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Top Craft Beer Happy Hours In South Florida

There is nothing better than happy hour for working professionals in South Florida. It's the perfect time to vent from a hard week of work and ease all of the tension by drinking delicious cocktails or beers on promotion by the business and specific dishes that one wouldn't or couldn't make at home (plates of wings, crispy julienned fries, sliders). Craft beers have come onto the scene together with gastropubs and put to shame pitchers of Bud Light and Miller Light at a low price. Craft beers have higher alcohol content than the regular beers (Budweiser, Miller, Heineken, Corona), have funny and mysterious names and distinct tastes. All that adds up to some great memories to carry through the next work week, and these five businesses can assist with that by hosting great craft beer happy hours.
(Source: Blue Martini)

KUSH Wynwood
2003 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 576-4500

The Wynwood area continues the renaissance of the City of Miami by offering patrons in the area some great restaurants and pubs that offer great food in a fantastic atmosphere. KUSH has 18 craft beers on tap during its happy hour with names like M.I.A. Brewing 305 Lager and the Funky Buddha Crusher. This spot is definitely helping grow the craft beer community.

(Source: Playwright Irish Pub)

Craft Bar & Q
350 N.E. 24th St.
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 615-6622

Craft Bar & Q's happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring beers from the Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park and the Wynwood Brewing Company, among others. Craft Bar offers beers by the can, the bottle and the pint with such selections as the Dogfish 90 IPA, Oskar Blues, Cigar City and Monk in the Trunk.

Related: Top Spots To Buy Craft Beer 

(Source: Blue Martini)

Wynwood Brewing Company
565 N.W. 24th St.
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 982-8732

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Tap 42 Bar & Kitchen
1411 S. Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 463-4900

Anyone should run, not walk, to Tap 42 when they see that the happy hours are from 4 until 7 p.m. from Monday through Friday and everything behind the bar (all drafts, bottled beer, liquor and wines) is only $3. The business raises the interests of hungry customers by offering, on Mondays, its "Prohibition" craft burger — a secret burger blend with applewood bacon and white cheddar — and "Drink Like a Local" Wednesdays, offering all local drafts at only $5.

(Source: Van Dyke Cafe)

Riverside Market
608 S.W 12th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 358-8333

On the website, Riverside Market titles itself "Fort Lauderdale's Official Craft Beer Hangout," and its variety doesn't disappoint. Riverside offers 20 beer selections in a constant rotation with at least five local beers at all times. It even has gluten-free beers available for those who have the undesirable allergy. The site is a remade convenience store and customers can play board games on site as they drink their beer and gather with friends with comfortable couches that make the place a "go to" for people in the Ft. Lauderdale area at happy hour time.

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Eric L Labrador is a freelance writer covering all things Miami. His work can be found on


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