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Miami bars and breweries | 10 hot spots for great beer

August 7, 2017 / Miami

Miami has endless cocktail lounges and nightclubs, but where do you go for an out-of-this-world craft beer? Micro-breweries have been cropping up all over the country in the past few decades, and Miami is no exception. Whether they brew it or curate it, these 10 great spots will have just the thing for the beer lover in you.

Visit these popular Miami bars and breweries

The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill

The Butcher Shop isn’t just another clever name for a restaurant. Rather, it’s an actual butcher shop where you can buy prime cuts of high quality, hormone and antibiotic-free meat to take home to the family. But it’s also a restaurant that’ll cook all this fresh meat for you. Most importantly, for our purposes, The Butcher Shop features 15 local, domestic, and international taps, 12 rotating taps, and a solid selection of bottles and cans. 

165 NW 23rd St., Miami, FL 33127


Concrete Beach Brewery

This huge brewery features a taproom and an indoor/outdoor bar that pours signature and seasonal brews of all styles. Located in the Wynwood Arts Districts, a rotating selection of local art graces the walls, adding to the neighborhood-pub vibe. The brews are outstanding. Try the TangeRica, a tangerine IPA, or the Hasta Luego, a Belgian Trippel served up in a shapely glass.

325 NW 24th St., Miami, FL 33127


El Patio

El Patio in Wynwood is such a wonderful place to enjoy a beer; we’re recommending it even though their beer selection isn’t much to write home about. But you can get a decent brew and enjoy it on the most beautiful patio that ever was: a spacious expanse of rock walls, bamboo bars, palm trees, hanging plants, fountains, and statues. And couches and little tables and lanterns and string lights and chandeliers. Once you park on this patio for the evening, you won’t want to leave. 

167 NW 23rd St., Miami, FL 33127


Shuckers Bar & Grill

This American seafood shack sits on the island of North Bay Village and serves up award-winning food. The beer selection is limited, but this place is all about where you’re drinking, not what you’re drinking. Surrounded by crystalline waters, the spacious, palm tree-dotted patio is a dreamy place to hole up for an afternoon or evening with some great seafood and a few cold ones.

1819 79th St. Causeway, Miami Beach, FL 33141 


Gramps

Something entertaining is always happening at Gramps. From trivia night and Villain Theater to bingo and karaoke, plus live music, stand-up comedy and DJs on the weekends, Gramps gives you something to do while you enjoy a craft, domestic, or import beer on tap or in the bottle. It’s never boring here, so if you’re looking for action, you’ll find it at Gramps.

176 NW 24th St., Miami, FL 33127


American Social

An All-American restaurant and bar, American Social features patriotic decor and plenty of TVs on which to watch the big game. The waterfront patio invites you to settle in and stay awhile, which is good because it’ll take some time to try out the huge selection of craft beers. If you don’t want to wait for a waiter or bartender, choose a self-serving beer tap table and pour your own cold ones.

690 SW 1st Ct., Miami, FL 33130


Wynwood Brewing Company

Wynwood Brewing Company has the honor of being Miami’s first craft-production brewery, and its taproom pours perennial favorites as well as seasonal and limited-edition batches. A 15-barrel brewhouse produces fresh, creative beers for your sipping pleasure. Located in the Wynwood Arts District, Wynwood Brewing features pop-up art shows each month to keep your eyeballs occupied while you sip.

565 NW 24 St., Miami, FL 33127


Ball & Chain

This iconic Calle Ocho night club was a gambling joint and tavern in the 1930s and a jazz club in the 1950s. Today, it’s a modern live-music venue serving up Cuban fare and exotic potables, including a stellar beer selection and hand-crafted cocktails. Every night, enjoy a live musical act, from salsa and jazz to local DJs.

1513 SW 8th St. Little Havana, FL 33135 


Fado Irish Pub

This lively pub has been a Miami favorite since it opened in 1996 with the intent of bringing a piece of Dublin to Miami. With traditional Irish fare on the menu and dozens of craft and international brews on tap, there’s never a shortage of choices here. Themed rooms offer a retro Irish vibe, and the patio is a great place to settle in for an afternoon or evening of beer drinking.

900 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33130


305 Brews

This laid-back neighborhood hangout is in a homey, welcoming space, and they’re all about local craft beer, featuring a stellar selection of brews on tap and in the bottle. A tapas menu feeds your hungry, and live music, comedy, and the occasional open mic night keeps you entertained well into the wee hours.

3535 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

 

Beautiful Miami weather year-round means it’s always a good time for a cold one. Miami has no shortage of great establishments that serve up unique, delicious beers from near and far. So hit the town with your peeps, and drink beer, beer, and more beer to your heart’s content.