United States > Florida > Miami Beach
gnoff (257) MŲlndal, Sweden | February 2, 2013| Updated February 6, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited evening of Sunday January 27, 2013.
Small and smoky place, located taking a right (west) on first, when coming from the beach.
Rather dark place inside. Good service, waitress checked every glass so it was clean before pouring. When I asked for tap water she even made sure it was cold before pouring it. Didnít stay long since my mate had a few too many before we got here and I needed to place him in a taxi. Decent selection on tap and bottles, I could go back for sure.
Donít go if you canít handle the smoke though.
Theydon_Bois (394) The íSham, England | January 25, 2013| Updated February 6, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited here a few times in May í10.
Dark and candle lit - nice decor.
Not much of a selection on tap but I hit on a few decent bottles from the fridge.
Got chatting to the bar tender who was from NYC - decent bloke.
Well worth popping in here if youíre stopping on south beach, probably the best selection in this area.
justruy (10) Florida | March 28, 2012| Updated February 6, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Really like this bar. One of my favorite in the beach. Pretty great selection on tap, but a bit limited since there are only about 6 of them. Not bad, because the 6 taps are always good craft beers. As far as the bottles; pretty good selection as well as pretty decent prices. The ambiance is one of my favorite things about this bar. One thing I can not forget to mention is how good the music always is at this place.
Moodster (11) Florida | March 20, 2010| Updated February 6, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
I kinda like this place alot. Canít grasp exactly why, but I honestly donít like that many Miami Beach bars. Therefore, I probably like this place for two reasons: I simply like the selection and atmosphere or this is a really good place to be in comparison to other bars in the area. Either way, Iím happy!!! Thanks for existing The Room! :)
moulesfrites (10) Florida | November 18, 2009| Updated February 6, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The best bar on south beach to relax and enjoy your favorite quality brew. Sexy ambiance without the fluff and cheese. No-nonsense professional staff (usually just one or two people). Excellent music selection. Watch out for crowds on weekends as the place is rather small. Nice belgian list, the menu on the board is arranged by country.
daknole (300) Scottsdale, Arizona | August 12, 2009| Updated February 6, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place is kind of cool. A nice atmoshpere, but on weekends it is so crowded and the prices? they suck. But it is a fun place to people watch and chill while drinking good beer.
Beershine (603) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 4, 2008| Updated February 6, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and small, cozy and urban-chill. Standoffish service at the time. One of the better beer lists on the Beach and a great location, tucked away. Good place to hang the hat for a few. Only opens at night.
Oakes (612) Savusavu, Fiji Islands | June 21, 2008| Updated February 6, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
We went in for the first time the other night. It was rainy and miserable so we had the place to ourselves. Nice dark, concrete modern look to the place. Good beer list, both tap and bottle. I liked it.
Flyer (50) Hartland, Wisconsin | February 26, 2008| Updated February 6, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
For those in my native Milwaukee, a little analogy: The Room is to Abbey Brewing Company as the Palm Tavern is to Romans Pub. In the beer wasteland that is Miami Beach, both places provide a refuge. The Room is extremely dark, with a loungey feel seemingly leftover from the 50ís or 60ís. The beer menu is more than credible, heavy on the Belgians, lacking in U.S. micros. All very good, and yet nothing that truly stands out. Beer culture isnít great, but it isnít bad. I feel that somehow The Room was less than the sum of its parts on paper, I should have liked it more, and yet while it lacked something intabgible, it was still a good place. Iíd go back, but only after a nice long visit to the Abbey Brewing Company.
BeerBelcher (134) Columbus, Ohio | February 26, 2008| Updated February 6, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The Room offers a lot of beers, mostly in bottles, and focuses on imported beers and has a quasi-sophisticated atmosphere to match. This is better-beer Miami Beach-style, meaning that image is very important, even more so than substance. However, unlike many places in South Beach, The Room offers some substance to go along with the sophisticated image it offers. The room is a small bar that has a very lounge-y feel to it. Limited seating and darkness (candles, the bar iPod, and a small TV were the only illumination) make it not very cozy nor inviting. Beer list is strong, but far more import-focused than US craft focused with a lot of emphasis on Belgian beers. I had a Val Dieu Triple and Des Rocs Tripel. Glassware was appropriate. A lot of interesting beers, and no garbage. We had an attractive young female bartender who didnít seem particularly concerned with beer connoisseurship, but she was fairly attentive and seemed to know the bar inventory well (she knew they were out of Sam Smith Imp Stout without going to the fridge...although she shouldíve erased it from the board). Flyer and I discussed how a beer list doesnít make a beer place. And despite the selection, The Room doesnít feel very ďbeer-y.Ē I liked The Room, although I found Abbey Brewing more to my tastes. Still, it is a bright spot of beer selection in Miami Beach and Iíd recommend it.
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