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Local Experts: Miami, Carla Torres

By Local Expert Carla Torres

Best Craft Beer in Miami

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Kush

Kush

The belief system at Kush is as follows: “good beer ain’t cheap, cheap beer ain’t good.” Your wallet will gladly open for beer geek David Rodriguez, who designs the selection of 18 taps and rotating beers. His expertise has allowed him to tap some of the best and most rare kegs in the world, available here in cask form. If there’s only one available in the US, chances are Kush is tapping it. 

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The Abbey

The Abbey

You might as well be hanging in your living room when visiting the only microbrewery on South Beach. Still Miami’s oldest brewpub, The Abbey has been pushing its home brewed fizz for 19 years. With 13 taps (four of which they brew in-house) a selection of 75 bottles, and a Sunday hot dog dipped in beer, there’s nothing not to love about this local haunt. 

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The Room

The Room

At first glance, this dimly lit space looks like Dexter’s laboratory.  The intimate bar comes into focus one craft brew at a time, and you’ll see it for what it truly is: a sanctuary for city dwellers. Candle wax melts right on the bar while philosophical conversations formulate over the lingering smell of smoke. Grunge is part of The Room’s appeal.  

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OTC

OTC

This bar takes its craft beer and food pairings seriously: think Korean chicken and waffles alongside a pint of Dogfish Head’s elusive 120 IPA. Sip from 12 taps (most of which host local breweries) or pick your brew from a rotating selection of bottles. The best brews are typically reserved for OTC’s beer-pairing dinners, but ask and you shall receive.

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Lou’s Beer Garden

Lou’s Beer Garden

Lou’s is selective about its craft, and appoints a local tasting panel to cherry-pick their selection, which include Lil’ B Imperial Porter and Lindeman’s Peach lambic. Hopefully you brought your bathing suit: just beyond the casual outdoor patio is a swimming pool. Fortunately, Lou’s seafood-heavy menu (scallops with black trumpet mushroom risotto; snapper ceviche with citrus) keeps its patrons from getting too boozy to dive in. 


Visit the Best Craft Beer in Miami

Lou’s Beer Garden
Miami Beach, FL 33141, United States
8.7/10

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Beer Garden
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OTC
1250 S.Miami Ave CU #4 (13th Street), Miami Financial District, FL 33130, United States
0/10

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Restaurant
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The Room
100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
8.4/10

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Bar
2
The Abbey
1115 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
9/10

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Brewery
2
Kush
2003 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127, United States
9.3/10

People like this place

Beer Garden
2
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