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Reviews: 9
Visits: 13
rAvg: 4.4
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8701 SW 72nd St
Miami, Florida, 33173-3511
United States
phone: (305) 271-8492

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Reviews: 9 | Visits: 13
Photo of Wolvesinthetaproom
4.21/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

One of the better selections I came across while staying in Miami. A bit hard to navigate and very easy to overlook something among their shelves.

Staff was very friendly and helpful the entire time, and tried to help me locate things such as any Cigar City and Funky Buddha offerings as well as suggest other Florida local brewers that I would probably have not noticed.

A note to check the cans and bottles from this store. While not terrible. I did notice the dates on a couple being months old, including a cigar city can from last August (I visited earlier this month) so be sure to double check the canning dates on some things.

Otherwise the selection seems to represent a lot of both highly reviewed and nationwide breweries that we love in their full lineups, as well as plenty of the more obscure, sought after releases that see some distribution. Like I mentioned before, the only real problem can be navigating the shelves and aisles as there is litterally bottles and cans piled all over the liquor/beer section of the store, but the employees will be glad to point in the right direction if you need something specific. If you are browsing definitely take your time. I went twice over the week and was glad I did as I overlooked a bottle of Darkest Hour by Anchorage that was tucked in another spot away from the other Anchorage Bombers!

Prices are pretty similar to other miami shops. They seem to specialize in wines and have a nicely put together room full of those, but as someone less familiar with the wine vintages and styles, I can't say much about what they had. (1,590 characters)

Photo of JulioH
4.5/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Liquor, wine and beer. Vey well rounded liquor store. As a beer shop, they have a very good selection of beers. Lots of imports, this place brings lots top of the line beers. They have full line ups of nearby breweries.

If something is released, this place most likely will have it. (284 characters)

Photo of KitesBeer
4.95/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

an awesome shop that you would never know was there unless you were looking for it. it looks like an old cvs or something and has more beer than any store i have seen. however there isnt a great sense of organization and you easily are lost. The do have some of the best breweries available dogfish, sierra nevada, cigar city etc. friendly staff as well. (354 characters)

Photo of Bioscibrarian
4.41/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I was visiting Miami for a conference and wanted to find Cigar City beer to take home. I walked to and called a few places downtown to no avail. After some net searching I found this place.

Great selection. I found several Cigar City brews, along with Atlanta, GA's Terrapin brews. Happy! We can't get either of these breweries' selections in Chicago, so this is a bonus.

I came to the store via Metrorail, but had such a box of stuff to take back to my hotel that the nice gentlemen in the store called me a cab. Great service!!!

This place is ranked as pricey by others, but compared to Chicago pricing, it seems reasonable. The only expensive thing was my cab ride back to downtown Miami. ;-)

Hats off to Sunset Corners. (728 characters)

Photo of alex4r
4.35/5  rDev n/a

I have been buying my beer at the Corner for a long time. The entrance in on 87th Ave/Sunset (72nd SW), you cannot miss it as there is a rather large display that says since 1954.

They tend to be a bit more expensive (depending on the beer) but the selection is always excellent. I usually drop in once a week just to browse but always end up buying a gem.

The service is reliable as well.

Miami does not have a large craft beer following so this is your best best if you are in the Kendall/South Miami/Coral Gables area. (526 characters)

Photo of LucienDeRubempre
3.9/5  rDev n/a

In Miami this is the go to place for when you cant find what you want at the odd publix/milams market/whole foods. Big selection, but its kind of a mixed bag because many of the beers are 1 or 2 years old, and while this can be a good thing, like when I got a 2 year old bottle of Carolus Cuvee from the cooler, it can also be a bad thing, like when I almost bought a sixer of Ruination IPA until I checked the date and it was from 08.

Also you have to be really careful with the bottles in the front, because since they're kept in/near the window many of them are totally skunked and undrinkable, like the six of Titan IPA that fortunately they let me exchange. Basically its a caveat emptor situation.

The prices are on the steep side, even for South Florida, and as was previously noted there are no tags on the shelves or merchandise, so be prepared to spend more than you intended to when you just cant part with that bottle of Bruery Saison even though its 20% or 30% more than it should be. (1,001 characters)

Photo of mothachugga6137
4.65/5  rDev n/a

I live in South Miami and I gotta say this is the ONLY place in the South Miami area to find good beer. I make frequent beer haul trips here and they always have something new. It's a good size place but it's mostly wine and liq. The beer is mostly located towards the back of the store and there is a long line of beer at the front once you walk in as well. The staff are really nice and easy to chat about brew with and they always tell you the new items they have in stock. The selection is great, they have fairly complete selection of Avery, Smutty, Lagunitas, Rogue, Victory, Stone, DFH, as well as others. They also carry a good amount of European brews in stock to. I lived in Tampa for quite a while and "Beer World of Largo" was my favorite go to spot, even though this place doesn't have the mammoth selection as BW it's still has alot of great beer and like I said for the South Miami area it pretty much has no other competition. It is most certianly worth the trip, the only hang up I have about this place is that the beers do not have any price stickers on them so it's pretty much a guessing game until you make it up to the counter. (1,150 characters)

Photo of Chrissybeer
4.3/5  rDev n/a

We just recently moved to Miami from Massachusetts and it has been a challenge to find a decent variety of beers. We happen to stop here as were driving by and was pleasantly surprised at the extensive variety offered.
There seems to be no real rhyme or reason to their displays, so you really have to take your time and search the store. The beer displays are all over the store, not just in one location. The staff there is very friendly and helpful. Don't be too surprised when you get to the register...nothing is priced so you don't know what you are paying until you get to the register. I would definitely go back because of the extensive variety that I have become used to living in New England. (704 characters)

Photo of Patrick999
4.3/5  rDev n/a

Quality - While it's possible to find outdated beer here, I've never had a problem. You need to stand there and look at the beer for a while, because there is a LOT of beer crammed into a very small space. When you're here, scan every shelf, every box, because they put the beer wherever they can. It isn't necessarily stocked according to any rhyme or reason.

Service - these guys know and enjoy their beer, and will gladly give their opinions if asked.

Selection - Full/near-full complement of DFH, Stoudts, Left Hand, Sierra Nevada, Anchor, Great Divide, Rogue, Avery, Flying Dog, and most of the heavy hitters from Belgium. I am missing some...as stated above, they stack a lot of beer into a very small area.

Value - Seems ever so slightly more expensive on selected items than other area stores, but it's still a worthy stop. It does, however, close way too early...I believe it closes at 8PM, maybe even 7, I forget. (929 characters)

Sunset Corners in Miami, FL
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