This rating is in relative terms to the scene in South Florida. Chung and his staff do the best with what we get down here. In fact, sometimes if the distributor only has one keg of a special release, Chung gets it. The food is basic but very tasty. The staff is attentive and friendly. It has limited seating, but that’s sparks a very interactive atmosphere on tasting nights. As a matter of fact, the only draw back is the 20 mile drive back home.
This is one of my go to bars that I frequent very often. In my opinion it is sort-a the hidden gem of craft beer in the local area. Coffee District is located just off Atlantic Ave in the heart of Delray Beach, specifically Pineapple Grove.
The Coffee District is home to over 120 different bottles of craft beer as well as 6 rotating tap selections that always lead me to the same question…How Did They Get This?!? They also have limited food offerings and a full coffee/tea bar. Starbucks eat your heart out!
Chung the Owner of the bar is just as much of a beer geek as the rest of his staff. Ultra friendly, everyone there is willing to educate, talk, and most importantly serve (21+ of course!) you some of the best beer available in the area. I have NEVER heard anyone complain about the service which they have received from Chung and his staff.
So to sum it all up; A small laid-back coffee shop and beer bar, located in the heart of Delray, fair prices, great events, great selection of beer (draft and bottle), and a friendly staff….Yep thats The Coffee District!
Stopped by here on a recent visit to S. Fl and I am glad I did. I went in on a Monday and it looks more like a coffee shop but there is a great bar with a great selection of beer. Happy hour is also a good deal. Chung is very friendly and once he knew I was on Ratebeer he let me know that they have tastings on Monday and offered for me to stay a bit longer to try some of the beers they had. Tried some of the hummus while watiing and it was good. Definitely a great place with friendly service and good selection of beers and would recommend it to anyone. Also big thanks to the Ratebeer guys for sharing.
I’ve been going here for quite awhile. It’s just a bit off the main Ave in the up and coming Pineapple Grove area of Delray Beach’s downtown area. The place itself is very nice and clean. A little brighter than what you expect at night but not a big deal. The selection in bottle is great for what we can get down here. The taps are constantly rotated and they tend to get some of the more rare kegs that hit South Florida. Food is limited because they can’t have a full kitchen but their sandwiches are awesome. Chung and Melinda really know their beer and are extremely personable. Every Monday is a beer meetup where people bring rare beers to share. A must stop in South Florida. EDIT: They are now up to 18 taps! They get some pretty rare kegs in there.
UPDATE: As of today CD’s draft selection has gone from 6 to 14 (with the possibility for 18). Chung always seems to get the rare kegs so this is excellent news for craft beer lovers in the area. I’m looking at S. Tier Chocolate and Gemini, Cigar City Batch 69, Bells Expedition and Double Cream, Dogfish Burton Baton ect...
RATING: A great relaxed place to sit down and enjoy good beer with people who understand and appreciate it. Chung, the owner is very knowledgeable and accommodating and the rest of the staff is friendly. The draft selection has improved greatly over when they first opened with a frequently rotating selection and they seem to carry most of the bottles that are available in the area. The food selection is small but the sandwiches and desserts are great.
It was great to find this place. I’m not really into the Avenue that much, all that generic bullshit. This little place is a great find, and only a few blocks from the Avenue. The selection and prices are awesome. The staff is pretty awesome as well.
Oakes (835) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 12, 2008
Kind of a like dislike thing here. Some really nice beers turn up at this place, but it does not exactly have that beer drinking vibe. Owner knows beer. Worth popping into, no question, we have found killer stuff here.
Tucked away in chilled-out Delray Beach, this is an atmospheric bomb on the inside and plays hideous music, but with some tables and chairs outside it can become part of a very pleasant afternooneven more so if you get some soul food from down the street first, I’m sure. Mostly a coffee shop with a tiny little bar area to the side. Some of the baristas in here are holier-than-thou and clueless in the beer department, but the main beer guy/bartender knows his stuff and is more than happy to put a smile on a beer lover’s face. Hopefully he will be there when you are. Good bottle selection, decent prices. Delray itself is nice, I’m looking forward to going back.
Great little place in downtown delray. Opened Fall 07 so its pretty new. Great bottle selection including one I hadn’t seen anywhere else except up in Orlando. Scaldis Noel (a heck of a beer in fact). Tap selection is weak but they only have 4 taps. I suggested rotating the tap currently occupied by the 90 minute and the belgian white so we will see if they take it. I also suggested some other beers to pursue to the bartender, Grahm.