Beersnob77 (6) Mount Juliet , Tennessee | June 10, 2006| Updated September 23, 2006
This is basically a tourist-and-kid friendly restaurant that you wouldn’t know was a brewpub at first glance. But the beers are very good and so is the food. Service was efficient and friendly. Typically Destin high prices but the servings are much larger than in most Destin eateries. And there’s the beer, which is good to very good. A return trip this year found the place just as good, but the patio’s view of the Gulf has been compromised by one of those giant condo towers from hell that blight the Florida coast being constructed across the street. Highly recommended for vacationers who love beer and easier than most brewpubs to talk the family into going.
Oakes (818) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 16, 2009
Same kitschy, pubby vibe as the Pensacola McGuire’s. Solid service. Ribs from the smoker. A good time, even when the place was mostly empty. They had the barley wine on tap, too, which was a nice touch.
Went to this one to go try Tom’s(the brewmaster)beers!
Atmosphere: Same as all of them. Attempting to capture the Irish pub feel with dollar bills EVERYWHERE.
Quality: The beers served were incredible. Tom does a great job with his beers. I especially enjoyed the barley wine. Don’t just go by the menu. Always ask if they have something special on draft.
Food: Food was great. My family loved the food and the price is reasonable.
Definitely a place to go here in the Panhandle. The ONLY brewpub there is.
A fun place to go. Good beer and AWESOME burgers. Homebrewers need only bring a mason jar, they give samples of more then just beer. That’s right, they give out the magic little critters that turn wort into....well, you get the point, bring a mason jar.
Nice location and good people. Visited on the way back from New Orleans.
Inside plastered with $ bills and nice atmosphere.
Friendly service and great beers as well.
Food was outstanding, don’t miss the 18c bean soup and their smoked ribs.
Some of the beers are average but their usual stronger and limited releases have always been amazing. A long drive to Tampa.
Similar to the Pensacola location on the inside but not the outside. In a basic strip mall in a tacky little commercial zone. But once you get in it’s a really cool place with an unmistakable vibe and charm. Solid pub grub and decent beers. Friendly and lots of fun. Going to the bathroom at either Destin’s is fun.
Wow what a place, very packed on a Saturday night, but very expected. Dollar bills hanging from every inch of the place. Huge seating areas that accommodated a party of two within 15 minutes. Server was nice and friendly, wasn’t to assure of herself on the beer. Food was some of the biggest portions I have ever had and left me with a few more meals. Beer was true to styles and enjoyable. Had a great time.
The place looks huge from the outside, and it takes a minute to adjust the eyes to the dim, red lighting. I sat at the bar and just looked around. The place was entirely covered with dollar bills and bras in just about every inch of ceiling. The food portions were unbelievable; ginormous. The beer is sessionable and considering the styles available, is pretty great. The stout is a great stout and the porter is pretty awesome. A great stop whenever there is a reason to be in Destin.
Stopped by while doing an orchestra gig in the area, and was pleased with the place.
A nice little pub setting, but weirdly covered in dollar bills. It’s like they’re begging you to rip them off the walls.
The bartender when we were there on a Thursday night was awesome. He was prompt, funny, kind, and knew at least basic knowledge about their brews. There was a girl bartender there as well who knew quite a bit less, but she was still friendly and prompt.
Their selection is limited, I guess... their brews and macros, but still... you go there for one of those two things.
Didn’t try the food, if they even have any.
Decent prices. $3.50-$4 a pint for their brews.
Overall, I’m sure it’s one of the better bars to stop at in the Destin area. The beers aren’t going to blow you away, but you’re going to have an awesome time if you try, and it’s a pretty fun place!