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Abbey Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Abbey Brewing Co.Abbey Brewing Co.
Based on:
10 Beers
103 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 45
Visits: 59
Avg: 4.15
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1115 16th Street
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
United States
phone: (305) 538-8110

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Reviews: 45 | Visits: 59
Reviews by LucienDeRubempre:
Photo of LucienDeRubempre
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Loud music as is the norm in MIA. The bar itself is really to my taste; dark ,smoky, plain and uncluttered, with the unfortunate but inevitable blight of a flatscreen tuned to sportz. When I came there was nothing in the cask (weak!) and when I asked the barkeep he said that it had been empty for 2-3 weeks and they had no idea when they were getting anything for it. On the positive side I had excellent pours of Big Foot and Prima Pils, and while I wasn't terribly taken with the house beers they are quite acceptable if you dig the particular styles. Anyone who goes, be sure to make some noise about the cask, lets git that sucker filled, South Florida BA's!!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Brian_Pheiffer
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Photo of Drk93TT
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of bsm80x
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Photo of DavidBart
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

As a bar, it was a nice change from the pretentious South Beach. As a craft beer bar, which is what I was looking for, it fell way short. Draught selection was poor. They had a lot of bottles, which I really didn't even get into, because I was looking for fresh draft beer. They have several house beers, but considering the name, I don't even think they brew anything themselves. I sampled a few of them and none were impressive. They only had about 10-12 lines, and the other options weren't great. It's just off the main strip which is Lincoln Rd. Nice location on a quiet block. Decent, friendly crowd. Moderately priced, but some were on the higher end. Some draughts were $12. St. Bernardus, I believe, and a few others. And that's for a goblet. My impression that the Abbey Brewing name is that it's a gimmick to lure in the craft beer crowd. But, to someone like myself, who considers him self an entry level aficionado, it was a let down.

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Photo of johnwkraft
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cyrushire
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of JulioH
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nice place on the beach, carries some nice beers on tap. Normally they serve some of their own beers, made for Abbey Brewing, as well as other beers. A beer bottle menu is also available, loaded with Belgian ales and some craft beer.

Also available, liquor.

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Photo of esti
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of alexgmoney
3.3/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

If I would have written a review years ago when I learned of this place I would have described it as a go to tiny dive bar. Not much has changed, but they have had great success and have managed to expand quite a bit. The atmosphere is laid back, dim, yet quaint. It has a long wood bar as well as picnic tables to throw back your beer.

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Photo of thefokus
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of beernads
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of charlienyc
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nibiru84
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

This cozy brewpub features 4 house brews, an additional 10 taps,1 rotating cask ale, and a very choice selection of 20 "world class" bottles. The bottles include 2 Rocheforts, 3 Chimays and 2 Westmalles.
Easy to find and walking distance from the beach (about 1/2 mile}. Small but has a remarkable variety of seating, including 7 seats at the bar, one large u-shaped couch, a few booths and tables. Great service. Relatively clean. Nice relaxed atmosphere. 2 good sized plasma TVs. No food.

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Photo of jcb7472
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in for a couple during happy hour on a Tuesday night. During this time (4-7 pm) Abbey brewed beers are $4.50 (instead of $6.50-$7.50). I had two of the Abbey Immaculate IPA. It was pretty good. Not very hoppy or bitter for an IPA, but it was very drinkable and had some nice flavors of citrus and pine. The wife had a rasberry lambic. The bartender was very nice and accommodating. The place was laid back and has a comfortable seats up front near the entrance. By the bar it was pretty smoky inside. I will definitely stop in the next time I'm in this area, maybe to shoot some darts and try some of their other beers.

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Photo of jimbomill
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

We're visiting South Florida and this was our last night. My older sister was insistent about finding The Abbey, but as we circled 16th St at night time, we couldn't find the place. Finally, we younger sister insisted we try the place that only had the sign "BAR" lit.

Their Double IPA / Barley Wine Cask offering was Green Flash Brewing's Imperial IPA, which my wife and son enjoyed immensely.

The House brews Brother Aaron's Quad and Russian Imperial Stout were enjoyed by my older sister, while I had Brother Don's Double and the Quad. All tastings were true to style and delicious. The Double was my personal favorite.

The place is relaxed, not overly large, the staff is friendly and outgoing. The boss-man, Ray, stopped by to chat with us, discussing his brews and some of the drivers behind his recipes. Hey Ray, we'll be getting back to you about that t-shirt for my sis!

I wish I got there for Happy Hour as the House beers drop to $4.50 and they are well worth it. If I'm ever back in this area, I am returning, happily.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

An old-style bar serving craft beer in the middle of Miami Beach.
Loud, slightly smoky, small but comfortable.
Attentive and friendly staff working hard.
Music is thumping some serious rock and malt, I could here it across the street easily though the door was open. Dark inside with just a handful of dim lights and two bog flat screens working with a couple or ceiling fan lights to try to illuminate the place.
I liked the place but after one beer I had to beat feet due to the oncoming headache from the smoke and overall volume of conversation and music. I'll try earlier next time.
The brew selection is not numerous but it is well thought out.

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Photo of Hbat68
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I was introduced to the world of microbrews by this place in 1996, since then I've never gone back to mass produced beers. The Abbey is a local's pub, unadulterated by South Beach's hype, it has all the local charm and ambiance that you can expect from a hole-on-the-wall pub but an amazing selection of brews. Owner Ray and bartender Dave at the bar have been the team to make this place the kind where everyone knows your name and once you visit you will find their beer selection to be equally unforgettable. No hype, no shiny lights, no hot servers, just great people and beer. Try Brother Aaron's Quadrupel, extremely flavourish belgian-style quad.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

We checked this place this past week when we were in town for the Sox/Marlins series. We stopped next door at the Yardbird to eat some food since food was not offered here.

Atmosphere: Pretty dark inside. Shades were down to keep the bright Miami light out, but the lights were dimmed low too. Park benches and table to the left and small bar to the right. Traditional brewery signs thorughout the bar.

Quality: Even though the beer is made in Melbourne, FL for now, the quality was still there and they had some nie guest taps to offer as well. The stout, quad, and IPA was enjoyed by all of us.

Service: It was daytime, so service was good and we got the chance to speak with the owner/brewmaster.

Selection: Draft selection limited us to 10-12 choices, but they also had a decent bottle selection to choose from too.

We went there during happy hour and got a good discount on the normal price of the beer. Too bad they don't offer food, but the restaurant next door had a nice southern fare to choose from. Next time in Miami, we will hit this place up once again.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Fresh off the plane from NC, my wife and I headed for South Beach for a bit of lunch and some good beer. The former was easy to find, the latter much harder. I had this place as my first place to visit and lucky enough, we pull up and there is a parking spot right in front. What luck! The place is quite small and rather dark inside. The selection was pretty impressive. I had the IPA and it was pretty tasty. I was hoping we could have food here but unfortunately, they didnt have food. I think the bartender said they could have food delivered, but I wasnt really interested in off-site food. This is probably one of the only places in the South Beach area to find some decent beer. Lincoln Street ped-mall is right around the corner and some great food spots are there.

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Abbey Brewing Co. in Miami Beach, FL
92 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.