Insider’s Guide to Key West Breweries & Distilleries

A burgeoning destination for craft brews and spirits, Key West is home to many up-and-coming breweries and distilleries. Spend an afternoon exploring the top spots in town for signature Key West drinks when you sip your way through some of the best distilleries and breweries in Florida.

Breweries

The Southernmost Brewery

Step through the French doors of First Flight restaurant and discover The Southernmost Brewery. As the name suggests, this Key West brewery is the southernmost brewery in the US. Enjoy their selection of three craft brews — an amber ale, a medium pale ale, and a citrus wheat — while sitting at the famous Crash Bar, named after the seaplane hanging from the ceiling.

 

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The Waterfront Brewery

True to its name, The Waterfront Brewery looks out over the Key West Historic Seaport. Opened in 2015, brewery has made a name for itself by earning several awards for their rotating roster of craft brews. Sip on one of their famous flights and snack on their menu of handcrafted sandwiches or the raw bar, all while taking in the beautiful water views.

 

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Distilleries

Papa’s Pilar Distillery

Inspired by famous Key West resident and acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway, Papa’s Pilar Distillery crafts some of Florida’s best rum. Named for Hemingway’s beloved boat, Pilar, this local distillery can be found in the bustling downtown area of Key West. Stop by and sample their premium rum section and bring home a bottle as a souvenir of your trip.

 

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Key West Distilling

Enjoy an authentic taste of the destination on a visit to Key West Distilling. They offer a variety of spirits including craft distilled rums, vodka, gin, and whiskey, all made on location in Key West. The distillery prides themselves on their island aesthetic, putting time and care into each one of their products. Tasting and tours are by appointment only, so be sure to book in advance.

 

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End your tour of the best breweries and distilleries in the Florida Keys with island flavors cooked up at our own Yellowfin Bar and Grill. Book your stay with us using our Suite Escapes package and receive a $50 daily dining credit.

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