Knowing the hidden spots when visiting a city is always a fun adventure, it feels less touristy that way and makes you feel like an insider.

Lou’s Beer Garden in Miami Beach fits that description perfectly after all, it’s  not even visible from the street since it’s in the courtyard of a small hotel on Harding Avenue. Sure, it’s described as a Gastropub but it’s so much more than this. It’s an experience and definitely falls into an outdoor, poolside, lounge category, if there is such a thing.

It’s what makes Lou’s unique. They bill themselves as a throwback to the Miami Beach of another era and serve up craft beers, both bottled and on tap, as well as wines. Brewskies though, are the main attraction here. The decor features a sit-down bar with cool red lighting as well as patio seating surrounding the pool.

Lou’s Beer Garden is located at 7337 Harding Ave., Miami Beach, FL 305-704-7879. Web site: