Feeling thirsty after a Night at the Opera at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts? Before you can say, “Hello, I Must Be Going!” you’ll discover the Democratic Republic of Beer, an egalitarian outpost hoisting more than 400 bottles of beer on their wall to pair with round-the-world treats like tacos, tikka masala, bangers & mash, Asian potstickers and jalapeno poppers. The brainchild of a lusty bunch of drinking buddies who really know their suds, the beers are grouped by terroir with standouts from Vietnam, Turkey, Trinidad, Laos, Sri Lanka, and Croatia sharing the bill with boutique microbrews from the good old US of A.
You’ll be up to your usual Monkey Business in no time as you sink into the sofa or slide down sleek, white leather banquettes that line the small storefront space. The back bar features flat screen TVs and a cracking good bartender who’ll happily play cruise director as your sip your way around the globe. Turns out it’s a small world after all!
Democratic Republic of Beer is located at 255 NE 14 Street in Downtown Miami serving an international bar food menu and over 400 varieties of beer.