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Drown Your Valentine’s Day Sorrows at These 11 Miami Dive Bars

Because Hallmark holidays deserve a drink

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Even though Miami's bar scene is on the uptick (check out these new cocktail bars here, and long standing favorites here) 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. Churchill's Pub

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5501 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 757-1807
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Nestled in Little Haiti, Churchill's is the 30 year-old "pub and grub punk club." There might've been a shooting or two nearby over the years, but that just makes it all the more dive-y, right?

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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

1. Churchill's Pub

5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Nestled in Little Haiti, Churchill's is the 30 year-old "pub and grub punk club." There might've been a shooting or two nearby over the years, but that just makes it all the more dive-y, right?

5501 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

2. Free Spirits

100 21st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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.

100 21st St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

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