20 Best Bars in Miami


Best Bars in Miami

Miami is a city different from any other! There is so much to see and do in this vibrant city. You can do the Miami Riverwalk and catch glimpses and stunning views of this city at your pace. If you want to experience Miami Culture, Little Havana is the place to go. Wynwood is not too far behind either.

There are so many great bars and restaurants in these two places, and most of the ones on this list are from either of the two spots. Bayside Marketplace overlooking Biscayne Bay is a great place for shopping and sight-seeing. Night owls looking for a good watering hole are well catered to because the place has so much to offer!

Kush

Kush is a craft beer-focused gastropub featuring 18 beers on tap that includes rare finds you wouldn’t find elsewhere and aged beers. The drink menu also includes a small, rotating wine list.

The dishes here are phenomenal. Fantastic flavor combinations and varied texture profiles, the use of the best quality ingredients all result in dishes that are delicious and beautifully presented. You can dine inside if you choose to, or takeout and enjoy a home. You can get food delivered as well. The burgers here are yum, but that’s the same for pretty much every dish on the menu!

The ambience is trendy and classy with cozy bar seating and a few tables. The service is outstanding, and the place is always teeming with guests, so reserve a few days ahead!

2003 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
Wynwood
(305) 576-4500
kushhospitality.com

SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill

The Sugarcane is located between two of Miami’s hottest neighborhoods, the Design District and Wynwood. The Sugarcane is known for its Rum Cocktails. The place has the largest selection of rums and a solid wine list too.

The ambience is trendy, classy with a magical, dreamy vibe. The perfect spot for date night, especially a first date, don’t you think?

They have outdoor dining in their sheltered terrace area. The service is attentive and efficient. They are kiddo and dog-friendly and offer delivery and takeout.

If you are looking for a great dining experience, then the Sugarcane is one place where you will get it.

3252 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137
Midtown
(786) 369-0353
sugarcanerawbargrill.com

Greenstreet Cafe

Greenstreet Cafe is a delicious breakfast and brunch spot!  The platters are super filling and generous, so go there with plenty of room in your stomach. There are sit-down dining and outdoor seating. They offer delivery and takeout too. The outdoor space is great, and you walk around a bit post-brunch.

Nutella French Toast, Coconut Crusted French Toast, Egg Benedict…drooling yet?

The service is stellar. The ambience is trendy and classy. The establishment welcomes kids and dogs. Everything comes together perfectly for a great dining experience. Why not celebrate your next special occasion?

3468 Main Hwy
Miami, FL 33133
Coconut Grove
(305) 444-0244
greenstreetcafe.net

Beaker and Gray

The Beaker and Gray boast of an extensive wine and cocktail list, crafted to perfection. They have a good and solid selection of beers as well.

The name of the restaurant is rather incentives and takes inspiration from two of the basic culinary tools – the Beaker, used by bartenders to mix drinks, and a Gray Kunz spoon, used by chefs to execute dishes.

The ambience is hipster, trendy and classy. They offer delivery and takeout too. The food is incredible and tapas-style. The service is stellar.

The place is perfect for date nights, solo dates and hanging out as a large group of friends/family. What’s with Miami and great dining experiences! If you are looking for a great dining experience, the Beaker and Gray should be in your list of top five places to dine!

2637 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
Wynwood
(305) 699-2637
beakerandgray.com

Komodo

Komodo opened its doors in 2015, and since then, they have been serving Authentic South East Asian food to the people in South Florida. The Komodo serves over a dozen signature cocktails, all of them delicious and well-balanced in a classy and upscale ambience.

Who doesn’t like Authentic Asian Fusion food? Peking duck, Tuna & Toro Roll, Lobster Dynamite, Korean fried chicken, Chilean Sea Bass Skewers are just some of the delicious foods on the menu.

They have sit-down dining, outdoor seating and offer takeout.

If you are on the lookout for a true culinary experience, the Komodo will not disappoint. The place is perfect for celebrations or to show an out-of-towner the true fine dining experience and luxury of Miami!

801 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131
Brickell
(305) 534-2211
komodomiami.com

Batch Gastropub – Miami

Batch is a neighborhood pub serving an extensive selection of cocktails, whiskey, beer and wine. There is no dearth of options here!

TVs on all the walls allow you to catch the game. The patio outside is lovely when the weather is pleasant. The staff are friendly and entertaining, working seamlessly to ensure you have a wonderful time.

Come over to the Batch on a big game night with friends and chill!

30 SW 12th St
Miami, FL 33130
Brickell
(305) 808-5555
batchgastropub.com/miami/

Old Havana Cuban Bar

Authentic Cuban food and cocktails? That is an offer you can’t say no to! The only thing maybe a little ordinary about this place is the outside. From then on, it is all nothing short of extraordinary. The minute you step in, you can feel the old Cuba vibes of the ‘50s.

Wooden walls and bars, walls full of old bicycles, signs, phones, advertisements and newspaper clippings add to the vibes of the place.

The outside patio is very tropical and simply gorgeous! The ambience is touristy, classy and casual. They are kiddo and dog-friendly and offer delivery and takeout.

Bite the bullet and take the plunge if you are craving for something authentically Cuban!

1442 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
Little Havana, Shenandoah
(786) 518-2196
oldshavana.com

Ball & Chain

The Ball & Chain dates back to 1935! Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, and Chet Baker and many Jazz musicians made this their lair back in the day. At Ball & Chain, the menu offers craft cocktails and tapas to go with it.

The history of the place is colorful and interesting, and if you stop by, read on it before you go. It will just make your experience there so much better!

The ambience is trendy, classy and casual. They offer delivery and takeout too. You can dine inside or out on the lovely patio.

In all, you should come here for the salsa, mambo, Havana and vibrant experience that the place offers! There will never be a dull moment throughout the time you’re here.

1513 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
Little Havana
(305) 200-5268
ballandchainmiami.com

Glass & Vine

Located inside Peacock Park, this is Miami’s only restaurant in a park setting. If you are a nature lover, you will love it here!

The ambience is trendy, classy and casual. Both kids and furry babies are welcome here. The drink menu includes cocktails, beer, wine and spirits. The wine list is massive, with superb selections from the world over. You HAVE to start with the watermelon salad, it’s a perfect blend of sweet and spice, and will set you up for the rest of the food, all of which are delicious.

Forget the madding crowd, and the hustle and bustle of city life for a while at the Glass & Vine. The service is outstanding.

2820 McFarlane Rd
Miami, FL 33133
Coconut Grove
(305) 200-5268
glassandvine.com

Lagniappe

This is a must-visit place if you love wine. With over 150 selections of wine, this is the best wine bar in Miami. It’s definitely one of the best in the whole country! They have a nice selection of beers too.

The backyard is lovely with string lights everywhere. The ambience is classy yet casual, and this is a nice spot for date night or girls’ night out. They are dog-friendly.

The food is all-round good, but the cheese and charcuterie boards pair best with the wine. It can fill up super-fast, so go early!

3425 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
Midtown
(305) 576-0108
lagniappehouse.com

Prohibition Restaurant and Speakeasy

This Speakeasy will take you back in time to the roaring ‘20s. The ambience is romantic, classy, intimate and musically inclined. The cocktails are all inspired by the prohibition era classics, and there are a dozen of these liquid delights.

Grilled lamb chops, Chorizo Croquette and scallops are all great. Go here for the drinks, the food and the ambience.

3404 North Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
Midtown
(305) 438-9199
prohibitionmiami.com

Kush by Spillover

The Kush is noted for its craft cocktails, craft beer and wine. The cider, mead and sour selections are to die for! They have sit-down dining, outdoor seating and takeout. Check out their happy hour deals where you get $2 off their cocktails.

If you are fond of seafood, there are plenty of options like fish tacos, fish and chips, lobster Reuben and crab cake sandwiches that you knock your socks off.

The ambience is hipster, trendy and casual. The wait staff provide excellent service from start to finish. They are not just pet-friendly, they have a little something for your fur babies to nosh on. This is a wonderful spot for great cocktails and equally great food and ambience.

2911 Grand Ave
Ste 400 D
Miami, FL 33133
Coconut Grove
(305) 456-5723
kushcoconutgrove.com

Wood Tavern

This is your friendly neighborhood bar in the heart of Wynwood Art District. This is a wonderful spot to relax, listen to great music and dance if you are in the mood for it.

The drink menu has a few cocktails and plenty of draft beer and beers in bottles/cans. The place has an incredible deck area where you can unwind with a beer, laugh with friends and people watch. The place brings in an eclectic crowd!

There are happy hour deals on weekdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with half price on drinks. The art pieces on the walls are a delight. Head to the Wood to experience a melting pot and have fun!

2531 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
Wynwood
(305) 748-2828
woodtavern.com

Le Chick Miami

If you are seeking delicious craft cocktails and flavorful comfort food to go with it, you are looking for Le Chick Miami! Their drink menu features a dozen cocktails, over two dozen wines and half a dozen draft beers.

Fried chicken, Dirty Burger, and Rotisserie Chicken are all equally delightful. The ambience is hipster, trendy and casual, and the whole decor is funky, vibrant and colorful. The happy hour deals on select cocktails, wine and beer cannot be missed!

310 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127
Wynwood
(786) 216-7086
lechickmiami.com

Blackbird Ordinary

Blackbird is a classy, yet laid back bar that specializes in handcrafted cocktails. They also have an extensive selection of beers and spirits like tequila and whiskey. Do try the Blackbird cocktail – when a cocktail is named after the place, you know it’s going to be great!

A Shout out to my lady pals. Ladies can drink free up to 1 a.m. on Tuesdays! Ladies, drop everything and get your squad down to the Blackbird Ordinary on Tuesdays! Happy Hour is 2 for 1 for any of their fabulous cocktails which, my dear people, is a STEAL!

There are board games, dominos, pool table, and classic music to groove to that adds to the fun.

Definitely, positively, check into this place when you’re in the area because it’s nothing but ordinary!

729 SW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33130
Brickell
(305) 671-3307
blackbirdordinary.com

Barsecco

The Barsecco serves classic and inventive cocktails, the best wines from around the world and beers. The ambience is trendy and classy with plush interiors, barn wood and draping vines. The lighting is dim and intimate, offering a great setting for a date night.

Daily happy hours, live DJ and bottomless Mimosas will turn you into a regular to this joint! If not the service and the affordability of everything on the menu certainly will!

1421 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
Brickell
(305) 577-9809
barsecco.com

The Wharf Miami

This place is located on the historic and pristine Miami River. This place is popular for its open-air events. There are wines, beers and cocktails to quench your thirst and 4-5 food trucks to satiate your hunger.

The ambience is hipster and trendy. Good music sets a nice, fun vibe. The service is attentive and thoughtful. There are always plenty of exciting events happening, and with Christmas right around the corner, they have lots planned up as well!

You can play games like ping pong, and there’s the Giant Jenga, and some TVs if you want to catch a game. Just a fun spot overall, away from the bustling city life!

114 SW North River Dr
Miami, FL 33130
Little Havana
(305) 906-4000
wharfmiami.com

SHOTS

Wynwood is quickly turning into the frontier spot for the Miami party scene. The SHOTS is a vibrant and energetic bar that is a great addition to Wynwood. They feature signature shots and outrageous buckets to keep the party going well into the night!

There are two different dance floors, some games like Jenga and Connect 4, and music going on, which helps with the vibes. They have great Happy Hour deals on Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays are reserved for Beat & Brunch, Wednesdays and Thursdays are “Ladies Night” with free drinks for women folk till 11 p.m. Check out more about their events with the details below.

311 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL 33127
Wynwood
(855) 217-4687
shotsbar.com

Amara at Paraiso

This is a waterfront restaurant that offers authentic Latin American fare, and an extensive selection of wine and spirits, and delicious cocktails.

The ambience is trendy, classy and intimate. They are kiddo and dog-friendly. The upstairs seating offers a gorgeous view, and it is shaded, so you don’t get roasted! At night, you can enjoy dining under the stars!

Check in to Amara for a nice view of Key Biscayne, fantastic wine and delicious Latin American Cuisine.

3101 NE 7th Ave
Miami, FL 33137
Edgewater
(305) 702-5528
amaraatparaiso.com

Tap 42-Miami

Tap 42 has interesting cocktails, wine and beer on the drink menu. The ambience is trendy yet casual, and the food is traditional bar fare, and it is delicious! This is a good place to check in to any time, whether for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. The place is good for groups, even if you have a furry friend in your group because they are dog-friendly! They have sit-down dining, outdoor seating, and they offer delivery and takeout.

3252 NE 1st Ave
Ste 101
Miami, FL 33137
Midtown
(786) 864-0194
tap42.com/midtown-miami/

Miami has so much to offer when it comes to experience dining at its very finest! Many of these spots are just perfect for a date night. The drink options are good too, particularly for the wine and cocktail lovers. But over at Wynwood, the craft beer drinking scene is alive and thriving. The Caribbean and Cuban influences are apparent in this magical city’s drinking scene too. Check out some of these places and enjoy the vibrant Miami spirit and culture!

Ren

Ren is the Editorial Director here at BARPX. She loves writing, running, hanging out, and enjoying her free time with friends and family. Got a new idea for an article? Hit her up at ren [at] barpx.com.

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