Fancy cocktails and chic drinking dens are a cornerstone of Miami’s urban flavor, but some days you just want a nice spot to savor a brewski. We’ve taken to the streets to discover the best places to enjoy a beer in Miami. First on our list is Concrete Beach Brewery‘s Social Hall in Wynwood.
The Vibe: Concrete Beach Brewery’s Social Hall stays true to its name. The open-air watering hole is located right at the heart of Miami’s colorful art district, and features a covered bar in case Florida’s notorious summer storms decide to make an appearance. According to Social Hall manager and self-proclaimed beer nerd Jesse, the team’s main goal is to educate people as to what beer can be, and they seem as eager to offer suggestions on choosing a brew as they are to hear customers’ feedback on flavor. All the elements come together here to create a laid-back, no-frills drinking experience that lends itself to newcomers and regular veterans alike. Oh, and they give free public tours of the brewery at certain hours Thursday through Sunday.
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Brews: Concrete Beach Brewery’s Social Hall features a perpetually-rotating selection of their own brews, as well as a few from neighboring brewers like Wynwood Brewing Company. In their eyes, it’s about supporting a local community of breweries rather than trying to push out the ‘competition.’ A 16 oz. here will cost you about $6, which is cheaper than what 8 oz. of craft beer will cost you at most chain restaurants. (Pictured below: glasses with hops and malt)
The Scene: The scene at Concrete Beach’s Social Hall is about as varied as you could expect – you’ve got locals, visiting craft connoisseurs, hipsters, artist-types and men in suits. The only common factor is that everyone here loves their beer – end of story.