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Miami’s nightlife may be buzzing with glam clubs and fancy bars, but sometimes you just crave a casual place to get your drink on without all the fuss. Here’s our round-up of the best dive bars in Miami.
The Corner is a hit or miss depending on which week night you go, but it’s the ideal spot to blow off some steam after a long work day. The bar offers happy hour deals on drinks and grub (like $3 for a massive hot dog or $4 for a glass of wine). Visit during the weekend around 1 am when the crowd is heavy with hipsters for some delicious cocktails and a bottomless option of spirits – so much so bartenders use a ladder to reach them. The dark interior looks every bit like a European saloon with its wood-beam construction and candlelit tables – making it ironically romantic for a low-key date. The exterior is for smoking breaks and every now and then, stray cats.
Perched a few blocks from the center of Wynwood’s mayhem, good old Gramps plays host to a variety of acts from live bands, comedy nights to Nerd Nite – an event with speeches and trivia for intellectuals – making it a go-to for entertainment as well as a glass of cold beer. Aside from air conditioning (advertised on the building’s façade), Gramps also has a tiny Cuban-style window from where you can order pizza.
Gramps, 176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL, USA,+1 305 699 2669