Zeke's Roadhouse Closed for Good, Employees Say

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So long, $4 brews. We'll miss you.
Looks like Lincoln Road institution Zeke's Roadhouse has sold its last brew. Employees say that Sunday night was the beer den's final curtain, adding that they were told the owner is ready to move on.

We were unable to reach Zeke's proprietor for comment, but this isn't the first time the place has been shuttered. The brewhouse originally opened in the mid-'90s and then closed unexpectedly a few years later. Back then, owner Thelma Deutsch told New Times that her son Victor closed it down without warning but that she reopened it rather than sell it because "the community needed a place like this -- laid-back, low price, no pressure."


Bummer, Thelma, because the community still needs a place like that. Now there's one less spot on Lincoln Road to get a cheap drink and decent service.

No word on what's planned to take Zeke's place. Let's hope it's not another Starbucks.

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Zeke's Roadhouse - CLOSED

625 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

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Jbtwist
Jbtwist

Being Cash only they most likely shut down before the IRS audited them.

Zsurfer9
Zsurfer9

L3xing WTF are you talking about, the Dab Haus Closed 10 years ago, you hack! The place down the road is the Hofbraui Haus and it sucks compared to the Dab Haus. Enjoy your smoothies and salads at Rio Station, maybe they will ID your Dumb ass and make you happy!

Ccrider
Ccrider

Just got the scoop from the South Florida Beer Blog. A new place named Rio Station is apparently opening next week in the Zeke's Spot and they will be adding smoothies, salads and wraps. They are getting rid of 25% of the beers to make room for their healthy food storage. They claim that they will be keeping around 200 beers (craft??) for $4....

Sssuds
Sssuds

Is it really closed, a girl left a review of the place on yelp 19 hours ago, saying it is a great place to people watch etc. I am wondering if ZEKE's has re-opened already ?????

Polio6
Polio6

It's no big loss at all! Most of the beers were South or Central American piss water lagers, Servive was non existent and the owners were mean and nasty assholes. Go to The Abbey, Abraxis, The Room Just to name a few for great beers and a hassle free environment ......

Americana
Americana

Sounds like a pretty smart lady!

Art director
Art director

That crazy old bitch Thelma was absolutely senile. She only banked on the clueless cheap morons who used to populate Lincoln Road and couldn't afford to get drunk anywhere else. The aggravation made sense when their beers where 2 dollars but at 4 dollars you can go somewhere else in the surrounding blocks.

Dumbass
Dumbass

It was a simple carding at the door and making sure people don't bring beers out to kids outside.   Pretty simple, sorry you were too dumb to deal with it.  Hope you enjoy the new place that will cost 2-3 times as much.

Jojo
Jojo

good riddance. they have this absurd policy to get a beer. worse than dealing with soviet-era border guards. and this is even for people like me and my friends who clearly look middle-age. just not worth the hassle to go there. they can't seem to figure out, like 200,000 other bars in florida, how not to serve minors. duh. let someone else take over and maybe i will go back.

Starcycle08
Starcycle08

Forget the breakfast and finger food,make it a real German Restaurant like the Dab Haus . A bratwurst and a beer for $6.

Hugo Rolando Blanco
Hugo Rolando Blanco

Vote with your purse. If it's another Starbucks or corporate abortion don't frequent it. If not now, when?

Mary G. Perry
Mary G. Perry

the 3 sections in that property. Hopefully she has an investor. ..DemoforFrank.blogspot.com

Alda8
Alda8

RIP Zeke's...

vivek chugh
vivek chugh

wow, that blows. i remember the first time she shut the doors ( her husband had past). She told me years ago she reopened b/c she was bored and enjoyed the bar. She still owns the 3 sections in that property. Hopefully she has an investor 

Starcycle08
Starcycle08

Good. Luck Thelma and victor own the building and my guess is, the new owner will be paying 20k a month for rent, this won,t last long!

Pam Weisberg
Pam Weisberg

dammit. the only reason to go on Lincoln road.

Pedro Aguero
Pedro Aguero

Damn that sucks that place was very chill and had a great selection

Iknowlove69
Iknowlove69

VERY true, except for the beer part. I liked the beers and they only had a few rows of Latin American beers. I know I used to work there.

L3xingTon312
L3xingTon312

idk wtf jojo is talking about... carded at the door. stamped and  thats it. pretty sure USSR border guards were a little tougher.... 

L3xingTon312
L3xingTon312

SMH. Starcycle... i could go on a ramble of curse words and insults.... but everyone is entitled to an opinion.... no matter how absurd it might be.... why dont you just go to Dab Haus.... its literally down the street. Leave Zekes and its $4 beers to the rest of us.

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