Top Locations to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week (May 13 – 19)

American Craft Beer Week is here!  That means beer snobs and those just looking to broaden their taste palettes can unite and clink their glasses in an extra special celebration this week. Lucky for us, Downtown West Palm Beach knows beer. If you’re looking for a spot to take a swig this week, we’ve narrowed it down. Here are our top DowntownWPB locations for craft beer.

American Craft Aleworks – 200 Clematis Street

The newest spot to join DowntownWPB officially opens on May 17. The Prohibition-era themed bar and restaurant offers and extensive menu and 50+ beer options ranging from fruity flavors like the Mango Deco Berliner Weisse and “G-Force” German tart ale (made with guava and grapefruit) to savory flavors like the Salted Caramel Milk Stout.

Our Draft Pick: Secession IPA, New England

(Instagram: @americancraftaleworks)

Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill – 209 6th Street

After joining DowntownWPB 2 years ago, its addition has made our downtown more flavorful and unique. The building, once owned by Curtiss Wright Corp. to assemble seaplanes, still strongly resembles the airplane hangar it once was. Now the location is utilized as a butcher shop, beer garden, and restaurant.

The Butcher Shop offers various Floridian-made beers and a substantial selection of European beers for great prices. You can grab those on draft [for just $4 during happy hour every Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Our Draft Pick: Radeberger Pilsner, German Pilsner

Grease Burger Bar – 213 Clematis Street

Grease keeps it classic with their bourbon, burgers and craft beer. With a dive bar feel, this location carries 120 craft beers. Their craft beer menu is organized by type to make it easy for those with specific palettes and highlights Florida craft beers.  Be sure to check out their seasonal beers and daily draft selection. For half price beers, enjoy their daily happy hour from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Our Draft Pick: Lagunitas A Little Sumpin Sumpin Pale Ale, California

(Instagram: @greasewpb)

Lost Weekend – 526 Clematis Street

Lost Weekend offers the perfect beer selection for beer-newbies not yet sure of where to start when it comes to craft beer. Not to mention, drinks aside, this game-filled, arcade-style bar is an absolute blast to be in. Their craft beer selection ranges from fruity, hoppy, Belgian, sour and more.

Our Draft Pick: Cigar City Jai Alai IPA, Florida

The Blind Monk – 410 Evernia Street #107

Whether you’re looking for a date night location or just a cozy place to grab a drink, The Blind Monk fulfills that and more. This hidden gem offers a select and elegant menu of food, wine and craft beer.

The beer menu is divided by taste. Do you like “Crisp & Refreshing” or are you in the mood for “Dark & Roasty”? Beer connoisseurs looking for more sophisticated tastes would not be dissapointed. Stop in on Tuesdays and Sundays for live music to complete your experience of bliss.

Our Draft Pick: Unibroue Don De Dieu Belgian-style golden ale, Canada

West Palm Brewery & Wine Vault – 332 Evernia Street

“Always small. Always local. Always craft.” That’s the motto on the West Palm Brewery’s website and it fully sums up what makes this local spot so special. Craft beer is their specialty and they are brewed on site. This year they were awarded a Gold Medal and in the Best Florida Beer Competition for their Five Six One Hefeweizen.

This brewery is also not only pet-friendly, but pet-inviting. During their yappy hour, every Tuesday at 4 p.m., they offer dog owners 15% off their tab when accompanied by a furry friend.

Our Draft Pick: Blonde & Boujee, Blonde Ale, Florida

(Instagram: wpbrewery)