4. Funky Buddha Lounge
Like the faces of some of the city's residents, the beer menu at this Boca bar is in a constant state of flux. Beers are rotated in and out with the seasons, but there's a consistency in the overall quality that comes from having a crew of bona fide beer lovers behind every decision. The bottle selection skews American craft but also boasts a strong showing from the Belgians and Trappists, in addition to rare imports. For those who prefer hyperlocal, try one of Funky Buddha's own microbrews, like the always-popular Hop Gun IPA and Red Dawn Red Ale. Or get adventurous with a fruit-, coffee-, or herb-infused brew.
3. Riverside Market
Nothing but love for Total Wine & More, but sometimes, you just want to buy where everybody knows your name. Throw your beer budget to the local guy and you might just find widen your social circle even as you stock your fridge with an exceptional array of beers. This beloved neighborhood institution -- which also serves beer-friendly fare like sandwiches and pizza -- aims to make its band of loyal customers feel right at home. If, after browsing through the coolers holding no fewer than 500 beers, you still can't find what you're looking for, ask if they'll order it for you for future reference. Then, settle in and prepare to make friends with the other beer-loving locals.
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