When finding a really great place to hang with friends and feel fully at home, there really is no better place than a neighborhood brewery. Not only is the craft beer flowing, but so is the good conversation, great live music, and better all-around vibes. We haven’t met a brewery that we didn’t like. So, for International Beer Day, instead of naming delicious beers to drink, we’re aiming you in the direction of our favorite watering holes that make that beverage from scratch with a whole lot of soul:
We’re going to start this list with the brewery that, truly, started it all. Wynwood Brewing is Miami’s first craft production brewery and is, unsurprisingly, located within the Wynwood Arts District. It arose at a time when the neighborhood was still underground, and the home-grown space felt like a safe haven from the Miami heat and encroaching development. Their beers bleed Miami pride with every sip, and La Rubia has become a household staple around town.
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Breweries in Miami seem to be popping up everywhere; and we couldn’t be more excited. One of our favs? Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company. Serving up some of the best local beers, like the ‘P. Swayze’ American IPA, or the ‘Avenge Me’ Irish Red, Lincoln’s Beard has a style for pretty much any craft beer lover. Swing through Wednesday for Karaoke Night or for Sunday Family Days and enjoy the outdoor patio and hand painted murals from local Miami artists.
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Breweries are always a great option for lazy day drinking vibes. The endless options, laid-back atmosphere, and commitment to preserving Miami’s essence are why we’re currently obsessed with Dogfish Head’s newest brewery in Wynwood. They have a whole slew of brews specially made with South Florida in mind, and even a beer slushy that is addictively delicious. Their music selection is on-point (partnership with Sweat Records, of course), and even the food is worth checking out.
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Spanish Marie is a warm and intimate, new beer outpost to add to Miami’s already growing list of breweries around town. They call themselves a ‘Prohibition Era-style Craft Brewery’ and when you see the attention to detail they exude from their interior design to the storytelling behind eat brew, you’ll see why.
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Aside from having a whole new slew of great suds to choose from, there’s another big reason we’re happy Miami’s brewery scene is booming: great spots like Veza Sur. While most of us already head there with a group of people in mind, it’s a fun place to get down and talk to fellow beer lovers without fear of judgement. Nerd out with the bartenders, play board games with a neighboring group of friends, and spark up a conversation with the fellow communal table crew right next to yours.
You can’t have a Miami roundup without including anything from Hialeah, which is why we have to give a nod to their new brewery: Unbranded. A colossal space, they also have some pretty great suds for you to support. But their Pastelito Beer doesn’t only exemplify Miami’s Latin-infused identity, but the neighborhood from which it hails.
Cuba’s oldest brewery is now one of Miami’s youngest, and a current favorite discovery of ours. Ceveceria La Tropical recently opened on the edge of Wynwood, which makes its location perfect for not being too close to the craziness. The brewery and indoor dining space is massive and full of room, but it’s the outdoor garden area–with its overgrown foliage, built-in stage, and wrought-iron gazebo that makes it feel as tropical as its name insinuates.
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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.
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Out of the micro breweries and taprooms that have opened up in Wynwood over the past few years, you’ll find many of Miami’s elite beer snobs heading to J. Wakefield Brewing most often. Not only to they (subjectively) have the most cohesive selection of tastes, but the pop culture on the walls is enough for a good hang. Their ‘El Jefe’ Hefeweizen is fruity and delicious. We also love puns.
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One of the newer breweries and taprooms to open in Miami, although technically in Doral, The Tank is as laid-back as it gets. They went above the usual Miami references for their beer names and dug into the deep history and roots of our city that are often overlooked. Enter: The Freedom Tower Amber, a smooth and welcoming beer that everyone can enjoy…like the gorgeous Downtown landmark.
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Cover photo courtesy of Cerveceria La Tropical.