The Porch

The PorchThe Porch
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4.51 w/ 48 ratings
The PorchThe Porch

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

429 Caroline St
Key West, Florida, 33040-6598
United States

(305) 517-6358 | map

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Added by DeltaFoxtrot on 09-05-2010

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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by cosmicevan:
Photo of cosmicevan
4.86/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

was super psyched to see a sign that said "craft beer + wine bar" as I was cruising Duval St in Key West growing tired of Macros in every bar. I ran in and was overwhelmed by the selection in the desert. Probably 1/2 dozen or more craft only taps, plus a nice selection of bottles. I quickly ordered a Terrapin (which we can't get in NY) and was psyched to be asked which one...and was even more psyched to hear that Big Daddy Vlady was available in bottle. Went back a few times while in town...had other Terrapin, some Bells, and some tap only Cigar City. Atmosphere was hipster and it was never overly crowded compared to the junk bars in the area...probably because it seemed like a house party and not a bar, it was the ground level apt of a residential building...easy to miss. Reasonably priced for what it was and where it was. As far as offerings, this is tops on the island and I had no problems getting attention at the bar (or even a seat...yet the bar and porch were constantly populated every time I was there).

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Photo of Kerrbrick
4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JandJMD
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in on a very quiet weekday afternoon - apparently after a crazy previous night. Only a few others around. We were just looking for a cool (literally and figuratively) place to hang out for a beer or two in between walking Duval. The bartender and another there off-duty were a pleasure to chat with. Great vibe. Great service. Pretty wide selection - something for all tastes, but nothing particularly rare. Great place for a beer in Key West.

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Photo of jhavs
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great option in Key West.

Known as the best craft beer selection in Key West. This seems to be true based on the hand-full of places I checked out.

Had a few Funky Buddha options as well as an array of craft drafts and bottles. I had a Fat Head's brew draft.

Located in a great location, just off of the main drag. High ceilings, nice bar and a few tables. Had a Galaga machine to waste your quarters on. Porch out front with a few tables and a large patio area sitting under palm trees.

The bartender was attentive and very friendly. Offered samples to members of my group to help them decide.

Also has a top notch wine selection. No food (I think). If I am back in Key West, I would definitely return.

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Photo of Squire123
4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.89/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

If you want craft/micro beer in Key West, this is the place. The only real downside of the place, is there isn't a lot of seating. Staf was very friendly, and I will be stopping there, many times, the next time I'm in Key West.

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Photo of Burt
4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.22/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Vette71368
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of shadyside
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of claspada
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of HoppedChef84
3.54/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Nice little spot on the main drag, plenty of choices just bring your wallet.

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Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
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).

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Photo of mrebeka
4.82/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
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!

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Photo of Rizzy17
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of lingermeister
3.84/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of cnagle28
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of pmangold
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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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Photo of mcintire78
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of jeffsala
4/5  rDev -11.3%

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The Porch in Key West, FL
Place rating: 97.9% out of 100 with 48 ratings
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