Craft beer bars in Ft. Lauderdale began popping up throughout the country about five years ago. At the time, it looked like it may have been merely a fad. But craft beer bars have shown staying power with loyal clientele enjoying the diversity of their offerings. Broward County indeed wasn’t left behind as new bars seemingly popped up overnight. We’ll highlight some of the best craft beer bars in Ft. Lauderdale, so you'' have a list of where to crack one open!

One of a craft beer and breweries requirements is having an identity. Few craft beer bars exemplify this like Funky Buddha. This craft beer bar makes its brews. And every self-respecting craft beer bar in South Florida has the Funky Buddha Floridian in stock. In addition to their signature brews, they also offer the most extensive beer selection in Broward County, which includes a rotating selection of craft beers.
A Fort Lauderdale craft brewery and also a favored gastropub it comes as no surprise TAP 42 FTL made our list. As its name suggests, Tap 42 always has 42beers on tap in addition to several more bottled selections. Most of their beers remain on top year-round, but Tap regularly rotates in new selections to keep things fresh for regulars.
Riverside Market is not only one of Ft. Lauderdale’s original craft beer bars; it offers by far the most extensive selection. Set up like a hipster lounge, it boasts about 500 beers on display. Founded in 2001, Riverside Market is a self-serve bar allowing patrons to make their selections and pay for them all when they’re done. If you’re a beer connoisseur, Riverside Market may top your list of one of the best craft beer bars in Ft. Lauderdale
Located in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale just minutes away from downtown, Laser Wolf serves a rotating selection of craft beers in bottles and tap. There are typically about 100 bottles and cans available. While there are only 12 beers on tap, the staff rotates new selections every day, giving regulars plenty of opportunities to try new varieties.
A relative newbie, Craft on 14 has wasted little time establishing itself as one the country's best craft beer bars. Of course, that is if you’re willing to travel from the city of Ft. Lauderdale to the suburbs of Plantation. But we can assure you that Craft on 14 is worth the drive. Craft has about 49 craft brews in its always fully-stocked refrigerators. 

There’s nothing beer lovers enjoy more than discovering new brews. So, if you live in the county, there’s no better way to ensure you’re up on the latest brews than visiting one of the best craft beer bars in Ft. Lauderdale. 

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