Beer Bars in Miami Beach

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By: Miami New Times Writer

Home to an ever-expanding variety of places to enjoy an excellent craft beer, Miami Beach has quickly become a beer lovers’ paradise. Around nearly every corner is a thriving bar, pub, or brewing company, giving you plenty of options for grabbing an ice-cold pint or two. Here are just a few of the best beer bars in Miami Beach, where you can count on good atmosphere, friendly company, and a top-notch selection of handcrafted brews.

Yard House

One of the best-known names in draft beer, Yard House is a familiar face with a reputation for quality brew options. The expansive beer menu includes a constantly-rotating selection of craft, local, and imported beers, as well as the exclusive Chalkboard Series of brews. Yard House is a popular destination for Miami Beach locals, thanks to its versatile menu and casual atmosphere, making it a great place to enjoy a pint in the company of friends and family. 1681 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Blue Beer Garden

Just one block from the ocean and tucked inside The New Hotel, is the Blue Beer Garden — one of Miami Beach’s hidden gems. This laidback gastro pub epitomizes the friendly, relaxed beach attitude the area is famous for, with welcoming casual attire in its pool-centered setting. Try a few of their top local draft and bottled brews, including Funky Buddha Pineapple Beach, and Winwood Larubia, amongst many options. 7337 Harding Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33141.

Lost Weekend

With a name inspired by John Lennon’s unusual and temporary departure from married life, Lost Weekend aspires to be the type of place where you can lose yourself in the best way possible. The bar is a fun-loving throwback to the 80s, complete with video games, billiard tables, and the best Philly cheesesteaks you’ll find outside of Philadelphia itself. Pair your craft brew of choice with one of the bar’s famous cheesesteaks and you have the perfect way to wind down your day. 218 Española Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Kill Your Idol

Anchored by an infamous life-sized statue of Bruce Lee, Kill Your Idol is a punk rock beer mecca that’s unlike anything in Miami Beach. Daily specials make it easy to get a great deal on drinks, and live music by top local bands give the bar a fun, high-energy feel. As you sip on your favorite beer, you’ll have plenty of entertainment in the form of music memorabilia, punk rock art, and Kill Your Idol’s eclectic collection of patrons. 222 Española Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Repour Bar

This hip cocktail lounge can be found in the lobby of South Miami Beach’s Albion Hotel, offering a welcoming indoor bar area and a spacious, open-air courtyard. With a unique vintage-chic vibe that matches its host hotel, Repour Bar attracts in-the-know locals that share an appreciation for locally-sourced ingredients and beers, creative flavor combinations, and a contemporary setting. Pour your own beer while you listen to a soundtrack of hip-hop classics and enjoy mingling with your fellow discerning beer lovers at this stylish venue. 1650 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Mac's Club Deuce

Claiming the title of the oldest bar in the Miami area, Mac’s Club Deuce is undeniably a local favorite. This friendly hole in the wall is easy to spot with its old-school neon sign and comes complete with a vintage jukebox, pool table, and ultra-casual vibe. It’s been named one of Playboy’s best American dive bars and was among chef Anthony Bourdain’s favorite places in the world — it’s not hard to see why. 222 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

The Cape

Appreciate Miami Beach from a new perspective at The Cape, a beach-chic rooftop bar on the top of the Townhouse Hotel. Here, the menu includes a selection of hard-to-find beers, making it a great place to discover a new favorite. Skip the stuffy atmosphere of many of the city’s trendy clubs and enjoy The Cape’s relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, and fun-loving playlist. 150 20th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

The Play Wright Irish Pub

Step through the doors of The Play Wright Irish Pub and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported directly to Dublin, thanks to the authentic Irish pub setting and admirable selection of draft beers. The bar is dotted with big-screen TVs, making it a great place to enjoy a pint while you cheer on your favorite sports team. 1265 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Abbey Brewing Company

Described as Miami Beach’s only true brewpub, the Abbey Brewing Company has been a fixture of the area’s beer scene since 1995. Enjoy one of the European-style pub’s award-winning, handcrafted brews or craft beers while you satisfy your appetite with classic pub favorites. Open until the early morning hours, the Abbey Brewing Company is the perfect place to gather up your friends for a low-key night out. 1115-1117, 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139.