Dangerous Minds Brewing Co
Situated a short walk from the shore in Pompano Beach, Dangerous Minds Brewing Co offers a relaxing location to sup a beer, people watch and even spot the Goodyear blimp taking off from the tiny adjacent airport. Open Tuesday to Sunday 1pm - 10pm, they offer nineteen specialist brews ranging from smooth IPAs and German Pilseners to wheat beers, stouts, fruit beers and, if you're feeling brave, the excellently- named Phenakistoscope, a Belgian Quadrupel (at 9.7% APV, not for the faint-hearted).
The convivial street-corner establishment was opened in 2019 by two neighbors, Andre Beier, a German and Adam Bowring, a Brit. With a love of football and home-brewing, these ex-pats decided to combine these activities and offer Floridians a place to watch the match while sampling a growing range of world beers. There's even a Scottish 95.4 shilling (so-called because of the historic barrel price, plus added taxes). There are guest beers plus non-alcoholic ales. Beer agnostics can enjoy a glass of red or white wines on draft.
Dangerous Minds' food menu is heavy on the pizza, with a large and eclectic range inspired by the owners' Anglo-German roots. Their homemade range extends from a traditional Margherita or Pepperoni to the exotic tang of Currywurst or Chicken Tikka Masala (once ranked as Britain's favorite dish). There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options too, including Butternut Squash and Sage or BBQ jackfruit. Takeaways are available with a 30 minute lead time (food and beer).
If you're only after a snack, there are scotch eggs and griddled sandwiches and dessert-lovers should definitely try a root beer or stout float to finish.
With both indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of atmosphere, this is a great place for a daytime bite and a pint. For those making a night of it, as well as televised basketball and British Premier League soccer matches, there are live music nights and beer and cheese tastings.
For the serious craft beer lover, Dangerous Minds Brewing Co is a great addition to the South Florida seaboard.