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Taps: 12 / Bottles: 25
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
429 Caroline St
phone: (305) 517-6358
(Place added by: DeltaFoxtrot on 09-05-2010)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I was excited about stopping in to this place after all of the positive reviews it has received. This place deserves all the great reviews. Without a doubt the best place in Key West to get a beer.
The Porch is basically just a big house with a bar downstairs. There were 12 beers on draft, and all were high quality. I had Dogfish Head's Urkontinent. I had never seen this beer before. They had a couple Belgians as well as other quality beers. Talking to the bartender, he said they have high turnover of beer so everything stays fresh; i believe him. They even use nice, fancy glassware for the Belgians.
The price was pretty high. My beer was $8 on happy hour, discounted down from $10. I guess that is the price to pay to get a decent beer in Key West.
Indoor seating was limited to about six seats at the bar, a large booth, and a high top table. There was plenty of seating on the porch, and why wouldnt you want to sit out there anyway? They dont serve food but there are restaurants all over the place. I say bring your tent and camp out here all day because you will not be disappointed.
07-11-2012 15:35:28 |
More by SaCkErZ9
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
After finding the place, the bar is located in a house that looks like it was an original house built 150 years ago. A small bar and nice seating area, and you can sit outside and overlook all that is going on Duval street. All the taps there were craft, and a couple imports, with a huge bottle selection. DFH, Stone, Avery, Bell's, Cigar City, etc. The bartender was actually the owner and got talking to him. Really nice guy, knows his products, and wants a great selection. He said, you can get a BMC anywhere, I don't want that. A hidden gem that I made sure of to hit everyday while I was there.
10-17-2010 14:39:45 |
More by OWSLEY069
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
was super psyched to see a sign that said "craft beer + wine bar" as I was cruising Duval St in Key West growing tired of Macros in every bar. I ran in and was overwhelmed by the selection in the desert. Probably 1/2 dozen or more craft only taps, plus a nice selection of bottles. I quickly ordered a Terrapin (which we can't get in NY) and was psyched to be asked which one...and was even more psyched to hear that Big Daddy Vlady was available in bottle. Went back a few times while in town...had other Terrapin, some Bells, and some tap only Cigar City. Atmosphere was hipster and it was never overly crowded compared to the junk bars in the area...probably because it seemed like a house party and not a bar, it was the ground level apt of a residential building...easy to miss. Reasonably priced for what it was and where it was. As far as offerings, this is tops on the island and I had no problems getting attention at the bar (or even a seat...yet the bar and porch were constantly populated every time I was there).
01-20-2011 03:44:22 |
More by cosmicevan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Huge thunderstorm rolled in while walking down Duval. Turned around to get out of the rain and see this gem. 20 quality taps, 100 bottles and very cool atmosphere. I did have the joy of being the only couple in the bar but Grubby, the bartender, was super cool and let my wife have several samples before she zeroed in on a choice. I had a Racer 5 and A Lil Sumpin, both were $5 on Happy Hour. Hated to leave but th rest of Key West was calling. If you do stop by ask about Abby, the rooster, who lives at the bar.
06-14-2013 19:32:55 |
More by KYGunner
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Should be advertised as the "Southernmost Craft Beer Bar in the United States" in keeping with its location. What's not to like? A great selection of craft beer only, indoor and outdoor seating (this is The Porch after all), in a house formerly occupied by a doctor named Porter. If there is a downside it is that indoor seating is very limited, as it was crowded with beer geeks. As a result I sat outside with a draft DFH My Antonia - $4.00 during happy hour. A fine stop indeed. A required stop for any beer geek visiting Key West.
05-10-2011 16:47:48 |
More by DaveLikesAle
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
This place is great! I went down to Fantasy Fest and my buddy and i were on the hunt for some Cigar City Beers. Well, we found The Porch. This place is really hard to find as its in an apartment structure across from from The Whistle Bar. This place had a great tap selection: DFH, Cigar, Avery, Shipyard, Oskar, ect. However, they had a really fresh bottle section too. Avery's Collaboration not Litigation and Beast in bottles there (servred with proper glassware). We got a bottle of Cigar City Humidor IPA and Avery's Collaboration. The only issue i had was the "island" price. I think the bottles we purchased were jacked up a few bucks for the festivities however, i can't be sure. Nonetheless it was a little pricey. All and All worth the stop for sure!
11-07-2010 17:14:15 |
More by manabozo3
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
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: 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
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