Forget the popcorn and peanuts – complement your Miami Marlins tickets with an ice-cold beer. After all, what’s a baseball game without an impressive selection of brews? Marlins Park beer options aren’t the most extensive, but there are definitely some decent places to get a good beer in and around the park. Read on to learn about where to get the best beers in Marlins Park.
1. The Gluten-Free Cart
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Looking for something a little different? If you’re on an alternative diet, the Gluten-Free Cart has you covered. Head over to section 2 for a Redbridge beer – it’s gluten-free. This Anheuser-Busch brew has made many top lists. It’s a unique option that you won’t find at most ballparks. While you’re at the cart, check out their selection of gluten-free food as well, including fanfare like the Kayem Hot Dog and the Kayem Chili Cheese Dog.
2. The Bud Umbrella
If you want pale ale, look no further than the conspicuous Bud umbrella. Behind home plate, fans will spot this unassuming cart that features an impressive selection including Kona Longboard Lager, Firerock Pale Ale, and Widmer Drifter. Beer Advocate gives Kona a 77 percent rating – which is pretty good compared to say, a standard Bud Light. Widmer Drifter gets an even better score if you’re looking for a higher quality brew.
3. The Clevelander at Marlins Park
The Clevelander is a popular party destination for Marlins fans. Located on the ballpark grounds, The Clevelander is a great spot for domestic draft beers and more. The Clevelander is best for beer because beer is readily available there. The hotel features beer before and after the game, even after the 7th inning cutoff. Since the hotel isn’t directly within the park, it isn’t subject to the park’s rules.
4. Tobacco Road
This historic bar stands a mere seven-minute drive from the ballpark. Fans can pick up a dark beer here, such as a Guinness. Although, the beer selection isn’t vast, the burgers and antiquity make up for it. Try the Mega burger as a post-ballgame belly buster. The burger’s piled-high with all the fixings – including a fried egg – and it pairs great with that Guinness.
5. Batting Cage Sports Bar and Lounge
A quick five-minute drive from Marlins Park, Batting Cage Sports Bar and Lounge gives fans a classic baseball bar experience. Batting Cage, like The Clevelander, also offers pre and post-game beers. The bar features a decent spread of bottled beers, plus the signature Batting Cage Brew, and Shock Top and Sam Adams on draft. Batting Cage Sports Bar and Lounge also boasts a complete bar menu with unique options such as the Duck Confit & Caramelized Onions flatbread.
If you’re a beer lover, you’ll quench your thirst at a Miami Marlins game with a little patience. The Miami Marlins beer selection isn’t broad, but it’s still worth checking out. What’s your favorite Miami Marlins game-time beer? What options would you like to see added at Marlins Park? Share your thoughts in the comments below.