Here at The Paradise Inn, guests don’t have to look too hard to find crowd-pleasing Key West events going on. With the beautiful beaches and Duval Street shopping, adventures lie just down the street. If you’re staying at a residence in Key West for Labor Day weekend, you will get to experience one of our annual festivals: the Key West Brewfest. Beer lovers will rejoice with numerous activities, live music, and beer tastings. This fest will make it a holiday weekend to remember.


The concept for the festival started when Matt Babich, the general manager at another hotel residence in Key West, returned from a vacation and saw a New York Times article of President Obama attending a beer summit. From that moment, he knew Key West had to have a Brewfest. Now in its tenth year, the festival has grown immensely but has kept some consistency. All of the proceeds from Key West Brewfest benefit the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic and their charitable efforts, so a ticket purchase will be put to good use! 

The Key West Brewfest

The festival runs Labor Day Weekend, and tickets are offered as General Admission or as VIP with a few more perks. Events are held all over Key West at different restaurants, hotels, and bars, but the main tastings will be located at 1405 Duval Street on South Beach. There, you will be able to sample nearly 200 different beers while listening to live music! Some of the more notable brews included come from Kona Brewing Company, Goose Island, and Lagunitas Brewing Company as well as some other local Florida brews. Beyond the tastings, the Brewfest also has numerous other Key West events. Beer dinners and brunches, as well as pool parties, will make Key West feel like a non-stop party! 

A Great Vacation For Adults

Kids and pets are not permitted on the beach. However, the festival doesn’t exclude non-drinkers; designated driver tickets are available for any attendees who either do not want to drink or simply want to be a responsible sober cab. Regardless, a fun time in the sun paired with brews is a serene vacation experience. So head over from The Paradise Inn and enjoy the Key West Brewfest during Labor Day Weekend! You are bound to have a “hoppy” time!