No matter where you stay or play in Orlando, chances are a delicious craft brewery is nearby (Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company pictured).

Orlando loves beer — and the rise of microbreweries makes us love it even more. In fact, Orlando visitors and locals enjoy beer so much that over the past decade, dozens of acclaimed craft breweries have popped up to slake our thirst with new options debuting regularly.

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As a result, it’s easy to build a day trip — or even an entire vacation — around bespoke breweries in Orlando with amazing ales, superb stouts and other killer concoctions. Bottoms up!

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Breweries in Orlando & Orange County

The following breweries are in the City of Orlando and Orange County, and they are all delicious.

Bowigens Beer Company

Avalon Park & Casselberry

If you believe that brewing is an art form, you’ll find kindred spirits at Bowigens Beer Company, about 30 minutes northeast of Orlando’s tourism districts. Specializing in innovative, creative beers using the best possible ingredients, the Bowigens team only brews concepts that they’re passionate about — and their passions are delicious.

Year-round beers that are available from their taproom include a citrus pale ale, a milk stout, a peanut butter Hefeweizen and even a cream ale. You’ll also discover seasonal surprises depending on the time of your visit, such as raspberry ales, a Belgian-style Tripel and a Christmas porter. The original Bowigens in Casselberry is close to several restaurants, and guests are always welcome to bring something to eat. Their new location at The Marketplace at Avalon Park, east of downtown Orlando, is part of a brand-new food hall, ensuring plenty of pairing options when you visit.

Broken Strings Brewery

Parramore District

Located in downtown’s Parramore District close to Inter&Co Stadium, which is home to the MLS’ Orlando City Soccer Club and NWSL’s Orlando City Pride, Broken Strings Brewery produces distinct lines of beer on a rotating, three-barrel system.

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Sample as many as 12 different taps, including output from both in-house producers and some special guests. Drafts can be taken home in 32-ounce bottles, and you can also choose from Broken Strings’ selection of bottled and canned beers, ciders and wines.

Orlando International Airport - Cask & Larder restaurant
Cask & Larder at Orlando International Airport

Cask & Larder

Orlando International Airport

The James Beard-recognized husband-and-wife team of James and Julie Petrakis are two of Orlando’s most acclaimed chefs, and you can taste their creations at The Ravenous Pig, a MICHELIN Guide Bib Gourmand in Winter Park, and The Polite Pig at Disney Springs®. Cask & Larder used to be a standalone restaurant in the same building currently used by The Ravenous Pig — but the name lives on at its location inside Orlando International Airport.

Offering year-round flavors such as Belgian-style farmhouse ales and wheat beers, blonde and amber ales, porters, and IPAs, Cask & Larder Brewery applies innovative techniques tempered by meticulous care. They also offer a rotating selection of seasonal beers. And given that this brewery offers exceptional food, there’s no fear of going hungry.

Crooked Can Brewery beer
Crooked Can Brewing Company in Winter Garden Near Orlando (©Crooked Can Brewing Company)

Crooked Can Brewing Company

Winter Garden

It could be argued that Crooked Can Brewing Company is the heart of Winter Garden, a charming, historic community about 30 minutes west of downtown Orlando and 25 minutes north of Walt Disney World® Resort. The reason being, Crooked Can anchors Plant Street Market, which houses an eclectic collection of eateries and retailers and is the centerpiece of the city’s main strip, Plant Street.

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Then again, maybe we’re just promoting Crooked Can as Winter Garden’s heart because we really like their beer. No matter your preferred style — stouts, Irish reds, lagers, IPAs, Belgian ale or others — Crooked Can probably brews a version. And their offerings go great with food from Plant Street Market’s vendors, including barbecue, donuts, sushi, pizza and pierogis.

Gatlin Hall Brewing

South Orlando

Located east of the Holden Heights neighborhood and south of downtown Orlando’s SODO District, Gatlin Hall Brewing pairs draft brews with wines, ciders and a hearty selection of whiskey. Chill on their outdoor patio, which is family and pet friendly, and enjoy drafts that include lagers, pale ales, IPAs, wheat beer and more.

Gatlin Hall also serves food from three local concepts, including Da Kine Poke, Frenchy’s Wood-Fired and Willy’s Original. Best part is, they all go nicely with the brewery’s creations.

Half Barrel Beer Project

Southwest Orlando

Just 10 minutes from Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando, Half Barrel Beer Project takes pride in its unique, half-barrel brewing system, which produces smaller quantities and allows beers on tap to be changed out more frequently.

In addition to making its own beer, the microbrewery and brew pub brings in suds from other local producers. Half Barrel Beer Project is also a bottle shop, carrying a selection of rare beers from across the world.

Hourglass Brewing

Orlando & Longwood

Hourglass Brewing’s original location is a 240-seat taproom in Longwood, about 25 minutes north of our main tourism districts. It’s decorated with nostalgic remembrances and the work of local artists, plus a variety of table-top and console games for free play. Appropriately enough, a second location can be found in Orlando’s Hourglass District just east of downtown, adjacent to Curry Ford West Main Street.

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Hourglass’ brews include saisons, imperial stouts, sours, ales, Belgian quads and more. Grab a cold one and relax on the dog-friendly patio, or take a peek behind the glass-walled brewhouse to observe the daily process.

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company tap
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village Main Street District

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.

Ivanhoe Village Main Street

An independent craft brewery and tasting room, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. is an anchor of the popular Ivanhoe Village Main Street district, less than 10 minutes from downtown Orlando. They take spiritual guidance from a long-gone Orlando amusement park called Joyland, which used to be located on the shores of Lake Ivanhoe.

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Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. has a dedicated fan base thanks in part to innovative brews made with quality ingredients and names that evoke Orlando’s spirit, such as Park Hopper Golden Pilsner (referencing Orlando neighborhoods such as Thornton Park and College Park, not theme parks), Joyland American IPA, and Bungalow Belgian Witbier. The staff is also committed to educating the public about the joys of craft beer.

Motorworks Brewing interior seating
Motorworks Brewing in Downtown Orlando

Motorworks Brewing

City District

After seven years of brewing acclaimed craft beer in Bradenton on Florida’s west coast, Motorworks Brewing has finally opened a taproom and brewery in downtown Orlando. The new location features a seven-barrel brewhouse with 15-barrel tanks for onsite production, ensuring plenty of volume for award-winning brews like Adoptable Lager, Pulp Friction® Grapefruit IPA, Midnight Espresso Coffee Porter® and more.

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In addition to offering 24 of their acclaimed drafts on tap, Motorworks’ Orlando location boasts more than 30 packaged beers, wine, a robust kitchen menu and even a full liquor cocktail menu. Motorworks Orlando is also dog friendly with an open-air deck out back, so feel free to stay awhile.

New York Beer Project exterior
New York Beer Project in Winter Garden Near Orlando

New York Beer Project

Winter Garden

Celebrate the Big Apple’s rich brewing history at New York Beer Project, a glorious re-creation of NYC’s famous Atlantic Garden Beer Hall circa 1892. Savor their brews, including flagship offerings like NY Amber, Cerveza, Orlando Lager and more, plus seasonal selections, as you drink and dine in the splendor of electric gas light chandeliers, chestnut trees, rich interiors and their signature, copper-clad New Yorker Bar.

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Speaking of dining, New York Beer Project’s award-winning beer pairs perfectly with their savory, NYC-themed dishes, all designed to transport you to a simpler time when people gathered together after a hard day to celebrate good beer, good food and good times with friends and family. You’ll find them in Winter Garden.

Park Pizza & Brewing Company beer taps
Park Pizza & Brewing Company in Orlando’s Lake Nona Community (Tavistock Restaurant Collection)

Park Pizza & Brewing Company

Lake Nona

Few things go together better than pizza and beer. Minutes from Orlando International Airport, Park Pizza & Brewing Company serves up wood-fired pizza and house-brewed suds, plus a sense of neighborhood pride in Lake Nona.

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Whether inside their dining room, at the bar or on their patio, you’ll find a place to grab a bite and a pint, watch the game, hang with your kids and catch up with friends. It’s also a great base of operations for exploring everything else there is to see and do in Lake Nona.

Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co.

Downtown Orlando

Founded by two best friends with a shared passion for American- and Belgian-style craft ale, Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co. opened for business in DeLand back in 2014 and has since expanded to downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Heights neighborhood. In addition to a core lineup of brews that include stouts, IPAs, porters and Belgian Dubbel, they also offer one-offs, seasonals and specialty beers.

Persimmon Hollow’s beer is so good that some of its brands are sold in cans at retailers throughout Central Florida. They also offer a curated selection of wines, and the downtown taproom hosts a full schedule of recurring events such as bingo, yoga, trivia and more.

Redlight Redlight Craft Beer in Audubon Park
Redlight Redlight in Orlando’s Audubon Park Garden District

Redlight Redlight

Audubon Park

There are a lot of tasty reasons to visit Orlando’s trendy Audubon Park Garden District, about 15 minutes from downtown, and this local haunt is one of them. Redlight Redlight spent nearly a decade building a reputation as one of the top craft beer bars in the nation before becoming a full-fledged microbrewery.

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In addition to house originals, several other craft breweries are represented on any given night, ranging from native Florida brewhouses to eclectic imports for more than two dozen choices. And that selection pales in comparison to their extensive, 20-plus-page list of bottled and canned beers, ciders, meads and wines, presented as a book complete with chapters.

RockPit Brewing in Orlando’s SODO District

RockPit Brewing


RockPit Brewing’s motto is “You’ll dig our beer,” and for good reason. Their taproom boasts 20 drafts with a huge variety of in-house crafted beer and hard seltzer waters. In addition to three to five IPAs on any given visit, you can also look forward to sours, Belgian and German beers, lagers, pilsners and more. Plus, you can get them to go courtesy of RockPit’s online store.

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While you’re there, you can also dig into some hot and fresh Cecil’s Texas Style Bar-B-Q courtesy of an exclusive menu developed just for beer-lovers. You’ll find RockPit in our SODO district, just south of downtown.

Sideward Brewing

The Milk District

Sideward Brewing is in The Milk District neighborhood, minutes east of downtown — right next door to a great source of cold sandwiches and subs, Stasio’s Italian Deli & Market. (And yes, the two businesses’ offerings perfectly complement each other.)

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In addition to being a well-regarded brewery with a solid lineup of popular beers, the family-owned Sideward serves hearty pub fare out of its onsite kitchen. What’s more, its three co-founders grew up in Orlando and are excited about leveraging their experiences to help their hometown transition into a craft-beer destination.

Tactical Brewing Co.

Baldwin Park

Tactical Brewing is in Orlando’s upscale Baldwin Park community, east of downtown and adjacent to the Audubon Park Garden District. It was founded by U.S. military veterans who are passionate about craft beer and equally dedicated to helping fellow veterans and first responders.

Their output is a tasty mix of new and interesting beers along with a balanced, traditional portfolio. They’re also keen on devising memorable names for their creations, with suds such as No Haze for You IPA, Cobra Thai Imperial Stout and even Pho Sho, a Vietnamese-style gose made in partnership with Orlando eatery Viet-Nomz.

Ten10 Brewing Company

Mills 50 / Ivanhoe Village

Straddling Orlando’s hip Mills 50 and Ivanhoe Village districts, about 15 minutes from our tourism districts, Ten10 Brewing benefits from passionate owners who use pure ingredients and a brewing system designed to amplify their brews’ great taste. They’re also not afraid to stretch their wings, as evidenced by house-made beers that include white stouts, witbier, red ales, Kölsch and more.

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Growler and “crowlers” (canned, non-refillable growlers) are available. They also have a small but filling menu of sandwiches and snacks, with all bread provided by Orlando’s own Olde Hearth Bread Company.

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Breweries Near Orlando

Even more tasty breweries await you in Orlando’s nearby communities, including Clermont, Sanford and more.

Central 28 Beer Company


Family-owned and operated, Central 28 Beer Company was born out of unbridled enthusiasm for drinking beer, and it shows in the final product. Their takes on American and Belgian pale ales are available year-round, as is a saison ale, all complemented by nearly a dozen semi-regular and seasonal brews.

Central 28 is located about 35 minutes north of our tourism districts, and it’s kid- and dog-friendly — assuming you keep an eye on the former and a leash on the latter. (Please don’t mix those up.) And although the brewery doesn’t serve food, it does host food trucks every Tuesday through Saturday.

Clermont Brewing Company exterior
Clermont Brewing Co. Near Orlando

Clermont Brewing Co.


Clermont Brewing Co. specializes in craft beer, cocktails, artisanal food and live music — making it a great place to gather with old friends or meet some new ones in the taproom, covered patio or backyard beer garden. They also offer wine for those who prefer grapes over hops.

Some of Central Florida’s finest musicians and entertainers take the stage Wednesdays through Sundays, and there’s lots more to do here. In addition to holiday events, you can look forward to a weekly Sunday Brunch, Tuesday Night Bingo, beer chats and brewery tours, and dueling pianos on Wednesdays. Clermont Brewing is in its namesake city, about 30 minutes west of our main tourism districts.

Interior of Deviant Wolfe Brewing
Deviant Wolfe Brewing in Sanford Near Orlando

Deviant Wolfe Brewing


About 30 minutes northeast of downtown Orlando, Deviant Wolfe Brewing is crazy about sour beers, and it shows in output that includes sour ales, IPAs and stouts. But if sours aren’t your thing, don’t worry — they also brew true-to-style variations of just about every beer imaginable.

If you’re looking for something to do while you drink, Deviant Wolfe hosts a wide range of special events, such as trivia, yoga and group runs. You can also get growlers to go, as well as a full range of branded glassware and apparel.

Orange County Brewers

Lake Mary

Although originally located in Orange County (hence the name), Orange County Brewers can now be found in Seminole County, about 30 minutes north of downtown Orlando. More importantly, this brewery has earned a rabid following with lots of plans for expansion. It’s also one of the few local breweries with a female brewmaster, who’s known for creative recipes with unique flavors.

Porters, lagers, witbiers, blonde ales and IPAs — including a green tea variety — are among Orange County Brewers’ concoctions, and they usually have a guest tap or two. The beers are complemented by a robust events schedule, including brunches, trivia and even a beer flight school.

Oviedo Brewing Company


Located at the Oviedo Mall, about 30 minutes north of Orlando’s tourism districts, Oviedo Brewing Company has a hardy lineup of brews for you to enjoy, including their Barnyard Blonde (blonde ale), Ovideo-Zen (Hefeweizen), Mama Samba (IPA Imperial) and more.

The brews pair perfectly with their food menu and fun events such as weekly trivia nights. They’re also up for hosting memorable private events.

Sanford Brewing Company


Part of the dining and nightlife lineup in Sanford’s historic downtown area, about 40 minutes north of our tourism districts, Sanford Brewing Company is a brewery combined with a 100-plus-seat taproom and gastropub. They serve house-made and Florida-produced beer, cider, mead and even handcrafted sodas through 23 taps, with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients.

Sanford Brewing welcomes all groups with a kid- and dog-friendly environment that includes outdoor seating and live music on weekends. The food menu features gourmet takes on pub-food favorites, plus a special menu for children. And now, they have a second location in Maitland.

Wop’s Hops Brewing Company


Wop’s Hop Brewing Company is a microbrewery specializing in English-style ales, located about 40 minutes north of Orlando’s tourism districts. They offer craft ales, a selection of wines and sodas, and a dog-friendly beer garden that’s perfect for relaxing while enjoying the house brews. Parents are welcome to bring children, too.

The team at Wop’s Hops is very particular about what they put in their beer, going so far as to ban high-fructose corn sugars, GMOs and additives from their brewing process. You won’t go hungry here, either, thanks to pub-friendly food offerings that include menus for kids and even dogs.

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Map of Orlando Breweries

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