- Nicole Anderson
Abbey Brewing Company
Commonly known as the best beer bar in Miami, Abbey Brewing Company is a down-to-earth brewpub and something of a rarity in the fast-paced, celebrity and model-riddled city. Abbey Brewing Co. famously brews their own potent craft beers, along with serving hard-to-find foreign craft brews. Currently, the Abbey offers four of its own beers on tap in addition to 10 guest drafts. The Abbey’s cozy atmosphere and hole-in-the-wall vibe offer a refreshing change of pace from the sun-drenched beaches. This is great news if you are looking to unwind and enjoy casual conversation over pub grub and a couple beers.
Abbey Brewing Company, 1115 16th St, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 (305) 538-8110
1930s House at Thompson Miami Beach
Thompson Miami Beach’s backyard area features the historic 1930s House, a freestanding high-style Spanish-inspired cocktail den. It offers inventive hand-crafted cocktails and a tasty array of global tapas designed by the hotel’s culinary partner, chef Michelle Bernstein. Thompson Miami Beach guests can indulge in inventive cocktails while music, conversation and avant-garde cocktails flow.
1930s House, Thompson Miami Beach 4041 Collins Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 (786) 605 1044
Blackbird Ordinary is a trendy bar that has a little bit of everything to keep its nightly visitors entertained. This lounge makes use of a polished, dimly lit bar, pool tables, a dance floor and enough alcohol to satisfy until the early hours of the morning. Blackbird’s guests can indulge in wide range of top-shelf spirits and intimate conversation at the bar, or share a hard-hitting punch bowl for a livelier experience.
Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 (305) 671 3307
Jazid touts itself as the longest-running nightclub in Miami. This sultry, 18-year-old hotspot attracts a diverse crowd with a different genre of live music every night of the week, including jazz, funk, reggae and more. On the second floor, you will find a high-energy dance floor, lounging couches, and a backlit bar accented by vibrant wall art. This engineers an ambiance that just oozes with memories yet to be made.
Jazid, 1342 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL, USA +1 (786) 486 3283
Mac’s Club Deuce
As Miami’s most popular dive bar, Mac’s Club Deuce is such an aged fixture on the beach that it fittingly appeals to quite the motley crew. Mac’s flavorful crowd often comprises hipsters, drag queens, burn outs, celebrities – you name it. The club has been in existence for nearly a century, and it shows its age. Yet, there is clearly something to be said for that back alley, grimy charm, as A-listers like Cameron Diaz and Matt Damon have been spotted at Mac’s. There are absolutely no frills here,which makes for a hard-hitting uber-fun experience from the get go.
Mac’s Club Deuce, 222 14th St, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 (305) 531 6200
The Broken Shaker
The Broken Shaker began as a pop-up cocktail bar at the upscale hostel, The Freehand. Now, the Broken Shaker is a permanent and beloved fixture among Miami locals. It is regarded as one of the top cocktail bars in the city. Their specialty cocktails are constantly being recreated and garnished with both exotic ingredients and those that are grown in the Shaker’s own backyard garden. Anticipate only the most satisfying hand-crafted drinks from a bar that continues to garner plenty of accolades.
The Broken Shaker, Freehand Hotel | Hostel, 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 (305) 531 2727
Voted the ‘Top Wine Bar in America’ by Wine Enthusiast, and the ‘Top Wine Bar in Miami’ by VinePair, Lagniappe is a cozy, welcoming nook that offers more than 200 selections of wine and beer. The ambiance inside Lagniappe is New Orleans-styled, while the backyard has been converted into an expansive patio used for live music shows. Lagniappe also offers an assortment of cheeses and charcuterie to perfectly complement your selected vino or brew. In a vibrant city that seems to revolve around a loud, party-styled nightlife, Lagniappe should not be overlooked.
Lagniappe, 3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 (305) 576 0108
Regent Cocktail Club at Hotel Gale South Beach
The Regent Cocktail Club at the Hotel Gale is another of Miami’s stand-out cocktail bars. With a distinctively 1940s vintage vibe, the Club’s ambiance is swanky. The interior decor has timeless crown molding and gold, gilded ceilings that exude sophistication and that old money feel. In addition, the staff is as passionate about the art of drink making as the Club’s guests are about drinking them. Its bartenders consider each hand-crafted cocktail to be an opportunity for education and refinement.
Regent Cocktail Club, Gale South Beach, 1690 Collins Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 (786) 975 2555
Mango’s Tropical Café
Located on the infamous Ocean Drive, Mango’s Tropical Café is a perfect representation of what comes to mind when you imagine Miami’s colorful and lively nightlife. Tropical drinks and decor, palm trees, and brightly colored performers dancing to fast-paced Latin music dominate the scene. It has understandably come to be a tourist destination. So, the next time you are in Miami, be sure to visit this cultural hotspot.
Mango’s Tropical Café, 900 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 (305) 673 4422
FIFTY Ultra Lounge
FIFTY Ultra Lounge is atop the 50th floor of the luxurious Viceroy Hotel. It offers spectacular views of Brickell, an urban neighborhood in Miami, and Biscayne Bay. This stylish and exclusive rooftop hangout features a private pool surrounded by grass flooring. Cabanas provide VIP seating, bottle service is available, and there is an LED-paneled DJ booth. The atmosphere atop this skyscraper is purely sleek and glamorous; be sure to come dressed to impress.
FIFTY Ultra Lounge, 485 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 (305) 503-4417