For those looking to taste their way through the each Miami neighborhood one cocktail at a time this is the list for you. From dives to lounges to restaurant bars we've laid out before you a treasure map bound for liquid gold. Happy hunting!Read More
The Best Miami Cocktail Bars, By Neighborhood
No matter where you are, booze awaits
1. North Miami Beach: The St. Regis Bal Harbour Bar & Sushi Lounge
Delicately set between classic and contemporary the St. Regis Bar brings an air of sophistication to Miami Beach with a dedicated cocktail list geared towards any palate.
2. Mid Beach: The Broken Shaker
The Broken Shaker has been winning awards and accolades almost since its inception. With their innovative and ever-changing libations and punches there's a reason people keep talking about their cocktails.
3. Key Biscayne: Rumbar
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Channeling circa 1940, Rumbar brings Old Havana to Key Biscayne. With an extensive list of over 85 varieties of rum coupled with live, Latin music each weekend you may just feel like you've been transported all the way to Cuba.
4. Downtown: Lilt Lounge
Blues and jazz play live most nights at the Lilt Lounge. Specializing in rum and champagne cocktails, the round-about bar is set alongside the mouth of the Miami River with neck-craning views of water-front Downtown/Brickell.
5. South Beach: Repour Cocktail Bar
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Repour doesn't waste your time with classic cocktails you can get at a hundred different bars. Instead in your drink you'll find things like Bird Chile Syrup, Anchovy Paste, Red Wine Reduction and maybe even a Miso Spiced Rim. With a rotating cocktail list each month there's always an excuse to stubble back. That, and becoming the Drunken Spelling Bee champion. ( $10 says drunk-you can't spell Chateauneuf-du-Pape.)
6. Brickell: RedBar
Miami, FL 33130
Every regular deserves a frequent buyer’s card. If you can get your hands on "The Hook Up" card at RedBar you'll be set for life, promising $4 beers and $8 premium drinks, "All day. Every day."
7. Park West: The Corner
At the intersection of NE 11th and North Miami Avenue you'll find the Corner bar. From the afternoon light to the dead of night, the Corner bar is the best place to get a no-frills, damn-good cocktail in Park West.
8. Edgewater: City Hall the Restaurant
If you find yourself in Edgewater on a hot Miami afternoon may City Hall be your haven. Owner and Miami native, Steven Haas, has worked all across city so you know he can stir up a great cocktail.
9. Design District: Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
Longtime neighborhood favorite Michael's Genuine serves up their house cocktails and spirits mixed with homemade sodas alongside their award-wining American fare.
10. Midtown: Prohibition Restaurant & Speakeasy
Miami, FL 33127
Priding themselves on mastering the classics, Prohibition specializes in Prohibition era cocktails within their Midtown restaurant and speakeasy.
11. Wynwood: Gramps
Thrown among the warehouses and art scenes just off NW 2nd, Gramps created a following looking for trendy, cool cocktails to go with their rough-cut, designer jeans. Whether you're looking to sit and chill all night or add another stop to your artsy pub crawl, Gramps is a perfect place to go in Wynwood.
12. Upper East Side: Vagabond Hotel Pool Bar
Alex Chang and the restaurant aren't the only good reasons to visit the Vagabond Hotel. Sitting pool side sipping on cocktails as bright as the sun and sky above can be just as relaxing as in a parlor.
13. Little Havana: Ball & Chain
Miami, FL 33135
The historic Ball & Chain of Little Havana is the perfect place for the nostalgic heart. With a specialty cocktail list inspired from days-gone-by we guarantee drinks that won't weigh you down.
14. Coral Gables: The Bar at The Biltmore Hotel
Sit beneath the eaves of the Biltmore Hotel with a classic cocktail in one hand and a cigar in the other, or just lounge inside and listen to the echoes of the baby grand among wood and marble interior.
15. Kendall: Finka Table & Tap
Those driving from Downtown or the Miami Beach may find Finka a little too far out of the way, but those in Kendall are just fine with that. Besides putting up some serious food, Finka puts out a mean signature cocktail list as well as few twists on the age-old classics.
16. Coconut Grove: Lulu in the Grove
Lulu the "neighborfood" friendly eatery in the heart of the Grove, serves a fun and creative drink list featuring both brunch and signature cocktails.