The Top Cocktail Spots With A View In Miami, Florida

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Courtesy of Olivia Izzet
Olivia Izzet

Miami attracts them all: the rich and famous, sun seekers, those stopping by to pick up a cruise, or those stopping by en route to the famous Florida Keys. A few things they all will share are an appreciation of Floridian beaches, the Art Deco designs of South Beach and the magic of a Miami lifestyle. Whether it be drinking from flutes in a South Beach nightclub or enjoying a tropical tipple in the trendy bars of Miami’s art district, Wynwood, the 305 has plenty of places to enjoy the views with a Miami Vice in hand.

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1. Club Fifty

Club Fifty

Perched on the 50th floor of the Viceroy Hotel in Miami’s downtown, Brickell, Club Fifty offers an unbeatable skyline view of Miami Beach and beyond. Club Fifty boasts a rooftop pool with its very own Club Fifty mermaid. The rooftop lets you enjoy the South Florida evening warmth on your skin as you rub shoulders with Miami’s partying crowds. The rooftop club has 360-degree panoramic windows so you can appreciate Miami from every angle. Watch the lights of Miami Beach glitter in the distance, or focus your eyes on the first mile of the ‘Seven Mile Bridge,’ all the way from Miami to Key West, all while having an exclusive bird’s-eye view of Miami’s penthouse apartments and rooftop pools.

Fifty Ultra Lounge, 485 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 503 4417

2. Cafeina Bar and Lounge

Bar, Tapas

Cafeina Wynwood Lounge, Miami
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If you’re passing through the art district of Wynwood, the chances are you’re just as much of a party animal as an art aficionado. A gem for artistic crowds, Cafeina Bar and Lounge moonlights as an outdoor music venue as well as an exclusive outdoor cocktail lounge. As you step inside from the brightly decorated walls of Wynwood’s streets, enjoy the smoky, sexy vibes with a slightly different crowd than that of the VIP tables in South Beach. The friendly bar staff and art lovers will welcome you to Cafeina with the sweetest of Miami’s mixology, but be prepared to pay an entry cover if you visit on the weekends.

3. The Rusty Pelican

Bar, Restaurant, American

As far as ‘cocktails with a view’ go, this beautiful waterside location is as good as it gets. A little less on the wild side and a little more romantic, The Rusty Pelican, in Key Biscayne, is everything you could want from a date night in Miami or a boozy brunch with friends. Fairy lights accompanied by a famous Miami sunset offer the perfect lighting for drinking cocktails. Admire the skyline view of Miami Beach as you choose from the extensive menu of cocktails and bites to eat. The palm trees and ocean views still offer the Miami magic, but the bar is a great option if you fancy something less glitzy than South Beach.

4. Monty’s

Bar, Restaurant, Seafood

Montys Raw Bar, Miami
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Another waterside, yacht-lined location, Monty’s in Coconut Grove is perfect for a daytime cocktail and lunch. The blue sky and blue sea offer a great backdrop for any dining experience. Well known among Miami locals for its weeknight happy hour, Monty’s offers a relaxed atmosphere from daytime to evening and another great place to appreciate a gorgeous Miami sunset. Get the Miami Vice cocktail for a taste of South Florida in a glass.

5. Nikki Beach Club

Nikki Beach Club

It wouldn’t be a trip to the 305 without a night out on the famous South Beach. To enjoy just a slice of the lifestyle on offer to the rich and famous in Miami, spend a night at Miami’s famous beach club, Nikki Beach. The Nikki Beach franchise is worldwide, and Miami’s club offers guests a café-del-mar atmosphere with sand in between their toes. Fire lanterns stand tall next to sofas on the beach, where you can sit and enjoy a glass of champagne with the sound of waves crashing in the background.

Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 538 1111

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