Though Miami has year-round good weather, spring is the optimal time to do anything outside in the city. It’s not too hot, and afternoons are usually accompanied by a welcomed breeze that makes outdoor activities enjoyable. So nothing is better than drinking with friends in German-style beer gardens. The Magic City has a few, and here are the five best. Gather some drinking buddies and participate in a cultural exchange.
5. The Butcher Shop
Located in Wynwood, the Butcher Shop is as close to a traditional German beer garden as you'll to get in Miami. The menu boasts an impressive selection of meats and appetizers, with the German pretzel with béchamel sauce ($7) and the assorted sausage platter ($28) being among the most popular. The beer menu features 14 draft and 19 bottled beers, and specials happen often. The outdoor courtyard, with its tea lights and picnic tables, creates a friendly vibe ideal for mingling.
4. Buck's Beer Garden at the Raleigh
Every first and third Thursday of the month, the pool at the Raleigh transform into a German beer oasis. The offerings involve a rotating beer menu, which you can enjoy by purchasing drink tickets for $5. Food favorites include German potato salad that's made fresh daily and can be purchased with food tickets for $10. With a relaxed-meets-swanky atmosphere and stunning ocean views, Bucks Beer Garden is a nice reprieve from the hustle and bustle surrounding it.