting, yet rustic and laid back atmosphere. It feels like hanging out in your best friend’s garage or backyard, but with great beer!

6. Gulf Stream Brewing Company

115 NE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale

This brewery is responsible for the porter, 2022 Best Florida Beer gold medal winner. High demand, small batch releases means you get to enjoy a wide variety of beers. It also means your favorite beer might not always be available.

7. Odd Breed Wild Ales

50 NE First Street, Pompano Beach

If you like sours, Odd Breed Wild Ales if for you! All of their beers are fermented with their exclusive mixed cultures of wild yeast and bacteria. Their focus is creating unique barrel-aged wild ales, many of which include fresh citrus and tropical fruits from Florida.

8. Orchestrated Minds Brewing

803 NW First Street, Fort Lauderdale

This nano brewery specializes in hop-forward IPAs, sours and stouts. They don’t rely on the use of lactose or artificial extracts to achieve notes in their beers. When available, they use locally sourced raw ingredients.

9. Prison Pals Brewing Co. Taproom

3555 N Dixie Highway, Oakland Park

While the brewery is located in Doral, Florida, we get to skip the long drive and enjoy their beers at the Oakland Park, Florida taproom location. Their flagship beers include, “La Colorada” Czech amber lager, “Dorada Pampeana” blonde ale, “D1OS” Mexican-style lager, “Lady Bee” honey ale, and “Mega” hazy IPA. Other offerings, like their smoothie fruit sour series, are beers inspired by a Miami audience.

10. Black Flamingo Brewery

1238 NE 5th Avenue, Oakland Park

Established in 2020 by a husband and wife who love beer, Black Flamingo Brewery offers a range of classic and innovative beers. From light and refreshing to bold and complex, you’re sure to find suds that tantalize your tastebuds. Their taproom features a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff, making it a popular spot for beer enthusiasts.

The popularity of craft beer has soared in recent years, fueled by a growing appreciation for quality, flavor diversity, and the unique stories behind each brewery. Fort Lauderdale’s thriving brewery scene reflects this trend, attracting locals and tourists alike who seek authentic and memorable beer experiences. Whether you’re a seasoned beer connoisseur or new to the craft beer world, exploring the best Fort Lauderdale breweries promises a delightful journey of flavors and discoveries.