Coasters' biergarten feels authentically German — Photo courtesy of Coasters Pub
Coasters Pub and Biergarten is a Space Coast staple, one that feels like a trip across the globe, especially in October when the Melbourne bar transforms into a mini Munich for Oktoberfest. (That’s when you can choose from 25-plus authentically German biers, nom on some Weisswurst and enjoy the biergarten out back.)
But you can enjoy a German getaway any time of year at Coasters. The biergarten is open year-round, and the lengthy line of taps is sure to satisfy even the pickiest Frau and beer geek. Enjoy traditional Deutsches Bier, as well as some of the best brews from around the world.
Since opening 25 years ago, Coasters has been breaking beer ground. Back then, it was one of the first bars to offer a wide variety of beer. Coasters made history as one of the first brewhouses in Central Florida, thereby helping spark the revolution of drinking carefully crafted beers instead of run-of-the-mill yellow stuff. Coasters poured the Space Coast’s first keg of Dogfish Head 60. And then the first Stone, Victory and more.
Coasters became so popular, in fact, that Michael Jackson – a beer connoisseur – is said to have visited the bar.
A lot of beer taps — Photo courtesy of Coasters Pub
Today, Coasters continues to be one of the Space Coast’s best hidden gems, located unsuspectingly in a Walmart strip mall. From the front, you might write it off as any ordinary bar.
But walk straight through and grab a table out back, where you will be surrounded by colorful flowers, shady green trees, a pergola, umbrellas, a water feature, wooden tables and lush landscaping. Totally peaceful and relaxing.
Bring Fido, too. Coasters’ biergarten is a dog-friendly spot.
The biergarten out back feels like another world, or at least another country — Photo courtesy of Coasters Pub
Coasters is also a popular sports bar hangout, with 13 TVs and a variety of sports channels, all of the major packages. Coasters is the official football watch party venue for various college alumni, too.
Beyond Oktoberfest, Coasters also celebrates beer in February with a Belgian Beer Festival. That means more than 50 different Belgian beers over the three-course weekend, to help wash down Belgian-style fare.
The regular menu here won't disappoint, either. Try the Famous Chicken Wings, or build your own burger. You can even score sirloin here, as well as unique gourmet craft soda.
Serious beer nerds will delight in knowing Coasters is one of the rare spots to score beer poured straight out of a firkin. Not a beer-drinker? You can still tickle your tastebuds at Coasters, with cocktails and ginger beer beverages.
This isn't your ordinary pub fare: filet mignon with duck fat, rosemary roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus — Photo courtesy of Coasters Pub