Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Beer, Spirits, and a Benefit

Kerry McLaney
Wood Tavern
What do you do during the weeks where nothing is going on after work? Don't know?

That's because that's never the case. We're lucky that the Magic City is one of the most social cats in the country and she's always got something up her sleeve to get you off the couch and onto the streets.

This week, Grovetoberfest is throwing its seventh and final free beer tasting, the Craft Spirits Festival will be offering up the finest of small batch spirits from around the country, and we're even throwing a benefit in memory of one of our own from New Times.

Don't plan to do nothing this week, Miami.

Michael Schwartz with his homebrew at Grovetoberfest 2012.
Final Grovetoberfest Beer Tasting - Monday
Grovetoberfest gets the award for Best Events Leading Up To the Actual Event this year. No one festival has put on more teasers like the brains behind this month's Grovetoberfest. For the last push of momentum, The Grove Spot will be playing host to a free beer tasting on Monday October 7 showcasing the last set of local craft brewers that will play a role in Grovetoberfest. The free beer will last from 6 to 8 p.m., so get there early and bring a friend.

Laine Doss
Gin and absinthe distilled in Philadelphia.
Craft Spirits Festival - Thursday
Much like Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, the Craft Spirits Festival looks to shed light on the small-batch and limited edition spirits made across the country. The Cruz Building will host the event on October 10 from 8 to 11 p.m. Attendees will sample over two dozen brands of craft and premium spirits including whiskies, rums, and vodkas made in small, limited edition batches. General Admission tickets cost $75, VIP costs $95 and allows entry one hour early (at 7p.m.). New Times readers can get $20 off their VIP ticket using the promo code MNT at checkout. You can buy your tickets here.

Location Info


The Grove Spot

3324 Virginia St., Coconut Grove, FL

Category: Music

The Cruz Building

3157 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL

Category: General

Acropolis Greek Taverna - CLOSED

3484 Main Highway, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Wood Tavern

2531 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

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