One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to try the local beer/brewpubs. This looks like the only one in Key West, so despite the mixed reviews, I made it a point to try when visiting. The place looks a lot like other bars/restaurants in Key West. It’s open-aired, but covered, with a large patio area, which is where we had lunch. This street is heavily wooded so the patio is shielded from the sun in some areas, which can be good during a hot, humid day. That’s pretty much the only good thing I can say, though. They only have 3 of their own brews and the one I had (the wheat) was pretty bad. They do offer some decent guest cans/bottles but for a "beer place" the selection is lacking. Unfortunately, the food wasn’t any better. Both my meal and my wife’s was barely edible. At least it wasn’t overly expensive like most of Key West. But I simply cannot recommend this place, which might be a first for me when it comes to brewpubs. Just give me decent beer, decent food, and adequate service and I generally have a great time. While I won’t really complain about the service here, the food and beer was very poor.
I love the place and it’s downhill after that. Three pedestrian house brews. Didn’t eat here. Bartender didn’t know abv of the beers. Couple guest taps, but nothing noteworthy. It’s close to the Truman winter White House so that was my reason for stopping by, moving on.....
The brewpub-restaurant founded by actress Kelly McGillis. It has inside garden where we ate and had their beers. 3 house beers are quite lame. Food ok. Service by Ukrainian girl was all right. The worth of visit mostly for ticks.
What was once the headquarters of Pan Am this place has been retrofitted with a small brewery and pub. Service was alright, but actually overshadowed how horrible the beers are. The food was a bit pricey for the selections. If your a ticker like me stop here, if you want good beer go elsewhere.
A little off the main streets in Key West is Kelly’s. Only 3 of their beers available, with a few guest taps. Quiet outside location. Service was great. Did not try any food. Beer was very average at best. Could be a great place.
BVery (697) Plymouth, Minnesota | April 16, 2012| Updated April 25, 2012
Outdoor seating with cool atmosphere. Food is decent, only 3 house brews which aren’t very good.
Cool place a block off Duval. The actual building was the first headquarters of Pan Am airlines, and they have a lot of decor to match, including a really cool twin propped seaplane / ceiling fan next to the bar. We ordered a sampler of their house brewed beers for only $3. It was a Belgian Wit style, a Blonde Ale, and a Red Ale. The wit was served with an orange slice and was very then. Very Blue Moon. The Blonde Ale was actually a light American Pale Ale. Great hop bitters and flavor with good citrusy aroma. They should just call it an APA and maybe add some caramel malt for color adjustment. The Red Ale was unfortunately flat, but had a good malty backbone and enough hop to compliment. It hadn’t been flat, I suspect it would have been very good. All in all, a good place to stop in for a pint.
This isn’t a craft beer spot and they aren’t trying to be really. They had 3 or 4 of their own brewed beers and they were standard. The place itself is very nicely laid out and our server was very nice. The food was quite good having the sweet chili wings and the shrimp and bacon quesadillas. Come for some food and a drink to get away from the crowds of Duval.