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Burger & Beer Joint on South Beach Quietly Closes

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Burger & Beer Joint - South Beach, Florida

I remember when Burger & Beer Joint opened in August of 2009 as if it was just yesterday. My blog was not quite one year old and the Burger scene in South Florida was pretty much nonexistent.

There was a level of excitement about what they were going to be doing from the elevated Burgers to the Shakes and Cocktails to that insane Mother Burger. They changed the game in South Florida.

Mother Burger in action

A few short months later when I contacted them (founders & owners Buzzy Sklar, Ron Garcia and Executive Chef Carlos Barillas) about being one of the 3 stops on my inaugural The Burger Beast Miami Burger Tour they said yes without blinking an eye about it. I was ecstatic to show everyone how awesome Burger & Beer Joint was.

I loved/love their Food and everything that they brought to change the Burger game in Miami.

So yeah, this long drawn out memorial is about the original Burger & Beer Joint shutting down. You know…as they say….gone but not forgotten.

Don’t be sad though, in Dade County you can still grab some great food from their Brickell and Dolphin Mall locations.

By the way, if anyone’s got some old menus or signs from when they opened, the Burger Museum would gladly accept the donation.

In the meantime, good luck to El Grito Mezcaleria who is opening up in the old B&B SoBe spot, you’ve got some big shoes to fill.


UPDATE: The story took an unexpected turn:

The Miami Herald – A gay bar opens upstairs. Downstairs, Burger & Beer Joint loses its franchise

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