Craft Beer Connoisseurs
Jacksonville has eight local breweries, all stops on the self-guided Jax Ale Trail. Zeta Brewing Co. has a casual beach vibe, where you’ll feel right at home in flip flops and a cover-up. They offer several unique beers brewed right on premises and are one of Jax Beach’s most popular spots for brunch. Engine 15 Brewing offers a tap list featuring many of their own brews, as well as other local and craft brews. They have a pub menu featuring bar favorites like the frito pie or the B-B-Cuban sandwich. Pinglehead Brewing Company is located inside of Brewer’s Pizza in Orange Park. You can pair their bold beers with a hearty Florida Smacker, the personal pan pizza that’s a local favorite. Also on the trail are Bold City Brewery, Aardwolf Brewing Company, Green Room Brewing, Veterans United Craft Brewery and Intuition Ale Works – you can often find different food trucks serving up local fare right outside these breweries.
This brewpub is located in Jacksonville’s Southside and features a variety of fresh seafood, steaks, chicken, salads and pizza. On tap are their award-winning beers like the South Side Pilsner and the Iron Horse Stout. Grab some friends, your brews and some cues and play a game on their championship billiards tables.
This spot is a must for any beer lover passing through Jacksonville. With more beers on tap than almost anywhere in the world (180 and counting) and a selection of 600 different bottled beers, you’d be hard pressed not to find a new, excellent beer to try. Their menu ranges from old-school favorites like Spaghettios and ramen noodles to exotic fare like lumpia or chicken tikka masala to a whole range of creative gastropub concoctions. They even offer a giant turkey leg, a crowd favorite. Open until 3am, this is a great spot for late night eats.
This gastropub focuses on fresh, seasonal, locally sourced and regional cuisine. The menu changes seasonally but you’ll find southern favorites like fried green tomatoes with peekytoe crab salad or pulled pork cornbread. They have a hand-picked beer selection that features the best of local and regional brews as well as craft beer favorites like Ommegang and Southern Tier.