Was here with a dozen friends and the wait staff was accommodating. Ordered the jambalya dinner which was absolutely fantastic and I highly recommend it!
Heard a live blues/cover type group while there, they played quietly enough so you could still talk to your mates, which I appreciated.
Sampled their oatmeal stout, steam beer, and ESB. The oatmeal stout had the most flavor but the steam was also nice and went well with my dinner. Tried sips off the sampler and beers were average at best, but i’d go back for the jambalaya, stout or steam if in the area. There are not many places to get craft beer in Miami!
Visited with a group of friends on January 21, 2012. Tried the Porthole Sampler with 5 regular beers and a seasonal. Had the other two seasonals on half pint. Full pint of the oatmeal stout as I found it to be the best. Ate a steak with fries that was really nice. They had some live music playing. Nice enough place, no beers were bad, some were to the boring side. I’d go back for the food and the oatmeal stout for sure.
Don’t blink or you’ll miss it as it is easily missed. Once inside, it is larger than it appears. Beer was average for a local brewery, the food was better than average. Wife had meatloaf, I had Shrimp & grits and we would both order them again. Son had hot wings and considered them average.
For a bar that is practically on UM’s campus, they are not over-the-top, nor do they ignore the school. It is a cozy, nautical-themed, wooden interior with a somewhat dimly lit bar area, an intimate seating area, and what seems like a very cramped space for the brewer to brew in. The beers are pretty good with the seasonals and limited releases outpacing the regular offerings. They had a dry-hopped IPA, a Belgian Blonde, and an Imperial Dunkel Hefe that were solid when I went with IBrew2or3. $6 sampler of their beers, not bad at all. I found it very funny that the menu told patrons they were limited to one glass of the Imperial IPA, as it was 9% ABV. The only thing that was irritating about the place was finding parking- go for the meters, it will save lots of stress in the long run.
A surprising tucked away brewpub (at least for us who weren’t familiar with UM). We went in during a quiet early evening hour to enjoy a few brews before continuing on our way and weren’t disappointed. The ambiance was perfect for that time, well appointed. While it is a "UM" bar, it wasn’t to over the top for us travelers.
The ambiance in this place is pretty nice, very at sea feeling from the wooden decorations and doomed cruiser theme. The waiter was attentive and nice. The food choices were unique but not really my thing. I prefer the usual mozzarella sticks or other regular beer food. Their six beers are decent and their seasonals are better. 2 or 3 guest taps. Very good prices, cheap food and beer. Younger crowd. I found their live band entertainment unnecessary, it made talking to people difficult. Nice place.
This place is rated too low for what you get. Florida is not the mecca of brewing and you wont do better in south florida than this little college brewpub.
tasty offerings, good menu, good service.
what else do you want?
You should only come here for sole purpose of adding a lot of beers to your ratings. Just about all of their year long brews taste ridiculously watered down while their seasonals are not too bad. The prices are pretty good, I had fish and chips, dessert, a six-beer sampler and a pint for $30. The fish and chips sucked and the waiter did too, tho. Worst part was the horrible cover band that found it necessary to yell "thank you" when no one was cheering. that being said, I will return to try what I have not yet had.