On the second story of Fishermen’s Village lies Captain’s Table, a fine dining restaurant that specializes in seafood and hand-cut steaks and overlooks Charlotte Harbor.
Captain’s Table carries 10 to 12 craft beers that come from Florida, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York. Although the four draft beers on tap are rotated, they currently include Big Boca Ale from Fat Point Brewing in Punta Gorda, Rod Bender Red Ale from 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg, and the seasonal Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale by Southern Tier from Lakewood, New York.
Big Boca Ale is a smooth beer that’s easy to drink. “This California Common has a mild and pleasant hop character that subtly hits you up front and finishes with spicy, herbal, and citrus tones,” said Nate McKelvy, the general manager. The beer pairs wonderfully with their Punta Gorda Pig Sandwich.
Rod Bender Red Ale is an American-style amber ale. “It pairs great with mildly spicy foods such as our Thai Chicken Wings, Asian Nachos and Jambalaya,” McKelvy said.
Pumking is a strong Imperial Ale that is brewed with pumpkins and baking spice. “This one is great as a night cap instead of dessert or with vanilla ice cream,” said McKelvy.
Captain’s Table offers a weekly special “Fat Point Friday” when Fat Point beers are $1 off. And during Tuesday through Saturday evenings, guests can enjoy Mable at the piano bar. The restaurant also offers a casual cocktail bar with its own menu.
One story down on the first floor of Fishermen’s Village lies Harpoon Harry’s, where 22 draft beers can be found at their three different bars under the same roof. The drafts include craft beers such as 312 Urban Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Company out of Chicago, Seadog Sunfish from Seadog Brewing Company out of Maine, and Shipyard Pumpkinhead from Shipyard Brewing, also out of Maine.
312 Urban Pale Ale offers a balanced malt backbone, allowing for the citrus hop aroma and crisp flavor to come through. Seadog Sunfish is a pale wheat ale with nutty undertones. Shipyard Pumpkinhead is a crisp, refreshing pumpkin ale with a subtle spice flavor.
“Right now we also have Shocktop’s Pumpkin Wheat from St. Louis, Missouri,” said Corinne Wimberly, the general manager. Wimberly explained that it pairs well with seafood and although it is a seasonal beer, it will be replaced with another seasonal favorite, Shocktop’s Twisted Pretzel Wheat.
For those who would like a taste of a few brews, the bar offers “flights” which are four, four-ounce drafts beers of your choice.
This casual dining experience features regular live entertainment and games, like pool, air hokey and video games. And there’s no better place to enjoy a football game — thanks to the multiple flat screens above the bar.
The three bars include a Main Bar, Scooby’s Bar & Dining Deck and a Tiki Bar, serving up appetizers, raw bar choices (raw clams and oysters in the half shell and peel and eat shrimp). There is also a selection of soups, sandwiches, salads, wraps and baskets such as the Fried Fish Basket or the Clam Strip Basket.
After a good meal and a tasty craft beer or two, there’s plenty more to do at Fishermen’s Village. “Fishermen’s Village continues to evolve as the savvy place to meet family and friends for shopping on the promenade and enjoying a relaxing sunset cruise,“ said Kathy Burnam, marketing and events manager at Fishermen’s Village. There are also regular events held at Fishermen’s Village, including live music in the center court, upcoming car shows and a whole lot of holiday fun.