There’s been a beverage revolution brewing in this country for quite a few years. Craft beers are starting to become just as popular as many of the traditional beer companies, and there’s an ever-growing desire for tasty microbrews. The city of Miami has been no exception to this and is following along with the trend full throttle. The city of Miami has plenty of great bars, but here are five places you want to go for craft beer.
The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill
Not only does this bar in Miami’s Wynewood neighborhood offer 24 different beers on tap, but it also sells it in high volumes. The Butcher Shop features a beer tower that can hold up to three liters of your favorite brew. The beer list includes selections from many of South Florida’s craft breweries, and there’s plenty of great pub fair to eat while you drink. There’s also outdoor seating on the covered patio, so day or night and rain or shine, the Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill is a great place to visit.
Lou’s Beer Garden
Located on the north end of South Beach is Lou’s Beer Garden, which is filled with more than two-dozen microbrews from all over the country. Lou’s has a rather cozy outdoor seating area and a laid-back vibe, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy a couple cold ones. It’s a small place and a little hidden, but if you can find it, you’ll be more than happy to sit down and stay awhile.
Abbey Brewing Company
This is another place that’s small in size but big on beer. Abbey has beers that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in Miami, including several European imports and a few house-made beers as well. If you have a beer bucket list, this is a great place to go to check off a few items. It’s also a nice place to relax and meet a few locals who have a shared interest when it comes to great-tasting craft beers.
The Local Craft Food & Drink
If you find yourself in Coral Gables, you have to check out The Local. Between bottles and tap, this place offers over three-dozen beers, and The Local is always putting in new taps and special releases, including beers that can be incredibly difficult to find. If you’re still not sold on this place, The Local also has special events in which they host local breweries. Oh, and everyone says the food is great, including the desserts.
If you want good beer selection, you want to visit The Mighty. This place has over 50 bottles for you to peruse, as well as 12 taps that are constantly changing. The owners have a great love for craft beer, and it shows, often finding taps of rare beers, as well as plenty from the South Florida area. It’s a fairly new place, but The Mighty is quickly gaining a good reputation for its beer selection, atmosphere, and menu, which is full of tasty options that complement its outstanding beer.