The Titanic Brewery Is Back

A Room with a Brew

Just across from UM’s Alex Rodriguez Baseball Park, Titanic Brewery and Restaurant is churning out craft beers just as it did when a 20-year-old A-Rod was still hitting home runs for the Seattle Mariners. The family-friendly restaurant and bar (5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd.) with a 25-year history still draws crowds for lunch and happy hour. 

Titanic’s interior is divided into a front room, home to its inviting mahogany bar, and a back- room for dine-in customers. I settled into the backroom at a table sandwiched between two large families, who seemed frustrated by a nearly 20-minute wait time. Like a lot of restaurants, Titanic is still struggling post-pandemic to return to full staff. 

The Titanic Brewery

Having said that, the restaurant offers a solid week-night happy hour from 4 to 7 pm with $6 wines and spirits, and $5 tap beers. I arrived on a Thursday night, ordering a $5 Britannic Best Bitter, “a traditional British styled ESB, brewed with imported pale ale and caramel malts,” which came out crisp, frothy, and smooth. 

Titanic offers 6 tap beers, 7 white wines, and 8 red wines, a good but not overwhelming selection for the Gable’s self-proclaimed “Oldest and Finest Brewpub.” Despite a menu boasting everything from a Korean Pork Katsu sandwich to Shrimp Alfredo Pasta, I decided to keep it simple with an order of wings – happily surprised to learn a free pint comes with any such order on Thursday nights. The wings came out hot and delicious, which helped make up for the 30-minute wait time. 

Models of the eponymous ship and nautical ornaments give the warm and cozy brewpub a welcoming atmosphere. Despite some speed bumps, I’ll likely be back for more.