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Miami's Cheap Cocktails: Where To Drink Up

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It's easy to find a $20 cocktail in Miami. You can, for example, stroll down Ocean Drive and discover tons of fun-priced libations (no less palatable even at the size of your head). However, If you're not looking to go for a nice swim in your $60 margarita, the options become more limited. Still, there are actually plenty of places all around Miami that don't overcharge for their spiked beverages and a few that practically give them out for free — and we've rounded up 10 of them for your drinking (and wallet) pleasure.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Blackbird Ordinary

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729 SW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 671-3307
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Here's the deal at Blackbird: bottled fizzy cocktails (which they bottle in house) are $10, but for each you purchase between 3 and 7 p.m., you get a poker chip for a free cocktail. You can use it the same day or save it for later and use it any time (even when weekends and non-happy hour hours).

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2. Free Spirits

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100 21st St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-5399

A random "sports cafe" at the Days Inn on 20 Street, Free Spirits is actually a decent-sized dive with pool tables, darts, a jukebox, and friendly staff that is nothing close to the typical SoBe scene. The bar has been known for having a variety of "down and dirty" drink specials too.

Free Spirits

3. Gramps

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176 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 752-6693
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At this laid back cocktail bar in Wynwood a handcrafted drink will only run you around $10 and you snag a bottle of champagne for just $16.

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4. Lionesse Wetlab

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4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

This bar has quickly become a popular spot for the UM set due to its killer views and $3 mojitos.

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5. Lost Weekend

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218 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-1707

Not a bad place to get lost, the larger bar connected to Kill Your Idol is great for playing pool, putting tunes on the jukebox, ordering cheap drinks, and late night munchies. Their pizza is actually, really good.

Lost Weekend

6. Mac's Club Deuce

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222 14th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-6200

The Deuce, as it's known to locals, has been around nearly 50 years and remains a SoBe staple. It's even one of Anthony Bourdain's favorites, and it rocks cheap drink specials at almost every hour of the day.

Mac's Club Deuce

7. Mike's at Venetia

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555 NE 15th St
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 374-5731
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The sports bar is packed whether or not the big game is on because of its cheap bites and even cheaper drinks.

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8. Purdy Lounge

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1811 Purdy Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-4622

Dubbed a lounge for its large space (there's a main room and a back room) and comfy couches, Purdy is called "dirty Purdy" by locals for a reason, but if you can get past that, then you'll be able to snag some pretty cheap drinks — at least for Miami Beach standards.

9. Ted's Hideaway

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124 2nd St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-9869
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Hidden in SoBe's South of Fifth neighborhood just off Ocean Drive, Ted's is a no-frills bar next to The Big Pink with strong drinks and a pool table.

Ted's Hideaway

10. Wood Tavern

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2531 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 748-2828
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This spot rocks drinks that clock out at $8, a variety of rotating food and drink specials — including the ever popular (free) taco Tuesday — and a hipster chic crowd.

Wood Tavern

1. Blackbird Ordinary

729 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Miami New Times

Here's the deal at Blackbird: bottled fizzy cocktails (which they bottle in house) are $10, but for each you purchase between 3 and 7 p.m., you get a poker chip for a free cocktail. You can use it the same day or save it for later and use it any time (even when weekends and non-happy hour hours).

729 SW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33130

2. Free Spirits

100 21st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Free Spirits

A random "sports cafe" at the Days Inn on 20 Street, Free Spirits is actually a decent-sized dive with pool tables, darts, a jukebox, and friendly staff that is nothing close to the typical SoBe scene. The bar has been known for having a variety of "down and dirty" drink specials too.

100 21st St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. Gramps

176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
Yelp

At this laid back cocktail bar in Wynwood a handcrafted drink will only run you around $10 and you snag a bottle of champagne for just $16.

176 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127

4. Lionesse Wetlab

4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Yelp

This bar has quickly become a popular spot for the UM set due to its killer views and $3 mojitos.

4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

5. Lost Weekend

218 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lost Weekend

Not a bad place to get lost, the larger bar connected to Kill Your Idol is great for playing pool, putting tunes on the jukebox, ordering cheap drinks, and late night munchies. Their pizza is actually, really good.

218 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Mac's Club Deuce

222 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Mac's Club Deuce

The Deuce, as it's known to locals, has been around nearly 50 years and remains a SoBe staple. It's even one of Anthony Bourdain's favorites, and it rocks cheap drink specials at almost every hour of the day.

222 14th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Mike's at Venetia

555 NE 15th St, Miami, FL 33132
Yelp

The sports bar is packed whether or not the big game is on because of its cheap bites and even cheaper drinks.

555 NE 15th St
Miami, FL 33132

8. Purdy Lounge

1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Dubbed a lounge for its large space (there's a main room and a back room) and comfy couches, Purdy is called "dirty Purdy" by locals for a reason, but if you can get past that, then you'll be able to snag some pretty cheap drinks — at least for Miami Beach standards.

1811 Purdy Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. Ted's Hideaway

124 2nd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Ted's Hideaway

Hidden in SoBe's South of Fifth neighborhood just off Ocean Drive, Ted's is a no-frills bar next to The Big Pink with strong drinks and a pool table.

124 2nd St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

10. Wood Tavern

2531 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Wood Tavern

This spot rocks drinks that clock out at $8, a variety of rotating food and drink specials — including the ever popular (free) taco Tuesday — and a hipster chic crowd.

2531 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

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