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Miami’s 9 Favorite Bars

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by Amber Love Bond
Updated December 15, 2023

Whether it’s 5 pm on a Tuesday or a Saturday night, sometimes, you just want to hang out at a bar with a couple of friends—and drinks. Fortunately, Miami is home to plenty of spots made for exactly that experience, with warm crowds, live music, and excellent cocktails. From lush tropical patios to swankier spaces with signature martinis, there’s a bevy of bars to check out when you’re looking to quench your thirst. Here are a few standouts.

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4.2
4.2 (584)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
South Beach

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About the restaurant

There’s something especially magical about enjoying drinks on a plush tropical rooftop — especially one with South Beach views. It’s easy to lose track of time between sips of delicious cocktails, such as the Rubio—mezcal, hibiscus rosemary, and lime—at this sophisticated spot perched atop The Moxy hotel. Pair your cocktail with a coastal Mexican fare, featuring a variety of ceviches, guacamole, and tacos and you’ve got a solid evening—or day-drinking—haven.


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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Feb 16, 2024
Wonderful experience - enchiladas very good, great service - and beautiful evening g
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4.4
4.4 (516)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Little Havana

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Tucked into a residential neighborhood, you’ll find this pink and teal tropical paradise. This spot is a nod to old Miami: it is, afterall, where the first licensed hotel in the city once stood. Interiors feature vintage accents and decor, including an old-school bus that doubles as a cozy seating area. The cocktails, such as the Canoe Club, made with mezcal, ginger serrano syrup, clarified lime, blackberry liqueur, and bitters are tropical and flavorful. If your group is large—and thirsty—opt for the massive Flamingo Rum Punch, fit for 20, perfumed with hibiscus and rose tea syrup.


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ClaudiaM
Dined on Feb 4, 2024
My bday experience at Casa Florida was fantastic. My friends and I were very pleased with this place . The service provided was excellent. Food was delicious , good flavor and good quantity. They made every detail to make my celebration special.
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4.4
4.4 (1288)
$31 to $50
American
Wynwood

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Wynwood seems to be on a growth spree, but in a neighborhood with a million things to do, Le Chick remains a reliable option. With both a killer happy hour (Monday to Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 pm) and an exciting late-night scene, the Insta-worthy patio, with neon signs and floral backdrops, is the drinking spot of choice the place in this trendy area. Enjoy the seasonal espresso martini or a classic frosé while feasting on one of the best burgers in town—the royale with cheese.


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EriI
Dined on Feb 21, 2024
Food and drinks were amazing. Still thinking about those brussel sprouts! Highly recommend.
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4.5
4.5 (254)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Mid-Beach

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About the restaurant

Broken Shaker delivers a laidback alfresco atmosphere, filled with delicious cocktails. Located in the courtyard of the Freehand Miami hotel, this award-winning concept by the Bar Lab team helped place Miami’s cocktail scene on the map. The drinks menu changes regularly, but you can always count on bold and beachy ingredients, such as banana liqueur and blue curacao.


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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Dec 20, 2022
Fun, casual vibe. Menu was simple comfort food, but was delicious. Cocktails also great. Service was very good. Friendly and helpful staff. Kind of surprised by the high price, given how simple the food was. Felt like a I was paying for the experience, more than the food….I’m ok with that and will go back!
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4.6
4.6 (915)
$31 to $50
American
Brickell

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About the restaurant

Set on the Miami River, this Brickell bar, a popular post-work perch, is just as suitable for a Sunday funday—hello, bottomless mimosas—or game day. American Social features weekday happy hours from 4 to 7 pm, $7 burgers on Mondays, and all-you-can-eat tacos on Tuesdays. Expect a lively crowd, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating options.


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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 18, 2024
I had my first meal there and I am delighted with the great food, pleasant atmosphere, and reasonable prices. I will definitely return
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4.3
4.3 (143)
$30 and under
American
Coral Gables

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Right off Miracle Mile, you’ll find Copper 29, a place for cocktails, tapas, and dancing. Most nights of the week feature a DJ and dancing crowds. The cocktails have Miami-accented names such as the Palmetto Express, made with rum and coconut milk fat, washed with Thai chiles. Stop in on a Monday for all-day half-priced drinks, Wednesday, when ladies drink free from 7 to 10 pm, or bottomless mimosas and sangria on Sundays.


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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jan 14, 2024
very special place
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4.6
4.6 (1063)
$50 and over
French
Brickell

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About the restaurant

For those searching for a glamorous lair, head to Brickell’s LPM. This French Mediterranean spot, with outposts around the globe, is known for its Tomatini, brightened with white balsamic vinegar and lemon, in addition to cocktails inspired by the Côte d’Azur—perfect accompaniments to posh plates such as fried zucchini flowers and escargot. The zinc bar is simple and sophisticated; it’s the type of place you’d want to be following a grueling day at the office when a stiff cocktail is calling your name.


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Babsvip
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent all around. The roast chicken was superb.
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4.5
4.5 (2352)
$31 to $50
Southern
Overtown

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Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster made its way from Harlem to Overtown, serving up stellar American and Ethiopian plates. The celebrated restaurant offers a vibrant space where hip-hop, soul Afro beats, jazz, and even gospel music fill the air while guests drink around the indoor and patio bar areas. Popular cocktails include the Uptown, made with cognac, pisco, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, egg white, and soda and the Jitterbug Swing, gin-and-strawberry sherbet concoction, made for balmy summer nights.


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ArnitaW
Dined 4 days ago
It was my birthday and I couldn't have been happier..great family great food great atmosphere! Anthony was a sweetheart and above and beyond!
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4.5
4.5 (349)
$30 and under
Brewery
Wynwood

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About the restaurant

While this spot, which opened in 2021, might be one of the newer breweries in Miami, it’s actually known for being the oldest in Cuba. Founded there in 1888, it was all the rage until it was shut down by Fidel Castro’s government, circa 1960. After years of research, a manager’s relative brought the brewery back to life in one of Miami’s hottest neighborhoods. Here, you can opt for one of the many renowned brews along with a full list of cocktails, Caribbean-inspired bites, live music, and a gorgeous garden. The large stage outside often hosts local bands and singers, making this a spot where you meet for drinks, stay for dinner, then linger through the night.


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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Feb 6, 2024
Lola our server was the best. Great vibes and food.
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