Abbey Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
3.83/5
Abbey Brewing Co.Abbey Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1115 16th Street
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
United States

(305) 538-8110 | map
abbeybrewinginc.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
11
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
51
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
46
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
7.25%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 46
Reviews by PorterLambic:
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3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Nrod
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

we had such a good time in here, our first stop on an all day self guided miami brewery tour. they have been at it for a long time, and they make some great beers. tiny little space, room for no more than 50 probably, and that would be packed. it was mellow when we were there, a cool old wooden bar room, english pub feeling, no frills, beer drinkers beer place. impressive menu of house brewed beers and interesting guest bottles from all over the world, including some unexpected rarities. i was especially impressed with their belgian styles they make, the dubbel and the special quad were exceptional, but they were all very well done. the flight was generous but super aggressive, something like six ounce pours of each beer they brew, and a lot of them are super strong, so we got our buzz on early drinking through these. ambiance was cozy and relaxed, i like the dim lighting and the diverse clientele, it has a real old school feel. our service was kind and prompt, and prices were fair in here. what a little gem this place is! a cool contrast to all the pricey new shiny things in the area. looked like they stay open super late too which is cool for a beer spot. one of the surprise highlights of the trip, really dug what they have going on in here, and the beer is very very good.

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Photo of Griphon
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.81/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of skriv
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of TimoP
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of JeffSK
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Brian_Pheiffer
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Photo of TurboBrew
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of bsm80x
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Photo of DavidBart
3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
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 -3.4%

Photo of cyrushire
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JulioH
3.89/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of esti
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of alexgmoney
3.3/5  rDev -20.3%
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 +20.8%

Photo of beernads
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of charlienyc
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Abbey Brewing Co. in Miami Beach, FL
3.83 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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