The readers of Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide have voted Nora’s Sugar Shack as having the Best Craft Beer in our 2017 Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants. Second place goes to Sloppy Taco Palace and Rogue Pub came in third.
Nora’s, located in an old converted house on Virginia Drive near Orlando’s Ivanhoe District, has many passionate fans. “Nora’s Sugar Shack is so unique it’s difficult to do it justice with words,” said Marlene MacMillin in casting her vote, “it needs to be experienced in person, spend a relaxing bit of time soaking up all there is to be seen and felt and take your time choosing from the vast selection of beer and wine while you meet all the many friendly people who meet there.” She also requests that people remember to pet the dogs on the patio.
“Best Craft Selection hands down at Nora’s Sugar Shack and its dog friendly!!!” exclaimed Missy Bettis. “Plus Nora is the best person ever!!” even though she rated only two exclamation points from Missy.
Bren Bedford “Voted for Nora’s Sugar Shack. Quaint, eclectic environment, exterior dog-friendly patio, with Key West-ish feel.”
Although it got the second most votes, Sloppy Taco Palace, on South Kirkman Road, received no comments from its fans. But one commenter said of Rogue Pub, a relative newcomer on Curry Ford Road, “Rogue Pub hands down. Awesome local spot great beer selection and they have the best staff.”
Congratulations to the winners.