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The Porch

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The PorchThe Porch
BA SCORE
99
world-class

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: 25
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

429 Caroline St
Key West, Florida, 33040-6598
United States
phone: (305) 517-6358

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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 20
Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Cool local vibe. On the beaten path, but almost hidden in the corner. Dog-friendly and laid-back while also maintaining a hip, classy vibe. Great beer selection. (I would say best in Key West for on-premise drinking).

Photo of mrebeka
4.82/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

This has the best unique and a harder to find beers on tap on the entire island. World Of Beer has more taps but it isn't a careful selection of quality craft beers it is just run of the mill beers you can find on most craft tap lists. That is and should be the absolute main reason you visit The Porch. The bartenders are very knowledgable and nice and the porch is nice to sit on and relax. Check it out you will thank yourself!

Photo of Rizzy17
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of lingermeister
3.84/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of cnagle28
4.8/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of pmangold
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

It lived up to the reviews that I had read before heading down to the keys. They had an excellent selection and the environment was top notch. The servers were on top of their game and were very knowledgeable.

Grabbed a Deviant Dales and introduced a friend to a few beers he had never tried. I wish we spent more time there. I did grab a bottle of CCB MZ on my way out to bring home.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

This place was a great change of pace from the local Key West scene. It is off Duval Street on a quiet block. It is an old house that has had the main level converted to a bar. Very tight inside, but we hung out on the porch a good bit. Went multiple times in our 4 night stay in Key West. Selection is not huge, but there are several good beers on tap including some FL locals. I would recommend to anyone in the area.

Photo of jeffsala
4/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Rohkey
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of kristyjo
4.93/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

This is one of the best beer spots in Key West. The selection is wonderful with a full array from stouts to saissons. The staff is quite knowledgeable and are good at selecting the right beer for the client's needs. I highly recommend The Porch to anyone that visits the Keys.

Photo of crbnfbr
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of cyrushire
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of jkball01
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of KYGunner
4.57/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Huge thunderstorm rolled in while walking down Duval. Turned around to get out of the rain and see this gem. 20 quality taps, 100 bottles and very cool atmosphere. I did have the joy of being the only couple in the bar but Grubby, the bartender, was super cool and let my wife have several samples before she zeroed in on a choice. I had a Racer 5 and A Lil Sumpin, both were $5 on Happy Hour. Hated to leave but th rest of Key West was calling. If you do stop by ask about Abby, the rooster, who lives at the bar.

Photo of jhighlandbrewing
4.52/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

This quickly became our favorite place for a drink in Key West. They offer a nice selection of about 10 or so beers on tap and plenty more in 12oz or 750ml bottle format. We were particularly happy to see some offerings from Cigar City, but they had plenty of Dogfish Head, Terrapin, and plenty of others. Service was quick and helpful. The building makes for a great setting, and the porch itself offers plenty of entertainment below on Duval.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I was excited about stopping in to this place after all of the positive reviews it has received. This place deserves all the great reviews. Without a doubt the best place in Key West to get a beer.

The Porch is basically just a big house with a bar downstairs. There were 12 beers on draft, and all were high quality. I had Dogfish Head's Urkontinent. I had never seen this beer before. They had a couple Belgians as well as other quality beers. Talking to the bartender, he said they have high turnover of beer so everything stays fresh; i believe him. They even use nice, fancy glassware for the Belgians.

The price was pretty high. My beer was $8 on happy hour, discounted down from $10. I guess that is the price to pay to get a decent beer in Key West.

Indoor seating was limited to about six seats at the bar, a large booth, and a high top table. There was plenty of seating on the porch, and why wouldnt you want to sit out there anyway? They dont serve food but there are restaurants all over the place. I say bring your tent and camp out here all day because you will not be disappointed.

Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Finally, a place to get good beer in Key West.
It wouldn't take much to be the best craft beer destination in Key West (or probably all of the Keys). The Porch goes way beyond that with a nice atmosphere, good service, and a great selection, both on tap and in bottles.

Grab a table on the porch, and watch all of the sunburnt cruise ship tourists stumble up Duval St looking for Sloppy Joe's or Margaritaville.

We were there with another couple who are wine drinkers, they were very happy with the selection on wines, as well.

Photo of timbuktu1344
4.36/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The Porch is probably the best beer and wine place in Key West. The vibe of the bar is excellent, especially given its proximity to Duval Street. The crowd seemed mostly local, and not necessarily that friendly to the common tourist. If you like good beer and wine you should take the time to walk in and make a selection from one of their chalkboards. Once it's clear that you are there for a fine beverage, not a tourist looking for a ghost tour, the patrons and staff are quite friendly. Their selection of drafts is excellent, but very similar to what you can get at many places in the mid-Atlantic region. Happy hour is the way to go, with discounted drafts and wines. They do not serve food.

Photo of DaveLikesAle
4.72/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Should be advertised as the "Southernmost Craft Beer Bar in the United States" in keeping with its location. What's not to like? A great selection of craft beer only, indoor and outdoor seating (this is The Porch after all), in a house formerly occupied by a doctor named Porter. If there is a downside it is that indoor seating is very limited, as it was crowded with beer geeks. As a result I sat outside with a draft DFH My Antonia - $4.00 during happy hour. A fine stop indeed. A required stop for any beer geek visiting Key West.

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The Porch in Key West, FL
99 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.