Space Coast's 10 Best Bars: Cool Off with a Cold One

The Space Coast in Florida knows how to relax, which is why it's such a great place to visit and why it has such a proud list of excellent bars.
Here are our favorite 10 places to sip a cold one. Whether you're a beer snob, a wine lover, a whiskey drinker or looking for a beachy, fruity cocktail, you can find whatever tickles your taste buds here. 
The Space Coast has an important place on the beep map, as home to a variety of respected craft breweries, including Florida's biggest brewery, Florida Beer Co. Peek behind the scenes during your next visit to Cape Canaveral and then pull up a bar stool and try a flight of beer in the new taproom. 
For the smaller craft beer experience, we also love the taprooms at the Playalinda Brewing Co. and the Intracoastal Brewing Co., ideally located right in the Eau Gallie Arts District. 
Coasters Pub & Biergarten has long been a local staple, too. In fact, it was one of the first places to find craft beer in Central Florida. 
You can find plenty of other quirky bars throughout the Space Coast, too. Listen to live jazz seven nights a week at Lou's Blues. Celebrate happy hour on the beach at Coconuts. Or relax in the whiskey bar at Mainstreet Pub in Melbourne. 

Meg O'Malley's


Feeling a touch Blarney? This downtown Melbourne pub is as Irish as they come, from the St. Patty's pot pie down to the tall, cold glasses o' stout. The authentic menu boasts Irish classics, including corned beef and cabbage and bangers and...  Read More

Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill


Enormous waterside bar features a great, covered party deck, tiki bar upstairs, sports bar, sun deck, an array of terrific martinis and an ever-popular Mimosa Brunch on Sundays. Live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. This is the...  Read More



This bar in historic downtown Melbourne is three bars in one: a copper whiskey bar, a black-light lava bar with a deck overlooking downtown, and an outdoor tiki bar that specializes in frozen drinks. What makes this pub truly stand out is its...  Read More

Intracoastal Brewing Co.
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The taproom for the Intracoastal Brewing Co. in the Eau Gallie Arts District is ideally located within walking distance of great shops and right at the end of the Indian River bridge. This craft beer company is known for its beachy vibe and...  Read More

Sand Bar Sports Grill and Bar
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The Sand Bar Sports Grill in Cocoa Beach has sports mastered. Sip the signature drink, the Hurricane, and munch on fish tacos while watching sports on the 20 high-def TVs scattered throughout the bar. The bar – actually two, because Sand Bar...  Read More

Playalinda Brewing Co.
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This brewery in Titusville offers a unique atmosphere – it's located in an old hardware shop – with locally made craft beer right on tap. Prepare to be surprised with unique combos (like the margarita ale, made with local citrus, agave,...  Read More

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The younger crowd enjoys the good times served at Coconuts. From live music and world-famous bikini contests to breathtaking views of the Atlantic and great specials on specialty drinks, this oceanside bar is sure to rank high on your list. Stop...  Read More



Right on the beach just off A1A, you'll find this popular blues bar that rocks with live music seven nights a week. Here, not only will you find quite possibly the longest happy hour in existence (from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), but also...  Read More

Cape Canaveral
Florida Beer Co.
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If you've seen Duff Beer on "The Simpsons," you've got to visit the Florida Beer Co. in Cape Canaveral, on the Space Coast in Florida. This craft brewery is the producer of real-life Duff Beer. Florida Beer Co. is also the biggest craft...  Read More

Coasters Pub & Biergarten
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Coasters Pub is a Space Coast staple. It first opened about 25 years ago as one of the first bars to offer a wide variety of beer. It was so popular, in fact, that Michael Jackson is said to have visited the bar. Back then, Coasters made...  Read More


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