Miami drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in South Beach

Mango’s Tropical Café

A mix of Latin-loving locals and visitors from far-flung corners of the globe mix things up at this famous bar on Ocean Dr. Every night feels like a celebration, with a riotously fun vibe, and plenty of entertainmen…
Top Choice Bar in Wynwood & the Design District

Lagniappe

A touch of New Orleans in Miami, Lagniappe has an old-fashioned front-room bar, packed with art, faded vintage furnishings and weathered walls. The vibe is just right: with great live music (nightly from 9pm to midn…
Top Choice Bar in South Beach

Sweet Liberty

A much-loved local haunt near Collins Park, Sweet Liberty has all the right ingredients for a fun night out: friendly, easygoing bartenders who whip up excellent cocktails (try a mint julep), great happy-hour specia…
Top Choice Bar in North Beach

Broken Shaker

A single small room with a well-equipped bar produces expert cocktails, which are mostly consumed in the beautiful, softly lit garden – all of it part of the Freehand Miami hotel. There's a great soundtrack at all t…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in South Beach

Bodega

Bodega looks like your average hipster Mexican joint – serving delicious tacos ($3 to $5) from a converted Airstream trailer to a party-minded crowd. But there's actually a bar hidden behind that blue porta-potty do…
Bar in Little Havana

Ball & Chain

The Ball & Chain has survived several incarnations over the years. Back in 1935, when 8th St was more Jewish than Latino, it was the sort of jazz joint Billie Holiday would croon in. That iteration closed in 195…
Bar in Wynwood & the Design District

Boxelder

This long, narrow space is a beer-lover's Valhalla, with a brilliantly curated menu of brews from near and far, though its 20 rotating beer taps leave pride of place for South Florida beers. There's also more than 1…
Bar in Downtown Miami

Blackbird Ordinary

The Blackbird is an excellent bar, with great cocktails (the London Sparrow, with gin, cayenne, lemon juice and passion fruit, goes down well) and an enormous courtyard. The only thing 'ordinary' about the place is …
Microbrewery in Wynwood & the Design District

Wynwood Brewing Company

The first craft brewery in Wynwood still produces the best beer, even though craft breweries are quite popular in Miami nowadays. The family-owned 15-barrel brewhouse has friendly and knowledgeable staff, excellent …
Bar in Wynwood & the Design District

Coyo Taco

Secret bars hidden behind taco stands are all the rage in Miami these days. To find this one, head inside Coyo Taco, down the corridor past the bathrooms and enter the unmarked door. Inside you'll find a classy low-…