Brunch in Miami is riddled with options for every taste and type. Choose a spot with a view, a trendy new locale, or an al fresco establishment, all of which provide delicious mid-morning meals. But if you’re of the opinion that mimosas have had their day, join the other beer enthusiasts who share the sentiment at one of these beer-loving locations.
180° @ The DRB
Give the usual brunch spots a break and head downtown to 180° @ The DRB for chef Ryan Martin’s innovative take on eggs and bacon. Choose a spot at the gated patio to enjoy the sunshine streaming through the ornate ironwork, with views of downtown Miami’s surrounding skyscrapers at eye level. Instead of more conventional options, go with a beermosa to accompany your candied bacon and salt pork carpaccio, topped with truffle yuzu ponzu and a quail egg that take mid-morning munchies to a whole new level. If your friends prefer Champagne with their eggs, the bottomless mimosas will keep their truffled bacon, egg, and cheese great company.
If you prefer a mid-morning meal paired with a crisp IPA and a round of billiards, The Mighty has you covered. Group up with friends to share plates from the eclectic brunch menu — paired with your favorite suds, of course. Pancakes topped with honey-rosewater infused berries and a dollop of ginger mascarpone are a perfectly sweet treat that goes well with a decadent Samuel Smith’s organic chocolate stout. But salmon eggs Benedict with dill Hollandaise sauce is the right choice with a crisp Cigar City Invasion pale ale.
If your idea of the perfect afternoon includes a personal beer tap at your table, Batch Gastropub will be your favorite spot. Head for the Brickell location and pick a table near the open-air entrance. People-watching while sipping on a toasty Fat Tire amber ale makes for quite the relaxing Sunday activity. Glazed and infused donut holes of the week taste great no matter what the view looks like, particularly if they’re paired with a Left Hand milk stout. If you feel a bit more adventurous, try a beer cocktail like the ginger shandy – a concoction of Funky Buddha Floridian hefeweizen, King’s ginger liqueur, and Bermuda ginger beer. It’s an excellent way to wash down the Asian street sandwich, a honey-glazed chicken with pickled red onion and cilantro.
Lou’s Beer Garden
For a change of scenery, head to Miami Beach and pass through a gateway that leads through lush greenery to a hidden culinary gem. Tucked away in an intimate courtyard is Lou’s Beer Garden, one of Miami’s best-kept secrets. Al fresco dining amid swaying palm trees and bright wall murals is the ideal antidote to a hectic workweek, and the food is equal to the view. An open-faced sandwich of scrambled eggs and lox topped with créme fraîche will feel like a warm hug for your tummy. Share a table by the pool to feel like you’ve made a mini tropical escape. Or dip your toes in the water while sipping on a fizzy, cold Pilsner; weekends were made for simple pleasures like this.