There are 81 reasons not to visit Marlins Park. They’re called home games. Until Jeffrey Loria sells the team to a group of owners who give a damn about winning, the Fish will almost certainly continue to swim in Major League Baseball’s pond of relative obscurity.
Lucky for us, the taxpayers responsible for the ballpark’s construction, Marlins Park (1380 NW Sixth St., Miami) has become one of the city’s premier entertainment venues. And this Saturday, it’ll become the city’s largest pub when the inaugural Miami Beer Festival kicks off at 6 p.m.
More than 50 breweries from around the world will be onsite, serving endless samples of the finest craft beers from around the planet.
“The best thing about our festival is that we are pushing for every brewery to send reps for their beer,” MBF promoter Dan Silverstein told New Times in November. “That way, not only will you be enjoying the best every brewery has to offer but you can also be educated about the different types of brew and what goes into making them.”
And don’t forget about the food trucks.
“Together with the best food trucks in Miami and the unique setting of being under the retracted roof of Marlins Stadium in the heart of Little Havana,” Silverstein says, “there is no beer fest in Miami like this.”
Sat., Jan. 19, 6 p.m., 2013