The Best Bars In Midtown Miami

Photo of Shyla Watson
9 February 2017

Miami is one of the most popular cities in all of America – the beaches alone attract visitors from all over the world, but the sun and sand aren’t for everyone. Want a fun night out on the town instead? Read our guide to discover the best bars in Midtown Miami.

Jazz at Lagniappe | ©Daniel X. O’Neil/Flickr


Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Vegetarian, $$$
Confit Fried Chicken Wings
Confit Fried Chicken Wings | ©Lucas Richarz/Flickr
Lagniappe is one of the best wine bars in Miami. The New-Orleans styled house features a restaurant, bar, and rooms available to rent for the public or traveling musicians. Lagniappe is known not only for their supreme wine selection, but also their nightly live music performances. Visitors can enjoy jazz, blues, and more on the beautiful outdoor patio, which is decorated with strung twinkle lights, creating an intimate atmosphere. Share a bottle of wine with friends while listening to great music.

Bar Louie

Bar, American, $$$
Glass of Bourbon
Glass of Bourbon | ©ctj71081/Flickr
You can have brunch, beer, and burgers at Miami hotspot Bar Louie. Stop by this lively bar for Happy Hour with coworkers or a bite to eat with friends. The trendy spot is warm and inviting, with slightly upscale bar decor. Bar Louie is locally known for their martinis and $1 beer nights. The food is also really delicious if you’re in the mood for some classic American grub. Catch the game on one of their big screen TVs or listen to live music performed by local, up and coming musicians.

Prohibition Restaurant and Speakeasy

Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
Hurricane Grill & Wings
Hurricane Grill & Wings | ©Bill Roehl/Flickr
At Prohibition Restaurant and Speakeasy, cocktails aren’t just a drink; making them is a craft and an art. Though the bar isn’t a secret the way many others were during the prohibition era, they play with trends from this debonair era. This creates a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere, in a contemporary lounge space. Enjoy classic cocktails and dishes such as truffle lobster mac & cheese or shrimp ceviche.

Hurricane Grill & Wings

Bar, Restaurant, American, Puerto Rican, $$$
Bocce Court
Bocce Court | ©liz west/Flickr
This surf and turf styled restaurant has a delicious menu of tacos, quesadillas, burgers, seafood, and the best wings around. If you’re looking for a casual place to have a great meal and sip on a beer, Hurricane Gill & Wings is the place. The space is open and inviting, complete with an outdoor seating area. Watch the game on the TVs at the bar or wash down spicy Buffalo wings with a draft beer. The bar also serves wine and cocktails, many of which are fruity and fit the tropical theme of the restaurant. They also have delicious desserts, take out options, and weekly specials.

Bocce Ristorante

Restaurant, Italian, Pub Grub
Sangria | ©Divya Thakur/Flickr
Eat, drink, and play at this lovely Italian-styled restaurant. Named after the Italian ball sport, Bocce allows patrons to dine on a delicious gourmet meal, drink creative cocktails, and play the famous Italian sport with friends and other dinner guests. The restaurant space itself draws you in, with its authentic, rustic Italian charm. The extensive drink menu features classic Italian cocktails, beer, wine, creative house-made cocktails, and even after-drink drinks. Bocce also has a lovely outdoor patio.

Wine Vault

Bar, Wine Bar, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
This Spanish wine bar has everything you could want: tapas, sangria, and happy hour. The cozy restaurant offers flatbreads, meat and cheese platters, meatballs, and more, yet it’s more about what’s in your glass rather than what’s on our plate. Try champagne, wine, sangria, beer, and fun cocktails.

The News Lounge

Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub
Blackbird Ordinary Logo
Blackbird Ordinary Logo | ©Brian Bosco/Flickr
This funky restaurant and bar serves well-prepared drinks and delicious food in a cozy and cute atmosphere. Sit underneath the palm trees on the outdoor patio, which features chic and comfortable couches, and even swings! The DJ will spin tunes as you and your friends enjoy tapas and happy hour drinks. To mix things up, stop by on the weekends. Friday and Saturday nights, you’ll find a live music performance, and on Sundays, enjoy organic brunch. The Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas have been said to be particularly good, so be sure to try them if you stop by!
Address and Telephone: 5580 NE 4th Court Miami, FL, USA

Blackbird Ordinary

Blackbird Ordinary is a hip late-night lounge. The interior is a combination of deep woods and dark leather booths, with bright red, yellow, and orange walls and accents. The bar has a DJ every night, in addition to many live performances throughout the week, accompanied with a dance floor for people that want to let loose. For those that are more reserved but still looking for a fun time, there’s a wall of board games to choose from. Grab one for your table and play an old classic while laughing with friends in a great atmosphere.

Address and Telephone: 729 SW 1st Ave. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 671 3307

Will Call Miami

Bar, Pub Grub
Gramps Bar
Gramps Bar | ©Ines Hegedus-Garcia/Flickr
This average bar may not seem like much at first sight, but one visit will soon make you a regular at this fun establishment. Behind the bar are some of the finest alcohols, and bartenders around. Watch the game on the big TVs or listen to one of the many live performances that take place. They have artists of every genre, so you’re guaranteed to hear something that you like. If not, you can get up on stage and perform yourself on karaoke and open mic nights. Will Call is open extremely late, and the kitchen never closes. Pop in with friends and see where the night takes you.


Trying to figure out what to do this weekend but can’t decide? Now you don’t have to. Gramps is a fun Miami locale that offers everything imaginable. This eclectic bar hosts themed nights, sing-a-longs, bingo, lectures, karaoke, and movie/television screenings. If you’re more comfortable on the sidelines, rather than participating, sit back during Happy Hour and enjoy some live music and entertainment. The atmosphere at Gramps is dark and divey, but still very welcoming. The drinks are strong, the people friendly, and the fun is endless.
Address and Telephone: 176 NW 24th St. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 699 2669

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