Beer Lover’s Guide to Clematis Street

Florida is a state with a reputation for sunny beaches, retirees, and the wackiest of wacky news stories.  Definitely not on this list?  Beer.  Although our beer presence might not be screaming from the rooftops, with a sophisticated suds pallet and a keen eye, beer geeks in the Sunshine State have watched our beer scene  grow into a monster, a really delicious monster.  Want to know exactly where to get the best beers and deals on Clematis Street?  Don’t worry, we did all the work for you.  Here is the beer lover’s guide to Clematis:

Options Galore

Let’s start with the bars that have the biggest beer selection on Clematis.

The most obvious is World of Beer, and they stay true to their name offering over 40 taps and 500 bottles from all around the globe.  The selection is constantly rotating, so you can always get the hottest seasonal brews from the most knowledgeable staff in town.

Pro tip: ALL drafts are half off for happy hour, Monday-Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm.

Walk just a half block west and you won’t be able to stumble by Grease without turning your head.  Besides the mega burgers the restaurant is named for, this spot also boasts an impressive bottle selection.  The coolers span the entire length of the huge bar and you can even find the latest craft can to quench your thirst.

Keep walking walking west and you’ll find yourself in Roxy’s, one of the older beer spots on Clematis Street. Check out the Beer Bible and choose from one of the 70 draft beers on tap. Then enjoy a game of pool, or darts with your friends.

Chances are you are sufficiently buzzed at this point, but there is still one more place with a huge beer selection you have to hit before grabbing a cab home.  That place is  Barrel & Grain.  Still fresh to the downtown West Palm scene, the people behind Barrel & Grain have been massaging their relationships with the finest craft beer distributors for years, meaning we get the reap the benefits.  And that means the craziest selection on Clematis– A can’t miss for beer geeks and newbies alike.

Often overlooked on the Clematis Street beer scene is the newcomer Hamburger Heaven, which boasts a nice selection of Craft bottles. Bring this coupon in before 8/30 and get a Burger (with 3 toppings) and a Craft Beer for $15.

Next, let’s embrace the college student inside all of us and see where we can…

Drink on the Cheap

Sometimes your bank account and thirst might not be fully calibrated, and during those times, you can still throw back a few.

Sloan’s: Mistakenly famous for their delicious ice cream and super cool bathrooms, the real best thing about Sloan’s is $2 Bud and Bud Lights.  Trust us. Cash only!

Duffy’s: Arguably the cheapest place to drink on Clematis, happy hour literally never ends and this mega-sports bar.  2-4-1 all day, everyday make this the perfect spot to start your night or get distracted and never leave.

Longboards: If you’re on the 500 block during happy hour Longboards is the best place to grab a brew. They have a nice selection of beers, an epic 2-4-1 happy hour and very, very cheap PBRs.

Respectables: If you’re hunting for a cheap (and awesome) night out, keep your eye on theRespectables facebook page. Great bands, cheep beer. Be there!

Off Clematis

The rumors are true, you can get beer on other streets!  But let’s not go to far, drinking and driving ain’t cool peeps.  Located in the Whitney Building on Evernia Street, The Blind Monkmight be known as a “wine bar” but they by no means use that as an excuse to skimp on the beer selection.  Grab a table in this cozy joint and indulge in their super crafty, constantly rotating selection.

Keep wandering long enough and you will end up in City Place.  Finally stepping up their drinking game, Mellow Mushroom and The Brass Tap have each opened their doors pouring a combined almost 150 taps to make sure there is something for everyone.

Sure, you can always get a Sierra Nevada on tap at ER Bradley’s, Bar Louie  boast a decent tap selection, and Roxy’s serves over 60 taps cold and tasty.  But the real crowning glory of our downtown community is coming up later this month.

The Palm Beach Craft Beer Festival is landing at the Meyer Amphitheater June 22nd and will bring together live local music and a tasty, wide selection of brews.  All of your tried and true favorites plus Florida breweries that have made a splash on the scene will be on hand, pouring unlimited samples for 6 continuous hours while you get to have the time of your life.

When it comes to truly satisfying your need for a delicate and hoppy brews, Clematis Street has it all.  The selection, the price, even the best event of the year.  Stay thirsty, my friends.

Guest post by “Downtown” Dana Krangel!