Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Free Barbecue, Art Walk, and Beer

Categories: Weekend Guide

Bill Wisser
Yesterday when we got into our car, the thermometer said it was 100 degrees outside. That, plus a heaping dose of humidity and a black cardigan, was enough to make us wish we lived in a city with a more temperate climate.

Because Miami's been a little too hot and sassy lately.

But then we remember why we love the city so much. If it's not showing off a gorgeous day on the beach, it's marching to its own rhythm come nighttime when the sun goes down and the cocktails come out.

Hot or not, The Magic City has plenty to do this weekend to keep you cool, full, and happy.

Bill Wisser
Free BBQ, Duvel Happy Hour at Gramps Saturday
You see, in a perfect world, we would be making a solid 200k a year. We'd drive a trendy Beamer or a sports coup and weekend yachting with friends would be the "normal" thing to do once or twice a month. Our lifestyle would be posh and comfortable without being stuffy and too over the top. Alas, a penniless writer can only dream. Much like you, we're over here drowning in our pathetic student debt, and struggling to make ends meet. Thankfully, there's a little hope. On Saturday night at Gramps, you can enjoy two buck beers and free barbecue from Sparky's. That sounds wonderful.

Johnathan Wakefield
J Wakefield Brewing Hosting Tap Takeover at LoKal Saturday
The tap takeover kicks off at 9 p.m. on Saturday at Lokal in Coconut Grove. It's all donation-based, and they're asking for $5 per glass. J Wakefield Brewing Company -- the homebrewer -- will soon be getting licensed and to showcase their license and distribution-worthy suds, you'll find them on tap at the Grove's burger joint. These are the brews that you'll be able to choose from: Master Blaster Porter, a smoked coconut porter aged with kopi luwak coffee, toasted coconut, vanilla bean, Hops in Session, the flagship IPA, Mate Bliss Brown Ale, a brown ale aged with Yerba mate and cacao nibs, Gmorks Revenge, a 'nothing' imperial stout aged in rum barrels with coconut and vanilla beans, DDT Porter, a collaboration brew between JWB and Cycle brewing - a barrel aged porter with dulce de leche, Austin Milbarge, a Berliner done with Riesling wine, and Salatado Limon, a Berliner done with sea salt and kaffir lime leaves and juice.

Location Info



176 NW 24th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

LoKal Burgers & Beer

3190 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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