Nothing beats a cold beer on a hot day, and there’s no better place to indulge than Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, a slice of southwest Florida paradise that offers generous amounts of both sunshine and ice-cold brews.

Explore below to find the best local breweries and gastropubs offering a ton of tasty and refreshing micro-brews and Florida local beer:
 

Brewers
 

Charlie Foxtrot

While they don’t brew on-site, Charlie Foxtrot is both a brewpub and the newest of our Florida micro breweries. Not only do they offer a wide variety of beer, wine, hard cider, non-alcohol options, and much more, they also feature a variety of food trucks 6 nights a week. This is a veteran-owned and veteran-supporting spot that is “creating a community through craft beer.” Come for the drinks, stay for the company!

On Tap board at Peace River Beer Company in Punta Gorda, Florida

Peace River Beer Company

As if a constantly updating menu of 20 of the finest craft beers on tap wasn’t enough, Peace River Beer Company is a friendly and laid-back gem in Punta Gorda that also serves fresh and authentic sushi and Thai food. Stop by for a perfectly-paired bite and a brew to set the perfect relaxed tone for the rest of your stay.
 

Gastropubs
 

The Celtic Ray Public House

The institution that is The Celtic Ray just gets better and better. With a deep and authentic menu of homemade Irish food and an array of the finest beers around including imports from across the pond and American favorites —headlined by Guinness, of course—there’s no better spot to soak up the spirit of Ireland, right here in sunny southwest Florida!
 

The IceHouse Pub

The IceHouse is a genuine English Pub in the heart of Punta Gorda. Not only do they have over 30 amazing brews on tap, a worthy assortment of international bottled beer, and a menu that features both legitimate English food and Florida favorites, you can also play a proper game of darts, billiards, dominoes, and other classic pub games.  
 

Village-Brewhouse-05259-croppedVillage Brewhouse

When "brewhouse: is part of your name, you'd better deliver, and Village Brewhouse does just that! You’ll find plenty of satisfying beers here, highlighting American beers with some international favorites sprinkled in. You’ll also find an extensive menu with something for everyone and Charlotte Harbor views that can not be beat.

There’s a whole wide world of beer in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, just waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Come on down and dive in!