Known as Wynwood’s Latin Craft Brewery, Veza Sur’s design draws from Wynwood’s industrial surroundings and incorporates hints of Miami’s Latin American influence. Creating an indoor-outdoor atmosphere by bringing nature in and comfort out, Venezuela-based Alejandro Barrios-Carreros created a space consisting of three different energetic experiences that ultimately connect and work as one. The outcome was three boxed spaces – The Taproom, The Patio, and The Brewery.
One of the larger breweries in Wynwood’s Art District, it welcomes visitors with two central conversation areas. The outdoor terrace boasts custom wood seating crafted to resemble shipping pallets – commonly used to ship beer. These rustic wooden elements compliment a mix of chairs in different styles and colors that create an informal atmosphere where string lights hang under a steel pergola structure with retractable black canopy.
The heart of the project is the bar area where a 46-foot-long “Library Wall” takes over an entire wall measuring 11 feet high. The bookshelves boast memorabilia and artifacts imported from all across Latin America bringing together different cultures found in Miami to the tasting room.
The 41-foot-long bar top, crafted of reclaimed wood, and the bar front is covered with mirrors to create the illusion of a big communal table where patrons can mingle while tasting the brewery’s vast array of beers.
Incorporating black, gray, and natural wood tones as the venue’s foundation, Barrios-Carreros allowed additional colors and textures to bounce off the neutral backdrop. Fresh greenery, a bright color pallet, and various design elements and materials were thoughtfully selected and used throughout the space as well.
The architects also made the giant sculpture-like stainless steel brewery tanks a focal point of the space by incorporating expansive floor-to-ceiling glass that allows one to experience the brewing process from inside or on the patio.