A Guide to the Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail

Apr 8, 2021

Fort Lauderdale has become a hub for great beer and it has a lively social scene, making it the perfect destination for all types of beer lovers. Whether you're into hoppy IPAs, fruity wheat beers, full-bodied stouts, or unique sour ales, you'll find something to love at Fort Lauderdale breweries. In fact, throughout the Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail, you have roughly 500 different beer options at more than 30 craft brewpubs and nearly 20 breweries.

Some breweries offer guided tours for those interested in learning more about the process of making beer, but of course, if you prefer to just drink it you can find a spot in one of the many open-air patios, beer gardens, and more!

Best Fort Lauderdale Breweries

With nearly 500 different beers to try, some have to be better than others. And while we believe all of the Fort Lauderdale breweries have something unique to offer visitors and locals alike, there are certainly a few that stand out among the rest. If you're hopping along the Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail, or just making a quick stop to grab a pint or a 6-pack to go, make sure to add these breweries to your list.


Located in the Dorsey Riverbend Community, Orchestrated Minds Brewing offers a selection of hot-forward IPAs, stouts, and sours on rotation using locally sourced ingredients. Orchestrated Minds is a community-minded brewery partners with other small businesses in the area, making it a must-visit for those wanting to truly travel like a local.

  • Address: 803 NW 1st St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
  • Phone: (954) 530-6655



Located in the heart of Flager Village, Invasive Species Brewing serves up experimental beers with a focus on juicy IPAs and sour ales. Invasive Species is owned and operated by Florida natives, and you can find elements throughout the tap room and beer flavors that embody the tropical lifestyle. This brewery's tagline is "A Vibe as Original as the Beers," and we couldn't agree more!

  • Address: 726 NE 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33304



LauderAle Brewery is the region's first nanobrewery with 30 drafts rotating through more than 60 craft beers on a regular basis. You'll find just about every type of beer on the menu here, and 5 core brews available at all times. LauderAle Brewery has received awards and accolades at the Great American Beer Festival and more, but the space is inviting and laid-back for beer drinkers of all kinds.

  • Address: 3305 SE 14th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • Phone: 954-653-9711



Tarpon River Brewing is located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale between the Tarpon River and the New River in a spacious industrial building. This gastropub features beer made on-site and a unique menu of beer-inspired cuisine, as well as a kids menu and happy hour specials.

  • Address: 280 SW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
  • Phone: 954-353-3193



Funky Buddha is a large craft brewery with bold flavors and a strong reputation for creative beers. You can get everything here from lagers to a maple bacon coffee stout, to spiked seltzer waters-- which are perfect for hot summer afternoons. You can tour the impressive brewery facility, buy some beer to go, or sit down for a flight and some food.

  • Address: 1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park, FL 33334
  • Phone: 954-440-0046