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Abbey Brewing Co.

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Abbey Brewing Co.Abbey Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.8/5
Based on:
10 Beers
43 Reviews
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 45
Visits: 57
rAvg: 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: 57
Photo of SevaTse
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Awesome place, especially given lack of similar establishments around. Went there on a Friday night, they had house Belgian-styles, some high-end Belgians, and couple domestic micros. Prices and abv were clearly marked, the staff was friendly and the service was quick. Also had a cask engine, that had Smuttynose Robust Porter, but according to the menu the cask selection rotates. One negative thing I noticed was that on the menu it said that their selection changes somewhat rarely. I guess if it's mostly for tourists that should be ok, not sure if I were a local regular, that I could keep coming back for the same, no matter how great, selections on a weekly basis.
Walking distance from Hoffbrau, if you're in a mood for some Germans afterward. (752 characters)

Photo of Gilgemesh
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

After an unsuccessful trip to the Room, which was closed on a Thursday night, on the other side of Miami Beach we drove over to this delight of a little establishment. We almost walked past as it has only a small amount of frontage to the street, but when you enter this small local establishment you can't help but think of your local pub at home. There are less than 12 seats at the bar and only a half dozen booths. Thee beer selection is solid for the 25 selections they offer in bottle/cans. The draft selection is about 10 with one on cask. The night we were there it was Hobgoblin and I found it to be quite nice. I had a bottle a few days later and found it only half as nice, so either their cask pours well, or that's a beer to have on cask. The service was good and the pours were clean and in appropriate glassware. I'll certainly go back next time I'm in the area. (877 characters)

Photo of jwhawkins81
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This is the kind of place I imagine many beer lovers seek out. A place that looks like a dive but serves a great selection of beers. While the beers list isn't extensive it is good across the board.

Stopped in at 2:30 on a Saturday and it was a local guy, me, and the bartender. I tried their Imperial Stout and Trappist Ale, both of which were really good.

The price was a little high with their own IPA being the cheapest at $5.50 and a few 12 oz drafts in the ten dollar range.

Like almost everyone else mentioned Miami isn't a beer town and in a non-beer town a place like the Abbey feels so out of place you can't help be attracted by it. (646 characters)

Photo of jayme
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

sitting at the bar as I write this. if you are in Miami beach - this is a must. currently have 3 house brews on tap (drinking immaculate ipa now) which have been of very good quality. all the patrons and service are extremely friendly, which is a change from nj. must be the weather.

I gave this a 4 for atmosphere since it is small and dark. so some may not appreciate, but those are my favorite types :)

bottom line, if you are on south beach and crave actual beer, go here. it's close to the Lincoln mall as well which is a plus (533 characters)

Photo of bucksatan
4.44/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

An amazing oasis in a desert of horrible strip malls, theme restaurants and bland big chain breweries. Three house brews and several other hard to find imports and micros were all fantastic. Owner Raymond was very helpful and a great guy.

NOTICE: do not judge this place by the exterior as it looks like a shit-hole from the outside. As you are trying to find a parking spot around all the downtown assholes and trendy people you will be thinking that the place looks like it's closed so just pass on by. Don't. Worth seeking out that parking spot on the other side of town and walking.

Eat before you arrive or bring something to eat as the ONLY thing on the menu is White Castle burgers. (691 characters)

Photo of GJ40
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I stopped in a quick visit at The Abbey while visiting South Beach with my family. It's well off the main strip in a more residential part of Miami Beach. The exterior is simple with a small logo on the window and a large neon sign that says "BAR". The interior is narrow but deep with a high ceiling and lots of dark woods. There's a bar on one side and wooden booths on the other.

After consulting the beer list, I went with their own IPA. I really enjoyed it. It was very close to the west coast style with lots of hop flavor and a nice graprefruit bitterness.

They offer two other beers that they brew; a Trappist style and an Imperial Stout. They also have 10+ others on tap (including DFH 90, Rogue Dead Guy, Delerium Tremens, Pilsner Urquell and Old Thumper on cask) and 20+ bottles (with Chimays and lots of other Belgians).

The beer was a bit pricey ($5.50 for their own IPA) but I suppose it's reasonable for Miami Beach.

I've adjusted my scoring a bit based on the commitment this place shows in such a craft beer starved area. This place is as good as you'll find in Florida and could hold its own in many other parts of the country. Miami could use more bars like this! (1,186 characters)

Photo of jim102864
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Visited April 10th while on business in Miami (what a great town). A simple neon "bar" sign over the entrance and a small sign with the pub's name on the front door were the only evidence a bar was within. Looked like a run down professional building of some kind. Narrow with only a few wooden bench style booths. Dark, creamy brown wood all about giving it a British pub feel. I bellied up to the bar and observed the suprisngly solid tap list (this is, after all, Florida). Kriek on tap was a pleasant suprise, particularly served in a goblet. I'm estimating there were about a dozen taps. Something in the order of 40 bottles plus three or four of Abbey's own brews on tap. Unibroue's Maudite also on tap. The business aquaintance I was with ordered the bar's own brew, an ipa, which was also served in proper glassware, ie imperial pint glass. Nice and efficient gent behind the bar. One of the locals was sipping from a nonic. He said he was a professional who worked nearby and said Abbey was the best around. After this experience, I couldn't agree more. A great find in an area not known for quality beer. Definitely worth the visit if you're looking for good brew. No food, so make this your pre and post-dinner stop. (1,227 characters)

Photo of sloejams
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 2

As luck would have it the place I was staying at was just a block away from Abbey Brewing when I was down for Winter Music Conference a few weeks back. Being basically on vacation (is DJing really work?) I got out of the beautiful Miami sun and popped in to this dark, cavernous hole-in-the-wall for an afternoon beer.

They were just opening and Ray, owner and brewmaster, was in and very welcoming. He let me try samples of his house brews before I made my choice. They had 4 offerings of their own flowing as well a great selection of crafts and Belgians. I went with their IPA, but truth be told their RIS was the best of the bunch - I just wasn't ready for something that bold.

Ray told me about his brewing - done off sight in Melbourne. We chatted about beer. I always appreciate good, personable service and Abbey seemed to really push that.

The one drawback would be the food. No doubt about it this is a beer bar and not a place for dining. I ordered the pretzel which was ballpark priced and actually oversalted to the point where I was scraping the salt off. In the end I just gave up - it was not very good. The other food ran from microwaved White Castles to Bugles.

In all - I thoroughly recommend swinging by for a tasty beer when in South Beach. (1,269 characters)

Photo of BeerBelcher
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2

Abbey Brewing is a surprising place due to its rather notoriously non-beery locale. And Abbey offers a friendly environment that feels like a traditional bar. Beer-wise there is plenty to choose from including a couple of very good house-brewed beers.

I visited Abbey twice during a recent Miami visit, on a weekday afternoon and a weekend night. During both visits I was impressed by the efficiency and friendliness of the bartender (Dave-from-Philly). Service was very good, and Dave was full of info about the place, having worked there as the bar manager since opening in 1995.

Beer list is a nice mix of crafts and imports, and includes one selection from the beer engine and three house-brewed beers (shipped in from Melbourne, FL). I had all three house-brewed beers and thought the quad to be excellent and the imperial stout to be quite good. The IPA could've been better.

Ambiance is a cool friendly vibe. Definitely not your typical South Beach clientele. In fact, drinkers at this bar might be the counter-culture to South Beach culture. Lots of wood provide an old-world feel. Like most bars, this place is not ultra-modern.

Food is a bit of a miss. Eat before you go. I ate a few soft pretzels, which made fine snacks, but do not expect anything approximating a meal here.

Still, I was quite happy with my visits here. If I have the good fortune to return to South Beach, I'll be back. (1,404 characters)

Photo of Patrick999
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Ah, the Abbey. The other reviewers are right. It's a tiny dive. That's cool...I just wish it wasn't so smoky. It's the smoke that stops me from coming here more often. Without the copious smoking going on, I'd rate the atmosphere much higher. Seriously, all these great beers available, why in the hell are these people smoking so much??? How can you fully enjoy your beer? I don't get it....sucks. That's really the only problem with this otherwise kick-ass bar.

Quality, service - Very good. Proper glassware is used, though they don't make quite as much a show about it as they do at The Room down at the other end of South Beach. Service is attentive and cool, after I downed a glass of Abt 12, the bartender gave me a sample of Brother Aaron's Quadrupel without my even asking for it. Little gestures and things like that go a long way in my book.

Selection is great for such a tiny place. The Abbey's own house beers are great in their own right, but you'll also find plenty of others on tap and in bottles. A beer engine is present.

Food - didn't sample any, but it doesn't look all that appealing. It's a beer bar first, no question, but if you have the munchies, by all means go for it rather than lose your seat at the bar.

Value - Reasonably priced, no complaints.

The only real problem with this bar is the smoking. Tough to enjoy the aroma of an Abt 12 when you're getting blasted with nasty Marlboro smoke. (1,429 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Seating for 8 along the bar, 4 tables (each seating 4), and a couple tall stools. Lots of woodwork, a large freezer takes up a lot of the space. The bartender liked jazz, but not too loud so that was cool. There were 14 beers on tap, 3 of which were contract brewed for the Abbey Brewing Co. (Indian River Brewing Co.). 22 bottle selections. The house beers were very good, each well done. The other beers offered were all winners, I saw ABT12, Kostritzer, Dead Guy, Pranqster, Pilsner Urquell, Spaten Oktoberfest, Maudite, Tucher, Wittekerke (all on draft), and Chimary blue and white, Rochefort 10, Delirium Tremens & Nocturnum, some Sam Smith offerings, Thomas Hardy's, more from Unibroue and so on in bottles.

Not a lot of food offered, just typical small bar fare (soft pretzels, chicken tenders, but also white castle cheeseburgers [microwave] and homemade empanadas. Prices were reasonable, the priciest draft was ABT 12 ($7.50) and the priciest bottle was Rochefort ($12). Otherwise average $6.00 for a top-shelf draft (unless ordered during happy hour 4pm-7pm, with $1.00 off) (1,087 characters)

Photo of DaggerEyes
4.44/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

on business in Miami I took the good BeerFly and Forum advice and went to check this place out

First off I was a little put off by the smoke in the joint, it just caught me off gaurd being from NY, and I never realized how much it effects what you are smelling of tasting just because I've been away from it for so long. They have great ventilation so the smoke is not horrible but it hit me right away.

If you go and are from out of town don't beat around the bush and try something you can get somewhere else go straight for The Abbey Brewing Co's own beers. It's great stuff. Nice dark wood bar, old school vibe. Good times.

Raymond (the owner / brewmaster) is a super nice guy.

I highly recommend this place, has to be one of the best in Miami (753 characters)

Photo of Flyer
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I love Miami Beach, if only because there's no place else quite like it in the world. But after a few days the novelty does wear off, and the general shallowness and the lack of any kind of beer culture do start to wear on you. An avergae beer bar would seem like an oasis here -- but the presence of Abbey Brewing Company makes me want to drop to my knees and weep with joy. Small (though far from the smallest) and dark, the first thing that greets you at the door is the cooler. That sets the tone, because the place is casual to grungey, and friendly. The back bar is a mass of dark polished wood featuring a stained glass image of a monk, with lots of steins, glassware, and other good stuff. There's a solid line-up of Belgians, top quality U.S. micros, and others. The place pays attention to proper glassware, although I have to give them a major demerit for trying to serve me Stoudt's very good Doube IPA in a frosted glass -- two different bartenders on consecutive nights! The house brewed stout was excellent. While the overall expertise may not be in the first rank, this is still a great place, and worth going out of your way for. (1,146 characters)

Photo of Jredner
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited at 1PM the day after the 2006-7 Super Bowl to pick up a keg of the Imperial Stout for a fest. I didn’t drink (though I’d had their beer before) but I did get a great look at the keg system as I jostled them around to get at the one I needed.

The place is so small. As evidence of that fact the cooler I was wrestling the keg in was right inside to your right...you can touch it as you walk past it to the bar. The bar....dingy, dusty...the bottle collection that adorns the sometimes Abbey-themed decor, sometimes British-pub looking decor is old and dusty. It’s a dive in short....but my kind of dive. The beers they have contract brewed for them are decent to pretty damn good and they have a solid selection of guest taps. Old Chub was on along with a few others when I was there. Definitely the place to go for beer on South Beach. They are also the only place in Florida that sells growlers so bring your growler if you go or buy one from them for $7. I got a growler of the Quad and that set me back $35, but the other offerings are cheaper. (1,062 characters)

Photo of marzen
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1

Between the selection of beers on tap and those in the bottle, every beer drinker should find something they'd enjoy. I was cracking up as I read other reviews, because I had the same impression as many other BA's when I first saw the place (just my kind of place-a shit hole, and no I wouldn't bring my mom here but I would sure as hell bring my dad). In fact I almost left thinking it was closed and in fact couldn't be a bar! Parking wasn't a challenge, and it was a Sunday when I went so there were free hot dogs available (which weren't bad, but I did take the offering as an indication of what was available on the menu, and it did indeed appear to be a microwave/toaster oven kitchen). I was a little disapointed they contract brew, until after I tried the beers.

I started off with the Bock, which was the house special that day at $3 a pint. It was a decent bock. After that I had the IPA, which also was pretty good and well hopped as any good IPA should be.

I rated the atmosphere at a 4.5, and even contemplated a 5.0. When you consider the context (i.e. the location) of this establishment, it is utterly unpretencious, and reminded me of a good neighborhood in bar in Chicago. (1,197 characters)

Photo of harpus
3.13/5  rDev -24.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 1

The place was small and dark that was OK. The beer selection was good and the prices were good. The beers that were brewed for The Abbey Brewing Company by Indian River Brewing Company were better then average Micros. The price of the food is high and not good. I ordered Chicken Tenders and it was like two Tyson Chicken Patties cut in to slices for 7 dollars, you could get a whole pack of at Walmart for about 5 dollars. If you are in the area it is worth the trip for the beers, just dont eat the food it is a rip off and what you get. (539 characters)

Photo of SigEp
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

I give this place a "4" in atmosphere because I like sh*thole bars. If you don't like an earthy, smokey, hole in the wall, walk a couple blocks and pay 30$ to get in and 15$ for a heiniken. Personally, I think this bar would be better in the grove, but hey, if I'm on the beach this is a never-miss. The beer selection is by far the best in this area of Miami, they have an adequate selection of bottles, good and unusual beers on tap, and some above-average house brews.
The place is cool as hell, it's not on the strip, if Bukowski came to Miami, he would have hung out in the Abbey. The bartender knows your name after about 4 visits, and the crowd is chill enough that you could walk in with shorts on and a oil-stained t-shirt and not get sneered at. Screw the clubs, go to the Abbey. (791 characters)

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

I visited the Abbey Brewing Co. on a business trip to Miami and it was a sight for sore beer drinking eyes. I spent the majority of the week drinking wine and some regular beers but when I found this place on the weekend I was in heaven. As other reviews note, the selection is not overly large but the bottles they have are a very respectable selection of mainly Belgian's. They also have a nice old bottle collection above the booths that rund down the left side of the bar. The Abbey beers themselves were impressive. I had the 12 degrees, IPA and Russian Imperial Stout and I really enjoyed the 12 and RIS the most. I talked to the brewer/bartender himself and he was a very nice and knowledgeable guy. I complemented him on his beers and the bar and he said they take 1st place in a one bar race on South Beach. So true since most of the bars and clubs there don't feature a large selection of beers. (905 characters)

Photo of jrancan
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This sure doesn't feel like South Beach...dark, smokey, small, no pink flamingos...
Pretty cramped with booths immediately on the left, bar on the right with 12 or so taps including the 4 house beers (Quad, IPA, Imp Stout, Dub). Quad, IPA, Stout were nice representations of their respective styles. Interesting reading the prior reviews because the guest tap selection doesn't seem to change all that often. Other taps were Bernardus Wit, Rogue Hazelnut, Anchor Steam, Spaten, etc. Bottle selection was top notch, mostly Belgian or Belgian styled, Rochefort, Unibroue, Chimay, etc. Good stuff.
Food consisted of a deep fryer and some hotdogs. Nothing special at all. Service suffered because there was one guy responsible for tending bar, taking orders and serving food. Not his fault, but slow nontheless.
Far removed from the countless trendy hotspots, this is a low-key, solid, beer drinking stop while in South Beach. (926 characters)

Photo of futaboots
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

This place is about a 15-20 minute detour off of I-95, but definitely worth it if you happen to be passing through the area.

Tried two of their beers, the IPA and the Imperial Stout, both of which I thought were excellent. The IPA had a load of hop flavor, but not as much bitterness as you'd expect, a nice change of pace, I thought. The Imperial Stout, as the other reviewers have pointed out, is sublime. Creamy, roasty, not too sweat, chocolatey, with a nice foamy BROWN head. They had two other beers on tap, a Belgian abbey style quadrupel, and a bock. Interestingly, the IPA was around 6% abv, but the other three were in the 10% range. Strong beers, and the Stout was served to me in a regular 16oz American pint glass. Definitely gave my liver a workout.

Not much to say about the atmosphere. One long room, with a high ceiling, a row of booths on one side, a decent sized bar on the other. A stack of community papers (those radically bent free papers you find in most major cities, with the funny R-rated comic strips and 20 pages of ads for massage parlors) sat at one end, and two TV's playing sports on the other, so even if you don't strike up a conversation with the friendly bartender, you can always find something to occupy yourself while sipping a beer.

Besides their 4 beers, there was also some Rogue Chocolate Stout and Nut Brown ale, Anchor Steam, St Bernardus (wit or abt 12?), Old Thumper on cask (real cask?, I dunno, I didn't ask), a few others, about 12 taps total plus the hand pump. Plus bottles. Not a single macro brew in sight.

I didn't try the food, none of it looked good to be honest. And since the bartender was the only person on duty, I figured he must be the one making it, which means it's all probably frozen pre-cooked type product.
I wouldn't eat the food unless I was very hungry, and it was my only option. But that's the only remotely bad thing I have to say about this place, go there, enjoy the beer, the beer is good. (1,985 characters)

Photo of Sammy
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This little pub sells a lot of beer, open to 5 am nightly. Cigar smoke but good air conditioning, standing room outside and into the Spanish grocery next door (they don't mind and sell a lot of soft drinks). Its also quieter out there. a bit of food, and a kick-arse selection of beer unmatchable by the many art deco places nearby. 14 taps including 4 of their own, and a hand pump cask. The owner is the brewmaster and a perfectionist. Don't miss the Russian imperial stout. Also a couple dozen top bottles of the world, including Westys, St Bernadus (the Witt was on tap) and Rochforts. Raymond's own brews can skate on the same ice. If you are in the area, go out of your way. (680 characters)

Photo of Scoats
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Not that hard to find at at all. It's on a number street, just go to the right number block. Rather small place with a bunch of house beers (stand outs were the 12 degree and the imperial stout. the bock was interesting but not outstanding like the other two I tried). A bar with 12 or so stools, several booths, one dart board. We had a great time and went there both nights we were in SB. It's quite walkable from the center of South Beach activity. Service was friendly. Bonus points: all music came from an iPod attached to a stereo receiver. (546 characters)

Photo of Imbiber
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The Abbey is a small, dark, friendly bar a bit away from the beach (and therefore also the South Beach posers). Beers are not brewed on the premises - however the house beers are brewed at Tampa to the specific recipes of the Abbey's owner, so it is as good as being a brewpub.

The bar is on the right as you walk in, just past an enclosed cold room where the beers are kept. The taps, and one cask beer engine, are at the side of the bar and go directly into the cold room without any exposed piping where the beer could warm up. At the front, and on the other side of the cold room, is a small area with a dart board. Seating bays are on the left.

The Abbey beers on my visit were IPA (6.2%), 12 (Trappist Double style) (10.5%), Imperial Stout (9.2%), and Bock (10.0%). Also on was Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar, St. Bernardus Wit, Dunedin Razzberry Wheat, Anchor Steam, Tucher Hefeweizen, among others. The bottle selection included beers from Ommegang, Moortgat, Lindemans, Samuel Smith, Rochefort, Chimay, Anchor, and Unibroue.

Cask-conditioned Shipyard Old Thumper was tried (several times while we were in town!) and enjoyed very much.

Excellent, knowledgeable staff. Opening hours are 1pm to 5am daily. Basic, instant, but very satisfactory food menu served by the bartender.

An excellent oasis in the sandy Miami Beach beer desert, long may it thrive. (1,373 characters)

Photo of WetCoaster
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

As a former Miami resident, I can tell you that this place is a godsend in the "let's snap on yellow Speedos and ride our chrome Jet-Skis to the techno club" hellhole South Beach has become. Small, dark, friendly, at times boisterous, The Abbey features a terrific collection of micros and imports with a few outstanding in-house brews.

Originally the ancient, odd Pine Tree Bar, The Abbey is a great example of how to create an awesome bar without a cavernous space or $20 million in start-up money. The owners did a great job of using dark woods, stained glass, and cool tile to create a warm, inviting space--they even took the old shuffleboard table and made it into the bar top. Add a pair of ESPNed TVs and a good sound system playing an eclectic mix of jazz, jam band, funk and all things crunchy and fun, and this is a great place to be.

Mercifully, the bar is staffed by very cool people who know a bit about beer instead of the typical wanna-be-actor/model-coked-out-trust-fund-condescending-JACKASSES that plague the area. The owner himself can be found there most nights pouring--and drinking--the tasties.

The Abbey doesn't have a huge selection of brews, but everything they have is well-chosen and of excellent quality. They're listed on an overhead blackboard, along with the night's tap selections.

While the Abbey's in-house beers are brewed in Tampa, they are always fresh and always great. Not to be missed is the infamous Abbey 12, a fantastically rich Belgian Trappist-style ale swimming in spice, dark fruits, malts and alcohol warmth. Their Imperial stout and maibock are also top-notch. The bar also features good wines and a nice selection of cigars. Technically, there's food as well, but it's really just desperation snacks--don't bother.

While it used to be a wonderfully diverse and energetic place, South Beach is now a parody of itself, a laughable slice of hell that anyone with a soul should avoid--unless you enjoy having $20 drinks thrown at you by gaunt prom queens as you're elbowed in the head by Euro-dicks on cell phones and deafened by miserable robot music. However, if you do get stuck here, seek out the Abbey, meet some fun people and enjoy a great night at an excellent brewpub. (2,240 characters)

Photo of StevieW
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

This is a tiny little brewpub/beer bar 2 blocks off the trendy Lincoln Road Mall, in the art deco South Beach area. Only 4 booths and 11 seats at the bar. No bigger than a package store. Dark wood, dingy and some Marlboro smoking locals. A real beer advocate kind of place. The food was only the frozen to fryer type, this place is all about beer. Open everyday of the year 2pm-2am They offer several of their own beers on tap. I really liked the Imperial Stout, and the Maibock which was great. In addition to their beers they have an impressive lists of bottles such as Rochefort 8 and 10, Westvleteren, Sam Smith, Hoegaarden etc. Thier other taps included Paulaner Oktoberfest, Fullers ESB, Anchor Steam etc. They rotate these around, but always something good and different. If you're ever in Miami/South Beach area it's worth a look. I tried the Abbey over the Gordon Biersch downtown. The prices are a bit high, but just about everything else is too in this area. Go in the summer if you can, it's much more quiet. (1,020 characters)

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