Miami Is in the Midst of a Brewery Boom: Here Are 10 Taprooms We Love
You already know Miami is flush with some of the best restaurants in the state country. But drinks are no afterthought—especially when it comes to beer. The Magic City’s brewery scene is blowing up, and if you haven’t checked out the best local taprooms (complete with food trucks, dogs and live music), you’d best get to it.
Concrete Beach Brewery
Concrete Beach is so much more than just a brewery. Of course there’s a lineup of killer house-made brews, but there’s also a robust social calendar filled with things you’ll actually want to do. From trivia nights and free wellness events (yoga, boot camps, run clubs) to boozy brunches with rosé “beermosas,” you’d be surprised how much more fun everything becomes with a quality brew.
325 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-796-2727 or concretebeachbrewery.com
J. Wakefield Brewing
When you think of craft brewing in Miami, you probably think of Jonathan Wakefield. Not only does he produce some of Miami’s most beloved brews (which appear on menus across the city), he also hosts numerous events that have become annual staples, including Wakefest. With weekly live music, food truck pop-ups and more, there are plenty of reasons to swing by and sip on the El Jefe or the Amber Waves.
120 NW 24th St., Miami; 786-254-7779 or jwakefieldbrewing.com
Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company
When a brewery’s tag line is “Weird at the Beard,” you know you’re in for a good time. Hang out here with a pour of the Lincoln’s Best Sparkling Ale and sing your heart out at weekly karaoke. The brewery also hosts live music and other weekly happenings.
7360 SW 41st St., Miami; 305-912-7390 or lincolnsbeardbrewing.com
BISCAYNE BAY BREWING COMPANY
We know it’s not in Wynwood, but Biscayne Bay Brewing is worth the drive to Doral. The taproom is stocked with all the classics, from pilsners to IPAs, and it’s one of the only breweries that serves brunch in Miami—avocado toast included. If you swing by midday, make sure to try the La Colada Coffee Porter, made by blending cold-brew Cuban coffee with a mix of chocolate and roasted malts.
8000 NW 25th St., Miami; 305-381-5718 or biscaynebaybrewing.com
Boxelder Craft Beer Market
You caught us: Boxelder isn’t exactly a brewery, but it does offer a slate of locally made beers from some of our favorite spots, like Funky Buddha, Concrete Beach and M.I.A. Beer. Plus, El Bagel parks its food truck outside the shop every weekend. Yes, drinking beer at 10 a.m. is acceptable when it’s paired with a chewy bagel crammed with smoked salmon and cream cheese.
2817 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-942-7769 or bxldr.com
Veza Sur Brewing Co.
We’re not sure what we love more about Veza Sur: the fact that the space is charming enough to enjoy all day long or that the menu includes beer cocktails. Either way, spend an afternoon in the courtyard sipping the Lulo Bird (Florida citrus, pink peppercorn, dried orange reduction) and jamming to live music. While you’re at it, sign up for an on-site brewery tour. (Oh, it’s dog-friendly too.)
55 NW 25th St., Miami; 786-362-6300 or vezasur.com
Miami’s first official craft brewing company, Wynwood Brewing is run by a father-son duo, who together have produced many of Miami’s most iconic beers. From the crisp blonde ale La Rubia to the hoppy lager Lock On, you really can’t go wrong. Plus, the brewery hosts events almost every day of the week, including pub crawls and beer brunches.
565 NW 24th St., Miami; 305-982-8732 or wynwoodbrewing.com
The Tank Brewing Co.
Few things can get us to drive past Miami International Airport like a homegrown beer from the Tank Brewing Co. We’re obsessed with the brewery’s adorable (and majorly Insta-worthy) cans. Be sure to bring a case home.
5100 NW 72nd Ave., Miami; 786-801-1554 or thetankbrewing.com
Miami Brewing Company
Think of Miami Brewing Company as a daylong adventure. Set up in Homestead, this spot is as much a beer garden as it is a brewery. It’s the kind of place where you’ll want to throw on your floppiest hat and nurse a few IPAs.
30205 SW 217th St., Homestead; 305-242-1224 or instagram.com/miamibrewingco
We love Bousa Brewing any day of the week, but we’re partial to Tuesdays for #TDBT (three-dollar beer Tuesdays). Not to mention, the Little River brewery is dog-friendly. Yeah, it doesn’t get much better.
7235 NE Fourth Ave., Miami; 305-363-5166 or bousabrewing.com