Bars & Gastropubs

Serious craft imbibers will be happy to know that Sanford is the best place to quench your thirst for a beer or cocktail. An entire weekend could be spent sampling our brews and spirits.

Brewery hopping is easy and encouraged. Pick up the Central Florida Ale Trail Map at any participating brewery and start your journey in Historic Downtown Sanford. We challenge you to find your favorite Central Florida brew, choosing from Wop’s Hops Brewing Company, Sanford Brewing Company, Deviant Wolfe Brewing, or Inner Compass Brewing Company.

Extend your beercation at one of Sanford’s beer gardens. Celery City Craft, Tuffy’s Bottle Shop and Lounge, and Buster’s Bistro are ideal spots to explore new hops and cider, watch a sports game, or just relax under the magnificent Florida skies. More fermented beverages are available at Luisa’s Cellar, a wine bar with a craft beer problem. Choose from a hefty selection of varietals by the glass or the bottle and pair it with the ever-rotating tapas menu.

The art of the craft cocktail is also alive and flourishing in the downtown corridor. Classics and innovative twists can all be found to pique the interest of any patron looking for their next “spirited” adventure. The Imperial at Washburn Imports provides a distinctive setting; it’s located in an exotic furniture store. Meanwhile, the bartenders at Bitters & Brass have perfected the classics, but push the envelope with their seasonal menus and bewitching tiki drinks.

One thing is for certain: You will never go hungry or thirsty in Historic Downtown Sanford!