Beer Gardens

Imbibing under the stars

Enjoy Belgian beer? Plan a visit to Buster’s Bistro. Most of their Belgian beers are served in the original glasses from the brewer. Order some eats from their food menu highlighting European classics and new twists.

Celery City Craft has over 50 craft beers on tap, a selection of inexpensive sandwiches and light bites, and a beautiful outdoor patio. There’s usually something going on here every night of the week, from BINGO to ping-pong to live music. And keep an eye out for tap takeovers where you can take a glass home from the featured brewery!

Tuffy’s Bottle Shop and Lounge is serving up local and regional craft beers, wine, and spirits. The small-batch cidery is also spotlighted here. Take your drink outside and relax in the camper or pontoon boat. Need some noms? The popular Da Kine Poke food truck is also out back.

Want to experience a traditional biergarten without traveling all the way to Munich? Each Fall, Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe hosts their own Sanford Oktoberfest! The multi-day event bubbles over with German and craft beer, giant pretzels, and live music.

Bonus: Learn to Brew
Home is where the beer is

If sampling all of the fermented beverages in Sanford inspires you to begin your own at-home brewing journey, be sure to stop by the Sanford Homebrew Shop for the right knowledge, equipment, and ingredients. Learn to make wine, cheese, and other fermented products too. Who knows, perhaps you’ll be opening your own brewery or cidery in Downtown Sanford soon!

Sanford’s exploding craft beer scene allows visitors to spend an entire weekend downtown, never hitting the same place twice. Organize a pub crawl with friends, enhance your beer palate, and make new friends in our friendly town on the waterfront. Historic Downtown Sanford is calling!