Tap 42's flagship opened in Fort Lauderdale in 2011.
Tap 42's flagship opened in Fort Lauderdale in 2011.
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Tap 42 Opens in Midtown Miami This Weekend With More Than 40 Beers on Tap

Tap 42 has announced the opening date for its midtown Miami restaurant.

The newest addition to the Tap & Co. family, Tap 42, located on the corner of NE 33rd Street and First Avenue, will officially open for business Saturday, May 20.

The 6,150-square-foot establishment will boast a bar and food program slightly different from those at its sister establishments in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, and Boca Raton but will still offer some of the more familiar gastropub-style fare with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free offerings.

For beer lovers, the standard selection of more than 40 craft brews will be available on tap, but foodies can also seek out several new Tap 42 menu items unique to the midtown restaurant. Exclusive items include the rainbow sushi bowl ($18), with tuna, whitefish, salmon, avocado, cucumber, scallion, and sushi rice; hand-battered fish and chips ($16.50), fried grouper with herb fries, malt vinegar, and a roasted jalapeño tartar sauce; and several selections that feature simply grilled meat or fish, such as the California chopped chicken bowl ($17.50), a grilled free-range chicken breast served with cilantro rice, charred corn, guacamole, tomato, black beans, and a house-made salsa.

In addition to offering the new menu items, the midtown location will also have the brand's largest patio. A massive 40-person indoor/outdoor bar and an extensive alfresco dining area will be made complete with a specially designed beer garden and lounge, once the focal point of the site's former tenant, Apeiro.

The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, just in time for the restaurant's famous "bottomless" weekend brunch, with $15 all-you-can-drink mimosas, bloody marys, and Harpoon UFO White on draft available until 3 p.m. The establishment has also become well known for its Wednesday ladies' night and $5 Prohibition Burger Monday.

"We've been in love with this location since we first saw it years ago, as we feel it is the best and highest-profile location in all of mid-Miami," partner and vice president of development Alex Rudolph says. "It's not far from neighborhoods like Edgewater, Wynwood, the Design District, downtown, Brickell, and MiMo or even places like Miami Shores, Bay Point, and Miami Beach."

It's been almost a year since Tap 42, the Fort Lauderdale-originated gastropub offering 42 craft beer taps, opened its third location, in Coral Gables (301 Giralda Ave.), following the brand's opening in Boca Raton.

Founded in 2011 by brothers Sean and Blaise McMackin, Tap 42 first drew crowds to its Broward County restaurant and bar as one of the area's first concepts to combine signature architectural design with a chef-driven menu, a large selection of craft beer on draft, and a craft cocktail program.

Tap 42
3301 NE First Ave., Miami; 305-709-5000; tap42.com.

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