Fort Myers is riding a wave of tasty craft beer joints in beautiful waterfront settings in Southwest Florida. Pull up a bar stool as we teach you the best places to raise a frosty mug of beer and plan your Fort Myers brewery tour.
Florida is a beer destination. There are more than 250 craft breweries located across the Sunshine State, and some of the best are right here in Southwest Florida. Planning a Fort Myers brewery tour is a great way to sip some local flavor. Can’t miss breweries in Fort Myers include Fort Myers Brewing Company, Port Ybel Brewing Company, and quite a few others.
Ready to pick up a glass and say “Salud” to the best brews in Southwest Florida? Follow along our Fort Myer brewery tour and get ready to enjoy some of the best sips in the state!!
Fort Myers Brewing Company
Voted the best large brewery in Florida in the 2016 Best Florida Beer Competition, Fort Myers Brewing Company tops the list of craft beer breweries to visit while you are in town. This brewery offers a variety of beers that include the flagship Gateway Gold and the Tamiami Tan. Top your night off with a Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter that you won’t forget. The beers pair nicely with a variety of weekly events that include everything from food truck rallies to trivia nights.
Fort Myers Brewing Company was the first craft brewery to open in Lee County. Since opening its doors in 2013, the brewery since established itself as one of the region’s favorite places to grab and enjoy the social atmosphere.
Fort Myers Brewing Company is located at 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive in Fort Myers. The brewery opens every day at 2 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. on weekends and at 8 p.m. throughout the week.
Old Soul Brewing
You want to check this brewery out because the name alone is cool, right? Once you step inside Old Soul Brewing, you’ll be impressed with a menu of beers that vary from Chai How Are You (yes, this beer is infused with chai tea) and a killer Comb Over Honey Ale. Old Soul Brewing also offers guest taps of great craft beer from around the country and music and other events to enjoy your beers with.
Bury Me Brewing
Who doesn’t want to visit a Fort Myers brewery that has a skull logo and an option to rent a hearse on its web site? Yes, you can rent a real hearse that will arrive at your party equipped with the beer of your choice. You can also enjoy a variety of beers with skull labels in one cool bar setting.
Point Ybel Brewing Company
Point Ybel Brewing Company’s craft beer brewery and tap room, known as Hurricane Hole, offers delicious beers six days a week. This beach-themed watering hole is the perfect place to relax with a brew with friends or even make new friends as you enjoy the music and atmosphere.
In fact, Port Ybel Brewing Company is locally known for live music and special events. You’ll find musicians taking the stage here almost every weekend, special “Sip and Flow” yoga events, food truck visits, and other happenings here every single week.
Their tap list of beers includes cool beers like an Irish Whiskey Oak stout, Blood Orange Passion Fruit Sour ale and a Snook Bite IPA.
You’ll find Port Ybel Brewing Company at 16120 San Carlos Boulevard in Fort Myers. Hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the week and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends.
A very popular beer and burger eatery in historic downtown Fort Myers, Ford’s Garage has 15 beers on a rotating tap and more than 150 lagers, IPAs, stouts, ales, ciders and more. The service-station themed restaurant and bar is actually licensed by For Motor Co., which means car lovers will be awestruck with the cool memorabilia and even cool cars (think classic Model A’s and Model T’s) that adorn the restaurant. Even cooler? The chain of restaurants that are popping up in Southwest Florida are an ode to Henry Ford’s winter estate in Fort Myers. Enjoy a craft beer while you peruse the six-page glossary of beer styles on the back of the menu to plan your next beer order.
Ford’s Garage definitely has a presence around Florida. Out of the restaurant’s 25 locations, 20 are in the Sunshine State. In fact, you’ll even find a few places to enjoy this car lover’s paradise in Southwest Florida. Visit the Fort Myers downtown location at 2207 First Street or head over the Estero location at 10801 Corkscrew Road. Hours at both locations are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Coastal Dayz Brewing Company
Looking for a place to relax and spend an hour or two unwinding with a great brew? Consider planning a stop at Coastal Dayz Brewing Company on your Fort Myers brewery tour. This microbrewery downtown is known for its housemade staples like Seaz the Day IPA, Pirate’s Porter, and Wannabe Blonde. You’ll also find a few guest taps featuring other Florida beers.
Want a bite with your beer? You’ll also find that some of the region’s favorite food trucks frequent the brewery. Food trucks making appearances here feature street food favorites, tacos, pizza, and other perfect pairings.
Another fun thing about Coastal Dayz Brewing company is that this brewery is Fido-friendly, which means well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome onsite.
Ready to make a sudsy stop here? Coastal Dayz Brewing Company is located at 2161 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers.
Millennial Brewing Company
There’s something about enjoying a great beer for a good cause. This might be what makes Millennial Brewing Company stand out on your Fort Myers brewery tour. Since opening its doors in 2017, Millennial Brewing Company as helped more than 250 local charities.
Beers brewed on-site and on tap have unique names that will resonate with and amuse members of the millennial generation. The brewery’s Dino DNA and Clever Girl brews will sound familiar to Jurrasic Park fans; the pale lager Spruce Bigelow might bring a laugh to comedy fans.
Prefer cider over beer? The taps frequently feature favorites from famed 3 Daughters Brewing from St. Petersburg, Florida. Their Key Lime and Rosé Apple ciders are popular across the Sunshine State.
Millennial Brewing Company is located in Downtown Fort Myers at 1811 Royal Palm Avenue.
Palm City Brewing Company
Palm City Brewing Company’s slogan is “Pints in Paradise” and it’s easy to see why. The tasting room here features 15-20 taps that rotate with IPAs, pale ales, porters, sours, and specialty beers. And beer lovers from around the country agree they’re all delicious. However, Palm City might be best known for its brews Hazify (NEIPA), Last Laugh (IPA), City Juice (NE style IPA), and San Carlos Proper (ale).
Each day of the week is special at Palm City Brewing Company. Tase special release beers on Tuesday, enjoy a burger and a pint for just $10 on Wednesday, show off your knowledge at trivia night on Thursday, sip from special can releases on Friday, and more.
Palm City Brewing Company is located at 7887 Drew Circle in Fort Myers. Hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday; 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday; and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Looking for More Great Beer in Fort Myers?
A Fort Myers brewery tour gives you a great way to try all kinds of local brews. But they aren’t the only places where you can find cold beer on tap in Fort Myers!
There are a few other watering holes in town with beer selections that won’t disappoint:
- World of Beer: World of Beer is a local favorite with a great selection of regional, national, and even international brews. Find World of Beer in Fort Myers at 10041 University Plaza Drive.
- City Tavern: City Tavern has been a favorite Fort Myers spot for great drinks and great nightlife for more than 20 years. This neighborhood bar has a great selection of draught and bottled craft beers. Find City Tavern at 2206 Bay Street in Fort Myers.
- 10 Twenty Five: 10 Twenty Five is one of Fort Myers’ most popular gastropubs known for good drinks and great food. They might be most famous for craft cocktails, but craft beer lovers won’t be let down. Find 10 Twenty Five at 33 Patio De Leon in Fort Myers.
With so many great places to enjoy great beer, you surely won’t go thirsty when you’re visiting Fort Myers.
Florida Beers to Enjoy in the Sunshine State
Florida is home to more than 250 breweries, which means the Sunshine State just might also be a beer state. You’ll find other beers brewed in Florida at many different bars and restaurants in Fort Myers and beyond. A few Florida beers to try when you’re visiting the Sunshine State include those from Swamphead Brewery, Funky Buddha, 3 Daughters Brewing, and Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company.
Swamphead Brewery, located in Gainesville, Florida, is known across the state for its great beers. In fact, we’ve seen Swamphead beers as far south as Miami, with several bars and restaurants serving Swamphead across Southwest Florida. Favorite brews from Swamphead are made year-round and include Big Nose IPA, Midnight Oil Coffee Stout, Wild Night Honey Cream Ale, and others.
Funky Buddha is one of the biggest breweries in Florida. You’ll find beer from here across the country, but it might taste best here in the Sunshine State. The brewery started out in Boca Raton, but has since expanded to its current headquarters in Oakland, Florida. Favorites from Funky Buddha include Floridian Wheat Beer, Hop Gun IPA, and Last Snow Coconut and Coffee Porter. Funky Buddha also recently entered the hard seltzer game with a new line of spiked sparkling waters.
3 Daughters Brewing
3 Daughters Brewing, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, is best known across the state for hard cider. In fact, 3 Daughters Brewing has won both national and regional accolades for its brews and taprooms. You can sample beers and ciders from 3 Daughters at many locations in Southwest Florida and around the Sunshine State.
Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company
Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company is a Central Florida staple. You’ll find taphouses in Deland, Orlando, and Port Orange, but its reach extends across the state.The original brewery opened in Deland in 2014 and Persimmon Hollow has since become a star in the Florida beer scene. Favorites from Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company include Daytona Dirty Blonde (blonde ale), Beach Hippie (American IPA), and Blood Orange Wheat (wheat beer).
Take a Fort Myers Brewery Tour
Just how popular is the craft beer scene in Fort Myers? Popular enough to have its own brewery tours. If you’re seeking to sample all of the above Fort Myers watering hole spots, take a Fort Myers brewery tour to enjoy them all. You might consider starting with the Southwest Florida Ale Trail passport!
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Rent a Boat
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