Buena Vista, located to the north of the Design District, is one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. While Buena Vista is an aged city, there’s nothing worn and boring about it. Check out these lively bars.
Bar, Wine Bar, Wine Seller, Bodega, American, Wine, Beer, Cocktails
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Vintage Liquor is a one-of-a-kind liquor store. Although this is a store, you can enjoy your favorite liquor or wine at the full liquor bar. Vintage Liquors is a high-end liquor store where they welcome visitors and regulars with outstanding customer service. Owner Nick Barrios believes in providing the best service, selection and prices. Vintage’s mission is to establish a friendly relationship with its clientele. At the end of the day, it’s all about quality wine served in a good environment. Visit the store, get some drinks, and enjoy.
Voted Top Wine Bar in America by Wine Enthusiast,Lagniappe features boutique, small production wines priced at near retail price. Here you can enjoy great wine with great music and friends. They also serve tasty grilled basics and an assortment of cheeses and charcuterie to enjoy with your wine. The experience at this low-key wine bar has been described as stepping into ‘an old New Orleans parlor from the jazz age’ thanks to the nightly live music and the diverse and affordable array of 150-plus wines and beers.
Mike’s at Venetia Restaurant and Irish Pub has been family-owned and operated for more than 16 years by Mike and Norma Shelow. Voted one of America’s best sports bars, Mike’s offers a wide variety of great drinks and food, served at the poolside or inside the pub. Mike’s has received much local recognition, most recently named by the Miami SunPost the Best Downtown Lunch. This bar is open for lunch, dinner and late night drinks until 3am. They have a happy hour Monday through Friday with reduced-price drinks and half-price appetizers. Other perks include 20 TVs, billiard tables, and NFL specials during football games.
Located in The Shops at Midtown Miami, Wine Vault is an intimate wine bar with an attached spirits store offering tasting events, happy hour and small plates. Wine Vault is one of Miami’s best wine and beer lounges, featuring two stunning floors and a signature pneumatic glass tube elevator centerpiece. This is a place to explore an endless array of drinks from their extensive wine vault. Make your visit complete by pairing your selection of wine with some of their tapas.
Wine Bar, Wine Seller, Pub, American, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
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It wasn’t luck that got John where he is today, rather trial and error. He earned the respect of other brewmasters and landed an internship at Cigar City Brewing. He became a staple in the craft beer community, winning multiple competitions, and was one of the first brewmasters to utilize a crowd-funding campaign to raise $55,000 for his own brewery. After hard work, dedication and perseverance, J Wakefield Brewing opened in January 2015. John aims to make quality beers that don’t always fit the norm, such as the Miami Madness. The bar’s decor features wall-length murals of Star Wars characters and comic book lithographs.