Drink like a local and feel on vacation 24/7 with this amazing list of best beer bars in South Beach. Whether you are in the mood for family, people watching, divey or upscale, there’s something for you just around the corner.
Best Family Beer Bar: Yardhouse
1681 Lenox Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida
Yardhouse is amongst one of our favorite restaurant chains. A recent arrival to the Lincoln Road strip, Yardhouse boasts great outdoor sitting with minimal wait, even during busy weekend evenings. The food is also pretty right on, making it a great all-in one destination for families, couples and larger groups. They even offer a gluten free menu and vegan and vegetarian options! But back to beer, Yardhouse is known for offering an incredible selection of beers across the country, inclusive of the Black Board Series, IPAs and double IPAs. Beer and food has a pretty reasonable price, too.
Average Beer Price: $6 to $8
Favorite Beer: Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
When to Go: Anytime
Best Brewery: The Abbey Brewing Company
1115 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Abby is the only brewery on South Beach! They offer their own delicious beer plus a great selection of many other breweries. This is by far everyone’s favorite dive bar on the beach. Ask for Aaron, who is an awesome bartender, and make sure you say hi to Ray, who is the brewer and owner and is always around for a quick chat. Maybe even ask for one of his recipes!
Average Beer Price: $7 to $10
Favorite Beer: Brother Dan’s Double
When to Go: Sundays – they have free hot dogs
Best Upscale Beer Bar: The Room
100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida
Go the Room for the cosmopolitan, New Yorkie feeeling. Sitting is very limited, but worth the try. They have a limited amount of draft beers, but a huge selection of bottles from across the world. The Room was voted Best Beer Bar in 2010, by Miami New Times.
Average Beer Price: $8 to $11
Favorite Beer: Delirium
When to Go: The Room is not open during the day! Go late night around 11p, right before it gets too crowded from the spillover from the South Beach clubs.
Best Cheap Bar: Rio Station (formerly known as Zeke’s)
625 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida
A few years ago, we mourned the closing of Zeke’s, a hole-in-the-wall hidden away in the hustle and bustle of Lincoln Road glam. Rio Station was born out of Zeke’s former real estate, in an attempt to appeal to a broader crowd with table service and even food. Rio Station offers 200 beers from around the world, plus 5-10 draft beers. But make sure you go inside to check them out, the waiters might not know what’s on tap that day.
Average Beer Price: Everything is $5!
Favorite Beer: Dale’s Pale Ale
Time to go: Daytime/Early evening