September Festivals for Food, Wine and Beer Enthusiasts

Key West Brewfest and Wine Dine Key West

September is turning out to be one of the best times to visit Key West and that’s because there’s a brew ha ha of food, wine and spirits to celebrate. It’s a time where locals and tourists come together to celebrate food, wine and beer! The festivities begin Labor Day weekend with Key West Brewfest and mid -September to mid-October foodies get to indulge and experience the best restaurants and spirits with savings during WINEDINE Key West.

8th Annual Key West BrewFest

Thursday, August 31, 2017 – Monday, September 04, 2017

Craving craft brew, we’ve got you covered!  For the eighth year in a row, the Southernmost Beach Resort has teamed up with the Key West Sunrise Rotary of the Conch Republic to host Key West BrewFest. All proceeds to benefit the Rotary Club and their charitable efforts.  Tickets On Sale Now!

Events on tap during the 4 day festival include:  beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event on South Beach with over 200 beers to taste. View the 2017 Key West Brewfest Schedule of Events

Brewfest Events You Don’t Want To Miss

Key West Brewfest Kona Beer Luau

Southernmost Beach Cafe

September 1st, 7pm – 9pm
$75 + tax per person


Join Kona Beer and Southernmost Beach Cafe for a Hawaiian style Luau with live music, fire dancers, the limbo and giveaways. $75+ tax per person gets you 4 different food stations plus family style sides paired with Kona Beers all with a Hawaiian twist.

Buy Tickets to Kona Beer Luau or call the Southernmost Beach Cafe at 305-295-6550 to make reservations.


Key West Brewfest Signature Tasting

Saturday, September 2nd 5pm – 8pm

South Beach at 1405 Duval Street

Featuring nearly 200 beers from around the world

Admission is $40 per person in advance or $45 at the door.

VIP Pre-Party 3pm -5pm $75

Buy Tickets to Key West Brewfest Signature Tasting


VIP – Pre Party

Brewfest attendees can choose to pay $75 per person in advance for admission to a 3-5 p.m. VIP tasting with passed appetizers from the Southernmost Beach Cafe. If you want to spend more time tasting and learning about the beers we suggest the VIP Pre-Party. VIP Tickets – Key West Brewfest Pre-Party

We are not done yet, after the Signature Tasting Event attendees can join the 8 p.m. Second Line March, dancing from South Beach down Key West’s legendary Duval Street to the Green Parrot Bar, 601 Whitehead Street, for an after party.

Funky Buddah Key West Brewfest Dinner

Southernmost Beach Cafe

September 3rd, 7pm – 9pm

$69 per person + tax


Join Funky Buddha representatives in a fun beer pairing dinner oceanfront at the Southernmost Beach Cafe.  A six course dinner with paired beers from Funky Buddha, a Florida Brewery.  Giveaways all night.  Buy Tickets to Funky Buddha Dinner.


There are so many reasons why you should attend Key West Brewfest and the list goes on and on.  Make sure to visit to learn more.

Brewfest Tips: How to survive a beer festival in Key West can be found here.


Wine & Dine Key West

September 15 – October 15, 2017

Get ready to go on a culinary adventure in Key West this September.  It’s the 2nd Annual WINEDINE Key West, a month long restaurant promotion offering dining discounts and specials for foodies (it’s for everyone) in paradise.  From September 15 – October 15, 2017, over 30 local Key West restaurants will offer three course meals priced at $20 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Other participating restaurants will offer discounts of up to 15% off of your entire check. The reduced pricing does not include tax and gratuity. View the line -up of participating restaurants.

Southernmost Beach Cafe looks forward to participating in WineDine Key West  with a special lunch and dinner menu.  Executive Chef Matthew Slattery has once again created a special menu including Small, Big and Sweet Bites along with Wine Pairings for each dish.  Guests will choose one of the menu items from each bite section.

Beach Cafe WINEDINE Specials:

Lunch Special | Available 11am – 5pm

Chef Sandwich n Brew

~ Pork Belly BLT ~
Fried Green Tomato, Pimento Cheese, Crispy Pork Belly, Bibb Lettuce, Red Onion Served With House Pork Rinds & Pablano Aioli
Paired with
Floridian Hefeweizen | Funky Buddha Brewery | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$20 Per Person

WINEDINE Dinner Special
$35 Dinner Per Person $15 Wine Pairing
~ Choose one from each bite section (Small, Big, Sweet)

Small Bites

~ Korean Grilled Tacos ~

72 Hour Steak, Steamed Bun, Kimchee, Grilled Mango

Riesling | August Kessler |Pfalz Germany ‘14

~ Elote Style Scallops ~

Charred Corn, Cilantro Lime, Cheddar Grit, Chipotle Aioli, Pork Dust

Chenin Blanc & Viognier | Pine Ridge | California ‘15

~ Lobster Arancini ~

Pesto Aioli, Parmesan, Roasted Tomato, Tyme

Pinot Grigio | San Giorgio | Delle Venezie, Italy ‘15

Big Bites

~ Hirosa Udon Catch Of The Day ~

Sweet Organic Miso, Farmer’s Vegetables, Mushrooms, Noodles

Albarino |Duesa Nai | Rias Biaxas, Spain ‘14

~ Tuttomarie Linguini ~

Shrimp, Mussels, White Wine Lobster Pomodoro

Chardonnay |Overlook | Sonoma, California ‘14

~ Landa’s Pressed Chicken ~

Cilantro Scented, Potato Chorizo Hash, Roasted Heirloom Tomato, Charred Pablano Aioli

Pinot Noir | Sean Minor Four Bears | Central Coast, California ‘13

~ Molasses & Coffee Glazed NY Strip ~

Charred Corn, Grilled Pineapple, Sweet Mufango

Malbec |Altos Las Hormigas | Mendoza, Argentina ‘1


Sweet Bite

~ Chef Created Bread Pudding ~

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Tawny Port |Taylor | Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

~ Strawberry Shortcake ~

Black Pepper Biscuits, Fresh Strawberry Balsamic Compote, Whipped Cream

Prosecco |Ruffino | Veneto, Italy

~ Beignets ~

Maple Sugar Coated, Salted Caramel

Late Harvest Riesling | Hogue | Columbia Valley, Washington ‘15

$35 Dinner Per Person $15 Wine Pairing

Learn more about WINEDINE Key West.


Now you know why September is one of the best times to visit Key West, Florida.  Stay connected and share your Brewfest and WineDine memories with us using the hashtag #somolife.

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