From craft breweries to fusion eateries, the places to enjoy a beer (or two!) are endless in Miami. In honor of Beer Lover’s Day, our team has compiled a list of the best places in Miami to order a cold one based on what your readers want to eat.
Whether you’re craving happy hour $8 Nikkei fusion bites at Negroni Midtown with $6 craft beers, or in-house brews paired with beer-infused dishes at Dogfish Head Miami, there’s a place for every type of food palette on National Beer Lovers’ Day on Wednesday, September 7.
Feeling BBQ and Crafted Brews? Head to EST.33 Thai Craft Brewery & Kitchen
If you’re in the mood to try uniquely decadent Thai food prepared with the techniques of traditional American BBQ, check out EST.33 Thai Craft Kitchen & Brewery for dishes like the Thai Spiced Rubbed Beef Brisket, rotisserie smoked with hickory wood; and the Lobster Jungle Curry, made with baby corn, bamboo shoots, Thai eggplant and red curry. The brewery, of course, doesn’t plan to miss out on an opportunity to celebrate its favorite drink. To commemorate the boozy day, opt for a Beer Flight ($14) which includes your selection of any four in-house brews. Some local favorites include the Brickell Brown 2.0, a brown lager with fresh roasted coffee from Great Circle Coffee Roasters; Aromatic Snowy, a snowy wheat beer brewed with fresh orange peels and coriander seeds for that vanilla taste or the 33 Pale Ale with notes of lime and passion fruit. Address: 701 South Miami Ave., 4th Floor, Miami, FL 33131
House Brews and Beer-Infused Dishes? Make your way Dogfish Head Miami
For classic American fare with a subtle Latin twist, head over to Dogfish Head Miami. Dogfish’s on-site brew house is constantly preparing its famous lineup of house-brewed exclusives such as the SoFlo Pils: a pilsner-style ode to our great state made with a classic floral and spicy aroma and a hint of citrus and tropical fruit; and the Immortal Palms: a lager made with ingredients from Florida’s own palm trees like acai, hearts of palm, coconut water, and palm sugar. While you sip, satisfy your hunger with a variety of delicious dishes (and a side of housemade beer sauces!) including Loaded Waffle Fries ($12) topped with a choice of barbacoa or chicken accompanied with cojita cheese and lime crema; or the 302 Meets the 305 Burger ($18): a half pound burger on a brioche bun topped with lettuce, pimento cheese, tomato, pickled onions, potato sticks and Dogfish’s Epic Sauce. Address: 325 NW 24th St., Miami, FL 33127
Happy Hour & $6 Beers? Indulge at Negroni Midtown
For a good celebratory happy hour and great sushi, check out Negroni in Midtown. Happy hour is from 4-7 PM and includes $6 craft beers and $8 Nikkei fusion bites to try such as the Lomo Tataki Roll: three pieces of filet mignon tataki filled with shoestring potatoes over a bed of sweet wasabi cream; the Chef’s choice Sushi Combo: five maki pieces and one nigiri; and the Honey Truffle Bruschetta: goat cheese, mushrooms, honey truffle and thyme over sourdough bread. The Happy Hour brews selection includes the Spanglish Veza Sur: a Latin lager and the Mala Yerba IPA, both from Wynwood. Address: 3201 Buena Vista Blvd., Miami, FL 33127
Feeling Italian? Taste Tradition at Fratelli La Bufala
For those craving authentic Italian food, check out Fratelli La Bufala, Miami’s first Neapolitan Pizzeria. Along with classic and restaurant-exclusive pastas and pizzas, Fratelli offers a selection of cold beers. Pair the Peroni Nastro Azurro ($7), a premium pilsner beer, with any of Fratelli’s gourmet pizza favorites like the Quattro Stagioni, with tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushroom, artichoke, sweet salami, ham, black olives, and basil; or the Suprema made with tomato sauce, mozzarella, mini meatballs, sausage, Italian bacon, and basil. Address: 437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach FL
Craving Healthy? Dish and Drink at True Food Kitchen
If you’re thinking of pairing your brew with a healthy dish, head over to True Food Kitchen The Falls, inspired by the philosophy that great-tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. Eat hearty with the Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl, with broccoli, rainbow carrot, bok choy, green bean, snap pea, mushroom, brown rice, avocado, and toasted sesame; or the Grilled Chicken Avocado Wrap made with organic tomato, cucumber, hummus, fresh mozzarella, lemon oregano vinaigrette, house-made pita. Pair your light meal with any of the beers on the menu, including Stella Artois and Strainge Beast Hard Kombucha. Address: 8888 SW 136th Street, Miami, FL 33176
Sushi & Beer with a view? Enjoy Pan-Asian Fusion at Casa Sensei
With traditional Latin American cuisine brilliantly blended with Pan-Asian staples, Casa Sensei creates the best of both worlds. The ornately designed sushi boats present a stunning visual to pair alongside any of the carefully crafted, Japanese spirit-infused cocktails and beers. Enjoy small plates such as Truffle Edamame ($8) and LA Street Tacó’s ($14), BBQ skirt steak, cabbage, and gochujang sauce; and pair them with the perfect beer. Casa Sensei celebrates beers from all over the world, including the Lucky Buddha ($8), brewed and bottled in China, the Bohemia Classico ($6) from Mexico, and the Rekorderlig Passionfruit ($14) from Sweden. Address: 1200 E Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Wings, Burgers, and a Game? Quarterdeck is calling!
With over a dozen beers on tap, the family-friendly staple is the perfect place to meet with friends for a brew. Sit back and enjoy Quarterdeck’s big screens playing every sports games from basketball to hockey, golf and more. Ranging from $3.25 to $6, their wide selection of beers include classic canned favorites to local IPAs that can be paired with Classic Wings, Buffalo Shrimp or the All American Burger, among others. Address: Davie | Fort Lauderdale | Dania Beach | Sawgrass | Ft.Lauderdale Beach