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Drown Your Valentine’s Day Sorrows at These 12 Miami Dive Bars

Because Hallmark holidays deserve a drink.

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Even though Miami's bar scene its typically known for its glitz and glam, sometimes a grimy bar with a surly bar staff and cheap drinks are just what the doctor ordered — especially on Singles Awareness Day, also known in some circles as Valentine’s Day.

From legendary establishments that have been around for decades to some hole-in-the-wall dives, these are 12 of the best ones around town. They're worth stopping by for some cheap drinks and a no fuss, and serve as a nice escape from the hearts and flowers.

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1. Kill Your Idol

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222 Espanola way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The smaller counterpart to Lost Weekend on Española Way has a more rock n' roll vibe and plenty of odd decorations to look at. Its Wednesday ladies night where ladies drink free is usually packed.

2. 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.

3. 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 was even one of Anthony Bourdain's favorites.

4. 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.

5. Jada Coles

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2845 Coral Way
Coral Gables, FL 33145
(786) 391-3698
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Featuring a full bar, low ceilings and outdoor pool tables, this Coral Way dive bar has all the essential things needed for a fun dive bar type of night out.

6. Barracuda Bar & Grill

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3035 Fuller St
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 918-9013
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Sure, Barracuda might have changed ownership and stepped it up a few levels — but once a dive bar, always a dive bar, and it certainly hasn't lost its charm. The bar is still equipped with beer pong tables and cheap suds, like any good dive bar should be.

7. Corbett's Sports Bar & Grill

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12721 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 238-0823
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Corbett's was one of the last Miami bars you were allowed to light up a cigarette in (that is now a big no no — but only recently) which may just be a testament to its dive-yness. But if that is an appealing trait, Corbett's also features all the dive bar essentials like a pool table and cheap drinks.

8. Keg South

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12805 SW 136th Ave
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 253-2043
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Hidden right off US1 in Pinecrest, dive bar lovers will find one of Miami's oldest dive bars with one of the best burgers in town to boot.

9. Hole in the Wall Tavern

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9821 SW 184th St
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Burgers, wings and nachos fill out the menu at this Palmetto Bay dive bar hidden inside a strip mall — making it the go-to local's spot.

10. The Bar

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172 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 442-2730
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A perfect low-key hangout for locals in the Gables area, this sometimes rowdy bar is great for watching games and grabbing a cheap drink any time.

11. Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern

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7221 SW 58th Ave
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 669-8577
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This South Miami haunt has been around for decades, and that’s part of its charm. The bar inside is small and loud, as any good dive bar should be, but there is relief out back on the patio benches. The drinks are strong, and poured until the wee hours of the morning most days.

12. Mike's At Venetia

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555 NE 15th St 9th Floor
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 374-5731
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Waterfront dive bars are a thing here in South Florida. One of the most popular is Mike’s at Venetia, which features a beer selection with more than 18 taps, for every taste and mood, plenty of TVs for catching the game(s), and pretty stellar water views.

1. Kill Your Idol

222 Espanola way, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The smaller counterpart to Lost Weekend on Española Way has a more rock n' roll vibe and plenty of odd decorations to look at. Its Wednesday ladies night where ladies drink free is usually packed.

222 Espanola way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

2. Lost Weekend

218 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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.

218 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. Mac's Club Deuce

222 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Deuce, as it's known to locals, has been around nearly 50 years and remains a SoBe staple. It was even one of Anthony Bourdain's favorites.

222 14th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Ted's Hideaway

124 2nd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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

5. Jada Coles

2845 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33145

Featuring a full bar, low ceilings and outdoor pool tables, this Coral Way dive bar has all the essential things needed for a fun dive bar type of night out.

2845 Coral Way
Coral Gables, FL 33145

6. Barracuda Bar & Grill

3035 Fuller St, Miami, FL 33133

Sure, Barracuda might have changed ownership and stepped it up a few levels — but once a dive bar, always a dive bar, and it certainly hasn't lost its charm. The bar is still equipped with beer pong tables and cheap suds, like any good dive bar should be.

3035 Fuller St
Miami, FL 33133

7. Corbett's Sports Bar & Grill

12721 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33156

Corbett's was one of the last Miami bars you were allowed to light up a cigarette in (that is now a big no no — but only recently) which may just be a testament to its dive-yness. But if that is an appealing trait, Corbett's also features all the dive bar essentials like a pool table and cheap drinks.

12721 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33156

8. Keg South

12805 SW 136th Ave, Miami, FL 33186

Hidden right off US1 in Pinecrest, dive bar lovers will find one of Miami's oldest dive bars with one of the best burgers in town to boot.

12805 SW 136th Ave
Miami, FL 33186

9. Hole in the Wall Tavern

9821 SW 184th St, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Burgers, wings and nachos fill out the menu at this Palmetto Bay dive bar hidden inside a strip mall — making it the go-to local's spot.

9821 SW 184th St
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

10. The Bar

172 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

A perfect low-key hangout for locals in the Gables area, this sometimes rowdy bar is great for watching games and grabbing a cheap drink any time.

172 Giralda Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

11. Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern

7221 SW 58th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143

This South Miami haunt has been around for decades, and that’s part of its charm. The bar inside is small and loud, as any good dive bar should be, but there is relief out back on the patio benches. The drinks are strong, and poured until the wee hours of the morning most days.

7221 SW 58th Ave
South Miami, FL 33143

12. Mike's At Venetia

555 NE 15th St 9th Floor, Miami, FL 33132

Waterfront dive bars are a thing here in South Florida. One of the most popular is Mike’s at Venetia, which features a beer selection with more than 18 taps, for every taste and mood, plenty of TVs for catching the game(s), and pretty stellar water views.

555 NE 15th St 9th Floor
Miami, FL 33132

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