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Enjoy These Sarasota Breweries on Your Vacation!

Let’s face it, folks: Whether you’re with your friends, family, or heck, even your pets, a vacation is still a vacation. And we all deserve one, from time to time, do we not? So, have you been scouring the internet for Sarasota vacation rentals lately? We don’t blame you. There’s never been a better time to escape your everyday life and come enjoy yourself down here in Sarasota!

Whether you find yourself going out to spend the day at Bayfront Park or some other nice spot that’s more pet – friendly vacation rental in Sarasota FL, perhaps, the breweries we are going to show you are nearby, either way. This small area of Sarasota is all beautifully connected, and you’re going to get a taste of what you ought to check out when in this beautiful, rich historic suburb of lovely Florida. So let’s get to it, then!

Motorworks Brewing

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The first on our go-to list here, but certainly not the least, we have the one and only Motorworks Brewing. With 2 locations both in the heart of downtown Orlando and downtown Bradenton, this little drinker’s spot, as some like to call it, is sure not to be messed with. They kick butt and take names when it comes to serving up nearly every type of alcohol that exists on record. And yes, whether on tap or not, they can likely serve it up fresh and get it to you. 

The seating area is likewise super cozy and can accommodate several dozen parties of people at a time. It’s open seating as well, so when you and your party arrive, all you have to do is find a nice little area for your group and then sit down, relax, and let the good times roll. They also offer live entertainment depending on when you go, and not only that, but some of their original cocktail blends are out of this world! Motorworks Brewing is a great choice if you’re searching for a laid-back and welcoming place to bring your friends.

Sarasota Brewing Company

Open every single day of the week, this unique brewing spot is here to serve up your pleasure and keep you coming back…. whatever that pleasure may be. Do you like rum, basic Coors Lights, some tequila shots, or perhaps something else altogether? Well, at this neat little brewery, you can get it all and more. The barkeep staff are super professional as well and will make sure to check your ID both upon entry and upon requesting certain drinks; in any case, to keep you drinking responsibly, they are also properly both allowed and trained to “cut off” a certain person who has had their drink in excess. This, as you can imagine, is to help keep the order and the peace in the establishment. If you are after something a little heavier, you can visit Siesta Key rum on your Sarasota vacation!

So yes, you can have your fill here. And yes, you can also rest assured that they got your back and will be keeping an eye out for you to avoid excess drinking and other issues that may arise from it. They are here for you! This unique microbrewery, by the way, works strictly within the federal CDC guidelines and is also Covid – safe in its regulations. It’s a more ‘serious’ brewery, but serious about both your safety and your fun!

Big Top Brewing Company

What a cool name to start out with, right? “Big Top” has a sort of nice feel to it, and it echoes the circus influence that has been felt in Sarasota for decades now (John Ringling made his home here, after all!). This unique place specializes in two types of beers, more specifically those of seasonal beers and those of flagship beers, all in all. 

The seasonal ones, as you can imagine, are constantly being swapped out, depending on the season, which is really cool as it keeps its guests trying new drinks all year long and really mixing things up! This place has two other locations as well, not too far from the Sarasota area itself. Pay them a visit when you can, and remember to check out what’s on tap regularly. The bartenders will constantly surprise you and keep you guessing with all sorts of great drinks and drink mixes. So, live on the wild side here!

Calusa Brewing 

This taproom here is truly amazing and is sure to impress if you get the chance to check it out with your crew. It might even be worth spending an extra day in the Sarasota region just to be able to take your time hanging out at this modern brewing establishment! “Cool and fun” is but an understatement to make when describing this place, and of course, to really get a feel of that for yourself, you will need to take the time to go in and check it out. Calusa is a great place to stop for a beer after hiking in Sarasota FL!

Of course, you’re going to find all kinds of specialty beers here, but that’s not the only reason to visit Calusa Brewing. You’ll also find some of the friendliest locals you could hope to meet while you’re in Sarasota, and you’ll experience a laid-back atmosphere that’s unlike anywhere else. Plus, it’s conveniently located near our most popular Sarasota rentals!

Brew Life Brewing

Brew Life Brewing is the place you want to be if you’re interested in some truly one-of-a-kind drinks. The pink guava IPA specialty drink that this place serves up is out of this world! You’ll also find incredible and distinctive selections like the Dude! Itz Brown, the Kingdom Kolsch, the Sesh Porter, the Red Bug Slough Amber, and many others. There’s sure to be something on tap to tickle your fancy.

Brew Life Brewing doesn’t just stop with the beer, though. This establishment also features an awesome retro arcade with all your favorite video games from when you were a kid! Come play Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug, Centipede, or Off Road while you enjoy a unique brew. It’s hard to find a more exciting place to spend an evening with your friends! 

Amazing beer at a brewery in Sarasota FL
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The Good Liquid Brewing

The good liquid, indeed…. what you drink here at this hot spot is no less than good. In fact, it’s great! The tap list at this place is nearly endless, so whatever you might be craving, there is a 9 out of 10 chance that you can find it here and go home satisfied. This place not only serves excellent drinks that have been checked for quality and are within the local guidelines, but it likewise serves food as well. 

If you want to experience a fun event while you’re in Sarasota, Good Liquid Brewing is a great place to be. They’ve always got something fun going on, whether it’s live music or a trivia night. Just be sure to check out the “events” tab on their website to see what’s going on while you’re in town.

3 Car Garage Brewing

The on-tap menu here at 3 Car Garage Brewing changes every single day, and that is a promise you can bank on —- they mix it up constantly so that you are never bored and will always have something new to try out. Is that nice of them to do or what? It is. And guess what else? The Mango Untamed, a drink at about a 7.0% ABV, is the best one in the house. It is, by far, the most commonly chosen drink there. 

If you’re not in the mood for mango, don’t worry. They’ve got plenty of other lagers, IPAs, stouts, and more for you to choose from.

3 Keys Brewing and Eatery

“Family, Friends, Beer”…. could it not get any better than that? And when that so happens to be the main slogan of the brewery/eatery, you know you’re in for something good. This place serves up the best of all three worlds and does it with a twist, offering their food and drinks at prices that are more than reasonable. They are also newer and more modern than many others in Sarasota, having started back in 2015. They also do private events! Interested yet? Consider asking our team any further questions when looking into some breweries in this area. Then, plan your trip to experience these breweries near Sarasota for yourself! Book one of our Sarasota rentals with a pool to make the most of your time in town.