Craft beer may be taking other big cities around the world by storm, but it's still a newish phenomenon in Miami. Which is surprising, given the popularity of craft beer Miami events like Coconut Grove's Grovetoberfest, an annual October celebration of the city's craft beer scene, which regularly attracts around 7,000 drinkers. Nevertheless, it seems the hoppy stuff has taken the scenic route on its way to the subtropics.
Where to go for craft beer
Sick of candy-colored martinis? Seek salvation in this hole-in-the-wall-turned-microbrewery, which offers rare European imports plus several own-made beers. Luckily, it didn’t lose its classic dive-bar soul in the conversion process—or the dartboard. It’s a fine place to meet the locals, and even better when preceded by a meal at Southern food star Yardbird right next door.Read more
For a perfectly poured Guinness, you’d be hard pressed to do better than Fadó, a family-friendly tavern in Mary Brickell Village. For those sitting on the outdoor deck, it’s Fido-friendly too. Everything about this casual eaterie screams "Erin Go Bragh!" from the all-day Irish breakfast and Gaelic steak boxty (a brandy-soaked slab of meat topped with onion, mushroom and green peppercorn sauce) to the live Irish music, which ranges from traditional to pop. Don’t be surprised to find Fadó’s doors open earlier than officially posted either; if there’s soccer or rugby on TV, they’re going to screen it.Read more
Off the beaten track in the ritzy South of Fifth (SoFi) area, the Room is something of a haven: a small, candlelit beer- and wine-only bar where it’s quiet enough to have an audible conversation (although the later it gets, the more incoherent the crowd becomes). The soundtrack beats to a decidedly different drum, fusing indie, retro and offbeat.Read more