Unless an arepa-fix was overdue, the thought of visiting Doral just a few years ago was likely not on your agenda. The transformation of this Latin infused hub continues exponentially with fresh entertainment — eateries, shops, and community parks. With new businesses popping up in the area, Tripping Animals Brewing is the new kid on the block who deserves a warm welcome. Ideally sitting roughly 20 minutes west of Miami International Airport, a cold twelve-ounce awaits!

Highly inspired by their Venezuelan roots, the millennial founders of Tripping Animals in this case associate the term ‘tripping’ with having fun. Mysterious upon entry, find yourself in a fusion of industrial mid-century vibes: bright-colored velvet sofas, vintage rugs, dim lighting and a stretched bar to go along with an extensive menu of trippy flavors. Decorated with the aid from local friends at Ace Props, you certainly feel right at home and away from home all at once! We’ll get to the beer in just a second (we promise), this welcoming space provides family bonding with some traditional fun like Foosball & Ping Pong tables and a chance to support animal organizations – TA is truly #CommunityGoals.

High in hop from dark & malty, tart, sweet, and spicy, Pilsner, IPAs, Belgian Dubbel, Pale Ales and more – there’s a beer for just about everyone’s taste buds here. Indulge on the house fave, Koopa Troopa, a dry hop with a zesty quench to honor crossing off that lengthy to-do-list. We love the Bandido if you’re feeling slightly mischievous — the citrus-y blend of Mosaic adds a taste of passion fruit (without the passion fruit) keeping it refreshing! As Co-Founder Ignacio Montenegro says, “you could crush on these easy-drinking beers all day long!”.

With community comes collaboration, brewery collabs at that! TA believes in having fun with other local craft breweries for industry insight and recipe techniques. The first of many collabs is the recent Bimini Bay IPA – a concoction between TA and Invasive Species Brewing out of Fort Lauderdale. We could expect a 4/20 (*wink*  *wink*) event this year with live reggae sounds and the launch of Tripping’s very first can of beer.

Does all this beer talk have you thinking of post-drinking munchies? Take a break from sipping and enjoy poke-inspired delicacies by foodie partners Poke Kai, showcasing an exclusive menu which features Kalua Pork Nachos, Tuna Poke Tacos, and our favorite – the Aloha Chicken Bao Buns (ask for extra chipotle honey sauce and thank us later)! Don’t let the never-ending lanes of cargo trucks and Doral rush-hour traffic stop you from stepping onto the west-side. Open Wednesday through Sunday, come experience the beer & games and in TA’s words #StayTrippy.

Wednesday & Thursday: 4PM – 12AM
Friday: 4PM – 2AM
Saturday: 12PM – 2AM
Sunday: 12PM – 12AM

2685 NW 105th Ave, Doral, FL 33172

Photos by Luis Carducci.

Andrea Flores is a Miami-native Writer & Photographer. Storytelling and capturing community moments are her passions.