Everything you need to know about Dunedin’s craft breweries and beer scene in one place!
There are 8 breweries in Dunedin, a little city on Florida’s Gulf Coast, north of Clearwater and west of Tampa. Each brewery offers different unique environments, and beers to match—all handcrafted in paradise. While just a small town, Dunedin is where Florida’s craft beer scene came to life.
We’ve sipped a beer or two in Dunedin, Florida and put together a guide to help you find the best breweries in town (IMHO), a list of every brewery (so you can decide for yourself), a map and ale trail to plan your pub crawl, and plenty more helpful tips to enjoy Dunedin’s craft beer scene.
Dunedin Brewery Guide
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- Best Breweries
- Breweries List
- Breweries Map
- Ale Trail
- Breweries with Food
- Breweries with Outdoor Areas
- Kid Friendly Breweries
- Dog Friendly Breweries
- Nearby Breweries
Best Breweries in Dunedin (Can’t Miss!)
It’s true, Dunedin is home to several amazing craft breweries, but some rise above. If you only have time to visit a few, these are the 3 top breweries we recommend.
The award-winning Dunedin Brewery is the oldest microbrewery in Florida. It was founded in 1995—delivered its first batch of beer in 1996—and calls downtown Dunedin home. All its beers are hand-crafted in small batches of 14 barrels brewed on site. Dunedin Brewery offers a wide selection of beer, from experimental, world class brews to classic ales and stouts. The brewery houses its production facility, tasting room, and full kitchen, and features live entertainment most nights of the week. It has a large outdoor seating area to enjoy with friends, and is also kid-friendly and dog-friendly (outside only). Dunedin Brewery paved the way for Florida’s craft beer scene, forming the Florida Brewers Guild, fighting the Florida bottle law, and forming Tampa Bay Beer Week.
7venth Sun Brewery
The woman-owned/operated 7venth Sun was founded in 2012 in downtown Dunedin. It’s a 3.5 barrel system, small batch brewery, producing most of its Saisons and lagers in this location. 7venth Sun loves to experiment and brews many variations of the traditional Berliner Weisse using tropical and citrus fruits to create Florida Weisse beers—perfect for the Sunshine State. Its taproom is cozy and has plenty of outdoor seating. No food, but there are several food options nearby. 7venth Sun opened its Tampa taproom in the Seminole Heights neighborhood in 2017, which produces barrel-aged beers, sours, Saisons, and IPAs—all which are on tap in its Dunedin taproom.
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Woodwright Brewing Company
Woodwright Brewing was founded in 2016 and gets its name from the shared woodworking shop, the historic Dunedin Woodwright. It’s a 2 barrel brewery focused on German and European style beers—strongly adhering to the German purity laws that allow for only hops, barely, water, and, now, yeast. Woodwright Brewing Company centers around its unique, woodworking past, and welcomes guests into its taproom, loft, and beer garden. It’s also known for live music, especially traditional bluegrass music, and hosts shows in the woodworking shop on “special nights.” Woodwright Brewing offers a full kitchen from The Duneatery, conveniently located in the beer garden. Sorry kids, the brewery is 18+ only.
Complete List of Dunedin Breweries (Every Single One!)
The long list of EVERY craft brewery in Dunedin, Florida (ordered alphabetically).
- 7venth Sun Brewery
- Beach Island Brewery
- Calendonia Brewing
- Cueni Brewing
- Dunedin Brewery
- HOB Brewing
- Soggy Bottom Brewing
- Woodwright Brewing
Here are 5 more breweries in Dunedin you need to check out!
Caledonia Brewing is a small-batch craft brewery that pays tribute to Dunedin’s Scottish heritage. Founded in 2017, the brewery is located in the historic Dunedin Times building, and is well-known for its Rat Arsed Scottish Ale and Half Arsed Scottish Ale. Caledonia Brewing has a large, open taproom with limited outdoor seating in its dog-friendly patio. The brewery has snacks available, but if you need more to eat, there’s several restaurants nearby.
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Cueni Brewing Co.
Founded in 2016, Cueni Brewing (pronounced “Q Knee”) is located in downtown Dunedin right off the Pinellas Trail. It’s a 4 barrel brewery focused on hand-crafted English ales and Belgians. Not a fan? They always have an IPA, fruit beer, and light beer on tap. Cueni Brewing has plenty of outdoor seating, and is kid-friendly and dog-friendly. Sorry, no food, but there’s plenty of options nearby.
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HOB Brewing Company
HOB Brewing was founded in 2017 and is located right off the Pinellas Trail in downtown Dunedin. The brewery is headed by two friends and neighbors who in 2009 opened the Dunedin House of Beer—40 taps in 350 square feet. HOB Brewing offers a wide variety of craft beer pouring from 24 taps and 20+ brewed on site. Its taproom has a huge outdoor and recreation area, and two-story event pavilion for live music. The food menu is limited with plenty of options nearby. HOB Brewing is family-friendly and dog-friendly, with outdoor games to entertain the kids (and kids at heart).
Soggy Bottom Brewing Company
Soggy Bottom Brewing was founded by three buddies in 2016 in downtown Dunedin. Housed in a unique post-Prohibition and industrial theme atmosphere, the brewery offers a variety of hand-crafted beer to meet everyone’s tastes—porters, Hefeweizens, ales, IPAs, and more. There’s plenty of seating in its outdoor patio or hang inside and play a game or two with friends. The brewery doesn’t serve food, but shares a building with Q Southern BBQ—it’s literally a step away.
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Beach Island Brewery
Founded in 2020, Beach Island Brewery is a nano-brewery located in north Dunedin. The brewery has a custom two barrel brewing system to create its high-quality, small batch brews. Beach Island Brewery doesn’t have any flagship beers, instead, the head brewer collects yeast from around the world to create a variety of beer-styles and flavors from dark beers and lagers to hoppy IPAs and fruit beers. The head brewer was originally trained on the 1516 German purity laws and has been brewing for over three decades. Beach Island Brewery is small, but cozy, and has limited seating inside and outside. Currently, no food options, but there are several options nearby.
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Dunedin Breweries Map
Finding breweries is easy, but getting to visit all of them is a challenge. Trust us, we know!
The great thing is that 7 of 8 breweries are located in downtown Dunedin within just a few minutes walk from each other.
Once you find your favorite Dunedin breweries, you can use our brewery map and ale trail below to plan your route. It marks the locations for all the area breweries to help you get from A to Z. Plan accordingly!
Dunedin Ale Trail
The Dunedin brewery map and list order below is our recommended ale trail for the best pub crawl experience. It’s only a 1.3 mile walk to hit all 7 downtown Dunedin breweries.
Pro tip: Consider pairing a few with your list of Clearwater breweries for a well-rounded ale trail. If you’re hanging around the Tampa Bay area for a while, consider taking a drive over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and check out a few breweries in Bradenton and Sarasota.
Dunedin Breweries with Food
Besides exploring new breweries, we also love trying new food. Who doesn’t?!?
You’ll find that the food options vary by brewery—from full kitchens with chef-inspired dishes to simple pub snacks to nearby restaurants within walking distance. Most Dunedin breweries even have a list of rotating food trucks.
The good news is you’ll never go hungry!
Dunedin Breweries with Outdoor Seating
The weather in Dunedin is beautiful year-round, which is why most breweries have outdoor seating—some more limited than others.
From cozy front-porch patios to large beer gardens and quiet spots to chill to live music venues—Dunedin breweries offer a little something for everyone.
We put together this short list to help you find the perfect outdoor spot for you.
The breweries with the best outdoor areas:
Dunedin Kid Friendly Breweries
Family friendly breweries can be tricky. We have two kids—we know how hard it can be to find a brewery that works for the whole family.
While most Dunedin breweries are kid friendly during the day, some may require or suggest no children under the age of 18 or 21 at night.
That said, most breweries are happy to host well-behaved children and have plenty of games to play inside and outside.
The most family friendly breweries:
Dunedin Dog Friendly Breweries
We love our four-legged friends and so do (most) breweries.
While dogs are typically permitted, most Dunedin breweries have policies that require your dog to be well-behaved, remain on a leash, and stay in outdoor areas.
We put together this short list to help you find the perfect brewery for your pup.
The most dog friendly breweries:
Bonus! Nearby Breweries
Looking for more breweries? Consider taking a day trip to these Tampa Bay area cities and discover over 80 craft breweries. Check out all of our Tampa Bay brewery guides below!
- Bradenton Breweries
- Clearwater Breweries
- Sarasota Breweries
- St. Pete Breweries (Coming Soon!)
- Tampa Breweries (Coming Soon!)