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Taps: 12 / Bottles: 25
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
429 Caroline St
phone: (305) 517-6358
(Place added by: DeltaFoxtrot on 09-05-2010)
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vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I was in the Keys for only 1 night and tried this place after reading about it on here. I'm soooo glad I tried this place. All of Duval street was litered with loud, annoying clubs and bars full of tourists, but this was a pleasant surprise.
It's located in the bottom floor of a huge, historic style Key West house. Seating in the bar is limited but it's a lot of fun to hang out on the patio or court yard or just sit on the stairs leading to the entrance.
A respectable selection of beers. Just make sure to ask for a glass if you are ordering a bottle.
05-09-2011 02:13:02 |
More by Stankonia
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
This place is great! I went down to Fantasy Fest and my buddy and i were on the hunt for some Cigar City Beers. Well, we found The Porch. This place is really hard to find as its in an apartment structure across from from The Whistle Bar. This place had a great tap selection: DFH, Cigar, Avery, Shipyard, Oskar, ect. However, they had a really fresh bottle section too. Avery's Collaboration not Litigation and Beast in bottles there (servred with proper glassware). We got a bottle of Cigar City Humidor IPA and Avery's Collaboration. The only issue i had was the "island" price. I think the bottles we purchased were jacked up a few bucks for the festivities however, i can't be sure. Nonetheless it was a little pricey. All and All worth the stop for sure!
11-07-2010 17:14:15 |
More by manabozo3
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I had to add this place to BA because I was so impressed with the it. I was not planning on drinking any decent craft beer while in Key West except what I brought along, so this was a welcome surprise.
One night, while walking down Duval, all the power went out. This was during the lobster festival so there were tons of drunks in the streets. We decided to duck off down a side street, and like the previous reviewer, happened to see the craft beer sign. Looking up, we were surprised to see an old key west style house through the dark, surrounded by a wrought iron fence. The candlelight glowing from inside was a beacon.
Once inside we were impressed. What a great place to get away from the typical crawl. Great people, great atmosphere and great beer. The only letdown was when the lights came back on!
We had Left Hand Milk Stout, DF Sah'Tea, Orval and Bruery Orchard White. They also had BMC brews and a decent wine list.
Can't say enough about the place, check it out next time you're on Key West.
10-06-2010 15:47:07 |
More by DeltaFoxtrot
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
The Porch is probably the best beer and wine place in Key West. The vibe of the bar is excellent, especially given its proximity to Duval Street. The crowd seemed mostly local, and not necessarily that friendly to the common tourist. If you like good beer and wine you should take the time to walk in and make a selection from one of their chalkboards. Once it's clear that you are there for a fine beverage, not a tourist looking for a ghost tour, the patrons and staff are quite friendly. Their selection of drafts is excellent, but very similar to what you can get at many places in the mid-Atlantic region. Happy hour is the way to go, with discounted drafts and wines. They do not serve food.
12-06-2011 21:14:05 |
More by timbuktu1344
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I was very happy to find this place while I was down in Key West earlier this week. They weren't there 6 months ago when the wife and I were down. Key West really needed a place with decent craft beers.
The owners are very friendly and more than helpful with picking out beers to taste. Plus, they're willing to give you a taste of any of the beers on tap. I believe they have about a dozen on tap with a fairly large selection of bottles/cans to augment that.
I found the prices very reasonable, especially for Key West. I belive most beers were around $5, which is about what you'll pay for a draft of Key West Sunset Ale at most bars on the island! I will definitely be stopping by here whenever I'm down (as long as they manage to stay in business).
12-24-2010 17:00:04 |
More by kempshark
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Finally, a place to get good beer in Key West.
It wouldn't take much to be the best craft beer destination in Key West (or probably all of the Keys). The Porch goes way beyond that with a nice atmosphere, good service, and a great selection, both on tap and in bottles.
Grab a table on the porch, and watch all of the sunburnt cruise ship tourists stumble up Duval St looking for Sloppy Joe's or Margaritaville.
We were there with another couple who are wine drinkers, they were very happy with the selection on wines, as well.
02-29-2012 17:47:53 |
More by zekeman17
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This quickly became our favorite place for a drink in Key West. They offer a nice selection of about 10 or so beers on tap and plenty more in 12oz or 750ml bottle format. We were particularly happy to see some offerings from Cigar City, but they had plenty of Dogfish Head, Terrapin, and plenty of others. Service was quick and helpful. The building makes for a great setting, and the porch itself offers plenty of entertainment below on Duval.
03-01-2013 13:51:24 |
More by jhighlandbrewing
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Huge thunderstorm rolled in while walking down Duval. Turned around to get out of the rain and see this gem. 20 quality taps, 100 bottles and very cool atmosphere. I did have the joy of being the only couple in the bar but Grubby, the bartender, was super cool and let my wife have several samples before she zeroed in on a choice. I had a Racer 5 and A Lil Sumpin, both were $5 on Happy Hour. Hated to leave but th rest of Key West was calling. If you do stop by ask about Abby, the rooster, who lives at the bar.
06-14-2013 19:32:55 |
More by KYGunner
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
I visited this place while docked in Key West on a cruise. We were walking down Duval street and saw their sign mentioning "craft beer and good wine". Since previous research had shown most other places maybe carried, at most, some Dogfish Head, I decided to stop in.
VERY glad I stopped in here. Very nice atmosphere- it's located in an old historic home, and so it basically feels like youre walking into someone's personal bar room. Very spacious and clean. HUGE wine rack that takes up an entire wall, except for the big screen TV in the middle of it, with a PS3 hooked up to it. Blazing Saddles was playing when we walked in. This is a good sign.
The quality of the beer was good. Theyve only been open for a month or two, but the owners seem like the people who will make sure to keep the tap lines very clean.
Two of the owners were there working when I went in. They were very nice, and knowledgeable about beer. Had a good time talking to them. They let me try out any beer before purchasing a pint, and when I wanted a quick half-pint of something before rushing back to my cruise ship, they gave me one, even though their register wasnt set up to do half pints yet. Definitely seemed like some cool guys.
Being from New Orleans, which only has maybe 2 or 3 good beer bars, the selection seemed pretty good to me. Nice mix of US craft beers, as well as Belgians, and others. Any bar that has 8 taps, none of which is BMC, is bound to get my stamp of approval. Obviously it doesnt meet the selection of bars in Chicago or NYC, but for its location, its selection is GREAT. You wont be disappointed.
Value: Standard prices compared to what I'm used to.
Overall: By far, best beer bar in Key West. I went to a few of the places listed here on Beer Fly, and this one blows them away. My wife and I loved Key West, and plan on going back soon (and not on a cruise ship, so we can have more than 7 hours), and when we do, we will definitely be spending a lot of time at The Porch.
09-30-2010 15:31:24 |
More by daybreaker
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Should be advertised as the "Southernmost Craft Beer Bar in the United States" in keeping with its location. What's not to like? A great selection of craft beer only, indoor and outdoor seating (this is The Porch after all), in a house formerly occupied by a doctor named Porter. If there is a downside it is that indoor seating is very limited, as it was crowded with beer geeks. As a result I sat outside with a draft DFH My Antonia - $4.00 during happy hour. A fine stop indeed. A required stop for any beer geek visiting Key West.
05-10-2011 16:47:48 |
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