J. Wakefield Brewing

J. Wakefield BrewingJ. Wakefield Brewing
J. Wakefield BrewingJ. Wakefield Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

120 NW 24th St
Miami, Florida, 33127-4414
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Photo of metter98
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Vibe: I stopped by the brewery on an early Thursday afternoon. It wasn't crowded and there were about a half dozen people there. It wasn't an overly large place and had a couple of tables inside and outside and seating at the bar inside.

Quality: Beers were served in glassware at the proper temperatures.

Service: It wasn't crowded when I was there but they had two people working behind the bar

Selection: The place had about 15 beers available on-tap, most of which were from the brewery and three of which were from guest breweries (there were ones from Ology and Southern Prohibition when I visited). The were generally available in two serving sizes (i.e., 5 ounce snifters and larger 13- or 16-ounce glasses).

Food: This place isn't an eatery, but they did have about six types of Bolivian empanadas and a couple variety of flavored popcorn available for purchase as snacks.

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Photo of robotic_being
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Went for the first time ever for Wakefest weekend in Feb, 2019. Awesome atmosphere, wonderful beer, pretty quick service and decent selection. Would go back for sure just to see the cool STAR WARS murals in and outside the brewery.

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Photo of npolachek
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Really enjoyed going to J Wakefield tonight. Bartenders were terrific – very knowledgeable about beers, and also gave me some recommendations from around the area. Music was good, beers were great.

Bartender was terrific - he knew I was really into craft beer and made some great recomendations of some other Miami bars which were fantastic.

Location of J Wakefield is great - right near Wynwood Walls and am amazing neighborhood. A must stop if you are in Miami.

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Photo of Mattg21_
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I love wynwood and JWB has the best beer to offer. I've got for sporting events, nightcaps, and just to chill. Everyone should check this place out if they are in the area.

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Photo of Gavage
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Another brewery in the Wynwood section that is a bit offset from the road with some parking spots in front. Fits the vibe of the area with artful walls and a bit of Star Wars stuff behind the bar. There is a small stainless top bar with a view of an electronic menu mounted behind the taps. Several high tops and some larger tables fill the space. A refrigerator has beer to go on the back wall.

On this visit there were 8 on draft and 2 in cans. Stopped here twice on my trip and every beer I had was good and my favorite was the brown ale. Service was very friendly and prompt. Very enjoyable place to have some beers.

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Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

In the middle of the Wynwood art district, the brewery is a worthy stop with a variety of different styles of beer. They’d also had a few different beers in cans to go.

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Photo of RunBeerFood
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great Star Wars vibe and always playing good music. Amazing food trucks outside. Staff is helpful and cool. They always have some great beers on tap and probably the best bottle releases in south Florida. Real dope spot.

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Photo of JAStheAce
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Star Wars and superheroes all over the place here. Not too fussy despite being in the trendy Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. Very laidback atmosphere with some big screens to watch sports. Bartenders are helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Every once in a while, you may get lucky when the brewery puts on some of their heavy hitter beers. Prices are just about $1-$2 more than you would want to pay but they do give out pretty generous taster pours so you can try a beer before committing and buying a glass. They do flights as well. Overall, great spot to drink beers with friends.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

this was the cornerstone of our miami trip, and it was super worth it. what a cool and impressive little brewery, in the heart of the artsy and trippy wynwood neighborhood. a small graffiti covered building with all the brewing capacity way in the back, a short bar, some tv screens with the extensive beer list, a small cooler with beer to go, window seating along the front, room for maybe 50 people tops, and some really neat painting on the walls. neat modern vibe overall, but comfortable and relaxed. they had a bunch of collaborations and guest taps on, as we were in shortly after their wakefest event, but the selection was dynamite. i loved the berliners they had working, and the golden ticket stands as one of my new all time favorite beers. the service was just okay, a not too crowded bar, but it still took a long time to get noticed and served unflattering in such a small establishment. they did "allow us to buy" the cane life series and a few others, which im not sure is available to everyone or not, but we took them up on it for a cool hundred bucks or so, lucky us. the beer here is fantastic, and its innovative, and they are way ahead of the curve, and on top of that, its a real neat place to hang out. however, i can already see the premature hype and prestige manifesting itself in some smug arrogance and general aloofness in here, which in small doses doesnt matter much, but it would be lame if this became the next new school hype machine look at me kind of place, its way cooler than that. loved all the beers, hope they evolve in a humble way, will definitely return here when i make it back to miami. some of the best beers of our whole vacation!

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Photo of Mounty4Life
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Awesome selection and variety plus quality to boot! Love all the collabs with monsters around the country! Here kitty kitty stood out with the upper body strength and richard persimmons!

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Photo of gnartothecore
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

One of my favorite breweries. Very cool spot, especially if you're a Star Wars or comic book fan; lots of murals and artwork on the walls (although, nothing with Greedo!!!). Taproom is pretty small, although I've never seen it super crowded unless it's a bottle release. Staff is friendly and engaging, beers are thoroughly on point, usually 15 beers on tap with a few guest taps, and the cooler usually has great stuff to go. My only complaint is the lack of food options.

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Photo of Thirst_trappist
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Been mostly for bottle releases but it's always a good time with a chill vibe. Lots of Star wars, Gaming decor. I personally enjoy it. The place itself is not a huge space but it's nice and has great art work on the walls

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Photo of goldspire
2.08/5  rDev -52%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2

Mediocre beers with a few that are actually good. Horrible quality control (leaky bottles mostly). Service is atrocious. Clearly doesn't care about the customers and just out to make money. It's a real shame because some seriously good beers were leaking out from here before they opened up. Would not recommend

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

One of the best breweries I have visited in the last while. The atmosphere is really great: very small and cozy with amazing wall murals. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the beer. The beer was fantastic as well. It's always great to find flavourful low ABV beers, and they had 3 different berliners when I was there, which were all excellent. Tried a couple of other options as well, which were both great. Will definitely return if in Miami again.

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Photo of Manilovebeer17
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Located in one of the coolest areas of Miami called wynwood. This brewery sits back amongst the graft walls and small businesses of the area. His beers talk for themselves in quality. And the tap list is always changing. Star Wars and comic themed interior is perfect for anyone and most fun for nerds like me. Food trucks orate daily.. Always enjoy my visits down.

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Photo of BeerTheater
3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

They make good beer, that's most important, but they do tend to suffer from service issues and the space while nice and well situated in an interesting part of Miami, is too small a space when busy. I hope that Mr. Wakefield improves upon his customer service to improve the experience. He has brewing talent though a lot of the beers they serve are decent rather than impressive. Some of his beers do hit the great category which if you're a beer afficianado, then you probably want to pay a visit if you're in town.

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Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Vibe: quirky, geek-skewed décor (star wars, etc.). But space feels empty and cold. Also, they were playing Adam Sandler movies on the TV when I was there. Boo-hiss.

Quality: They make great beers. That's all there is to say.

Service: the bartenders were fairly knowledgeable, but a little standoffish and loafy. Didn't make it fun to ask for help or suggestions. Although they were very generous with letting me sample before I committed to a beer.

Selection: They had a nice variety of their own beers, a beer in bottles, and a then a Bottle Logic beer, Hopslam, and other awesome third party brews.

Overall: a worthy stop in the middle of a great neighborhood.

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Photo of HarryS
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Vibe: A fantastic homey/warm vibe. Everybody is nice. Wynwood.

Quality: Top Notch. Some of the best brews in the game, hands down.

Service: Fantastic! Great bartenders, who are extremely nice!

Selection: I've never been in the brewery, where they didn't have, at the very least, 12 different (JWB) brews on tap. My absolutely favorite brewery!

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Photo of rcamp28
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Cool spot. Beer is good, but a little over hyped for what it is in my opinion. Tap room is small and as such doesn't have a huge selection, but it's still worth a visit.

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Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great laidback vibe in an area that is on the cusp of being revitalized v. pretentious. The beertenders are friendly and willing to just sit and b/s on beer. No food but rotating selection of quality food trucks and delivery food. Like their rotating specialty taps and various 'theme' nights throughout the week.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in on my way to a Marlins game. Cool setup in an awesome area with the tasting room adjacent to the brewing space. Tried a bunch of fantastic beers and had a good time talking to the staff. Everything they do is very innovate and you can tell they have a great time making beer. Awesome experience, if I'm ever in Miami again it will be my first stop.

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Photo of Bogart2930
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

If you are Bar/Brewery hopping in the area, save this place for last because if you make it your first, you wont leave. Selection varies of course but you should find always something exceptional on tap.

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Photo of ELS
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon drinking beer. The Wynwood area is pretty cool to start, with a lot of fun places to eat, drink and look at art. J Wakefield takes it a step further with a very cool tap room with murals/art on the walls, star wars stuff for the geek in you, and a lively atmosphere of some pretty hip locals. The staff is friendly and provide great service. The beer is outstanding with each beer being so well crafted that I didn't have a beer I didn't like the whole day and most were world class! They put on three new beers the day I was there which added to the excellent selection. I highly advise to get a flight the first time you're there to appreciate the range of styles and how well each is done. One last comment. The owner and brewmaster Jonathon Wakefield was there working the whole day helping his staff, busing tables when need be, saying hello to people, etc. You can tell that he is completely devoted to making his brewery the best it can be. I finally had a chance to talk to him before leaving but unfortunately I was too intoxicated to have an intelligent conversation about brewing, beer, etc. Wife drove home.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.72/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This is a cool place, especially if you like good beer and Star Wars! OK, parking is a serious bitch everywhere in the area but it's worth it.
The staff is professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
The beer: flights are $8 for 4 and they have 14 on tap.
Just get here.

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Photo of Thedrizzle
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place kicks ass. Just a beer nerds nirvana. Great beer, chill vibe, & killer conversation to be had. Check out the taco place around the corner for some killer eats.

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J. Wakefield Brewing in Miami, FL
Brewery rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 3266 ratings