Engine 15: the ultimate granddaddy of Jacksonville craft breweries
1500 Beach Blvd #217
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Engine 15 is located only minutes away from the beach and right off of Beach Boulevard. If you are a Jacksonville native, you’ve most likely heard of Engine 15 through one way or another. The Engine 15 Brewery has been around for quite some time, and is primarily known as a brewpub and beer bar around town. The hours aren’t as wild as the local Jacksonville Beach bars, but most nights they are open till 11:00 PM, with the exception of Friday and Saturdays where they don’t close till the stroke of midnight.
This Jacksonville craft brewery is extremely laid back and makes you feel like your right at home. Except this home has a limitless supply of both local and in house brewed beers. Beer isn’t the only beverage served here. Engine 15 also has a selection of hard ciders on tap and wines for those that aren’t eager beer drinkers. Not only is the beer exceptional here, the food menu gives the brewery a run for its money. From the addictingly good chips and queso to the pillowy soft pretzels, this brewpub has all your late night munchie desires taken care of.
Engine 15 is also full of old school, retro arcade games like Mrs. Pac Man and Donkey Kong located in the back room. It’s really an adult playground that happens to come with exceptional beers. What more could one ask for?! Not only are there arcade games, there’s also a variety of board and card games you can sink your hands into.
The selection of beer located at Engine 15 is almost dizzying, with an array of delicious options available at the pull of a tap. The Cherry Lime Gose on tap is surprisingly tasty and worth mentioning. It’s the ultimate balance of cherry tartness mixed with the sourness of a fresh juicy lime, truly perfect for any summer day in Jacksonville. This beer is best sipped on the outside patio at Engine 15, with a couple friends in tow. Another favorite of mine is the Nut Sack Imperial Brown. This is an American brown ale with an ABV of a whopping 8%, and is available around the year at Engine 15. The name initially caught my attention, along with the cleverly designed logo. The Nut Sack has a taste similar to coffee with a hint of nuttiness; hence the name.
Engine 15 has become somewhat of a landmark around Jacksonville Beach. So if you ever happen to stumble upon this quirky brewery definitely stop in, grab a couple beers, and watch the magic unfold.