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13 Essential Kendall Happy Hours

Where to drink on the cheap in south Miami Dade

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Why limit happy to one hour? That is the question and Kendall has the answer. After a long day of work, an adult beverage or two are well warranted. Many Kendall eateries from Downtown Dadeland to The Falls to West Kendall are extending the traditional happy hour and even offering it during the weekends. So kick back and relax while enjoying a cocktail, beer, wine, or even sake with bar fare for all appetites and dietary restrictions at discounted prices.

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Finka Table & Tap

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This West Kendall's favorite reduces the prices of its signature craft cocktails to $8 during Tap Out! happy hour. Enjoy unique cocktails with quirky names like #Confefe made with New Amsterdam vodka, Sansa Stark made with Fifty Pounds gin, and Tunki Tunki with Capel pisco plus half off draft beers. While there are no food items on the happy hour menu, the bar bites at Finka are reasonably priced and shareable.

When: Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Scully's Tavern

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Since opening in 1989, Scully's has been the Kendall area's friendly neighborhood tavern. The unpretentious setting and laid-back atmosphere is exactly what locals crave. Scully's offers patrons two-for-one specials on all mixed drinks during happy hour. Then at 5 p.m., it offers a a complimentary buffet for its customers to feast on.

When: Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m.

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Balans Restaurant & Bar

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The happy hour at Balans is a local favorite because it is offered every day of the week. Indulge with $6.95 cocktails including favorites such as the mint mango and electric lemonade, house wines for $5, and craft, imported, domestic, and draft beers for $4. Discounted $7 small plates cater to carnivores, seafood lovers, and vegetarians with options like sriracha barbeque chicken wings, crab cakes, tuna tartare, flatbreads and the dipping trio consisting of black bean dip, hummus, and tzatziki served with crudités and pita bread.

When: Daily from 3 to 7 p.m.

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Aoki Teppanyaki and Izakaya

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The Japanese Inaka-style sushi and steakhouse's happy hour embraces the "it's 5 o'clock somewhere" attitude with one of the earliest happy hours in town. Enjoy $4 draft beers and sake, $5 wines and sangrias, well drinks for $6, and cocktails for $7. Take advantage of an inexpensive lunch or even dinner in either the teppanyaki or izakaya sections of the restaurant. Specials range from $2 crispy pig ears, $3 eggplant chips, $4 chicken yakitori, $5 tuna or salmon poke, $6 soft shell crab roll, and a variety of sushi and rolls ranging from $4-$6. The most expensive item on the happy hour food menu is the Japanese nigiri (four pieces) for $7.95. Domo arrigato, Mr. Robato.

When: Mondays through Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Earls Kitchen + Bar

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Unlike many establishments limiting happy hour to the bar area, Earl's happy hour takes place in the entire restaurant. Take advantage of discounted prices on several food items—including full size entrees like the steak and sushi for $23. Smaller offerings include the Hawaiian coconut shrimp for $9, Leroy's crispy ribs for $7, and garlic or regular fries for $3 — or truffle fries for $5. Drink specials include select craft beer glasses and well Highballs for $3, Aperol spritz, mojitos, and Moscow mules for $7, as well as reduced prices on wines.

When: Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. and daily from 10 p.m. to close

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Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

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This Peruvian ceviche eatery hosts hora loca inside The Palms' shopping center.  The specials include half-priced beer, wine, house liquor drinks, plus El Sandy and sangria pitchers. Cocktails such as the Pisco Sour made with Pisco Cuatro Gallos, and Purple Skies made with Russian Standard vodka are $6 each. The bar bites on sale are sliders with shoestring fries or chicken lollipops for $9, jaleita for $8, and deep fried pork rings with orange aioli for $5.

When: Daily from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Blue Martini Kendall

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Dance the night away or enjoy some people watching at Blue Martini with live entertainment daily. All drinks are half price during happy hour and the menu boasts an ample variety of discounted food such as baked brie with fruit for $5, flatbreads for $6, beef tenderloin or Maine lobster salad for $6, along with various vegetarian options. There's even a $5 chocolate dessert for those with a sweet tooth.

When: Daily from 4 to 8 p.m.

Cadillac Ranch

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Cadillac Ranch's Rock 'N Roll Happy Hour has an extensive selection of reduced priced drinks and food. Choose from $5 select martinis including the Flirtini, The New Yorker, and My Dirty Cadillac, $3 to $5 pint specials, half priced single well drinks and Copper Ridge wines, $3 Sobiesky Vodka drinks and $5 for Johnny Walker. The food specials are equally extensive and affordable with $3-$5 selections. Portions are generous and include parmesan and truffle fries, guacamole, nachos, chicken quesadilla, and assorted tacos and flatbreads including many vegetarian options, respectively.

When: Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m.

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Devon Seafood + Steak

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Enjoy views of The Palm's manmade lagoon from Devon's bar and covered patio area while sipping on $7.50 specialty cocktails. The happy hour menu also includes generous portions of appetizers for just $7 as well as $1 oysters and $3.50 lobster claws.

When: Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m.

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Barley an American Brasserie

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When the stress is taking over, say shuck it and head over to Barley Miami in Downtown Dadeland.  During Barley's happy hour guests can enjoy 50 percent off oysters and craft, shaken, and stirred cocktails on special for half price, at around $6 to $6.50 as well.

When: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m.

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The Brick Restaurant

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Pizza lovers rejoice because all pizzas are 50 percent off during Brick's happy hour at the bar. Enjoy discounted libations such as $3 bottled beers, $5 well drinks, and $6 glasses of wine to wash down all that pizza with. 

When: Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Harry's Pizzeria Downtown Dadeland

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Downtown Dadeland's newcomer is hosting happy hour with 50 percent off wine and beer, as well as appetizers. Grab an order of homemade focaccia and ricotta for $5.50 to enjoy with any beer or wine selection. Add olives for $2.50, caponata for $3, or roasted chicken wings with rosemary crema for $6 and consider it a late lunch or early dinner at a reasonable price.

When: Monday through Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m.

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Bonefish Grill

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Grab a stool by the bar, a high-top table, or sit in a booth at Bonefish Grill's bar area and unwind. The happy hour specials include $5 hand crafted martinis and cocktails like the blueberry lemon drop and tropical tiki martini, as well as select Tito’s, Bombay, Bacardi, Dewar’s, Maker’s Mark, and Jack Daniel’s, $4 house wines and $1 off draft beers. Dine on a variety of $6 discounted bites such as wagyu or crispy cod sliders, ahi tuna poke, calamari, mussels, and crispy au gratin bites stuffed with bacon, cheese and green onions.

When: Daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m.    

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Finka Table & Tap

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This West Kendall's favorite reduces the prices of its signature craft cocktails to $8 during Tap Out! happy hour. Enjoy unique cocktails with quirky names like #Confefe made with New Amsterdam vodka, Sansa Stark made with Fifty Pounds gin, and Tunki Tunki with Capel pisco plus half off draft beers. While there are no food items on the happy hour menu, the bar bites at Finka are reasonably priced and shareable.

When: Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Photo Credit: Finka

Scully's Tavern

Photo credit: GuyFieri.com

Since opening in 1989, Scully's has been the Kendall area's friendly neighborhood tavern. The unpretentious setting and laid-back atmosphere is exactly what locals crave. Scully's offers patrons two-for-one specials on all mixed drinks during happy hour. Then at 5 p.m., it offers a a complimentary buffet for its customers to feast on.

When: Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m.

Photo credit: GuyFieri.com

Balans Restaurant & Bar

Photo Credit: OpenTable

The happy hour at Balans is a local favorite because it is offered every day of the week. Indulge with $6.95 cocktails including favorites such as the mint mango and electric lemonade, house wines for $5, and craft, imported, domestic, and draft beers for $4. Discounted $7 small plates cater to carnivores, seafood lovers, and vegetarians with options like sriracha barbeque chicken wings, crab cakes, tuna tartare, flatbreads and the dipping trio consisting of black bean dip, hummus, and tzatziki served with crudités and pita bread.

When: Daily from 3 to 7 p.m.

Photo Credit: OpenTable

Aoki Teppanyaki and Izakaya

Photo Credit: Aoki Group

The Japanese Inaka-style sushi and steakhouse's happy hour embraces the "it's 5 o'clock somewhere" attitude with one of the earliest happy hours in town. Enjoy $4 draft beers and sake, $5 wines and sangrias, well drinks for $6, and cocktails for $7. Take advantage of an inexpensive lunch or even dinner in either the teppanyaki or izakaya sections of the restaurant. Specials range from $2 crispy pig ears, $3 eggplant chips, $4 chicken yakitori, $5 tuna or salmon poke, $6 soft shell crab roll, and a variety of sushi and rolls ranging from $4-$6. The most expensive item on the happy hour food menu is the Japanese nigiri (four pieces) for $7.95. Domo arrigato, Mr. Robato.

When: Mondays through Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Photo Credit: Aoki Group

Earls Kitchen + Bar

Photo Credit: Earls Kitchen + Bar

Unlike many establishments limiting happy hour to the bar area, Earl's happy hour takes place in the entire restaurant. Take advantage of discounted prices on several food items—including full size entrees like the steak and sushi for $23. Smaller offerings include the Hawaiian coconut shrimp for $9, Leroy's crispy ribs for $7, and garlic or regular fries for $3 — or truffle fries for $5. Drink specials include select craft beer glasses and well Highballs for $3, Aperol spritz, mojitos, and Moscow mules for $7, as well as reduced prices on wines.

When: Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. and daily from 10 p.m. to close

Photo Credit: Earls Kitchen + Bar

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

Photo credit: DigestMiami.com

This Peruvian ceviche eatery hosts hora loca inside The Palms' shopping center.  The specials include half-priced beer, wine, house liquor drinks, plus El Sandy and sangria pitchers. Cocktails such as the Pisco Sour made with Pisco Cuatro Gallos, and Purple Skies made with Russian Standard vodka are $6 each. The bar bites on sale are sliders with shoestring fries or chicken lollipops for $9, jaleita for $8, and deep fried pork rings with orange aioli for $5.

When: Daily from 5 to 7 p.m.

Photo credit: DigestMiami.com

Blue Martini Kendall

Dance the night away or enjoy some people watching at Blue Martini with live entertainment daily. All drinks are half price during happy hour and the menu boasts an ample variety of discounted food such as baked brie with fruit for $5, flatbreads for $6, beef tenderloin or Maine lobster salad for $6, along with various vegetarian options. There's even a $5 chocolate dessert for those with a sweet tooth.

When: Daily from 4 to 8 p.m.

Cadillac Ranch

Photo Credit: TripAdvisor

Cadillac Ranch's Rock 'N Roll Happy Hour has an extensive selection of reduced priced drinks and food. Choose from $5 select martinis including the Flirtini, The New Yorker, and My Dirty Cadillac, $3 to $5 pint specials, half priced single well drinks and Copper Ridge wines, $3 Sobiesky Vodka drinks and $5 for Johnny Walker. The food specials are equally extensive and affordable with $3-$5 selections. Portions are generous and include parmesan and truffle fries, guacamole, nachos, chicken quesadilla, and assorted tacos and flatbreads including many vegetarian options, respectively.

When: Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m.

Photo Credit: TripAdvisor

Devon Seafood + Steak

Photo Credit: Devon Seafood + Steak

Enjoy views of The Palm's manmade lagoon from Devon's bar and covered patio area while sipping on $7.50 specialty cocktails. The happy hour menu also includes generous portions of appetizers for just $7 as well as $1 oysters and $3.50 lobster claws.

When: Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m.

Photo Credit: Devon Seafood + Steak

Barley an American Brasserie

Photo Credit: Giovanny Gutierrez

When the stress is taking over, say shuck it and head over to Barley Miami in Downtown Dadeland.  During Barley's happy hour guests can enjoy 50 percent off oysters and craft, shaken, and stirred cocktails on special for half price, at around $6 to $6.50 as well.

When: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m.

Photo Credit: Giovanny Gutierrez

The Brick Restaurant

Photo Credit: The Brick

Pizza lovers rejoice because all pizzas are 50 percent off during Brick's happy hour at the bar. Enjoy discounted libations such as $3 bottled beers, $5 well drinks, and $6 glasses of wine to wash down all that pizza with. 

When: Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Photo Credit: The Brick

Harry's Pizzeria Downtown Dadeland

Photo Credit: Harry’s Pizzeria

Downtown Dadeland's newcomer is hosting happy hour with 50 percent off wine and beer, as well as appetizers. Grab an order of homemade focaccia and ricotta for $5.50 to enjoy with any beer or wine selection. Add olives for $2.50, caponata for $3, or roasted chicken wings with rosemary crema for $6 and consider it a late lunch or early dinner at a reasonable price.

When: Monday through Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m.

Photo Credit: Harry’s Pizzeria

Bonefish Grill

Photo Credit: Bonefish Grill

Grab a stool by the bar, a high-top table, or sit in a booth at Bonefish Grill's bar area and unwind. The happy hour specials include $5 hand crafted martinis and cocktails like the blueberry lemon drop and tropical tiki martini, as well as select Tito’s, Bombay, Bacardi, Dewar’s, Maker’s Mark, and Jack Daniel’s, $4 house wines and $1 off draft beers. Dine on a variety of $6 discounted bites such as wagyu or crispy cod sliders, ahi tuna poke, calamari, mussels, and crispy au gratin bites stuffed with bacon, cheese and green onions.

When: Daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m.    

Photo Credit: Bonefish Grill

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