Coasters Pub & Biergarten

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Coasters Pub & BiergartenCoasters Pub & Biergarten

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

971 E Eau Gallie Blvd, Ste A
Melbourne, Florida, 32937-4908
United States

(321) 779-2739 | map

2015 update: No longer brewing their own beers.

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of TVail
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Located in a busy strip mall, but worth the effort. Excellent selection of rotating taps with some exclusive beers. Appetizers are very good, Staff is friendly, efficient and keeps the vibe positive at a 20 seat bar.

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Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

This is a partial review due to the fact my son and I were only there for the ambiance and beer selection.

Located in a strip mall, at a corner and almost discretely located, this pub is absolutely beautiful on the inside even though it appears unimpressive from the parking lot. All the service staff we came in contact were friendly and helpful, the outdoor seating area we chose was clean and comfortable, and they had a very good selection of what I thought was high quality, craft beer. I was really impressed with the placed and have truly fallen in love with their outdoor seating area. On a clear and crisp night it is by far the place to be.

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Photo of mdlacey
3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Coasters is a standby for me. I'm there 2-3 times a week. There are plenty of American craft selections, but I think they get more obscure European stuff than their competitors. What really made me write this review tonight, though, is their amazing food specials. The head chef is the son of two chefs who work high-end restaurants in the area. Sure this place has the usual pub food, but they have some specialties and bust out 4 and 5 star stuff on Fridays (maybe lasting until Saturday) and special occasions. I've had lionfish and chicken molé here that are as good as any place where they wouldn't let you in the door with slides and a t-shirt. The exotic burger is great (love the lean meats). People don't believe me when I say theirs are the best crab cakes in the county; then they try them and say I'm probably right. Not as adventurous? Go for the Coasters Club or Reuben.

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Photo of Boone757
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jtholst66
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of greg4579
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of jblain
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of CGMLS3
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of VinsanityDiesel
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of MPSTARR
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of rydev24
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Mr3dPHD
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

There is a reason you see so many high ratings here compared to the other craft places in Brevard. It's the best of the best. There are other great places to go for beer, but no one can touch Coasters.

The atmosphere is much quieter than the competition, and although their beer menu isn't quite as vast as some of the others, they make up for it in quality. What do I mean by that? Somehow, the owners (Dave and Joe) have connections. They get brews that you can't get anywhere else. It's a given that they'll have whatever limited releases come to Florida, but you will be amazed at the stuff that they get that's not released in Florida. They boast, "Only bar in the state to get a keg of XYZ" all the time. They recently got the second of two kegs of a limited Stone release that was only available in one other place in the Stone Brewery!

Check out their Biergarten in the back...somehow they managed to create a beautiful landscaped German biergarten in the middle of a strip mall rear parking lot. It's secluded and sectioned off with a huge white fence so you'd never know it! Totally awesome job guys!

Food quality is off the charts. I'm quite partial to their exotic meat specials. Where else can you enjoy a rare cask beer (they have a cask beer on tap all the time) while eating a kangaroo burger? I've also had llama and elk...the choices change regularly.

This is the place to be ladies and gentlemen. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I love Coasters Pub. Its one of my favorite places to get good food and good beer. The beer list is constantly changing with new and exciting beers. They have an amazing selections of beers on tap, beers that are rare to find. The food is also very good and reasonably priced. I go to coasters as much as I can. The waitresses and bartenders know the beer very well, along with proper food pairings. The servers get to know their customers and offer different suggestions they think you'll enjoy. Ive never had a bad experience, bad food or bad beer from Coasters. Best place to have a good time in Brevard County. Also, the biergarten is AMAZING!

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Photo of kopfjaeger
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I liked the atmosphere. They have a nice big bar with a long line of tap handles behind it dispensing a lot of interesting and unusual beers. Hopheads will be very happy with the selection. I had a Weihenstephan - Korbinian dopplebock, a Cigar City - Jai Alai IPA, a Dogfish Head - 60min IPA and a Wexford - Irish Cream Ale. They also had Great Divide - Hercules Double IPA, 2010 Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale, Bells Two Hearted and Victory Hop Devil on tap. They had a cask of Victory Hop Wallop. Those are all favorites of mine.
I had the fish & chips, which was very well done. The big fish fillet was perfectly beer battered, and fried crisp, not greasy. A lot of people were ordering chicken wings. They use extra-large size chicken wings, and the people next to me had some, and were raving about how good they were.
There is nowhere else in the area that I know of with this type of selection of beers on tap. The bartender was friendly, but seemed overwhelmed.

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Photo of plockyer
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I had given up on finding anything interesting to drink in Melbourne when I visited Coaster's pub. The interior has character and the waitress behind the bar (Cheryl) was awesome. She recommended beers and gave me samples to try, and provided excellent service.

They have almost 40 taps and I was told by the locals that over half of them change on a regular basis.

They have some VERY interesting beers on draft including Great Divide's Hercules Double IPA (FANTASTIC if you like the double IPAs), 2 Barley wines and an American Imperial Stout that was aged for 6 months in Scotch Whiskey barrels.

They had several outstanding Belgian ales and some good local brews too such as Cigar City's IPA.

This pub was a truly welcome find.

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Photo of TKEbeerman
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Coasters is the place to go around Melbourne. The owner is a BA himself and seems to have his finger on the pulse of what we want to drink. You seat yourself and it doesn't take long to get a beer. They routinely age their kegs, you can get a 2011 and 2010 pint of Big Foot as an example. They have a good bottle selection which includes some rarities. They have Black Albert (god knows how they got it), and I've seen and empty bottle of Westy 12 which I will be inquiring about. The Selection changes and they update you via facebook. I don't care to look at the selection anymore because I know I will find something good. Every friday they tap a cask of some rare brew. They have a Belgium beer fest once a year...Cigar City brews a dubbel specifically for Coasters.

The food is incredible, I usually get their french dip or Burger...amazing! I love the place. Keep it up!

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Photo of whartontallboy
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I've spent quite a bit of time in this area, but I'd never made it to Coasters. I needed to kill some time before an errand today and saw on Twitter that they had a beer engine up and running, so I popped in. Definitely glad I did.

Although it's in a shopping center with a Wal-Mart and a Winn-Dixie, Coasters is a really solid beer bar with over 30 taps. Some of the tap offerings I remember: Cigar City Maduro, Bells Two-Hearted, Celebration, Hoptical Illusion, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Ruination, Arrogant Bastard, and things in that vein. Compared to other bars I've been to in the area, it's a stellar list. I had an Old Slug on cask, which was quite tasty.

I'm pretty sure this is the only bar I've ever been in that had taps for both Michelob Ultra and St. Bernardus Abt 12. Actually, they had several BMC beers on tap. Given the way the market probably skews in the area, that's probably a pretty savvy business decision.

Didn't sample anything on their bottle list, but it was pretty impressive. Some of the highlights off the top of my head: Black Albert, Bells Batch 9000, Bitches Brew, Oerbier Riserva, and 6L bottles of St. Bernardus that which come complete with take-home glasses.

Bar atmosphere doesn't usually do much for me, but they've got a lot of really cool breweriana and glassware on display around the place. The bar itself is particularly cool; it's basically a bunch of old brewery coasters that have been covered over. Really enjoyable to look at all the old brands.

Both the bartender and another guy I talked to (seemed like the owner/manager) were really friendly and obviously knew their beer. The manager-type told me they were going to be doing a different cask every Friday and mentioned they'd have things from places like Cigar City, Stone, Blue Point, and Terrapin. I'll definitely be back.

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Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

As of our visit, they were not brewing, but the equipment had been purchased by the new owners and plans were being made.

In the meantime, they sat in a back corner of a mini-wall and the long, wide front had a lot of neon advertising both macro and craft beers. The double-door entryway was in the center line and a short wall was on the right with the small restaurant area was along the right side of the space. The bar was half of an octagon and the top featured coasters (!) laminated onto the top. To the left of the back bar, a two-door cooler housed 80 bottles and an extensive row of taps held 37 different including St. Bernardus Abt 12. Above the back bar ere two shelves of glassware and German steins. There were TV monitors just about everywhere one looked. Dave, the new owner, was quite enthusiastic. A hand pump existed for the irregular cask that might make its way south. Trivia was being offered on Mondays from 1900 to 2100. Lavs all of the way aft right (2nd door on left).

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Photo of crispy620
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Best craft beer pub in Brevard County. With 40 something different beers there to try, as well as, bottled regular and craft beers to try.

Very friendly bar that will help you sample till you like exactly what you want to try.

Food was very good which I especially their Roast Beef w/horse radish sauce. My wife had their grilled chicken which was what you would expect.

But let's talk about beer. A great selection of tap beer from Bud to Chimay. Bottle beer are also very well represented.

Located just minutes from the local beach just off Eau Gaulle and A1A in Brevard County. This little hole in the wall craft brew beer pub is a MUST STOP for the real beer drinkers.

I recommend this pub.

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Photo of Sammy
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A solid craft beer oasis, and maybe better guest tap selection than currently available in Orlando. Several really good taps, mostly from up North, and a well stocked bottle cooler. I think 100 bottles and about 35 taps, at a long bar. Selection is a winner anywhere. No drinking outside, but ambient light was good. Several tables about us, I was served in good time. The beer was served at a good temperature, the carbonation not aggressive. Had some Brooklyn and Terrapin. Not far from Indian Beach, and lots of parking.

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Photo of Schwab
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Coasters is a decent size beer bar right around the corner from my house. The two owners are heavily involved in running the bar and one of them is also a member of the local brew club. Coasters is NOT a brew pub anymore; however, the 3bbl brew system is apparently in storage and maybe one day (only God knows when) we will get a 2nd brew pub in Brevard again.
Coasters has about 35-40 taps and something over 120 beers in bottles. Some of the taps are regulars such as the Franziskaner hefeweizen, but also some rotating taps that include always some special and sometimes even very hard to find brews on a state wide level. Stone made a visit with some guest taps and also other known micorbrews. The beer menu changes constantly and it is always great to come back and see what else they got.
The overall atmosphere is great, just the music is a little bit too loud sometimes. Food menu is also great and I highly recommend the burgers with BrewCity fries!

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Photo of indiapaleale
3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Coasters seems to be the good beer oasis in the area. While visiting family in Indialantic we took the short drive down to Coasters to check it out.

The sign outside proclaimed that they had SN Celebration, Anchor Christmas, St. Bernardus 12 and Shipyard Longfellow (cask) on tap. Not a bad welcoming.

The inside has a brewpub/sports bar feel to it. Lots of flat screens and lots of beeriana. Its in a strip mall near a wall-mart so I'd say they did a pretty good job of hiding that fact inside.

Coaster's has about 25 beers on tap and except for 4-5 all of them were very good. The beer list even had the BA grades next to all of the draughts and bottles.

I got some Bell's Two Hearted Ale which was served ridiculously cold. I'd say that was the only real negative. It could be worse though.

The menu was typical fried pub food. We had a soft pretzel which was decent. Our server, and all the other servers I would guess, didn't know much of anything about beer. I would imagine that the guys behind the bar probably know whats going on though.

Happy Hour is 3-7 and its about a buck of all draughts. The St. Bernardus 12 is definitely calling me back to this place. Oh yeah, you can buy liters of anything served in huge glass mugs. So, if you ever need to find a place that you can drop a $10 spot on a liter of Ruination, this is your place!

Also, from what I gather Coaster's does NOT brew their own beer anymore and is instead just a great beer bar.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Tucked away in the corner of a shopping center near the corner of A1A & Eau Gallie Blvd on the beach side of Melbourne. This place is easy to overlook and easily the best beer bar on the Space Coast. Best on the Space Coast doesn't mean a lot, since this area really lacks for good beer bars/brew pubs. That being said, this place ranks favorably
with some of the good ones I've been to around the country.

37 taps and 85 bottles for a total of 132 beers, most of them high quality beers.

The owner is a fellow BA and their beer menu contains the BA rating of all their beers.

Typical pub atmosphere prevails, long bar with coasters from the world over under the bar glass. Steins & mugs from all over on the wall in back of the bar wall. Lots of flat screen TVs everywhere.

The food, while typical pub fare is tasty, reasonably priced and served in generous sized portions. Pint prices are reasonable & they knock a buck off daily between 4-7.

Only complaint is they waste some of the taps on too many macros like PBR, Bud light, Coors Light, Mich Ultra..., but I guess this is Brevard Country & they would probably lose half their business if didn't carry the swill juice.

Overall, a great place & a must stop if you are in the Central Florida area.

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Photo of eyefeelgood
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

A relatively small place in a sleepy Florida town hides an amazing pub. Only Sharps' Edge in Pittsburgh has a better selection of craft and Belgian beers. Any place that has Abt 12 on tap is a great place to drink. They have expanded their selection of top quality craft beers like Dogfish Head. Neither the bar or the staff is pretentious making this a very easy place to frequent with an immediately friendly feel. Enough screens to accommodate the most avid football fan. Food is simple but good enough that it doesn't detract from the beer. Coasters is a mandatory double stop when visiting my son in Melbourne.

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