Summertime means fun in the sun, and what better way to enjoy the season than by hitting up one of Miami’s best beach bars?
From chill hangouts with gorgeous ocean views to lively spots with pumping music, there’s a perfect beach bar for everyone in this city.
So put on your shades and sandals and get ready to party! Here are some of our favorites.
1052 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 531-7234
Looking for a place that celebrates drag culture and provides amazing food and drinks? Look no further than Palace Bar Miami!
This iconic location on Ocean Drive has been the go-to spot for more than three decades, and they’re committed to providing an unforgettable experience each and every time.
Come enjoy craft cocktails, delicious bites, and live entertainment hosted by their fabulous resident divas. There’s something for everyone at Palace Bar Miami!
1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 538-1111
Open daily, jetsetters, celebrities and Miami locals flock to Nikki Beach to soak up the sun on luxurious day beds while enjoying lunch and creative cocktails.
The extensive menu spans dishes representative of all the countries Nikki Beach is located in around the world including healthful salads, innovative sushi rolls, freshly caught seafood entrees and slow-roasted free range rotisserie chicken.
Relax under a signature Nikki Beach teepee and watch the waves roll in as the “happy music” and world-class entertainment take over. It’s a Miami hotspot you’ll never want to leave!
Clevelander South Beach
1020 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 532-4006
It’s a well-known fact you can’t do Miami Beach without experiencing Clevelander South Beach!
Their beautifully designed and decorated outdoor restaurant located on Ocean Drive serves up quality food, drinks, and live entertainment. This truly is an iconic South Florida destination.
Baia Beach Club Miami
1100 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 514-1949
Baia Beach Club brings the effortless sophistication of international coastal living to the new and reimagined Mondrian South Beach.
Inspired by the laid-back bohemian energy, casual chic and welcoming multicultural spirit of the Mediterranean, Baia Beach Club is a world-class destination of its own, ready for you to experience right here, right now.
My favorite drink is the Sunset Bloody Mary with Tito’s Vodka, house-made bloody Mary mix, and filthy olive’s garnish. Or you can try the Tropical Collins Fizz, Summertime Spritz or Beehive.
South Pointe Tavern
40 South Pointe Dr #109, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tucked away in the chic neighborhood of South of Fifth, South Pointe Tavern has quickly become Miami’s Favorite Local Bar.
Featuring the largest selection of spirits in Miami Beach, the concept is driven by seasonally curated cocktails, executed to perfection, and served in a cool, comfortable atmosphere.
I got the Miami State of Mind cocktail which has silver tequila, fresh-pressed watermelon, cilantro, jalapeno, fresh lime, and roasted pineapple agave! Other drinks I would recommend are the Tavern Old Fashioned or Yo Ho Ho cocktail.
The Lido Bayside Grill
40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
A gathering place for friends to share drinks and bayside bites, Lido Bayside Grill is guided by locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce.
Plays on citrus and fermentation are woven throughout the menu, which includes expertly-grilled dishes, fried options, and chilled dishes. And yes, there will be plenty of frosé.
My favorite drink on the menu is their Paloma with tequila, mezcal, Pamplemousse, and grapefruit soda. Other cocktails that looked amazing were the Elixir Vegetal, Hot n’ Hazy and Lido Lemonade!
Monty’s Sunset – South Beach
300 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Located poolside and waterfront on the docks of the picturesque Miami Beach Marina, Monty’s Sunset is South Beach’s premiere spot for casual dining, fresh-caught local seafood, a succulent raw bar, live music and the most stunning sunsets in South Florida.
It’s the perfect place for lunch, dinner, happy hour, special occasions, live music or any major sporting event, Monty’s Sunset has something for everyone.
Miami is a city that’s synonymous with beaches, sun and sand. And what goes better with all that than cold drinks and good music?
Whether you’re looking for laid-back vibes or something more upbeat, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best beach bars in Miami.
Did we leave any bars off of our list? Let us know in the comments!
Best Beach Bars in Miami, FL
- Nikki Beach
- Clevelander South Beach
- Baia Beach Club Miami
- South Pointe Tavern
- The Lido Bayside Grill
- Monty’s Sunset – South Beach