A Beer Lover's Guide to Orlando Breweries

Local craft breweries in Orlando make for a great date night because of the approachable atmosphere and variety of options. Plus, many Orlando breweries have live entertainment and special events.

My husband and I went to a brewery for our first date, and went on to get married at a local brewery, too. And now that we have a son, breweries in Orlando continue to be a place we love to visit, as a family as well as on date nights.

This guide to Orlando breweries starts off with breweries located near downtown Orlando followed by breweries located elsewhere in Orange County. Then, I've listed practically every single brewery in the Central Florida area.

Updated May 2024 by Meghan Roth

New Breweries in Orlando

  • Twelve Talons Beerworks – Boutique craft brewery, cidery, and meadery located in the Milk District.
  • Celebration Brewing – Independent craft brewery, and elevated gastropub located in beautiful Celebration, FL is currently in soft opening. *Grand opening date coming soon!

If the kids need to come along, check out our list of Kid Friendly Breweries in Orlando.

Local Orlando Breweries

Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company

111 W Georgia Ave, DeLand, FL 32720
persimmonhollowbrewing.com

Persimmon Hollow is in beautiful, historic downtown DeLand. My husband and I have lots of fond memories of spending time in downtown DeLand together, and Persimmon Hollow is a big part of those memories. This craft brewery makes some quality brews, many inspired by the local area.

DOWNTOWN ORLANDO BREWERIES

Ivanhoe Park Brewing

1300 Alden Road Orlando, FL 32803
ivanhoeparkbrewing.com

Ivanhoe Park Brewing pays homage to Orlando, and specifically the Lake Ivanhoe area in which it is located.

Here you'll find plenty of beers inspired by the local area like Park Hopp'r, which may sound like a Disney theme park-inspired beer, but actually pays tribute to all of the wonderful neighborhoods with the word park in them like Winter Park, College Park, and so on. This Orlando brewery is most well known for its tribute to Joyland, an amusement and recreational park that was located in this part of Orlando in the early 1900's.

There is a large indoor taproom and a lovely covered outdoor patio too, with a regular rotation of visiting food trucks. Check out fun events, like outdoor movies, artisan markets, and brewery yoga for more date night fun. You can also find Ivanhoe Park Brewing beers on tap at Orlando's new Beer Spa.

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company free outdoor movies
Catch free outdoor movies on Friday nights | Image credit: Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company

Ten10 Brewing Company

1010 Virginia Drive Orlando, FL 32803
ten10brewingcompany.com

Ten10 Brewing Company's fun, approachable atmosphere is elevated by the presence of a vinyl record player and a never-ending supply of good tunes. Sometimes craft breweries can be intimidating. But the staff at Ten10 approaches everyone with warmth and friendliness. I felt perfectly comfortable at Ten10 even though I am not a super-knowledgeable beer nerd.

There are events hosted each week (including a running club on Tuesdays), and an on-site kitchen so you can pair yummy food with your beer.

Orlando breweries with food - Ten 10 Brewing Company
Image credit: Ten 10 Brewing Company

Brew Theory

400 Pittman St, Orlando, FL 32801
www.brew-theory.com

Brew Theory is a large contract brewing facility located in a warehouse, which means beers from craft breweries around the country are actually brewed here. The taproom has a variety of fresh craft beer from multiple breweries that use Brew Theory's facilities alongside Brew Theory beers.

You would never imagine that a swanky sushi lounge is part of this facility. Sushi Saint is a new downtown Orlando restaurant attached to the Brew Theory space. Enjoy sake-based cocktails, Brew Theory brews fresh on tap, and delicious sushi hand rolls.

Chef Makes Hand Rolls at Sushi Saint Downtown Orlando Restaurant
Chef Makes Hand Rolls at Sushi Saint Downtown Orlando Restaurant – image by Dani Meyering


NEWS!
A Brew Theory Marketplace food hall in the works for Apopka, Florida. The 12,000 square foot space opening in the new Apopka City Center will house Greater Orlando’s favorite restaurant concepts, a full liquor bar, Brew Theory taproom and various retail tenants. It will also feature exquisite landscaping, a beer garden, tremendous outdoor seating and indoor seating.

*Bonus Idea: Check out Orlando's first meadery, Zymarium Meadery. Zymarium offers 20+ meads made in-house at their Mills50 location, that are sourced from as many local sources as possible. Zymarium typically likes to source its honey within two hours of Orlando to ensure that the money goes back to growing local hives and the bee population.

More Downtown Orlando Breweries

ORLANDO BREWERIES OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN

Tactical Brewing Co.

4882 New Broad St, Orlando, FL 32814
www.tacticalbeer.com

Located in picturesque Baldwin Park, craft beer fans will love Tactical Brewing Co.'s creative styles of beer and artistic beer labels. But the best thing about this Orlando brewery is that it is veteran-owned. When my husband and I visited, he loved the props and creative use of tactical gear in some of the décor.

Each weekday you can enjoy a different event, including trivia on Wednesdays and a run club on Thursdays. Check out the brewery's website for the full schedule.

Tactical Brewing - Orlando Breweries guide
“Mo Muggles Mo Problems” Butterbeer inspired Sour Ale | Image credit: Tactical Brewing

Crooked Can Brewing Company

426 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
crookedcan.com

Crooked Can in Winter Garden is one of the most iconic craft breweries in Central Florida. Not only is their beer widely distributed and loved, but Crooked Can also has one of the best atmospheres. Located at Plant Street Market, Crooked Can is part of an indoor/outdoor market full of local food and beverage vendors that is fun to stroll before grabbing a delicious craft beer.

The indoor taproom has a great atmosphere, but the outdoor beer garden is hard to beat. Enjoy live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday while sitting outdoors. There are lots of events throughout the year so be sure to check the calendar.

Plant Street Market Winter Garden
Image credit: Plant St. Market

NEWS! Crooked Can is opening a second location in Minneola! The new facility will be nearly four times as large as the brewery’s flagship location in downtown Winter Garden. The new facility will also include a stage for live entertainment, an outdoor beer garden, and food hall. Construction is expected to start in summer 2024.

Hourglass Brewing – Two Locations

480 S Ronald Reagan Blvd Ste 1020, Longwood, FL
2500 Curry Ford Rd #4, Orlando, FL 32806
hourglassbrewing.com

Many people like to credit Hourglass Brewing with ushering in the craft beer movement in Orlando, myself among them. I've been visiting Hourglass Brewing since they were located inside a small home on 434 in Longwood. Years ago they moved to a larger taproom, with a second taproom that focuses on their sour beers.

The brewery has since expanded to include a second location in Orlando's Hourglass District.

I love the art shows that are hosted throughout the year at the Longwood location and all the movie nerd décor. Their events throughout the year, at both locations, are some of the most fun offerings at any craft brewery in Central Florida, so be sure to check their schedule.

Guide to Orlando Breweries - Hourglass Brewing (Hourglass District)
Image credit: Hourglass Brewing

More Orange County Breweries

Guide to Orlando Breweries - Ravenous Pig Beer Garden
Beer Garden at The Ravenous Pig | Image credit: The Ravenous Pig

Orlando Area Taprooms

Taprooms in Orlando go hand-in-hand with breweries. While taprooms do not have brewing on-site, they often serve a large variety of local craft beer, plus delicious food. Perfect for beers and grub.

  • Gravity Taproom – Gravity Taproom is located on Orange Avenue near downtown Orlando and has a great selection of craft beer, sourced locally and abroad. They also have house-made Neapolitan-style pizzas and shareable food items available.
  • GB Bottle Shop & Tasting Bar – Located just north of Downtown Orlando in Ivanhoe Village, GB's Bottle Shop specializes in craft beer, wine, and meads. They offer 20 beers on tap, along with a selection of cans and bottles available.
  • Pour Choice Taphouse – Pour Choice in Mills 50 is a self-serve taphouse with 50 rotating taps that feature beer, cider, mead, wine, and sake.
  • Thirsty Topher – The Topher offers 24 beers on tap, along with a selection in cans and bottles, plus a handpicked selection of red and white wines. They don't serve food but are connected to Ziggies where you can pick up personal-sized thin-crust pizzas that hold a unique combination of flavors topped with house-made ingredients.
Gravity Taproom glass of beer and Mount Arugula salad
Gravity Taproom Beer and Mount Arugula Salad – image by Meghan Roth

BREWERIES TO EXPLORE OUTSIDE OF ORLANDO

Bowigens Beer Company – Two Locations

1014 FL-436, Casselberry, FL 32707
3801 Avalon Park E Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828
www.bowigens.com

Bowigens in Casselberry is the epitome of a neighborhood brewery. The taproom is small and intimate, full of friends gathered to celebrate a love of great beer. You'll find some of the most creative and delicious craft beer in the Orlando area at Bowigens.

While there is no kitchen, there are multiple restaurants located in the same shopping plaza as Bowigens that offer takeout. Outside food is allowed in the taproom. Check out the brewery's website and social media for the latest events and beer releases.

This successful local brewery now includes Avalon Park, with more space, and nearby food.

Bowigens Beer Company flight at Casselberry Taproom

Oviedo Brewing Company

1280 Oviedo Mall Boulevard #1095, Oviedo, FL 32765
www.oviedobrewingco.com

Oviedo Brewing Company, located in the Oviedo Mall, offers Seminole County residents a fantastic place to grab craft beer and delicious food. The inside taproom and dining room are spacious and ideal for dates, gatherings of friends, and family-friendly fun.

A small outdoor patio is available as well. The beer is delicious and locally inspired, but the food is a surprise star too. My husband and I have indulged in burgers and flatbreads here and have yet to be disappointed.

Sanford Brewing Company – Two Locations

400 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL 32771
160 Independence Ln Suite B, Maitland, FL 32751
sanfordbrewing.com

As you might imagine, Sanford Brewing Company got its start in historic downtown Sanford. Its original location on Sanford Avenue is loved by many for its indoor / outdoor taproom and dining room. Sanford Brewing Company now has a second location inside the Maitland City Center, a mixed-used development that my husband and I love to visit. There's always a great variety of craft beer, and we've never been disappointed in any of the beer we've tried.

If you decide to visit the Maitland location, I recommend grabbing food next door at Houndstooth Kitchen. You can walk over and order a beer from Sanford Brewing as you enjoy the delicious sandwiches made at Houndstooth.

Image credit: Sanford Brewing Company

Deviant Wolfe

121 W 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771
deviantwolfebrewing.com

Deviant Wolfe is a brewery that epitomizes how connected to the community craft beer can be. This small business loves giving back by sponsoring multiple charity events throughout the year as well as hosting special events. The taproom is comfortable, a little masculine, and a great place to hang out and enjoy the unique atmosphere of historic downtown Sanford.

Deviate Wolfe offers all of its own unique craft beer, plus occasional varieties of kombucha and guest taps too. A new food menu, including options for kids, is a great addition to this local brewery.

Beer Yoga | Image credit: Deviant Wolfe Brewing

Orange County Brewers

1117 International Pkwy suite 1701, Lake Mary, FL 32746
theocbrewers.com

What started as downtown Orlando's only craft brewery is now a beloved brewery in Lake Mary. This location also serves as a Tin and Taco location. My husband and I love pairing their tacos or Mex Fries with Orange County Brewers' great beer. Happy hour is available on weekdays, there is live music on the weekends, and during the week you can partake in bingo and trivia nights. Besides beer, there is a full bar, and a nice outdoor patio.

If you are traveling to or from Orlando, the Orlando International Airport location in Terminal C is now open!

Orange County Brewers and Tin & Taco | Image credit: Dani Meyering

More Seminole County Breweries

White pizza and craft beer at Alestone Brewing Company in Longwood
White pizza and craft beer at Alestone Brewing Company in Longwood | Dani Meyering

Volusia County Breweries

Central 28 Brewing Company

Lake County

Suncreek Brewery in Clermont
Suncreek Brewery

Related: A Date Day Trip to Historic Downtown Clermont


UNIQUE BEER EXPERIENCE: MY BEER SPA

It would be remiss of me to overlook the Beer Spa located on South International Drive, near the attractions area. This unique spa is earning rave reviews from beer lovers (including myself) around Central Florida. Cheers!

MORE IDEAS

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