A Brew With a View

Is there anything better than beer with a stunning backdrop?

Summer is in full swing ‘round here, and nothing beats having a beer in the sun. The experience is especially enhanced when paired with a scenic vista. This week, we’re covering the best local spots to do just that in a clockwise fashion.

Paradise Grill

We’re starting off in Long Neck on the Indian River Bay. Boasting a breathtaking bayside backdrop, guests arriving by car or by boat are greeted with a sight. Paradise Grill has live music and entertainment on the regular, and with seven full-service bars, you won’t go thirsty.

Wheelhouse at Fisherman’s Wharf

Situated on the Lewes Canal and next to the Lewes Drawbridge we have the Wheelhouse. The only way to get closer to the water is if you jump in. Weekday happy hours feature specials on local draft and buck-a-shuck oysters.

Grain on the Rocks

Sitting on the dock of the Delaware Bay, you have an incredible view of the Breakwater East End and Harbor of Refuge lighthouses. You’ll see the Cape May-Lewes Ferry from the patio, and the occasional dolphin coming up to say hello. An extensive can and draft list awaits you, as well as a weekday happy hour from 3-5 pm.

Obie’s By The Sea

We’re Rehoboth bound for this iconic boardwalk spot. Basically on the beach, Obie’s serves up an impressive menu, something you can always expect from Big Fish Restaurant Group concepts. You’ll see a lot of the staple “beach beers” and night owls are in luck, as they have late night specials daily.

Above the Dunes

Bopping down the boardwalk a bit, look up and you’ll see Above The Dunes. Found on the second-story, well above the dunes as their name suggests, you’ll have unforgettable views of the ocean. If that wasn’t sweet enough, they offer happy hour every day with special pricing on food and drink.

Rusty Rudder

Backing right up to the Rehoboth Bay in Dewey Beach, we have the Rudder, and it’s a scene. This lively spot features music and entertainment every night of the week. In addition, it’s got a bayfront deck perfect for polishing off a few cold ones.

Dockside Marina Bar + Grill

We’re heading south to the Indian River Inlet. Just before you reach the bridge, you’ll come across our next stop. Formerly Hammerheads, Dockside is located inside the Delaware Seashore State Park next to the Indian River Marina. You’ll find frequent live music, a plethora of local cans and draft, plus an epic spot to take in
the sunset.

Big Chill Beach Club

Last but certainly not least, we’re heading across the inlet. Situated southside with sweeping scenery is Big Chill Beach Club. Here you’ll find panoramic views of the Atlantic, the inlet, and a beautiful bridge backdrop. The beer list doesn’t disappoint either. Sticking around for sunset? Be sure to have your pints ready, as Beach Club toasts to the coast every evening with some tunes from the Wheeland Brothers and a conch shell… if you know you know.

That’s a wrap on Brewsworthy this week. We’ve come full circle… well almost. A quick boat ride from Beach Club will get you back to Paradise Grill and we can start
all over.   

Zeke Ottemiller has been working in and around beer for the last decade. As a Certified Cicerone® (think Sommelier but for beer), he has covered all things craft from coast to coast, from sunny San Diego to the laid back Lower Slower. Zeke is the owner of Otter Craft Consulting, where he specializes in supporting craft breweries in their branding and marketing efforts.

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