We’re gearing up for a good time this October in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Each fall, thousands of bikers roll into northeast Florida in celebration of the annual Biketoberfest rally—a four day event filled with scenic rides, great eats, and tasty brews. Held in nearby Daytona Beach, this year’s iconic event is set for October 14-17, 2021. Whether you’re planning to attend or save these ideas for a bike-themed trip further down the road (no pun intended!), we’ve put together a guide to restaurants and breweries ideal for exploring on two wheels.
Burgers and Brews Along the Shore
There’s nothing like meeting up with thousands of your closest biking buddies during Biketoberfest. But you didn’t travel all the way to Daytona Beach on your motorcycle just to stay in one place. Escape the crowds and hit the road for the short trip up scenic Route A1A to Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches for a burger and a beer.
You’ll find a number of burger bars and restaurants with ocean views along Route A1A, like Whaam Burger (named after its signature menu item, a juicy double burger featuring cheese, caramelized onions and a house made “whaam” sauce); Finn’s Beachside Pub (serving a $5 half-pound burger during happy hour every Wednesday); the Turtle Shack Cafe, which has eight different burger varieties like the “Prime Time”, topped with shaved prime rib and your choice of cheese; and the Beach Front Grille, known for its “chef burger” that changes daily with a new set of toppings curated by the chef. Head inland to try one of the ten creative burger varieties at the Brown Dog, like the Peanut Butter Burger topped with a homemade peanut butter spread, the “Fungus Amongus” that features garlic butter grilled mushrooms, or the “Whiskey Richard” covered in a homemade bourbon glaze. Hungry yet?
Wash it all down with a cold beer at one of our local craft breweries, like Coquina Coast Brewing Company, just a few short blocks away from the sands of Flagler Beach, offering a rotating half-dozen house made beers on tap that could include styles like cream ale and pumpernickel porter as well as several guest taps. Moonrise Brewing Company at the European Village in Palm Coast is Flagler County’s first brewery. Moonrise features ten rotating beers on tap, which may include favorites like “Gypsy Tears” Czech Pilsner and the “Dark Prince” nitro milk stout. If you visit on a Wednesday, ask about their $10 Burger and a Beer deal.
Put the pedal to the metal, and make Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches your home base for wheel-worthy adventure.