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The Most Popular Miami Bars to Check Out Tonight

Miami has always been a party town and it’s no secret that the best bars are here. If you’re looking for a place to let loose, dance the night away, or just drink some cocktails, then you’ll want to check out these spots.

Friends having fun drinking at a bar in Miami

From upscale lounges to dive bars, there’s something for everyone in this city. So go ahead and raise a glass to Miami – cheers!

Best Bars in Miami, FL

  1. Broken Shaker
  2. Gramps
  3. Lost Boy
  4. Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co.
  5. Jaguar Sun
  6. Mac’s Club Deuce
  7. The Anderson
  8. Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery
  9. The Sylvester
  10. Ball & Chain
  11. The Corner
  12. Mama Tried
  13. Blackbird Ordinary
  14. Sugar
  15. Union Beer Store
  16. Las Rosas
  17. Cafe La Trova

Broken Shaker

2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Phone: 305-531-2727
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Escape to their backyard oasis and revel in the Tales of Cocktail’s award-winning Best American Hotel Bar. The Broken Shaker’s handcrafted cocktails are composed of elixirs, syrups and infusions made from garden herbs and spice, fresh-pressed produce, and exotic ingredients from around the world.

Their skilled mixologists are shaking up the perfect blend of ingredients and international flavors to complete your Miami Beach getaway!

Enjoy craft cocktails like the Thai-Thai Baby with Tromba tequila, manzanilla, cucumber-Thai basil syrup, citrus & Absinthe. Other great drink options include the Scotch of Thrones, Shaker-Hopper, and Bull Collins.


Gramps

176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
Phone: 855-732-8992
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Located in the heart of Wynwood, off of Northwest 24th Street in Miami, Gramps is a bar and pizza restaurant that pays homage to the spirit of Miami and provides merriment. Trendy hangout serving cocktails & craft beer amid live entertainment ranging from bands to comics.

This is one of the most popular bars in the area, so you’ll be sure to have a good time. I ordered a few drinks, but my favorite ended up being the Rosemary’s Baby.


Lost Boy

157 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-372-7303
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They’ve combined their love for a good English pub with the feel of an old Captain’s tavern in a Colorado miner’s saloon. Cocktails are straightforward classics, draught beer taps are cold, and sandwiches are built fresh.

There’s footie in the morning, Happy Hour in the afternoon, and no-nonsense hanging throughout the night. For the rest of those minutes in between that always seem to slip away, you’re in good hands, their mermaids await.


Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co.

237 20th St suite b, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-763-8217
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This is Sweet Liberty, a homegrown concept created for the new Miami Beach Situated in the up-and-coming Collins Park area alongside the Bass Art Museum, Sweet Liberty offers guests world-class cocktails and creative American food.

Conceived and operated by award-winning bartender John Lermayer and Dan Binkiewicz along with restaurateur David Martinez, Sweet Liberty brings an intelligent selection of food and drink from sophisticated to simple to downright delicious.

We dropped by this spot one night and had a blast! If you end up visiting this bar, I would try the Banana Negroni, Passionista, or Pisco Punch.


Jaguar Sun

230 NE 4th St, Miami, FL 33132
Phone: 786-860-2422
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Jaguar Sun is an intimate cocktail bar and restaurant in downtown Miami. They serve fancy cocktails with a tropical bent and focus on rum and agave alongside a food menu of house-made pasta, charcuterie, and salads.

Here you should write about drinks you recommend trying – are there any that people mention often in the reviews? Do they have specials on certain nights of the week? You can also mention food if they offer food. 

My favorite drink is the Kingfisher with bourbon, Agricole rhum, blackberry, ginger, and lemon. Or you can try Jailbreak, Tom Collins, and Margarita.


Mac’s Club Deuce

222 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-531-6200
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Mac’s Club Deuce “Miami’s Oldest Bar!” Est. 1926 Locals, daredevils, and global trekkers have enjoyed this legendary, vintage bar for decades. As seen on “Miami Vice” (80’s tv show) and many other features, novels and events! Voted “best dive bar” by … everyone!


The Anderson

709 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138
Phone: 786-401-6330
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The Anderson is a neighborhood bar for their neighbors. They don’t see anything wrong with a few stiff cocktails, delicious food, and live music. They would be honored to provide their services for your next event. Each event is bespoke to your tastes and needs, to provide the best experience possible for you and your guests.

I got the Classic Margarita cocktail which has tequila, agave syrup, and very fresh lime! Other drinks I would recommend are Señor Anderson, Oaxacan Old Fashioned, and El Jaguar


Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery

1120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 347-977-6428
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If you’re sick and tired of dealing with menus that are rather limited in scope, visiting Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery, The Best Cocktail Bar In Miami Beach, you’ll find hangout to be a breath of fresh air.

In Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery You’ll be able to revel in food and beverage choices that are top of the line in caliber. You’ll be able to revel in food and beverage choices that don’t make you feel restricted or frustrated at all as well.

My favorite drink on the menu is their Rhum Swizzle with 100 Proof Rhum J.M. swizzled with watermelon shrub, fresh lime juice & fresh pineapple juice. Other cocktails that looked amazing were the Japanese Highball, El Gaucho, and EL Diablo.


The Sylvester

3456 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Phone: 305-364-5635
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Florida natives and owners of Beaker and Gray, Ben Potts and Brian Nasajon, created a concept that reflects who they are. Using locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, they brought Midtown Miami cutting-edge cocktails, culturally-influenced bites, and nostalgic ambiance to pay homage to old and new Miami.

The Sylvester is the ideal place you want to be stuck in a hurricane – food, drinks, games, music, and Abuela’s furniture. What’s more Miami than that?

I highly recommend trying the Floradora, Ruby Lady, and French Apple. My favorite cocktail was the Diesel with Redemption Rye, Cafecito bitters, demerara.


Ball & Chain

1513 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
Phone: 305-643-7820
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Ball & Chain is a historic Miami live music venue and restaurant dating back to 1935 featuring live music and DJ’s seven days and nights a week. The restaurant boasts fabulous Cuban fare, for lunch and dinner, and the bar features themed cocktails from renowned mixologists. 

My friends tried the Havana Regal, Jam Session, and Miami Mule and loved them! I had the Banana Daiquiri with Bacardi rum, créme de banana, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, coffee beans, bananita and it was delicious!


The Corner

1035 N Miami Ave #101, Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-961-7887
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One of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The area gets its name from being just west of the bicentennial park, home of Miami’s new art and science museums. Surrounded by the media and entertainment district, park west is part of Miami’s vibrant nightlife, culture, and art scene.

On my visit, I tried the Arctic Monkey and It was absolutely amazing so I definitely recommend ordering this. Other drinks that sounded great were the Silky Sifaka, Pa La Playa, and Coquito Flip.


Mama Tried

207 NE 1st St, Miami, FL 33132
Phone: 786-803-8087
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Mama Tried is owned and operated by a group of bartenders, librarians, construction workers, filmmakers, DJs, teachers, bowling enthusiasts, snowcone peddlers, and water polo coaches. We all got together and pitched in what we could to make this neighborhood bar happen.

A cozy and affordable throwback in the center of Downtown Miami, Mama Tried is a quiet spot for happy hour and a rowdy spot for a late night. We want you to feel comfortable and throw one back however you want.

The Jungle Bird was absolutely delicious and had a Caribbean rum blend, lime juice, pineapple, cinnamon. Other great cocktails I tried were the Sparkling Tommy’s, John Daily, and Raspberry Beret. This spot is a must-visit!


Blackbird Ordinary

729 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Phone: 305-671-3307
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Stylish high volume cocktail bar in a historic building next to Brickell City Center and Downtown Miami with a dance floor and two rooms hosting DJs & select live music until late. Their nightclub is a chill lounge setting, with an upscale, yet unpretentious vibe.


Sugar

788 Brickell Plaza #40, Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-712-7000
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One of Miami’s favorite bars, Sugar is their hip and happening 40th floor rooftop bar and lounge, where lush Miami cool meets chic Hong Kong cocktail vibe. This award wining bar has the best sunset views in town, serving original Asian-inspired cocktails and tapas.

When I came to this spot my friends ordered the Midnight Detox, The Sweet Talker, and Royal Treatment. I went for the Sneak Peek which was absolutely amazing. It’s a cocktail with vodka, orange liquor, orgeat, fresh mint, citrus, and Angostura bitters


Union Beer Store

1547 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
Phone: 786-313-3919
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Union Craft Beer Store is a hybrid bar and bottle shop founded by husband and wife team, David and Cici Rodriguez. The duo was invested in Kush Wynwood and David managed the beverage program at Lokal and Kush at start up.

They are also former owners of the Miami Brew Bus. With extensive experience and passion, David and Cici bring their love for good brews and natural wines to Little Havana.


Las Rosas

2898 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Phone: 786-780-2700
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Las Rosas set out to be a bar that wasn’t trying to be anything. They embraced the dive bar culture and wanted a bar with a jukebox, pool table, and no fancy cocktails. They added free arcade machines and a photo booth and called it a day. 

They set their flag purposely just on the other side of the hwy outside the Wynwood Art District. An area a little edgy or as they say “up and coming” Come grab a drink at a bar that is just a bar. 


Cafe La Trova

971 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130
Phone: 786-615-4379
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The world famous Julio Cabrera and his team of Cantineros bring to life the retro Cuba atmosphere with their artisanal, handcrafted cocktails. James Beard Award Winning Chef Michelle Bernstein lends her culinary prowess with a contemporary take on Cuban-styled dishes. Immerse yourself in Miami Cuban culture with live music played by real Trova musicians. 

I really loved the drink I ordered, Presidente with Banks 7 rum, dry curaçao, vermouth blanc, and grenadine. Our bartender also recommended a few of the other drinks on the menu; Periodista, Hotel Nacional, and Banana Daiquiri.


Final Thoughts

Miami is a city known for its nightlife and party atmosphere. If you’re looking to have a good time, check out any of the bars on our list. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed! But if we missed your favorite spot, let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!

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