You can always get a good tan at Miami Beach, but did you know you can also find the perfect pint? Although you might typically cross the bay for mojitos and other tropical libations, it’s just as easy to score a sudsy schooner filled with excellent craft beer beneath the swaying palm trees of South Beach.
Take Lou’s Beer Garden for example. Located along Harding Avenue in the heart of Miami Beach, it’s a perfect spot for a blissful afternoon outing with friends. Drop by next weekend and enjoy the breeze blowing through the bougainvilleas overhead as you peruse a beer list that includes such stellar microbrews such as Peak Organic Pomegranate Wheat Ale, Hennepin Farmhouse Saison, and Dogfish Head 60-minute IPA. Armed with your malty provisions, find a table near the pool (more on that later) and raise a toast to cold beer under the hot sun with your best mates.
Beer is just the beginning. Lou’s “Garden Beer Brunch” is legendary, with creative culinary delights such as garden crepes with Nutella and fresh fruit, and beachy morning toast, a twist on a diner classic made with crème fraîche, scrambled eggs, and lox. Order a couple of plates and relive last night’s adventures as you fuel up for another active day.
Now, about that pool: If you’ve waited at least a half hour after eating like mom told you to, you can take a refreshing dip in the cool water, floating on your back as you check out the game on the strategically-positioned big-screen TV. Then pause for a moment to appreciate how perfect this all is. You’re with your best friends, satisfied from an outstanding brunch. You’ve still got the taste of an excellent craft beer on your lips and you’re floating in a pool in the center of one of the hottest beach towns on the planet. If that isn’t a recipe for tropical bliss, nothing is.