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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Restaurant Review: Miami seems to go wild for corporate-concept eateries. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant is now among those staples of the American dining scene, and, therefore, it's not too surprising that it opened to instant success here. Despite a weak link in the kitchen, it remains the hot pick for Brickell area lunching and happy hour. The 16th in a chain of Northern California-based microbrewery-restaurants, this sprawling space also leaves a bit to be desired in terms of design originality, and, for that matter, comfort. The stainless tanks of Gordon Biersch's house brews are central to the theme of the restaurant, surrounded by a dynamic crowd of Miami professionals, beer aficionados and their colleagues, most of whom appear to be more concerned with networking than in reveling in Gordon Biersch's truly tasty lagers. Don't let this fool you into thinking that getting a table in the 250-seat restaurant is easy; it's often three-deep at the bar, and no one seems to mind the compromised cuisine. While ales are the mainstay of most brewpubs, Gordon Biersch concentrates on smooth, aged lagers. Try the pale Golden Export, auburn Märzen, or a full-bodied, dark-brown Dunkles. The menu lacks the same ingenuity as the décor, unfortunately, offering a prosaic fusion of international dishes, bar-friendly finger foods, artsy (but not recommendable) pizzas and nothing you couldn't find easily elsewhere, at the same price, served in pretty much the same way.