#119 of 198 Destin Restaurants

The Craft Bar (Grand Boulevard Location)

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The Craft Bar - Regionally Focused Drinks and Food
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Craft Bar offers craft beers, freshly made cocktails and creative food dishes in a laid-back setting. Whenever possible, the bar maintains a local focus by using regionally sourced ingredients.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

The Craft Bar offers up a variety of premium drinks and foods that share a regional focus whenever possible. Many of the ingredients used come from nearby sources, and ingredients change with the seasons. As a result, there’s regularly something new to try.

Of course, there’s a beer selection worthy of the term “craft.” A variety of permanent and rotating drafts is offered on 30 taps, with new seasonal and special editions being opened regularly. There are a number of local beers to choose from, but you’ll also find sought-after gems from all over the country.

For non-beer adult beverages, the bartenders are skilled at creating unique drinks based on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. The exact offerings vary with ingredient availability, but there’s always something tasty to try.

These drinks are complemented by a pub menu that has flair. The menu selections feature classics like mac and cheese, burgers, salads, and fish and chips, but everything has a slightly unique twist. For instance, the Mac and Cheese is made with white cheddar, gruyere and applewood bacon crust for superior flavor. Also, everything is made in-house from scratch, so you know it’s all good.

Accompanying the drinks and foods is an atmosphere that’s worthy of a high-end gastropub. You’ll find the environment relaxing, yet it has a certain level of sophistication. It’s both classy enough to impress a date and laid-back enough for post-work celebrations.

For a traditional pub experience with an uncommon level of quality, The Craft Bar won’t disappoint. You’ll find usual favorites and special selections that are sure to delight the palate, and everything’s served in an atmosphere that makes it easy to forget worries and relax.

A few of our menu favorites include:

Your Favorite Draft
With 30 drafts to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Try a seasonal or go with your standard, and enjoy!

Seasonal Mixed Drink
The seasonal mixed drinks are consistently unique and delicious. Trust the professional bartenders to create you a concoction using the currently available ingredients, and see what they come up with.

Soft Pretzel
A perfectly baked soft pretzel, salted and served with beer cheese. The classic beer sponge.

Grouper Sandwich
Freshly caught Gulf of Mexico Grouper cooked to your liking. Order it grilled blackened or fried, and enjoy some of the best fish in the surrounding waters. The sandwich made on artisan ciabatta bread and served with house-cut fries. Don’t underestimate the spicy ketchup — it’s a customer favorite.

Hot Chicken
If you prefer something from the land rather than the sea, the Hot Chicken is always popular. Cooked Nashville-style, the chicken is crispy on the outside, delicate on the inside and comes with just the right amount of spice. House-made buttermilk ranch really does top it off.

Insider Tips:
-Can’t decide between a couple of beers? Ask to try a sample of each before you order. The bartenders will gladly provide a few.
-Find a beer you love but can’t get elsewhere in the area? Bring it home in a “growler.” Unlike traditional glass growlers, these are 32-ounce cans. They’re beach safe (where alcohol is permitted) and easier to transport home.