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Best Breweries in Miami: Where to Drink Craft Beer in the Magic City

by Roslie L.
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Tripping Animals Brewing Co Miami, Florida Taproom

When you’re exploring things to do in Miami, visiting local breweries is a great way to get a taste of the vibrant culture (and not to mention some awesome beers!). There’s nothing more satisfying than enjoying an ice-cold craft beer on a hot South Florida day.

Luckily, breweries are sprouting up throughout the Miami neighborhoods. Great live music, tantalizing local cuisine, social events, and creative, fun atmospheres make these breweries stand out. Let’s take an inside look at some of the best breweries in Miami, so you’ll know where to go.

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Veza Sur Brewing Company

Where to find it: 55 NW 25th St., Miami, FL 33127

Review: Great happy hour, unique menu choices

beer in Veza Sur logo glass

Located north of Downtown Miami, Veza Sur Brewing Co. stays true to its Latin-American roots, right in the creative Wynwood neighborhood. Veza Sur doesn’t disappoint with creativity either. Recently, they dropped a coffee porter slushy with Twix bars on top. They aren’t afraid to try anything from sours and gator ales to lime lagers.

People sitting at establishment outside patio

Veza Sur is all about being authentic and creating just a good vibe. If you want to experience a Miami local food gem, they teamed up with Chi Fa, a delightful Chino Peruvian food truck. Overall, Veza Sur is one of the best Miami breweries loaded with flavorful culture.

J. Wakefield Brewing

Where to find it: 120 NW 24th St., Miami, FL 33127

Review: Fast and friendly service, great sours, quirky and cool

People interacting at J. Wakefield Brewing courtyard

Also located in Wynwood, J. Wakefield is an independently owned brewery and taproom established in 2015. They take pride in making beers outside the norm, like a coconut-infused Hefeweizen. The taproom is decorated with massive murals of Star Wars characters curated by local artists.

J. Wakefield knocks sour beers out of the park, so be on the lookout for Plime Minister or Tangerine Whipsicle on tap when you visit. However, they have 15 taps loaded with a variety of beer types. 

The Tank Brewing Co.

Where to find it: 5100 NW 72nd Avenue, Bay A1, Miami, FL 33166

Review: Extremely friendly and welcoming staff, ambient, delicious burgers

The Tank Brewing Co Doral Miami, Florida

This is one of our absolute favorite Miami bars. Bold and unpretentious is how The Tank Brewing Co. describes itself. Tank Brewing Co. is a trippy little spot nestled among Miami’s tile and marble district.

The Tank Brewing Co Taproom Doral Miami, Florida

The taproom is a converted warehouse located not too far from the Miami airport. You can expect an entertaining space with a traditional feel, unfinished concrete floors, and limited outdoor space.

They have a deep selection of brews to choose from including the Lo-Ca, Miami’s original low calories craft beer plus tons of signature events:

  • Daily happy hour from 4-7 pm
  • Select weeknight lady’s night drink specials
  • Weekend bottomless specials on core beers
  • Guest speakers, frequent tastings, and even festivals

NightLife Brewing Company

Where to find it: 1588 NW 7th St, Miami, FL 33125

Review: A hidden gem, awesomely paired with a baseball game

Deep in stories and rich in history, NightLife Brewing captures Miami’s world-famous action inside their taproom. Nightlife also doesn’t fall short of their motto, “Producing amazing brews worthy of the magic city.” Some flagship beers include Spitfire Redhead (Rye Saison) and Daring Brunette (brown ale).

NightLife settles in a 1,500 square foot taproom located outside Marlins Park in Little Havana. What’s better than a fresh beer right at the ballpark? They also have recurring events such as Ladies Night and Flip Night for fun.

Tripping Animals Brewing Co.

Where to find it: 2685 NW 105th Ave, Doral, FL 33172

Review: Fine hazy IPA’s, strong sense of community, dog-friendly

Tripping Animals Brewing Co Doral Miami Florida

The crew at Tripping Animals Brewing Co. started in a garage back in Venezuela. Finally, in 2018, they set up shop in Doral where they promote the community with craft beer culture.

Inside, you’ll find a family-friendly environment with board games, ping pong, and a pool table. Pets are also welcome on the large outdoor back patio.

Tripping Animals Brewing Co Happy Hour Specials

Tripping Animals has some awesome BBQ choices like fine brisket, and they put their twist on dessert. They make curated beer ice cream inspired by their fruity sour beers. Expect some robust stouts, and hazy style IPA’s. If you’re a fan of sour beers, this is the spot for you.

Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co.

Where to find it: 7360 SW 41st Street, Miami, FL 33155

Review: Fun atmosphere, solid guest beers

Peanut butter and jelly competitions? Crawfish boils with live music? Lots of weird beards? Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co. has an absolute ball putting on events like you could never predict. Before stopping by Lincoln’s Beard Brewing, check their site for any themed events going on. They did an emo-themed karaoke night recently.

It’s a cool spot for a date night in Miami. There’s a wide selection of beer types, including hoppy, malty, Belgian, and lights. Don’t forget about a solid rotation of guest taps and new inventions. Man Purse is a newer release, a hoppy west coast IPA. You can find this brewery in the heart of Miami.

M.I.A Beer Company

Where to find it: 10400 NW 33rd St., Doral, FL 33172

Review: Excellent beer products, wide selection, try the Tourist Trappe beer

MIA Beer Company Doral Miami, Florida

If you’re passionate about the organic lifestyle, M.I.A. Beer Company has the right beers for you. Located in Doral, be on the lookout for year-round releases featuring the Mega Mix Pale Ale, 305 Golden Ale, Tourist Trappe, and Domino Pilsner.

MIA Beer Company Taproom

Surrounded by TVs and a large projector screen, the vibe here is more sports bar with excellent beer choices that can compete with top Miami bars. If you’re a cider fan, be sure to try the Happy medium.

Unseen Creatures Brewing & Blending

Where to find it: 4178 SW 74th Ct, Miami, FL 33155

Review: Nice ambiance, plenty of seating

Unseen Creatures Brewing & Blending Doral Miami, Florida

Unseen Creatures Brewing has the motto: “Push limits all while focusing on balance and drinkability”. These farmhouse-inspired wild ales found their place right in the heart of the Bird Road Art District in Miami. The name “Unseen Creatures” is inspired by the yeast and bacteria in beer.

Unseen Creatures Brewing & Blending Taproom

Enjoy a drink on the patio for happy hour (usually 4 pm) or stop by the food truck. There is plenty of seating for everybody, but if you stop inside, you can’t miss the large painting of the owl on the wall.

Spanish Marie Brewery

Where to find it: 14251 SW 120th St., Miami, FL 33186

Review: Fresh pizza, fantastic happy hour

Pizza and beer lovers, your next Miami chill spot is right here! Spanish Marie Brewery is a hidden food gem with $5 happy hour pizza deals.

There are creative beer choices like the Corazon de Melon, cotton candy sours, and a strawberry limeade flavored drink as well. Inside is a charming atmosphere with high ceilings and charismatic staff. If you are ever in the West Kendall area, Spanish Marie is worth checking out.

Miami Brewing Company

Where to find it: 30205 SW 217th Ave, Homestead, FL 33030

Review: Great service, fun karaoke, family-friendly

Miami Brewing Company Taproom Homestead Florida

You’ll have to trek to Homestead for this brewery, but Miami Brewing Co. has something going on every day of the week. The weekends are loaded with food trucks, country night line dancing, and karaoke time. Throughout the weekdays, Miami Brewing Co. offers Pool Hall Wednesday and Ladies Night on Thursday!

Miami Brewing Company Homestead Florida

It’s also easy on your wallet, with $4 beers during happy hour. Not so bad when you consider that 4-packs of IPA’s could go upwards of $20 if you buy them at a store. They have a great variety of local fruit-flavored beers, including brown ales, mango wheat ale, and coconut blonde ale.

Legacy Caribbean Craft Brewery

Where to find it: 13416 NW 38th Ct B, Opa-Locka, FL 33054

Review: Family atmosphere, cigars, and fresh beer!

Legacy Caribbean Craft Brewery simulates the feeling of being on an island away from stress while promoting relaxation. If you’re in Miami even for a day, these Caribbean-style malt beers are an excellent choice to add to your brewery repertoire. Legacy Caribbean has “New Beer Fridays” every week, so you can always try something new.

This microbrewery is a huge fan of music, dominos, and creating a family-friendly atmosphere. Who doesn’t love a chill game night to relax? The food truck, Are You Amazing Grill, is there if you’re hungry as well!

Unbranded Brewing Co.

Where to find it: 1395 E 11th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33010

Review: Guava Wheat beer is phenomenal, unique industrial area surroundings

A large, beautiful brewery located in Hialeah. Unbranded Brewing Co. is a fascinating space with overhanging plants, outdoor seating, and lovely outdoor murals. It sits next to the train tracks in an industrial area with graffiti all over the place. Not to mention, Unbranded has a special oyster and beer combo that you probably can’t try anywhere else.

The big talk is around their Guava Wheat beer. It’s creamy and delightful with passion fruit hops. Last but not least, Unbranded unveiled their new smokehouse featuring amazing BBQ-style food choices.

Whether you’re a Miami local or a tourist, there are plenty of incredible choices when it comes to breweries in Miami. They’ve been popping up all over the place, and don’t disappoint. If you need a date night idea in Miami or just want to spend time with family, be sure to check out any of the breweries on this list!


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