In the past couple of decades, Miami’s drinking scene has experienced something of a renaissance.
Once known mostly for its frozen cocktails, the Magic City is today jam-packed with a new generation of classy and adventurous venues alongside its old-school dive bars to suit your every mood.
Keep on reading for our picks of the top-rated Miami bars, from classic favorites to unique new spots.
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Top Rated Miami Bars
Sweet Liberty Drink and Supply Company
In spite of it being one of the most popular Miami hangouts—it was both named one of the World's 50 Best Bars and has won several Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards—Sweet Liberty Drink and Supply Co. maintains an authentic neighborhood feel and friendly atmosphere.
The extensive drink list includes more than two dozen fancy cocktails like Lychee & Cucumber Cooler with Bombay Sapphire, St Germain, fresh cucumber juice and bitters, and Perrier cucumber soda or Hotel Nacional Special with Havana Club, apricots, fresh lime, and frothy pineapple. The food menu by chef Michelle Bernstein features fried chicken, cauliflower nachos, and many other delectable snacks.
The venue is packed on most nights so make sure to come early.
237 20th St suite B
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 763-8217
Website: Sweet Liberty Drink and Supply Co.
Tucked away at Freehand Hotel, Broken Shaker is one of the most popular spots in Miami Beach, named the Best American Hotel Bar at Tales of the Cocktail's Spirited Awards. This former pop-up bar specializes in creative cocktails that change according to what fresh ingredients are in season at the bar’s on-site garden.
Here you’ll find drinks like Dusk Till Dawn with contraband Mezcal, Chinola passion fruit, acidified orange juice, and grenadine or Pensacola Holiday with Hidalgo Manzanilla sherry, Krogstad Aquavit, cranberry, herbes de Provence, allspice, and citrus. Besides, Broken Shaker serves an impressive menu of internationally inspired bar bites like Korean chicken tenders, tacos, empanadas, and Cuban sandwiches.
2727 Indian Creek Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Phone: (786) 476-7020
Website: Broken Shaker
Located at the intersection of Wynwood and the Design District, Lagniappe (French for a small extra gift) is a casual wine bar with a laid-back atmosphere. But the venue’s main draw is the back patio with a New Orleans vibe where on any given night you can enjoy live music from top local performers.
The bar features over 150 eclectic craft wines and beers offered at retail prices, plus an excellent selection of grilled food, cheeses, and charcuterie boards. Everything is self-service: after you grab a drink and something to eat, you can pay and find yourself a table to settle in for the night.
Wine by the glass $8-$14
3425 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: (305) 576-0108
This popular Wynwood hangout, named for the owner's maternal grandfather, is the ideal place for a fun night out. There’s something for everyone, from trivia to drag bingos, movies, live music, and stand-up comedy acts. Gramp’s mismatched furniture, collection of old-school video games, and outdoor tiki bar with a graffiti-covered stage enjoyed by hipster clientele perfectly suit the feel of the quirky neighborhood.
Here you’ll be served creative specialty cocktails with flavorful, fresh ingredients, local brews from Funky Buddha and Cigar City by the pint, sake on tap, and sparkling wines. When you get hungry, head to Pizza Tropical, a counter-style service window inside the bar that serves Brooklyn-style pizza—arguably the best in town—plus wings, garlic knots, and hot Cuban coffee.
Beer on tap $6-$8
Beer and shot $10-$12
176 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127
Phone: (855) 732-8992
Mac's Club Deuce
Mac’s Club Deuce is Miami’s oldest bar, purchased in 1964 by a regular named Mac Klein who remained its owner for more than five decades. This poorly lit and smoke-heavy space that uses the same old-school cash register as when it opened its doors in 1926 attracts both long-time customers and out-of-town visitors. Today, it is his wife Mary who runs the Deuce, as the spot is known among locals.
Club Deuce was famously frequented by the cast of Miami Vice. In fact, the neon sign that still hangs above the bar was installed by the television show’s crew. But its reputation soared even more after Anthony Bourdain featured it on his shows No Reservations, The Layover, and Parts Unknown, calling it one of his “favorite places on Earth.”
Here you can choose between domestic brews, craft beers, and brews imported from England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. Mac’s Club Deuce doesn’t serve food, although there are plenty of take-out joints nearby if you want to grab a quick bite.
Domestic beer $5
Craft beer $6
Imported beer $6
222 14th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 531-6200
Website: Mac’s Club Deuce
A self-proclaimed upscale dive bar, Mama Tried is a low-key spot where locals hang out in a dimly lit interior with ‘70s style decor right down with leather banquets and gold disco lamps. The bar was opened in 2018 by Dan Binkiewicz, founder of Purdy Lounge, Sweet Liberty and Blackbird Ordinary and Mauricio Lacayo of The Bend Liquor Lounge.
Mama Tried offers a mix of old-school drinks along with new takes on classic cocktails, created by Sweet Liberty’s Tyler Kitzman. There’s also a good selection of beer and wine. The food menu is created by former Miami Heat chef Michael Jacobs and features PB&J, grilled cheese, bologna sandwiches, and other nostalgic dishes.
There’s no shortage of entertainment either, from a Pac-Man arcade game and jukebox to a pool table, TVs, and a Bookleggers used-book library. The music offering is varied too and includes R&B Tuesdays, country music Thursdays, and weekends featuring local DJs.
207 NE 1st St
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: (786) 803-8087
Website: Mama Tried
Bars With Indoor and Outdoor Seating
Union Beer Store
Located on the famed Calle Ocho in the vibrant Little Havana neighborhood, Union Craft Beer Store is a hybrid bar and bottle shop. It was founded by husband and wife David and Cici Rodriguez, former owners of the Miami Brew Bus. Here you’ll always find a friendly crowd, a stream of professional wrestling playing on the TVs, and good brews.
Union Beer Store is your best both when it comes to local and rare American-made and international beers like Hefeweizen or Berliner Weisse, a regional variation of the wheat beer style from Northern Germany originating in the 16th century. Plus, they serve food from Tacos and Tattoos, one of the best taco places in Miami, as well as Haochi Dumplings, Panolos Cuban, and other local pop-ups.
Beer on tap $18-$24
1547 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
Phone: (786) 313-3919
Website: Union Beer Store
The Taurus Coconut Grove
Housed in a historic building in Coconut Grove, the Taurus is one of Miami’s longest-standing bars that has been around for nearly a century. Over the years Taurus has served both as a teahouse, a roadhouse, and a favorite gathering spot for actors from the nearby Coconut Grove Playhouse. Regulars included everyone from playwright Eugene O’Neill to folk singer Fred Neil.
This iconic bar is known for its extensive selection of domestic and international beers, in addition to more than 100 types of whiskeys and other spirits. But the true hidden gem is the food menu crafted by 2020 James Beard Award Best Chef: South semifinalist Michael Beltran and chef Justin Flit. It features a range of flavorful dishes, including pizzas, jerk chicken pasta, and some of the best burgers in Miami.
Draft beer $8-$10
Beer and a shot $10
3540 Main Hwy c103
Miami, FL 33133
Phone: (305) 529-6523
Website: The Taurus Coconut Grove
One of the best gastropubs in the city, Over Under is a hip venue in the heart of Downtown Miami opened in 2017 by Broken Shaker’s bartender Brian Griffiths. The bar boasts eclectic decor complete with quirky thrift-store finds and a vintage back bar.
True to its Maimian roots, Over Under is best known for its variety of frozen cocktails, although it also serves classic canned beers and several types of shots. The food menu features smoked fish toast, cheeseburgers, jackfruit nachos, and other comfort food with local flavors created by chef James McNeal. The bar is often crowded, so make sure to get here early if you want to grab a table.
Shot and beer $5
Frozen drinks $5
Wine bottle $25
151 E Flagler St
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (786) 247-9851
Website: Over Under Miami
Freehold is a unique hospitality concept in the heart of Wynwood, Miami's trendy arts district. It is composed of several bars, a spacious courtyard with a stage, a streetside cafe, and a 1970s New York-inspired pizza shop. Designed by the architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, each of the spaces was created to offer a unique ambiance based on the time of day.
Freehold offers a wide range of draft cocktails and house classics like Moscow Mule and Mezcal Negroni, along with frozen drinks. But the true star of the menu is the large-format cocktail served in a dazzling disco ball or pink flamingo to share with friends. The all-day food menu features boneless Buffalo wings, tuna poke tostadas, fried chicken sandwiches, Maine lobster rolls, burgers, and pizzas.
Large format (serves 8) $80
Large format (serves 12) $120
Frozen drinks $13
House classics $12
2219 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
Phone: (305) 280-0330
Website: Freehold Miami
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