Taste and see the goodness of what’s new in historic Cocoa Village.
Getting outside is one of the great ways you can engage all five of your senses: sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste. And with so many options to choose from along Florida’s Space Coast, it can be easy to overlook or forget areas that do just that.
One of those areas is Cocoa Village. Cocoa Village is one of the Space Coast’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment districts and is full of experiences for anyone of any age. It is well worth spending the day out and about — enjoying great food, strolling down historic streets, perusing the quaint little shops, listening to live music, or catching a matinee of one of the many theater productions at the Cocoa Village Playhouse. There are even pop-up events that you may want to plan your trip around. You can do all of that while taking in the natural landscapes the area is surrounded by.
If that doesn’t make you want to start planning your trip now, maybe your love for food and drink will. Recently, Cocoa Village added a few new dining and drink venues that will invigorate your taste buds while satisfying your other senses, from a biergarten to locally sourced barbecue to hidden gems. Check out these new places and pick which one you are ready to try (or maybe try them all).
Taste - Smell – See
There’s nothing more enjoyable than being able to have a view with your dining experience. And these new spots are worth checking out if you are looking for a meal with a view, whether that view is a large screen to enjoy your favorite sports team, boats cruising up and down the Indian River Lagoon, or your kids running around the play area in the central part of the village.
607 Florida Avenue, Cocoa | (321) 784-6433
TimeOut Plus is an extension of the original TimeOut Sports Bar located in Cocoa Beach. Serving the Space Coast for over 25 years, this is a great place to enjoy their incredible drink specials while watching one of your favorite sports teams.
415 Delannoy Avenue, Cocoa | (321) 720-4529
If you want a place with authentic German food, a great atmosphere to enjoy with both friends and family, then Village German Bier Garten is your spot! With picturesque views both inside and out, you’ll enjoy the essence of the Bavarian culture with the beauty and flair of downtown Cocoa Village.
401 Florida Ave., Cocoa | (321) 877-0796
A barbecue joint in an old 1930’s gas station pays tribute to the history that is contained in Cocoa Village. Cryderman’s Barbecue uses locally sourced products and a keep-it-simple approach to the time-honored tradition of barbecue. Get there early, grab some barbecue to go, and have a picnic at the village’s Riverfront Park open lawn area!
Taste - Smell - Hear
When you want an experience that comes with live music, then these new places are for you. From karaoke nights where you can show off your singing skills to local talent tickling your ears, you will enjoy the sounds as you savor the flavors and sip on your drink of choice.
200 Willard Street, Cocoa | (321) 349-0337
An Irish bar and restaurant serving classic pub style meals with live music is a nice addition to the dining options in Cocoa Village. With delicious dishes at a great price, you’ll have to come back time and time again in order to indulge in their full menu. And don’t forget to check out their specials!
114 Harrison Street, Cocoa | (321) 208-8086
Enjoy Spanish cuisine and its authentic flavors in a family-friendly atmosphere. With live Flamenco shows, you’ll feel the rhythm move you as you enjoy the many tasty dishes they have to offer.
Taste - Smell - Touch
Want the best of both worlds? What’s better than being able to shop while enjoying a handcrafted meal or sipping on a quality wine? Then you’ll want to stop by these two spots. Start off with a meal and end with a wine tasting!
226 King Street, Suite 116, Cocoa | (321) 349-3055
If you are looking for a laid back and family-friendly environment than this may just be your place. A family-owned café serving dishes made from scratch, it’s a hidden gem that provides daily specials. As you wait for your order, admire art and other crafts from local artists that are available to purchase.
234 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa | (321) 806-4958
A little boutique shop offering high quality wines from around the world. Stop by the tasting bar for their weekly-featured wines and friendly atmosphere. Make sure you ask for their wine recommendations, so they can give you personalized suggestions as you browse their selection.
So have we whet your appetite yet? Yes? Great! And if you’re having trouble deciding which place to go, forget trying to choose. Why don’t you make this a weekend experience and try them all out. And we’ve made it easy for you to plan your getaway. Click on the links below for places to stay and other events happening in the area.
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