Ten Best Gastropubs in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
The word 'gastropub' is one of those trendy big city restaurant ideas of the early oughts, where the reinvention of the usual pub fare (burgers, fish & chips, mac & cheese) melded with the growing popularity of high end beer.
Once relegated to metropolitan high streets, over the years it has transformed into an approachable dining experience based upon familiar-with-a-twist menu items. In addition, the growing breadth of craft beer has changed many drinkers tastes and has shown that good food works very well with good beer.
With that, here's our pick of the Top 10 Gastropubs in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
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10. Rebel House
The duo behind Charm City Burgers and El Jefe Luchador, two of Deerfield Beach's popular restaurants, have plopped this upscale gastropub right in the middle of downtown Boca Raton. Though the self-titled Rebel Burger may be kissing cousins to those from Charm City, the differences are there. Bar Nuts made with bacon lardons, candied pecans, pistachios, craisins, and aged cheddar are unique. And the sweet potato 'skins' loaded with braised duck and ancho-blackberry BBQ sauce makes a delicious alternative to the classic pub fare. Boca priced beers meld with interesting cocktails to make this gastropub a highlight in east Boca Raton.
This ode to the speakeasy days has a lot going for it, and is in an interesting area of Boynton Beach. Situated on the corner of Woolbright Rd. and Federal Hwy. amongst towers of recent real estate development, Sweetwater has been bringing a cocktail-culture heavy gastropub idea to this slice of paradise. Drinks like 'Death & Taxes' entice with a heaping of Earl Grey infused gin, St. Germain (an elderflower liqueur), stone pine liqueur, lemon, and house tonic. The food here is spot-on gastropub fare: maple-bacon Brussels sprouts with golden raisins, roasted beet salad, tri-beef sliders... the list goes on. The beer list isn't long or extensive, but offers a spectrum of styles from brewers like Founders, Avery, and Dogfish Head.
297 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL
1507 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL
208 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, FL
3218 Southeast 6 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL
517 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL
4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL
1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL
1906 Harrison St., Hollywood, FL
20642 State Road 7, Boca Raton, FL