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25 Best Bars in Miami 

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They say there’s no party like a Miami party. If you’re visiting Magic City and want to go bar diving or unwind by the beach or a neighborhood bar — we’ve got you covered. 

Below is our list of the 25 best bars Miami has to offer, ranked by their respective Google ratings.

We’ve made sure to include beach bars, cocktail lounges, dive bars, wine bars, upscale nightclubs and everything in between.

1. Kaiju

Kaiju is an experimental cocktail bar with a unique cocktail menu. Its name is a Japanese term associated with giant monsters and they want to highlight humanity’s imagination. Some of their signatures are the MechaGodzilla, Nandi Bear, Chukwa and Tuyango.

  • Service options: Serves great cocktails, doesn’t accept reservations
  • Address: 8300 NE 2nd Ave 2nd floor, Miami, FL 33138
  • Operating hours: Thursday–Saturday 7 p.m.–2 a.m.; Sunday and Wednesday 6 p.m.–1 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 305-793-7204
  • Website: Bar Kaiju
  • Google Rating: 4.9/5

Kaiju Bar Setting

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2. Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery

A specialty rum bar located in South Beach. They serve international eats, craft cocktails and an extensive rum selection.

You can get their Florida Rum Experience for $45 where you try four shots of premium Florida rums and soak them up with delicious bites like Jamaican jerk chicken wings, burgers or fries.

  • Service options: Has outdoor seating, serves great cocktails, serves food at the bar
  • Address: 1120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Operating hours: 7 p.m.–3 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 347-977-6428
  • Website: Swizzle Rum Bar and Drinkery
  • Google Rating: 4.9/5

Swizzle Rum Bar Drinkery

Photo Credit: Luis Ribas

3. Lola Bar

Lola Bar is a trendy cocktail bar located in the heart of Miami. It’s got a colorful interior with a bayside view, perfect for taking photos and sipping on delicious cocktails.

The bar offers a solid cocktail selection and great customer service. Some of their signature cocktails include La Toxica, Cacique, Happy Ending and Miss Blonde.

  • Service options: Serves great cocktails, serves food at bars, dogs allowed
  • Address: 401 Biscayne Blvd S118, Miami, FL 33132
  • Operating Hours: Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–2 a.m.; Friday and Sunday 10 a.m.–3 a.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–3:30 a.m.
  • Website: Lola Bar
  • Google Rating: 4.8/5

Lola Bar Miami

Photo Credit: Terry Kilakos

4. The Sylvester

The Sylvester serves cutting-edge cocktails using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. If you want to drink, dance and savor in culturally influenced bites, it’s the place to be.

They have an extensive cocktail menu with a different cocktail of the day, and happy hour from Tuesday to Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Service options: Serves great cocktails, has live music, has dancing
  • Address: 3456 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
  • Operating hours: Sunday and Monday–Closed; Tuesday and Wednesday 5 p.m.–2 a.m.; Thursday–Saturday 5 p.m.–3 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 305-364-5635
  • Website: The Sylvester Bar
  • Google Rating: 4.7/5

The Sylvester Miami

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5. Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co.

Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co. is a craft cocktail bar with a wide selection of drinks and American bites. Located in the Collins Park area right next to the Bass Art Museum, it offers world-class cocktails like the Spiced Pineapple Daiquiri, She Said Yes and Katie’s Flower Shop.

  • Service options: Serves great cocktails, has live music, has dancing
  • Address: 237 20th St Suite B, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Operating hours: Monday–Saturday 4 p.m.–5 a.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.–5 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 305-763-8217
  • Website: Sweet Liberty
  • Google Rating: 4.6/5

Sweet Liberty Miami

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6. Jaguar Sun

A minimalist, tropical cocktail bar and pasta restaurant located in downtown Miami. Jaguar Sun has happy hours every day from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. Some of their signature cocktails are the Jailbreak, Green Ghoul and High Horse.

  • Service options: Serves great cocktails, has live performances, serves food at bar
  • Address: 230 NE 4th St, Miami, FL 33132
  • Operating hours: 5 p.m.–1 a.m. daily
  • Website: Jaguar Sun
  • Google Rating: 4.6/5

Jaguar Sun Miami

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7. MO Bar & Lounge

MO Bar & Lounge is an upscale cocktail lounge located in the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. The bar offers a wide selection of premium spirits and cocktails and Asian small plates. Some of their signature cocktails are the Florida Spritz, Rooibos Aperativo and Pink Sangria.

  • Service options: Has outdoor seating, serves great cocktails, has live performances
  • Address: 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131
  • Operating hours: Sunday–Thursday 12 p.m.–11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 12 p.m.–12 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 305-913-8358
  • Website: Mandarin Oriental Hotel
  • Google Rating: 4.6/5

MO Bar & Lounge

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8. Monty’s Coconut Grove

Monty’s Coconut Grove is a funky bayside spot with a raw bar and drinks. They have a wide selection of classic cocktails, frozen drinks and wines. Moreover, they have a selection of seafood, salads, sandwiches and snacks.

  • Service Options: Serves happy-hour food, serves great cocktails, serves vegan dishes
  • Address: 2550 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133
  • Operating hours: Sunday–Thursday 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.–12 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 305-856-3992
  • Website: Monty’s Coconut Grove
  • Google Rating: 4.6/5

Monty's Coconut Grove Miami

Photo Credit: Carrie Jude

9. Mac’s Club Deuce

Established in 1926, Mac’s Club Deuce is the oldest bars in Miami. It’s also one of the most popular hangout spots among locals. Here, you can grab a cold drink, play pool and dance to your favorite tune on the jukebox. 

  • Service options: Cash only, outside food allowed, doesn’t accept reservations
  • Address: 222 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Operating Hours: 8 a.m.–5 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 305-531-6200
  • Website: Mac’s Club Deuce
  • Google Rating: 4.5/5

Mac's Club Deuce Miami

Photo Credit: Tabitha Heger

10. Off Site

Off Site is a nano brewery and kitchen with a wide selection of beers. They offer happy hour Tuesdays through Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. where you can try their affordable bar food and cheap drinks produced by the brewery itself.

  • Service options: Doesn’t accept reservations, serves food at bar, dogs allowed inside
  • Address: 8250 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138
  • Operating hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12 p.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Phone: +1 786-360-4237
  • Website: Off Site Miami
  • Google Rating: 4.5/5

Off Site Nano-Brewery Miami

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11. Broken Shaker at Freehand

Broken Shaker is an outdoor tiki bar with a tropical atmosphere. Broken Shaker is the Tale’s of Cocktail’s Best American Hotel Bar winner. That said, you can expect to find delicious cocktails like The Luckiest and the App-Solutely Delicious.

  • Service options: Has outdoor seating, serves great cocktails, has live performances
  • Address: 2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140
  • Operating hours: Sunday–Thursday 5 p.m.–12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 5 p.m.–1 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 786-476-7011
  • Website: Broken Shaker
  • Google Rating: 4.5/5

Broken Shaker at Freehand

Photo Credit: Felicia Saade

12. Gramps

Gramps is a popular hangout spot for pizza, cold beer and cocktails. They offer live entertainment on the regular, such as live music and stand-up comics.

  • Service options: Has outdoor seating, serves great cocktails, has live music
  • Address: 176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
  • Operating hours: Sunday–Thursday 12 p.m.–1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 12 p.m–3 a.m
  • Phone: +1 855-732-8992
  • Website: Gramps Bar
  • Google Rating: 4.5/5

Gramps Miami

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13. Dante’s HiFi+

Inspired by the listening rooms in Japan, Dante’s HiFi+ is the first vinyl-listening bar for music enthusiasts. If you want to partake in an authentic HiFi listening experience in a comfortable setting, this place is just for you.

  • Service options: Reservations required, serves great cocktails, has live music
  • Address: 519 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127
  • Operating hours: Monday–Closed; Sunday–Wednesday 7 p.m.–2 a.m.; Thursday–Saturday 7 p.m.–3 a.m.
  • Website: Dante’s HiFi
  • Google Rating: 4.5/5

Dante's HiFi Bar

Photo Credit: Esteban Castro

14. The Bend

The Bend is a neighborhood bar serving drinks in a restored 70s setting. They offer a wide selection of beers and cocktails alongside a weekly lineup of DJs, Trivia and Karaoke. There’s also happy hour every day from 5 p.m.–8 p.m.

  • Service options: Outside food allowed, has outdoor seating, doesn’t accept reservations
  • Address: 6844 NW 169th St, Hialeah, FL 33015
  • Operating hours: Monday–Saturday 5 p.m.–3 a.m.; Sunday 8 p.m.–3 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 786-542-1948
  • Website: The Bend
  • Google Rating: 4.5/5

The Bend Bar

Photo Credit: Ronaldo Cuervo-Arango

15. NIU Wine

NIU is a wine bar in downtown Miami inspired by Catalonian flavors. If you want to sip on great wine and small plates, it’s a great place to visit. 

Their menu includes delicious small plates like charbroiled oysters, anchovies from Santoña and asparagus cojonudos.

  • Service options: Serves food at bar
  • Address: 134 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
  • Operating hours: Sunday and Monday–Closed; Tuesday–Saturday 6 p.m.–12 a.m
  • Phone: +1 786-542-5070
  • Website: NIU Wine
  • Google Rating: 4.5/5

NIU Wine Miami

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16. Ted’s Hideaway

Ted’s Hideaway is a hidden gem located in the heart of Miami Beach. This neighborhood dive bar offers happy-hour specials and has numerous TVs for sports fans to enjoy games alongside a wide selection of beers and delicious food. 

If you ever visit, make sure to try Ted’s Homemade Thin Cust Pizza and Pickled Hot Wings.

  • Service options: Serves great cocktails, doesn’t accept reservations, has bar games
  • Address: 124 2nd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Operating hours: 12 p.m.–5 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 305-532-9869
  • Website: Ted’s Hideaway
  • Google Rating: 4.4/5

Ted's Hideaway

Photo Credit: Chelsea Olson

17. The Corner

The Corner is a hip corner serving small plates, sandwiches and classic and specialty cocktails. It’s located in Part West, one of the oldest neighborhoods of Miami.

Visit The Corner from Monday to Friday 4 p.m.–8 p.m. to take advantage of their happy hour prices.

  • Service options: has outdoor seating, serves great cocktails, doesn’t accept reservations
  • Address: 1035 N Miami Ave 101, Miami, FL 33136
  • Operating hours: Monday–Friday 12 a.m.–5 a.m., 4 p.m.–12 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday 12 a.m.–7 a.m., 4 p.m.–12 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 305 961-7887
  • Website: The Corner Miami
  • Google Rating: 4.4/5

The Corner Miami

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18. Fox’s Lounge

Established in 1946, Fox’s Lounge is one of the oldest bar-restaurants in Miami. Located in South Miami, it’s characterized by its wood-paneled walls and red-leather booths.

Here, you can try their specialties — Wing Wednesday and Thursday Night Prime Rib. As far as their drink menu goes, you’ll find all the classic cocktails as well as some contemporary ones like the Porn Star Martini.

  • Address: 6030 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33143
  • Operating hours: 4 p.m.–2 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 305-703-6553
  • Website: Fox’s Lounge
  • Google Rating: 4.4/5

Fox's Lounge Miami

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19. Blackbird Ordinary

Blackbird Ordinary is anything but ordinary. It’s one of the most popular cocktail spots in Miami with an expertly designed cocktail menu. Their signature Blackbird cocktail is proof of that. 

They also source their ingredients locally, and every cocktail is made using fresh ingredients from local farms.

  • Service options: Has outdoor seating, serves great cocktails, has live music
  • Address: 729 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130
  • Operating hours: Monday–Saturday 3 p.m.–5 a.m.; Sunday 6 p.m.–5 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 305-671-3307
  • Website: Blackbird Ordinary
  • Google Rating: 4.3/5

Blackbird Ordinary Miami

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20. Big Pink

Big Pink was established in 1996. The restaurant/bar offers an authentic retro diner experience with a menu of over 200 items. All of these make Big Pink a great place to watch sports and hang out with locals and tourists.

  • Service options: Has outdoor seating, good for watching sports, has kids’ menu
  • Address: 157 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Operating hours: Sunday–Thursday 8 a.m.–12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.–2 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 305-532-4700
  • Website: Big Pink
  • Google Rating: 4.3/5

Big Pink Miami

Photo Credit: Atom Tarragon

21. American Social in Brickell

American Social Brickell is a gastro bar with updated American comfort food and craft beers. They serve shareables and small plates, salads and bowls, desserts and social hour bites. 

Some of their specialties you should try when you visit are the Apple Butter Ribs, Chicken Milanese and Green Goddess Salmon.

  • Service options: Serves happy-hour food, has a fireplace, good for watching sport
  • Address: 690 SW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33130
  • Operating hours: Monday–Wednesday 11:30 a.m.–12 a.m.; Thursday 11:30 a.m.–1 a.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m.–2 a.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.–2 a.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.–12 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 305-223-7004
  • Website: American Social
  • Google Rating: 4.2/5

American Social

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22. The Cleat

The Cleat is a hidden gem in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. It’s 25 minutes away from Downtown Miami, but it’s worth the drive if you’re looking for a getaway from the hectic city life.

The Cleat is a family-owned and operated restaurant/bar serving Cuban and fresh seafood. It’s a great place to unwind with some amazing cocktails and appetizers.

  • Service options: Has outdoor seating, serves great cocktails, doesn’t accept reservations
  • Address: No Name Harbor, 1200 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
  • Operating hours: Monday–Closed; Tuesday and Wednesday 3 p.m.–8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 3 p.m.–10 p.m.; Saturday 2 p.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.–8 p.m.
  • Website: The Cleat
  • Google Rating: 4.2/5

The Cleat Miami

Photo Credit: Pam Sweet

23. Over Under

Over Under is an owner-operated cocktail bar and kitchen. As such, they have great pricing on their delicious burgers, fish dips and frozen palomas. Some of their signature drinks are the Ramon’s Jockey and Rotating Market Julep.

  • Service options: Has outdoor seating, serves great cocktails, doesn’t accept reservations
  • Address: 151 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131
  • Operating hours: Sunday–Tuesday 5 p.m.–2 a.m.; Wednesday–Saturday 5 p.m.–3 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 786-247-9851
  • Website: Over Under
  • Google Rating: 4.2/5

Over Under Miami

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24. Miami Sound Bar

Miami Sound Bar is a great place for audiophiles. They have great cocktails inspired by bars in Tokyo that you can enjoy in their state-of-the-art listening room.

Some of their signature cocktails are One Hit Wonder and Leaving on a Jet Plane.

  • Service options: Reservations required, serves great cocktails, serves food at bar
  • Address: 123 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131
  • Operating hours: Monday–Closed; Sunday–Thursday 8 p.m.–2 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.–3 a.m.
  • Phone: +1 786-809-0900
  • Website: Miami Sound Bar
  • Google Rating: 4.1/5

Miami Sound Bar

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25. 27 Restaurant and Bar

27 Restaurant and Bar is the first full-service restaurant and bar in Miami. 27 focuses on welcoming a communal dining atmosphere, making it the perfect place to meet new people.

They have a raw bar that serves a range of creatively prepared oysters, shrimp and crabs, plus a selection of tidbits and shareables.

  • Service Options: Has outdoor seating, serves great cocktails, serves vegetarian dishes
  • Address: 2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140
  • Operating Hours: Sunday–Tuesday–Closed; Wednesday 6 p.m.–10 p.m.; Thursday–Saturday 6 p.m.–11 p.m.
  • Phone: +1 786-476-7020
  • Website: 27 Restaurant and Bar
  • Google Rating: 4.1/5

27 restaurant and bar Miami

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Best Bars in Miami: Conclusion

The restaurants and bars on our list are some of the most popular Miami spots amongst locals and tourists alike.

You’ll find many of the bars we talked about on the Best Bars in North America lists and other publications that review and rank bars and restaurants. 

Having said that, some of these places are also looking for full-time and seasonal workers. 

If life ever takes you to the Magic City, make sure to visit at least a few of them to experience Miami’s nightlife at its finest. Or if you have any bartending or barbacking experience, some of these places also have open job positions that might be just what you’re looking for.

If you’re considering heading up to New York, make sure to check out our compilation of the 25 best bars in The Big Apple.

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