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Every Important Miami Bar, Mapped

From dives to speakeasies

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Gone are the days of ordering vodka sodas and blue Long Islands when out on the town in Miami. Thanks to talented bartenders around South Florida, high-quality spirits, and innovative ingredients, there's no better time than the present to be a drinker in Magic City.

From dives that serve a good, plain drink, to retro-inspired speakeasies, to restaurants who's bar program is on par with some of the best in the city, there’s something on this list for everyone looking to get a little buzzed in the best way possible.

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The Anderson

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This 80s throwback bar by the Bar Lab team, serves up cocktails in two very distinct areas: its dimly lit, animal print wallpaper decorated, inside bar, and its outdoor tiki bar that gives off Tom Cruise in Cocktail vibes. No matter the preference, at both bars expect a range of classic and seasonal cocktails made with Bar Lab’s signature twist.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

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The Design District’s busiest bar for more than a decade, it’s packed nightly with those looking for a strong, well-made drink using seasonal ingredients, or by those who just want a quick of the James Beard award-winning cuisine at the bar. Either way, all are welcome.

Matador Bar

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Housed outside the entrance to the Matador Room, the Matador Bar is just as sleek as its restaurant with a massive, black walnut bar, plenty of Spanish Matador paintings and signature drinks served in gold plated pineapples, naturally. In addition to its seasonal drink menu, which features plenty of classics, it also showcases monthly bar pop ups from big names in the beverage world, live music and unique promotions.

Matador
Matador Bar

The Broken Shaker

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The Broken Shaker has helped evolve the Miami mixed drink scene bringing the stiff drinks out of the parlor and into the open air. It's not the velvet slipper and smoking jacket type of cocktail club some out-of-towners may be use to. Patrons sip their drinks scattered around the pool and beneath the over-growth.

Beaker & Gray

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Its impressive beverage program spearheaded by Ben Potts is served up at the 13-person marble bar complete with iPhone charging stations, which has gained just as much buzz as its global-inspired food. Drinks are separated into shaken, stirred and "strange" so no matter the mood for, Beaker & Gray has it covered.

This Wynwood cocktail bar might advertise its "Cold Beer" and "Air Conditioning" but its cocktails are nothing to be ignored. Its laid-back atmosphere and strong — yet balanced — drinks make it the perfect spot to begin or end the night.

Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co.

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Sweet Liberty features a Miami Beach chic vibe complete with neon signs and flamingos on the wall, some of the best cocktails on the beach and a kitchen that stays open to 5 a.m. nightly. And don't miss its bar food, which is just as good at the beginning of the night as it is at the end.

Purdy Lounge

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Dubbed a lounge for its large space (there's a main room and a back room) and comfy couches, and inexpensive drinks. Go for reggae on Mondays, a nightcap on any night of the week, or on Sundays for one of the best, sweaty, hip-hop parties in Miami.

Mac’s Club Deuce

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The Deuce, as it's known to locals, has been around nearly 50 years and remains a SoBe staple for its divey feel, cheap drinks and around-the-clock hours. It was even one of Anthony Bourdain's favorites.

The Corner

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The fanciest thing about The Corner are the cocktails, and that's a good thing. Dark, rough cut wood and dimly lite, as a proper bar should be.

Better Days

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Sure, once upon a time Better Days called itself a “pop-up” bar, but this laid-back watering hole has become a permanent go-to spot for the Brickell crowd serving up unique cocktails in a very un-Brickell like setting.

Sugar at EAST

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Boasting some of the best views of Miami on its 50th floor location, plus tasty cocktails to boot, have made Sugar an instant go-to bar for those in-the-know.

The Anderson

This 80s throwback bar by the Bar Lab team, serves up cocktails in two very distinct areas: its dimly lit, animal print wallpaper decorated, inside bar, and its outdoor tiki bar that gives off Tom Cruise in Cocktail vibes. No matter the preference, at both bars expect a range of classic and seasonal cocktails made with Bar Lab’s signature twist.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

The Design District’s busiest bar for more than a decade, it’s packed nightly with those looking for a strong, well-made drink using seasonal ingredients, or by those who just want a quick of the James Beard award-winning cuisine at the bar. Either way, all are welcome.

Matador Bar

Matador
Matador Bar

Housed outside the entrance to the Matador Room, the Matador Bar is just as sleek as its restaurant with a massive, black walnut bar, plenty of Spanish Matador paintings and signature drinks served in gold plated pineapples, naturally. In addition to its seasonal drink menu, which features plenty of classics, it also showcases monthly bar pop ups from big names in the beverage world, live music and unique promotions.

Matador
Matador Bar

The Broken Shaker

The Broken Shaker has helped evolve the Miami mixed drink scene bringing the stiff drinks out of the parlor and into the open air. It's not the velvet slipper and smoking jacket type of cocktail club some out-of-towners may be use to. Patrons sip their drinks scattered around the pool and beneath the over-growth.

Beaker & Gray

Its impressive beverage program spearheaded by Ben Potts is served up at the 13-person marble bar complete with iPhone charging stations, which has gained just as much buzz as its global-inspired food. Drinks are separated into shaken, stirred and "strange" so no matter the mood for, Beaker & Gray has it covered.

Gramps

This Wynwood cocktail bar might advertise its "Cold Beer" and "Air Conditioning" but its cocktails are nothing to be ignored. Its laid-back atmosphere and strong — yet balanced — drinks make it the perfect spot to begin or end the night.

Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co.

Sweet Liberty features a Miami Beach chic vibe complete with neon signs and flamingos on the wall, some of the best cocktails on the beach and a kitchen that stays open to 5 a.m. nightly. And don't miss its bar food, which is just as good at the beginning of the night as it is at the end.

Purdy Lounge

Dubbed a lounge for its large space (there's a main room and a back room) and comfy couches, and inexpensive drinks. Go for reggae on Mondays, a nightcap on any night of the week, or on Sundays for one of the best, sweaty, hip-hop parties in Miami.

Mac’s Club Deuce

The Deuce, as it's known to locals, has been around nearly 50 years and remains a SoBe staple for its divey feel, cheap drinks and around-the-clock hours. It was even one of Anthony Bourdain's favorites.

The Corner

The fanciest thing about The Corner are the cocktails, and that's a good thing. Dark, rough cut wood and dimly lite, as a proper bar should be.

Better Days

Sure, once upon a time Better Days called itself a “pop-up” bar, but this laid-back watering hole has become a permanent go-to spot for the Brickell crowd serving up unique cocktails in a very un-Brickell like setting.

Sugar at EAST

Boasting some of the best views of Miami on its 50th floor location, plus tasty cocktails to boot, have made Sugar an instant go-to bar for those in-the-know.

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