Wondering where to find the best gastropubs near you? From alligator bites to burgers, beers and key lime pie, Miami has plenty of options.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top gastropubs in Miami, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when you need a comfort food fix.
Topping the list is Kush. Located at 2003 N. Miami Ave., the New American gastropub, which offers burgers and more, is the most popular gastropub in Miami, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,980 reviews on Yelp.
This spot has won awards for its chicken and waffles and key lime pie, and Yelpers would add the alligator bites to a list of must-tries. When it comes to burgers, this spot doesn’t mess around: try the Frita By Kush (piled high with guava jelly, melted Gruyere cheese, stuffed potato sticks, bacon and LoKal’s signature sauce). Check out Kush’s list of offerings here.
2. Cardon y El Tirano
Next up is West Flagler’s Cardon y El Tirano, situated at 3411 S.W. Eighth St. With 4.5 stars out of 397 reviews on Yelp, the Venezuelan gastropub, serving tapas and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
Try small plates like arepitas, pork belly, yuka balls (with goat cheese, gouda and guava) or tacos (with carnitas, chicken, or shrimp and chorizo), which pair nicely with cocktails, wine or beer.
Monthly wine tastings offer the chance to sample three Spanish wines and three new Latin dishes. View this spot’s sample menu here.
Coconut Grove’s Lokal, located at 3190 Commodore Plaza, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the New American gastropub, which offers burgers and more, four stars out of 1,019 reviews.
This spot prides itself on tapping local food sources, with its grass-fed burgers coming from Marion County. For lighter fare, try small bites like homestead guacamole and chips, grilled cheese on rye or heirloom tomatoes.
With nearly 30 beers, you’ll find a solid selection of IPAs, ales and even a few gluten-free brews. Check out what’s on tap here.
4. Batch Gastropub
Over in Brickell, check out Batch Gastropub, which has earned four stars out of 879 reviews on Yelp. You can find this New American gastropub at 30 S.W. 12th St.
Choose from a wide selection of whiskeys and cocktails during Batch’s happy hour — weekdays from 3-8 p.m. Yelpers’ favorite libations include the sparkling white sangria, mimosas, the New Fashioned (black tea-infused vodka, passion fruit, H.M. Lemon Peel Soda) and Entourage (with pineapple and jalapeño-infused Sauza Blue Tequila, guava and citrus). See the drink menu.
Popular late-night menu options include the margarita pizza with prosciutto, truffle fries and pretzel bites, as well as breakfast favorites like churros, and chicken and waffles. Check out the pub’s full menu.
5. Tap 42
And then there’s Tap 42, a local favorite with four stars out of 239 reviews. Stop by 3252 N.E. First Ave., Suite 101, to hit it up next time you’re looking to satisfy your cravings.
At this midtown spot, which hosts a daily happy hour from 4-7 p.m., you’ll find a selection of beers, bourbons, whiskeys and wine. Notable menu items include crispy Asian calamari, shrimp macaroni and cheese, Southern fried chicken salad and The Drunken Goat burger. Check out Tap 42’s food and drinks here.
The popular weekend brunch also features bottomless mimosas, plus options like green eggs and ham Benedict and chocolate banana French toast. Check out the brunch offerings here.