Wynwood Brewing Company creates a work of art in every glass
Sip on a cold one at one of these Miami pubs.
While many people know the Miami drink scene for its all-night parties, nightclub bottle service and sexy, celebrity-filled lounges, a rise in South Florida’s craft beer scene has sparked plenty of breweries, as well. From Coral Gables and Doral to Wynwood, South Beach and beyond, get your fill with a pint from any of these Miami-based breweries. With everyone experimenting with their own kind of brews, you’re sure to find a craft beer you love, too.
Wynwood Brewing Company
This family-owned hangout is Miami’s first craft beer brewery. Wynwood Brewing Company has its own 15-barrel brew house and tap room, and was launched with the goal of introducing Miami beer drinkers to local South Florida beers. On the menu, find six of its own: La Rubia Blonde Ale, Wynwood IPA India Pale Ale, the medal-winning Pop’s Porter Robust Porter, Lock On Dry-Hopped Lager, Father Francisco Belgian-Style Golden Ale and other seasonal brews. 565 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33127.
A newer addition to Wynwood’s brewery scene, Veza Sur is the fusion of two very successful breweries, Bogota Beer Company and 10 Barrel Brewing Company. Both a neighborhood hangout and trendy bar, Veza Sur welcomes guests to come and stay for a while with its communal seating, “casa”-like atmosphere, open spaces and even a garden. As for the drinks, visitors can expect house-made craft beers with Latin and American roots, popular micheladas, beer cocktails, and the famous ice-cold Brazilian Chopp lager. Hungry? Just wander over to Baja Bao House, the Latin American-Asian fusion food truck that stays parked on the light-strung patio all year long. 55 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127.
Abbey Brewing Co.
Open every day since 1995, Abbey Brewing Co. is Miami Beach’s oldest and only brew pub. At this dive bar, sip one of BrewMaster Raymond Rigazio’s Abbey house beers—which are brewed at the Indian River Brewing Company, in Melbourne, FL—or choose one of ten special Belgian or American microbrews on tap, or hard-to-find Trappist Ales, British Barley wines or port wines. No matter what you order, be sure break for a cigar and a dart game. Both are a staple at this neighborhood gem! 1115 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
J. Wakefield Brewing
If you’ve ever heard of “that Star Wars bar in Miami,” J. Wakefield Brewing is the place. Named for its owner, this Wynwood haunt was started by self-made brewmaster, John Wakefield, and debuted in 2015. Since then, it has become one of Miami’s most popular breweries, both for its beer and décor. The brews are Florida Weisse-style and made with local exotic fruits, teas, spirits and spices, and the walls are covered in graffiti, comic book memorabilia, and of course, Star Wars murals. 120 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33127.
The Local Craft Food & Drink
Tucked behind Miracle Mile, on the new Giralda Plaza, The Local Craft Food & Drink is a neighborhood spot with gastropub-style food, 18 brews on tap, a rotating menu of 20+ bottles of craft beer, cocktails, and surprise concoctions. Perfect for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch or late-night drinks, pair your craft beverage of choice with plates like shrimp and grits, teriyaki beef jerky, mac n’ cheese with truffled breadcrumbs, or “Disco Fries” with homemade cheese whiz and bacon sawmill gravy. 150 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134.
The Tank Brewing Co.
The Tank Brewing Co. is one of the newer breweries in Miami, and it’s pretty impressive, too. Home to a 4,000 square-foot tap room that can host up to 600 people, go here for 16 different Miami-inspired brews on tap, like La Finca Miami, Freedom Tower, Playita Pils, El Farito and more. When you need some food to soak up the alcohol, fill up on plates like apricot and smoked plum-braised pork belly, duck confit, or fish and “Cuban” plantain chips from Twisted Fork Kitchen, which sits in-house at The Tank Brewing Co. 5100 NW 72nd Avenue, Bay A1, Miami, FL 33166.
Concrete Beach Brewery
Sitting in an 11,000 square-foot space right in the heart of Wynwood, Concrete Beach Brewery has a brewery, a taproom filled with art, an on-site laboratory and an indoor/outdoor bar. Head to the circular bar, in the middle of the haunt’s industrial-looking interior, and choose from a rotating menu of craft beers, as well as permanent housemade staples: like Rica, a wheat India pale ale, and Concrete Common, a medium-bodied, copper-hued lager with hints of fruit and caramel. 325 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33127.
Biscayne Bay Brewing Company
Beginning distribution in 2014, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company didn’t open with a 3,400 square-foot taproom until 2016. Lucky for Doral drinkers, it keeps 15 rotating beers on tap, a handful of which are its own brews. Unique to its competition, this brewery has a temperature-controlled barrel-aging room that allows it to create whiskey barrel-aged beers like La Salida, El Roble and Buenas Noches. Whatever you order, drink it alone or let the bartender turn it into a special beer cocktail; the Triple Threat with Saison, Miami Pale Ale and La Colada is a crowd favorite. 8000 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33122.
Lincoln's Beard Brewing Co.
Like its name implies, this brewery pays homage to “Honest Abe.” Just look at the bar for proof—there are thousands of pennies glue to the top. When you go here, grab a seat on one of the plush couches, order some bar snacks (truffle cheddar popcorn, anyone?) and browse the beer list to choose the brew that’s best for you. There are 12 beers made on site at Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co. and 15 total on tap, the latter of which usually contains a rotating menu of six or seven beers from other Miami breweries. 7360 SW 41st Street, Miami, FL 33155.
Of course, if you can’t decide which one you want to go to, you can always hop on Cycle Party’s Wynwood Brewery Tour and try multiple at once! With this tour, you’ll meet at an undisclosed starting point in Wynwood, released upon booking, and pedal your way on a group bicycle to places like Concrete Beach Brewery, Wynwood Brewing Co., J. Wakefield Brewing and Veza Sur. You’ll have 15-20 minutes to sample some brews and grab a free beer at each place. Throughout the tour, music will be blasting and a knowledgeable guide will take you to the best parts of one of Miami’s buzziest neighborhoods. Cheers!Of course, if you can’t decide which one you want to go to, you can always hop on Cycle Party’s Wynwood Brewery Tour and try multiple at once! With this tour, you’ll meet at an undisclosed starting point in Wynwood, released upon booking, and pedal your way on a group bicycle to places like Concrete Beach Brewery, Wynwood Brewing Co., J. Wakefield Brewing and Veza Sur. You’ll have 15-20 minutes to sample some brews and grab a free beer at each place. Throughout the tour, music will be blasting and a knowledgeable guide will take you to the best parts of one of Miami’s buzziest neighborhoods. Cheers!
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