From Beaches to Beer in Northeast Florida

Find out about the top restaurants, bars, and breweries where golfers can go to grab a craft beer!

What pairs better with golfing on a sunny Florida day, then a refreshing local beer? The craft brewing scene in Northeast Florida is bursting with flavor and unique twists on traditional favorites. Below are a few of the top restaurants, bars, and breweries where golfers can go to grab a craft beer, plus recommendations for which brewers and flavors to look for.

Where to Grab A Beer Near Amelia Island, FL

If you’re playing at Amelia River Golf Club, then plan your post-round happy hour for the River Bar & Grille’s relaxing patio. For golfers finishing up at Oak Marsh, visit the Falcon’s Nest at the Omni Resort for excellent drink selections plus a great burger.

Top Craft Beers to Try 

You can’t go wrong with First Love Brewing’s Sunrise . . . Sunset, an American Blonde Ale that’s hopped with a fruity aroma but light and refreshing for a balanced taste. For a completely different spin, try Mocama Beer Company’s “The Cosmico,” a fruit-forward IPA with a slightly toasty malt backbone that tones down any bitterness.

Where to Do Happy Hour In Clay County, FL

Clay County golfers love throwing a few back with friends at Eagle Landing Golf Club’s on-site restaurant, The Landing Bar & Grille. For more casual fare, head to Talon’s Restaurant at Eagle Harbor Golf Course. 

Top Craft Beer to Try 
When you order, look for selections from Pinglehead Brewery, especially the Imperial Red. This beer pours a clear red body with an off-white colored head. It’s dry-hopped for subtle floral flavor and has a smooth caramel backbone to it.

Where to Grab A Beer In Jacksonville, FL

Unwind after your game at The Hills Grill at Hidden Hills Golf Club, which offers casual dining and local beer selections. The Bar at Bent Creek Golf Course also boasts a casual atmosphere and a selection of rotating taps.

Top Craft Beers & Tours to Try 

Intuition Ale Work’s is a local favorite and widely distributed throughout Northeast Florida. Try their 1-10, a 6.7% ABV West Coast IPA that packs a ton of flavor! If you’d like to get out and visit a few local breweries in Jacksonville, grab a brewery passport and hop on the Jax Ale Trail. Get your passport stamped along the way for a chance to win free Jax Ale Trail prizes and gear. Go Tuk’n Tours also offers guided brewery tours for your group.

Where to Do Happy Hour In Palm Coast, FL

Celebrate a day well spent by heading to Hammock Beach Resort’s Loggerheads Gastropub & Cigar Bar.  Their extensive drink list and luxurious environment are perfect for kicking back and lighting up a stogie. 

Top Craft Beers to Try  

Sample The Weekender from Stilt House Brewery, with its solid malt backbone and smooth finish touched by the gentle aroma of Amarillo hops. If you’re looking for a thirst-quencher after a warm day, try the 5% ABV Berry Wheat ale by Palm Harbor Brewery.

Where to Grab A Beer in St. Augustine, FL

If you’re playing the King and Bear course, then head over to  AJ’s Kitchen & Cocktails for fantastic food and drinks. The Legends Grille at Slammer & Squire also offers a glass-enclosed restaurant and outdoor patio, where you can enjoy your drinks along with breathtaking views of World Golf Village

Top Craft Beers to Try  

For citrus fans, the Orange Amber Pale Ale from  Ancient City Brewing Taproom gives you a blast of sweetness quickly followed by malty caramel notes and restrained hoppy bitterness. For a lighter taste, try the Palace Pale Ale from Dog Rose Brewing Company. This light-bodied, single-malt Pale Ale is brewed with Crystal Hops for easy-drinking plus a hoppy zing.

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