Beer lovers rejoice! National Beer Lovers Day lands on September 7, and Miami has no shortage of spots to enjoy some frosty brews. From local craft breweries to restaurants with extensive beer lists, get ready to celebrate this unofficial holiday with some of the best beer Miami has to offer.
The Perfect Place to Sip Craft Beers: J. Wakefield Brewing
For locavores and craft aficionados, J. Wakefield Brewing is a Miami must. Famous for their juicy and hazy IPAs, they also offer a rotating selection of sours, stouts, lagers and more. Saddle up to the industrial-chic taproom off Wynwood’s main drag to sample flights of their latest concoctions. A cool perk? Select beers are available for home delivery throughout South Florida.
Veza Sur Brewing Company
Another gem of Miami’s craft beer scene is Veza Sur Brewing Company, a brewery with deep Latin and American roots. Veza Sur prides itself on being #HechaEnMiami, crafting flavorful and sessionable beers that embrace the city’s diverse cultural influences. Nestled in an eclectic urban oasis, the brewery offers a unique setting where patrons can enjoy cold beers and immerse themselves in Miami’s vibrant atmosphere.
Cerveceria La Tropical, Wynwood
A modern take on Cuba’s oldest brewery, Cerveceria La Tropical is a Cuban-inspired taproom, restaurant and botanical beer garden in Wynwood. Head to the bar to order the popular La Original Ámbar Lager, or be transported to Cuba as you sip and stroll through the garden, admiring vibrant murals by local painters. The food alone is a reason to go, as the kitchen is helmed by beloved Miami restaurateurs Cindy Hutson and Delius Shirley.
42 NE 25th St., Miami, FL 33137
MIA Beer Company
With more than 150 beers being made and 54 draft lines, MIA Beer Company offers something for everyone. From light beers like the Miami Weiss to darker selections like the imperial stout Little Friend as well as a healthy selection of hoppys and sours, beer aficionados will find plenty of choices to love.
Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co., Miami
While many Miami breweries are found in Wynwood, Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co. has made a name for itself in the Bird Road Arts District, a collection of warehouses near South Miami and Westchester. This industrial space juxtaposes exposed ductwork with a homey, vintage feel, paying homage to “Honest Abe” with its name and the thousands of pennies glued to its ceiling. Beer lovers will find Lincoln’s Beard’s own brews here, such as the Morning Glory Blonde Ale and the Old News Pilsner, as well as wine and “guest beverages” from other Miami breweries.
7360 SW 41st St., Miami, FL 33155
Best Spot for Taps and Tacos: The Anderson
Why choose between beer and tacos when you can enjoy both? The Anderson in Wynwood has a “tacos and craft beer” theme with both done exceptionally well. With over 50 rotating taps of domestic and international brews, plus crave-worthy tacos like brisket barbacoa and Korean beef bulgogi, this hip eatery should be on every beer lovers’ National Beer Lovers Day itinerary.
Quintessential Brewpub Vibes: Abbey Brewing Company
Nothing says beer celebration quite like a brewpub. Miami’s Abbey Brewing Company has been brewing ales, lagers and more on-site since 1995. Their flagship Abbey Ale is always on tap alongside rotating seasonal and specialty brews. Cozy up in the relaxed pub, out on the patio, or schedule a brewery tour. And be sure to pair your brews withAbbey’s monastic-inspired dishes like pretzels, wings and Belgian-style mussels.
Impressive Beer Selection: World of Beer
True to its name, World of Beer lives up to its extensive beer inventory with over 500 bottles and 50 rotating taps spanning domestic, imports, local, seasonal and craft selections. This bartender-run joint also hosts regular beer tastings, pairing events, and brewmaster takeovers. With two Miami area locations in Midtown and Doral, it’s easy to get your fill on National Beer Lovers Day.
Wynwood Brewing Company
Founded in 2013, Wynwood Brewing Company holds the distinction of being Miami’s first craft production brewery. Rooted in its founders’ Puerto Rican heritage and the vibrant Wynwood arts district, the brewery has become a beloved local destination for craft beer enthusiasts. Known for its flagship beer, “La Rubia Blonde Ale,” and holding the esteemed title of the Official Local Beer of the Miami HEAT, Wynwood Brewing Company continues to impress with its dedication to bringing fresh, delicious, and creative beers to the people of South Florida and tourists alike.
From local Miami microbreweries to gastropubs serving beers from around the world, beer lovers have endless options to mark this special holiday. And with intimate breweries, expansive beer bars, and eateries to pair your pints with delicious food, you’re sure to find the perfect place to say “cheers” this September 7th and every day.