Democratic Republic of Beer's Second Location Soft Opening Weekend (Photos)

There seems to be a beer bar arms race of sorts in Miami as several similarly-themed bars are appearing, but where other bars fail DRB seizes the day. The new place has a fully operational kitchen and a menu equal to the first location. Menu items are labeled according to country/region of origin.

Being a frequent traveler, Saumat takes note of what people in other places eat and drink for beer. The ideas he takes with him provide inspiration for the menu and theme, which is how he is able to attract a piece of the international crowd that Miami is known for. 

"Beer is a tool to get to people," Saumat says. "We are a lounge and a restaurant. Beer is an important part of this place, obviously, but it's more about the people -- we like to know where they are from."

The ambiance and vibe of the second DRB is similar to the first: relaxed, hidden and even better--not crowded. It's dark inside but the glare of the TVs reflects off the holstein-covered booths to let you know that you've walked into a swanky cave.

Because this was a soft opening, all of the usual festivities that come with new places will occur at the grand opening during the first week of December. Stay tuned.

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Location Info


Democratic Republic of Beer

501 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

The Democratic Republic of Beer - CLOSED

255 NE 14th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

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