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Calling all craft beer lovers! Let's get together to try south Florida's exploding market of craft beer at breweries and beer bars in the tri-county. We will meet up at breweries, beer bars, festivals, tastings, events, bar crawls, and tours, oh my! Looking for fun people between the ages of 25-45 that want to try new beer, locations and events! Beer and new friends, what more could you ask for?
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Maverick Town Beer FestivalUnbranded Brewing Co., Hialeah, FL
Don't miss out on Unbranded Brewery's annual Maverick Town Beer Festival. Enjoy 40+ breweries, live music, games, wrestling, and food and shopping vendors. Maverick Town provides a welcome, open format in which you do not need to purchase a ticket to attend. Come out and enjoy the festivities for free and you can purchase as few, or many, beer tickets as you'd like to sample all of the delicious beers.
- Bar Fight! A Spirited CompetitionRooftop @1WLO, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Join us for Bar Fight! A Spirited Competition presented by the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority at downtown’s hottest venue, Rooftop @1WLO.
This ‘Spirited Competition’ will put local mixologists in a head to head, no-holds barred matchup that will declare the winner's creation the 'Official Cocktail of DowntownFTL'. Mixologists will be scored by a team of local celebrity judges on presentation, flavor and concept. In the first round, each mixologist will present two cocktail samples to all guests for fan favorite voting. In the final round, each mixologist's fan favorite will be presented to the judges and a winner will be crowned! This event is guaranteed to take guests on a craft cocktail journey to be remembered as we name the Official Cocktail of DowntownFTLl!
Returning in 2024 to defend his 2023 victory is Mixologist, Myles Robinson! Stay tuned for competitor announcements.
We do encourage all of our guests to utilize their favorite ride sharing service in an effort to Drink Responsibly.
More info available at VLFoodWine.com/bar-fight/
- Poolside BBQHyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Get saucy with the Visit Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival at the Hyatt Centric in Downtown for the Poolside presented by the Fort Lauderdale DDA.
Join us with Chopped Champion and 'Back 2 Back' Poolside BBQ Champion Ed Randolph from Handsome Devil BBQ, as well as pitmasters from local BBQ joints while they compete for the title of ‘BBQ Champion’ of the Visit Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival.
This VIP experience will take place at the Hyatt Centric’s beautiful 8th floor pool deck right in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
#ReleaseYourInnerFoodie with BBQ bites and sips throughout the evening amongst the beautiful larger than life murals and live music.
For an up to date list of competitors and restaurants, please visit VLFoodWine.com
- Visit Lauderdale Food & Wine FestivalLas Olas Oceanside Park, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Release Your Inner Foodie!
Celebrate the culinary revolution sweeping throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale region. Taking place at the beautiful Las Olas Oceanside Park, featuring more than 100 food & beverage tastings, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and live music, The Grand Tasting at VLFWF solidifies itself as Broward County’s signature food & wine event. A portion of all proceeds benefit Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstrations by:
Chef Aarón Sánchez
Chef Jason Smith
Chef Nancy Fuller
Chef Nicole Layog
VIP ticket includes:
- Express entrance into the venue beginning at 12 noon
- An additional hour of tastings before General Admission ticket holders
- Access to the Delta VIP Lounge
- Exclusive food tastings only available in the Delta VIP Lounge
- Exclusive beverage tastings only available in the Delta VIP Lounge
General Admission ticket includes:
- 3 Hours of unlimited food & beverage tastings beginning at 1 pm
- Commemorative tasting glass
- Gift Bag
- Unlimited water
- Cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and art installations