Abbey Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 7
Beer Ratings: 81
Beer Avg: 3.83
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
3.13/5 rDev -25.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 1 | $$$
The place was small and dark that was OK. The beer selection was good and the prices were good. The beers that were brewed for The Abbey Brewing Company by Indian River Brewing Company were better then average Micros. The price of the food is high and not good. I ordered Chicken Tenders and it was like two Tyson Chicken Patties cut in to slices for 7 dollars, you could get a whole pack of at Walmart for about 5 dollars. If you are in the area it is worth the trip for the beers, just dont eat the food it is a rip off and what you get.
09-07-2006 02:38:19 | More by harpus
3.3/5 rDev -21.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
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.
04-19-2014 00:40:04 | More by alexgmoney
3.5/5 rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
I came to the Abbey Brewing Company (not to be confused with the Lost Abbey Brewing company), on my never ending quest to find quality brews in Florida. I was anticipating something greater than what I found.
The bar is smoky like alot of other joints in So Fla and it's small and cramped. The seating is hard wooden booths.
I wasn't too impressed with the beer selection. They had 3 different kinds of belgians on tap and when I asked the server where they were from, they are contract brewed and brought into the pub. Beer like that, personally I would like them fresh and brewed on premise.
I do however say, that you should pay a visit, if you're looking for something different in the south beach area. I think this is a good start for somone who has never been to a good beer bar.
There was some type of food selection, nothing all too impressive, and I didn't stay long enough to find out.
05-23-2010 17:54:04 | More by adkirkish
3.73/5 rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
Not that hard to find at at all. It's on a number street, just go to the right number block. Rather small place with a bunch of house beers (stand outs were the 12 degree and the imperial stout. the bock was interesting but not outstanding like the other two I tried). A bar with 12 or so stools, several booths, one dart board. We had a great time and went there both nights we were in SB. It's quite walkable from the center of South Beach activity. Service was friendly. Bonus points: all music came from an iPod attached to a stereo receiver.
12-22-2004 15:59:46 | More by Scoats
3.75/5 rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1 | $$
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.
10-23-2006 19:01:18 | More by marzen
3.88/5 rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | $
So right away I have to say the service is great. I met the brewer while there who enjoyed a beer with me and discussed his technique and preferred styles. The location is in busy southbeach, Miami just a short walk from where you can leave your wife alone for a few hours if you trust her with your credit card. Its kind of a hole-in-the-wall type place as the brewing is done off-site however the friendly staff and beer quality make up for it. The selection was somewhat limited however multiple styles are available. The Russian imperial stout was definitely my favorite with the IPA being excellent as well.
06-29-2011 21:33:49 | More by kylehay2004
3.88/5 rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Stopped in for a couple during happy hour on a Tuesday night. During this time (4-7 pm) Abbey brewed beers are $4.50 (instead of $6.50-$7.50). I had two of the Abbey Immaculate IPA. It was pretty good. Not very hoppy or bitter for an IPA, but it was very drinkable and had some nice flavors of citrus and pine. The wife had a rasberry lambic. The bartender was very nice and accommodating. The place was laid back and has a comfortable seats up front near the entrance. By the bar it was pretty smoky inside. I will definitely stop in the next time I'm in this area, maybe to shoot some darts and try some of their other beers.
01-11-2013 20:01:59 | More by jcb7472
3.89/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
06-29-2014 04:47:33 | More by JulioH
3.92/5 rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
This cozy brewpub features 4 house brews, an additional 10 taps,1 rotating cask ale, and a very choice selection of 20 "world class" bottles. The bottles include 2 Rocheforts, 3 Chimays and 2 Westmalles.
Easy to find and walking distance from the beach (about 1/2 mile}. Small but has a remarkable variety of seating, including 7 seats at the bar, one large u-shaped couch, a few booths and tables. Great service. Relatively clean. Nice relaxed atmosphere. 2 good sized plasma TVs. No food.
07-18-2013 20:54:09 | More by chinchill
3.93/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
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.
07-24-2005 00:49:30 | More by jrancan
Abbey Brewing Co. in Miami Beach, FL
93 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.