The Best Bars for Foodies in Miami

The most tropical major city in the USA, Miami has a nightlife scene unlike anywhere else in the country. From the oceanfront party hotshots of South Beach to the hip lounges and live music venues of the Design District, the best bars in Miami come in many different flavors. But where are the savviest barflies and night owls getting their groove on in Miami? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We have pulled data from thousands of bars, lounges, nightclubs, and venues in Miami to zero in on the absolute hottest spots. Put on your favorite party dress and enjoy.

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Bo's Pub

$$$$·American·
Fort Lauderdale
181 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Bar Seating
  • Fun

Craft cocktails enjoyed on the second story open-air balcony overlooking Fort Lauderdale’s bustling Las Olas Blvd draw the crowds to The Balcony. Downstairs, the centrally located bar area allows for ...

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Palace

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Beach
1,797 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

The first LGBT oriented bar to open on always packed Ocean Drive, the Palace is a South Beach Miami institution that attracts locals and visitors alike. Live drag shows take place daily at 7pm and wee...

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Best Ambiance in Miami - Dade

Astra

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Wynwood
832 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

Panoramic views out over the Arts District from the open air “Sky Garden”, where guests relax in cozy swinging couches, make Astra a favorite for both the after work and late-night crowds. Serving Med...

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BAR RITA- Fort Lauderdale

$$$$·Mexican·
Fort Lauderdale
373 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fun

With a Mexican food restaurant downstairs and a margarita bar upstairs on the rooftop, BAR RITA is a popular place to celebrate in the Fort Lauderdale area. Daily happy hour specials include $6 margar...

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Kid Friendly in Fort Lauderdale Central

El Camino Mexican Soul Food - Mezcal & Tequila Bar - Fort Lauderdale

$$$$·Mexican·
Fort Lauderdale
824 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Authentic
  • Bar Seating

As famous for their freshly made margaritas as their locally sourced Mexican “Soul Food”, El Camino is a Delray Beach neighborhood favorite. With both after work and late-night happy hour specials, wi...

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Hot Spot in Fort Lauderdale
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Mastro's Ocean Club - Fort Lauderdale

$$$$·Steak·
Fort Lauderdale
1,862 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

Waterfront dining on the canals of Fort Lauderdale is the main attraction to Mastro’s Ocean Club but the restaurant’s elegant lounge area is also one of the best bars in Miami to enjoy a meticulously ...

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Steak in Fort Lauderdale

R House Wynwood

$$$$·Contemporary Latin·
Wynwood
924 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Live Sports

An upscale restaurant, locally focused art gallery, and serious nightlife venue all in one, Wynwood’s R House dazzles multiple senses at the same time. Besides a progressively priced happy hour menu, ...

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Great for Brunch in Downtown Areas

DUNE By Laurent Tourondel

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Fort Lauderdale
1,172 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Quiet Conversation

Located inside of the Auberge Beach Resort and Spa, DUNE is a comfortable and classy restaurant that also attracts those in the mood for a fine glass of wine. Tapping into the Northern California root...

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Outdoor Dining in Fort Lauderdale
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Bakan

$$$$·Mexican·
Wynwood
957 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot

With over 6,000 square feet of dining and drinking space surrounded by a live cactus garden, BAKAN is an artsy modern take on the classic Mexican restaurant and drinking establishment. More than 500 d...

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Mexican in Miami - Dade

The Foundry

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pompano Beach
754 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Happy Hour

A homage to the industrial revolution in the United States, with re-purposed metal doors, bricks, and other items from cities across America used in the decor, the Foundry is a restaurant and lounge w...

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Contemporary American in Fort Lauderdale

Señor Frog's - Miami

$$$$·Mexican·
South Beach
168 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

The Miami outpost of the international Senor Frog’s chain is located right on Española Way in the heart of South Beach. Besides dishes based on Caribbean and Mexican classics, like fish tacos and faji...

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Tap 42- Coral Gables

$$$$·American·
Coral Gables
300 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

A gastropub named after the 42 different kinds of craft beer served on tap, Tap 42 is a local favorite in the historic Coral Gables neighborhood of Miami. The open floor plan and large outside patio m...

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Bâoli Miami

$$$$·Asian·
South Beach
1,139 reviews

One visit to Bâoli and guests understand why the Miami nightlife scene is often referred to as more European than American. The sleek upscale eatery focusing on Asian American fusion cuisine turns int...

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Hot Spot in Miami - Dade

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Kendall

$$$$·Peruvian·
Kendall
956 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Brunch

A Peruvian themed restaurant in Miami’s Doral neighborhood, Pisco y Nazca also specializes in the South American countries famous distilled grape alcohol. Pisco is used to create both classic cocktail...

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Best Service in West Dade
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Marion

$$$$·American·
Brickell
443 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasion

A restaurant and lounge located in Miami’s Brickell area, Marion is known for its brasserie-style Asian American dining, but it also draws a strong bar crowd to the lounge area. With a separate champa...

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American in Miami - Dade
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Villa Azur

$$$$·Mediterranean·
South Beach
1,045 reviews
  • Fun
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

The fine flavors of France and Italy are the inspiration behind the dishes at Villa Azur, a courtyard sporting fine dining establishment in the heart of Miami Beach on Collins Ave. Besides the critica...

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Mediterranean in Miami - Dade
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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Pembroke Pines

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pembroke Pines
3,020 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great for Lunch

The Cooper’s Hawk Winery produces over 700,000 cases of wine each year, most of it used in its own restaurants across the country. The Pembroke Pines location of this Italian and American themed resta...

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Contemporary American in Fort Lauderdale
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YOLO

$$$$·American·
Fort Lauderdale
4,178 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Fun
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

Calling itself a” foodies delight and a socialite's playground”, YOLO is a sophisticated restaurant and lounge in the heart of the Las Olas area of Fort Lauderdale. An outdoor patio, large dining room...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Fort Lauderdale Central
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Good Spirits Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Victoria Park
413 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Designed to recreate the elegance of the mid-20th century, Good Spirits is a classic American and Sushi restaurant known for its dedication to the craft cocktail. Located in Fort Lauderdale, the comfy...

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