Top Bars With A Rotating Beer Menu In South Florida

March 13, 2014 9:00 AM

South Floridians have forgone the traditional beers and opted for the experimentation of craft beers. These beers range from cult favorites to obscure libations, but all represent the full spectrum of flavor that most would think impossible for a beer. There are several South Florida establishments that cater to this crowd, but few offer a rotating menu that can keep up with the avid beer drinker. For the best in seasonal beers that correspond to your favorite holiday, view this list of Best Brewpubs Serving Seasonal Beers In South Florida and view the list below to find beer menus that change daily and monthly.

Democratic Republic of Beer

501 N.E. 1st Ave., Suite 103
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 372-4161

Located near the AAA Arena in downtown Miami, this local beer spot boasts an astounding selection of over 600 beers and a regularly rotating menu that will keep even the most avid craft beer fan on his toes. The best way to keep up with the beers on tap is to visit the website and click on the On Tap Now 400 tab. There you can find a list of Pale Ales, Porters, Lagers and IGAs that will satiate your craving for variety. So stop in today to join the beer nation and maybe play a round of beer pong while you’re there.

The Abbey Brewing Company

1115 16th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-8110

Adjacent to the Yardbird in South Beach is The Abbey Brewing Company. It’s your friendly, dimly-lit neighborhood bar serving craft beers sure to get your tastebuds going. There are four beers that are always on tap (The Immaculate IPA, Father Theodore’s Stout, Brother Dan’s Double and Brother Aaron’s Quadruple) along with 10 constantly rotating beers that feature American microbrews, British barleys and Trappist Ales. Add locally sourced beers to the mix and you’ve got an extensive collection for the craft beer connoisseur.

The Local

150 Giralda Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 648-5687

Head to The Local for a daily dose of variety. Its list of craft beers changes daily and beer lovers can indulge in ryes, ciders, ales and more. The selection is small with only 24 beers on tap, but it was good enough for Esquire Magazine to name the The Local among the Top Beer Menus in America for 2011. If that wasn’t enough, foodie fans can also rejoice because the beers pair perfectly with the locally sourced food made fresh onsite, making this the perfect establishment for the beer purist.

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Lou’s Beer Garden

7337 Harding Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 704-7879

Nestled in North Beach, this local gastropub serves gourmet food poolside along with wines, cocktails and craft beers. There are several perennial beers that are always on tap along with seasonal and one time deals that provide the change that regulars so desperately crave. If you’re really looking to spice things up, try the Beer Brunch, where high quality food is paired with hand-picked beers, creating a flavor explosion that will keep you coming back for more. Visit the website to see menus for both the brunch and the regular and seasonal beers on tap. It’s great for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy a beer in the South Florida sunshine.

Tap 42

1411 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 463-4900

While all of the bars on this list can boast an impressive list of craft beers, Tap 42 is the only establishment that offers craft beer cocktails. These drinks pair ciders and ryes with vodka and other cocktail staples with organic fruits and spices. Currently there are two craft cocktails available along with a list of 51 craft beers, including staple and daily rotating drafts. Some of the beers are well-known while others are locally sourced but all are a treat for lovers of rare ales, lagers, IPAs and more.

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Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at

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