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Miami's 11 Essential Restaurant Bars

These restaurants prove that food isn't the only delicious thing on a menu

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Miami certainly isn't short on watering holes. (And we've rounded up 12 great, long-standing ones right here.) But the Magic City also has plenty of restaurants that also boast a notable bar program that rival — and sometimes even top — their stand alone counterparts. So without further adieu, here are 12 restaurants that prove food isn't the only thing worth having on the menu.

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2727 Indian Creek Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 531-2727
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Sure, everyone knows The Broken Shaker, but those in-the-know are well aware the second floor bar inside of the Shaker's neighboring sister restaurant 27 is just as good. Plus, it's features the Miami essential 9 months out of the year — air conditioning.

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2. Beaker & Gray

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2637 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 699-2637
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Its impressive beverage program spearheaded by Broken Shaker and Blackbird Ordinary alum, Ben Potts, served up at the 13-person marble bar complete with iPhone charging stations, has gained just as much buzz as its global-inspired food. Drinks are separated into shaken, stirred and "strange" so no matter what you're in the mood for, Beaker & Gray has you covered.

Beaker & Gray

3. Drunken Dragon

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1424 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 397-8556
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When "drunk" is in the restaurant name, it better have a good bar and the Drunken Dragon's bar certainly doesn't disappoint. It's one of the few places in town you can get an authentic tiki drink, which pair perfectly with its Korean inspired eats.

Zagat Miami

4. Edge, Steak & Bar

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1435 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 381-3015
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This Brickell steakhouse has received tons of acclaim for its cuisine, but its drinks are equally as tasty helping keep the bar packed no matter the hour.

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5. Finka Table & Tap

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14690 SW 26th St, Miami, FL 33175
Miami, FL 33175
(305) 227-8818
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Finka proves that not all good restaurant bars need to be housed in the eastern part of town. The drink menu rotates frequently at this Kendall hot spot but expect an extensive beer menu and long list of Miami-inspired cocktails.

Finka

6. Lure Fishbar

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1601 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 695-4550
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This NYC import has a reputation for serving some of the freshest seafood in town along with some of the city's best drinks — complete with nautical themed names.

7. Matador Room

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2901 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(786) 257-4500
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Housed outside the entrance to the Matador Room, the Matador bar is just as sleek as its restaurant with a massive, black walnut bar, plenty of Spanish Matador paintings and signature drinks served in gold plated pineapples, naturally.

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8. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

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130 NE 40th St
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-5550
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This perpetually popular restaurant by Michael Schwartz has bar area that is so beloved that it was recently expanded just to accommodate the crowd. Expect classic cocktails with a twist, an impressive raw bar and some of the best bar bites in town.

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

9. The River Oyster Bar

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650 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 530-1915
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Despite the tremendous amount of construction surrounding it, the River's bar is still one of the most popular spots in the area, because nothing pairs better with a strong drink than some fresh oysters.

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10. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

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1600 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-5220
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As Miami's preeminent soul food inspired restaurant, Yardbird's popular bar is an ode to all things bourbon — the elixir of the South. Think mint juleps, old fashioned's and bourbon-spiked lemonade.

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11. Zuma

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270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 577-0277
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One of Miami's swankiest dining programs also happens to have one of the city's most progressive bar programs. The separate bar area inside Zuma is packed nightly with beautiful people sipping on equally as beautiful libations.

Zuma

1. 27

2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140
27 Restaurant

Sure, everyone knows The Broken Shaker, but those in-the-know are well aware the second floor bar inside of the Shaker's neighboring sister restaurant 27 is just as good. Plus, it's features the Miami essential 9 months out of the year — air conditioning.

2727 Indian Creek Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140

2. Beaker & Gray

2637 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Beaker & Gray

Its impressive beverage program spearheaded by Broken Shaker and Blackbird Ordinary alum, Ben Potts, served up at the 13-person marble bar complete with iPhone charging stations, has gained just as much buzz as its global-inspired food. Drinks are separated into shaken, stirred and "strange" so no matter what you're in the mood for, Beaker & Gray has you covered.

2637 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

3. Drunken Dragon

1424 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Zagat Miami

When "drunk" is in the restaurant name, it better have a good bar and the Drunken Dragon's bar certainly doesn't disappoint. It's one of the few places in town you can get an authentic tiki drink, which pair perfectly with its Korean inspired eats.

1424 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Edge, Steak & Bar

1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
South Beach Magazine

This Brickell steakhouse has received tons of acclaim for its cuisine, but its drinks are equally as tasty helping keep the bar packed no matter the hour.

1435 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131

5. Finka Table & Tap

14690 SW 26th St, Miami, FL 33175, Miami, FL 33175
Finka

Finka proves that not all good restaurant bars need to be housed in the eastern part of town. The drink menu rotates frequently at this Kendall hot spot but expect an extensive beer menu and long list of Miami-inspired cocktails.

14690 SW 26th St, Miami, FL 33175
Miami, FL 33175

6. Lure Fishbar

1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

This NYC import has a reputation for serving some of the freshest seafood in town along with some of the city's best drinks — complete with nautical themed names.

1601 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Matador Room

2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Edition Hotel

Housed outside the entrance to the Matador Room, the Matador bar is just as sleek as its restaurant with a massive, black walnut bar, plenty of Spanish Matador paintings and signature drinks served in gold plated pineapples, naturally.

2901 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

8. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

This perpetually popular restaurant by Michael Schwartz has bar area that is so beloved that it was recently expanded just to accommodate the crowd. Expect classic cocktails with a twist, an impressive raw bar and some of the best bar bites in town.

130 NE 40th St
Miami, FL 33137

9. The River Oyster Bar

650 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
10best.com

Despite the tremendous amount of construction surrounding it, the River's bar is still one of the most popular spots in the area, because nothing pairs better with a strong drink than some fresh oysters.

650 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130

10. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Foodable TV

As Miami's preeminent soul food inspired restaurant, Yardbird's popular bar is an ode to all things bourbon — the elixir of the South. Think mint juleps, old fashioned's and bourbon-spiked lemonade.

1600 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

11. Zuma

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131
Zuma

One of Miami's swankiest dining programs also happens to have one of the city's most progressive bar programs. The separate bar area inside Zuma is packed nightly with beautiful people sipping on equally as beautiful libations.

270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131

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