Ocean City's Local Libations
What Ocean City's Local Bars are Serving Up
A trip to Ocean City is a chance to experience the legendary boardwalk, fun-filled beaches and the divine seafood straight from the ocean. Whatever you choose to do, be sure to do it with one of Ocean City's local libations.
Craft Beer in Ocean City
Ocean City’s craft beer scene has been booming, as local brews take over the taps at bars and restaurants. A trip to Ocean City is not complete without getting a pint of one of the local microbrews. These come from small-batch breweries, that are best known for having specialty or seasonal flavors. Microbreweries are also known for utilizing experimental techniques and ingredients. Craft beer connoisseurs will love tasting each innovative brew. Many of Ocean City’s beers are made with non-traditional flavors and local ingredients from farms, including fruit, honey and even nuts. While the techniques are top-of-the-line, these beers are served in a casual environment to fully embrace the laidback lifestyle of Ocean City. Grab a seat and watch your beer be made right in front of your eyes, or sip on your ale while taking in the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Celebrate the best of the Eastern Shore’s craft beers at the Shore Craft Beer Fest in October. Sample several local breweries, as well as local food trucks, while listening to live music in downtown Ocean City. If you can’t wait until October, grab some friends and a designated driver and take the OC-8 Challenge. Stay local and earn prizes by visiting eight of Ocean City’s breweries. For more information, visit ShoreCraftBeer.com
Wine in Ocean City
Just a quick drive from the boardwalk are several wine bars that offer a variety to sample and purchase. Spend the day at a winery, on acres of exquisite vineyards, where the grapes are grown to produce our award-winning wines. You can also find bottled wine at a local liquor store or wine cellar. Local wine bars offer a mellow atmosphere to swirl and sip your vino.
Make a few stops along Delmarva’s Wine & Ale Trail and toast the East Coast on an incredible wine and beer experience. There are also annual wine events in Ocean City like Wine on the Beach, at the Inlet in September. Put your souvenir tasting glass to work as you indulge in the offerings from each winery. For more information, visit ToastOurCoast.com
Distilled Spirits in Ocean City
If you’re looking for something that packs more of a punch, look no further than Ocean City’s distilled spirits. Fruit flavored vodkas complement the local favorite Orange Crush. Mix it up and try a Ruby Red Crush made with Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka from a local distiller. Take a tour of a distillery and see the process of cultivating grain into your favorite spirit. Finish your tour by sampling different varieties of rum, vodka and whiskey.
So, raise a glass, growler or pint of your new homegrown libation, and toast to Ocean City’s local flavor.