Gone are the days when you had to cram yourself into tiny wooden booths to sample the Belgian-style beers at South Beach’s oldest and only brew pub. A few years back they expanded into the space next door and added a bunch of monastery tables. So you can sip your Brother Aaron’s Quadruple or Father Theodore’s Stout, and tell all the tourists how this used to be the only place to get good beer in the Beach.
If you live in Broward you have, at some point, found yourself here on a Sunday surrounded by everyone you went to high school with. And then you began to wonder who on earth thought it was a good idea to give anyone unlimited mimosas. But even when it’s not Lauderdale’s biggest brunch party, this Andrews Ave. stalwart has the best selection of draft beers in the county (42 of them, if the name didn’t give it away) along with a first-rate menu of healthy food. And if you live in Dade? Get ready: they’re opening a Gables location later this year.
Even though they spell it with a K, this Coconut Grove spot is still the most locally driven beer bar in Miami. They stock their shelves with an all-star lineup of local beers with the best from Wynwood Brewing, Funky Buddha, MIA, and more. Then stock the menu with burgers full of Florida grass-fed beef and topped with local tomatoes and avocado, putting it squarely on our list of best burgers in Miami.
One of the more underrated experiences in Miami is spending the evening taking in a game at UM’s Mark Light Field. And the perfect place to pregame that game is across the street at Titanic, where you can order up some of Miami’s best wings and wash them down with any of their house-brewed beers like the Triple Screw Light Ale and White Star IPA.
This North Beach beer bar doesn’t feel like you’re at anyone’s place of business, but more like you’re sucking down suds by the pool at a Melrose Place-esque apartment building. However, instead of the 4% ABV domestic cans you’d typically be sipping, you can sample their selection of over a dozen American craft creations, and stuff your face with artisan pizzas and 8oz burgers made with Certified Angus Beef.