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14 Miami Hotel Bars Worth Checking Into

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Whether on vacation, staycation, or just playing hooky from a day of work, there’s something nice about sitting at a hotel bar sipping a cocktail. Miami’s got plenty of hotel options, but not all are created equally. Skipping Ocean Drive is usually the best bet, as there’s plenty other beach options worthwhile. From swanky resort style hotels to some of the city’s best hidden gem lobby bars, it’s a safe bet that no one will ever go thirsty when looking for a great cocktail.

Here’s a list of 14 Miami hotel bars that are worth checking into — at least for a few hours.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Soff’s

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19999 W Country Club Dr
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 932-6200
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Soff’s is a stunning result of JW Turnberry’s recent renovation. The elegant high-ceiled bar features a selection of dark spirits, local beers, and cocktails including batched drinks on tap like a margarita and watermelon mule; and the Par 75 made with Hendrick’s gin, basil syrup, Italicus, lemon, and Taittinger Brut, which is a nod the property’s golf course.

2. Le Sirenuse Miami

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9011 Collins Ave
Surfside, FL 33154
(786) 482-2280
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One step inside Le Sirenuse Miami and guests are instantly transported to the Amalfi Coast, with its Champagne Bar serving as one of Miami’s most luxurious places to grab a drink. From the long list (Miami’s largest) of available bubbles to a well-executed cocktail menu, there’s something to inspire even the pickiest drinker. Try The Musician, a take on a classic Manhattan and is paired with a chocolate truffle that’s a sweet addition to the experience.

3. Bleau Bar

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4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 674-4760
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The aptly named lobby bar at Miami Beach’s iconic Fontainebleau is the ultimate place to people watch. Both locals and visitors flock to this bar, which was once a local hangout spot for The Rat Pack, and is still one of the most consistently busy bars in the city.

4. The Living Room

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3201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 534-8800
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This swanky hotel bar inside Faena does indeed feel like someone’s very classy living room, and is the place to go when looking for a dark romantic vibe on South Beach. The beverage list is split between classic cocktails like Tommy’s margarita, palomas, and side cars; and house-made creations like the Deft Leopard made with Avión Faena blend reposado tequila, agave, Pedro Ximénez sherry, espresso, and chocolate bitters. 

5. Matador Room

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2901 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(786) 257-4600
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Stepping into Matador Bar is a stark transition from the all white walls of the Edition hotel it’s located in. The massive black walnut bar is the room’s center piece, where the menu is a ode to old Miami. Like the Ms. Clair Voyant, a clarified punch named after a a fortune telling gypsy said to roam Miami Beach’s streets in the 1960s, made with Banks 7 Rum, overproof rum, Spanish brandy, cognac, green tea, pineapple, pink lemon, orange, and aromatic spices. There’s also the Better Than Joe’s a cheeky Key lime pie Pisco cocktail that’s sweet enough to replace the dessert.

6. Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami

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2727 Indian Creek Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 531-2727
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One of the bars that is credited for putting Miami on the international bar scene, the Broken Shaker is also the most laidback bar on the list. Located inside the hip Freehand Hostel, the bar features an ever-changing menu with drinks created using in-house mixers and juices, as well as herbs grown in the garden outside. Grab a drink and hang in its outdoor oasis or lay by the pool.

7. Blind Barber

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Nautilus by Arlo, 1825 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

A hybrid barber shop by day and hidden cocktail lounge by night, the Blind Barber is a New York transplant in the lobby of the Nautilus by Arlo. Here cocktails are paired with beard trims, haircuts, and upscale grilled cheese sandwiches made with items like smoked gouda and Spanish chorizo. When it comes to beverages go for the Collins Avenue made with gin, cucumber, thyme, black pepper, lime, and club soda.

8. Rose Bar at Delano

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1685 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-5752
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The Rose Bar at the Delano features old School South Beach glamour at its finest with upholstered rose-colored walls and Venetian chandeliers that create a create a sophisticated cocktail setting. When it comes to beverages, the menu has a little something for everyone from light and flirty to boozy and bold. A favorite is the Ernest Twist made with rum, Maraschino, grapefruit, and lime juice — an ode to the famous author who spent a great deal of his time on South Beach.

9. Minnow Bar

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660 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-9600
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One of the best reasons to visit Washington Avenue is Minnow Bar located inside the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel. Here the cocktails are clever and there’s always a classic movie on the television (think: Cocktail or National Lampoon’s Family Vacation). The cocktails even boast kitschy names like the Honey Dude that uses gin, Blanc Vermouth, honeydew, and matcha, or the Do You Even Lift made with rum, mezcal, sherry, Earl Grey tea, cinnamon and lime.

10. Minibar

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418 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8934
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As the name implies, Minibar is rather small in size, but within the palm tree adorned walls there’s plenty of personality. Perfect for locals looking for a casual nightcap, it boasts ten interactive cocktails named after some of the staff’s favorite Miami bars or restaurants. Like the Stubborn Seed, which is inspired by the famed Snickerdoodle cookies at the neighboring restaurant. It’s a stirred beverage with Mezcal Vago, rye whiskey, Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, chocolate bitters, saline, and sugar.

11. Maison F.P. Journe

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270 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 572-4085
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Housed in a two-story glass atrium with views of the Brickell and the Miami River, Bar Journe is a 10-seat bar showcasing rare spirits. Part of Maison F.P.Journe, a high-end watch retailer, the spirit selection is almost as rare as the watches — but much more affordable. There’s also an outdoor cigar lounge for those looking to pair their drinks with a cigar. 

12. Sugar

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788 Brickell Plaza #40
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 805-4655

Sugar is home to Asian-themed cocktails and a 360 degree view of Miami from 40 floors high. Those looking for something light will enjoy the Lychee Blossom, a take on a martini made with vodka, sake, and lychee. Looking for something with more of a kick? Try the Herbal Dose made with rosemary infused gin, Green Chartreuse, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters. Arrive to watch the sunset over Miami, and stay for the romantic views.

13. MO Bar & Lounge

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500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 913-8358
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Tucked away on Brickell Key, MO Bar inside of Mandarin Oriental, is one of the best hidden gem hotel bars in the city. The cocktail menu rotates often, but always features a mix of conservative classic cocktails and fun innovative drinks to test one’s palette. Stop in for Social Hour from 5 to 8 p.m. daily for $9 cocktails and wine, and $5 — a steal by Miami standards. There’s even live music every Thursday through Saturday.

14. SLS Brickell Hotel & Residence

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1300 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 239-1300
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This second story bar feels like part living room and part safari lounge, with a cozy outdoor terrace overlooking the busy streets of Brickell. SAAM’s cocktail menu consists of two categories, classic inspired “Base Camp” cocktails and more unusual “Into the Wild” cocktails. Base Camp selections are drinks like the jasmine margarita, mojito, Herby Old Fashioned, and ancho paloma, while the The Into the Wild offerings include the Bitter Pill, Green Tea Milk Punch, Cloud 9, and Jalesco Julep.

1. Soff’s

19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180

Soff’s is a stunning result of JW Turnberry’s recent renovation. The elegant high-ceiled bar features a selection of dark spirits, local beers, and cocktails including batched drinks on tap like a margarita and watermelon mule; and the Par 75 made with Hendrick’s gin, basil syrup, Italicus, lemon, and Taittinger Brut, which is a nod the property’s golf course.

19999 W Country Club Dr
Aventura, FL 33180

2. Le Sirenuse Miami

9011 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL 33154

One step inside Le Sirenuse Miami and guests are instantly transported to the Amalfi Coast, with its Champagne Bar serving as one of Miami’s most luxurious places to grab a drink. From the long list (Miami’s largest) of available bubbles to a well-executed cocktail menu, there’s something to inspire even the pickiest drinker. Try The Musician, a take on a classic Manhattan and is paired with a chocolate truffle that’s a sweet addition to the experience.

9011 Collins Ave
Surfside, FL 33154

3. Bleau Bar

4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

The aptly named lobby bar at Miami Beach’s iconic Fontainebleau is the ultimate place to people watch. Both locals and visitors flock to this bar, which was once a local hangout spot for The Rat Pack, and is still one of the most consistently busy bars in the city.

4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

4. The Living Room

3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

This swanky hotel bar inside Faena does indeed feel like someone’s very classy living room, and is the place to go when looking for a dark romantic vibe on South Beach. The beverage list is split between classic cocktails like Tommy’s margarita, palomas, and side cars; and house-made creations like the Deft Leopard made with Avión Faena blend reposado tequila, agave, Pedro Ximénez sherry, espresso, and chocolate bitters. 

3201 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

5. Matador Room

2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Stepping into Matador Bar is a stark transition from the all white walls of the Edition hotel it’s located in. The massive black walnut bar is the room’s center piece, where the menu is a ode to old Miami. Like the Ms. Clair Voyant, a clarified punch named after a a fortune telling gypsy said to roam Miami Beach’s streets in the 1960s, made with Banks 7 Rum, overproof rum, Spanish brandy, cognac, green tea, pineapple, pink lemon, orange, and aromatic spices. There’s also the Better Than Joe’s a cheeky Key lime pie Pisco cocktail that’s sweet enough to replace the dessert.

2901 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

6. Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami

2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140

One of the bars that is credited for putting Miami on the international bar scene, the Broken Shaker is also the most laidback bar on the list. Located inside the hip Freehand Hostel, the bar features an ever-changing menu with drinks created using in-house mixers and juices, as well as herbs grown in the garden outside. Grab a drink and hang in its outdoor oasis or lay by the pool.

2727 Indian Creek Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140

7. Blind Barber

Nautilus by Arlo, 1825 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

A hybrid barber shop by day and hidden cocktail lounge by night, the Blind Barber is a New York transplant in the lobby of the Nautilus by Arlo. Here cocktails are paired with beard trims, haircuts, and upscale grilled cheese sandwiches made with items like smoked gouda and Spanish chorizo. When it comes to beverages go for the Collins Avenue made with gin, cucumber, thyme, black pepper, lime, and club soda.

Nautilus by Arlo, 1825 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. Rose Bar at Delano

1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Rose Bar at the Delano features old School South Beach glamour at its finest with upholstered rose-colored walls and Venetian chandeliers that create a create a sophisticated cocktail setting. When it comes to beverages, the menu has a little something for everyone from light and flirty to boozy and bold. A favorite is the Ernest Twist made with rum, Maraschino, grapefruit, and lime juice — an ode to the famous author who spent a great deal of his time on South Beach.

1685 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. Minnow Bar

660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

One of the best reasons to visit Washington Avenue is Minnow Bar located inside the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel. Here the cocktails are clever and there’s always a classic movie on the television (think: Cocktail or National Lampoon’s Family Vacation). The cocktails even boast kitschy names like the Honey Dude that uses gin, Blanc Vermouth, honeydew, and matcha, or the Do You Even Lift made with rum, mezcal, sherry, Earl Grey tea, cinnamon and lime.

660 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

10. Minibar

418 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

As the name implies, Minibar is rather small in size, but within the palm tree adorned walls there’s plenty of personality. Perfect for locals looking for a casual nightcap, it boasts ten interactive cocktails named after some of the staff’s favorite Miami bars or restaurants. Like the Stubborn Seed, which is inspired by the famed Snickerdoodle cookies at the neighboring restaurant. It’s a stirred beverage with Mezcal Vago, rye whiskey, Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, chocolate bitters, saline, and sugar.

418 Meridian Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

11. Maison F.P. Journe

270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131

Housed in a two-story glass atrium with views of the Brickell and the Miami River, Bar Journe is a 10-seat bar showcasing rare spirits. Part of Maison F.P.Journe, a high-end watch retailer, the spirit selection is almost as rare as the watches — but much more affordable. There’s also an outdoor cigar lounge for those looking to pair their drinks with a cigar. 

270 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL 33131

12. Sugar

788 Brickell Plaza #40, Miami, FL 33131

Sugar is home to Asian-themed cocktails and a 360 degree view of Miami from 40 floors high. Those looking for something light will enjoy the Lychee Blossom, a take on a martini made with vodka, sake, and lychee. Looking for something with more of a kick? Try the Herbal Dose made with rosemary infused gin, Green Chartreuse, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters. Arrive to watch the sunset over Miami, and stay for the romantic views.

788 Brickell Plaza #40
Miami, FL 33131

13. MO Bar & Lounge

500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131

Tucked away on Brickell Key, MO Bar inside of Mandarin Oriental, is one of the best hidden gem hotel bars in the city. The cocktail menu rotates often, but always features a mix of conservative classic cocktails and fun innovative drinks to test one’s palette. Stop in for Social Hour from 5 to 8 p.m. daily for $9 cocktails and wine, and $5 — a steal by Miami standards. There’s even live music every Thursday through Saturday.

500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131

14. SLS Brickell Hotel & Residence

1300 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130

This second story bar feels like part living room and part safari lounge, with a cozy outdoor terrace overlooking the busy streets of Brickell. SAAM’s cocktail menu consists of two categories, classic inspired “Base Camp” cocktails and more unusual “Into the Wild” cocktails. Base Camp selections are drinks like the jasmine margarita, mojito, Herby Old Fashioned, and ancho paloma, while the The Into the Wild offerings include the Bitter Pill, Green Tea Milk Punch, Cloud 9, and Jalesco Julep.

1300 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130

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