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Miami's Most Iconic Dive Bars

Where the locals go for cheap booze and a no-fuss good time.

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It's now time to put aside our fancy cocktails, complicated nitrogen drinks and shiny new bar coverage for some good 'ol dive bar love. These places have made their mark on Miami, leaving us locals with tons of great memories and even more hangovers throughout the years. Some of them are legendary hole-in-the-wall bars that have been around forever and one will soon shut its doors, but all are worthy of a visit. Here are 10 of Miami's most iconic dive bars where drinks come cheap and without fuss.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Abbey Brewing Co.

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1115 16th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-8110
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Though The Abbey's undergone an expansion and is now way larger than when it originally opened in 1995, the low key brewpub still feels cozy. Stop by and let owner/brewmaster Raymond Ragazzio's pour you a beer any day.

2. 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's even one of Anthony Bourdain's favorites.

3. Free Spirits Sports Cafe

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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. Worlds away from the typical SoBe scene.

4. Kill Your Idol

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222 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The smaller counterpart to Lost Weekend on Española Way has more of a punk rock vibe and plenty of odd decorations to look at. Stop by for happy hour from 7 to 10 p.m. when drinks are half-priced.

5. 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 satisfying late night cravings.

6. Purdy Lounge

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1811 Purdy Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-4622
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This locals hangout, a lounge with a large space (there's a main room and a back room) and comfy couches, is called "dirty Purdy" by locals for a reason. Go for reggae on Mondays, a nightcap on any night of the week, or for Chocolate Sundays, one of the best, sweaty, hip-hop parties in Miami and find out for yourself.

7. Ted's Hideaway

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124 2nd St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-9869

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.

8. The Bar

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

9. The Filling Station

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95 SE 2nd St
Miami, FL 33131
(786) 425-1990
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This place not only has a great happy hour (Mon-Sat 3 to 7 p.m.) with $3 craft beer cans and a $5 food menu, but their chicken wings have also recently been dubbed "the best" by Miami New Times. Also cool: they host trivia nights.

10. Tobacco Road

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626 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 374-1198

Though it closes in just a few days, there's no way we couldn't include Tobacco Road in this map. Arguably Miami's most iconic dives, the 102 year old bar is the ideal neighborhood spot with plenty of cheap booze and all sorts of entertainment.

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1. Abbey Brewing Co.

1115 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Though The Abbey's undergone an expansion and is now way larger than when it originally opened in 1995, the low key brewpub still feels cozy. Stop by and let owner/brewmaster Raymond Ragazzio's pour you a beer any day.

1115 16th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

2. 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's even one of Anthony Bourdain's favorites.

222 14th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. Free Spirits Sports Cafe

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. Worlds away from the typical SoBe scene.

100 21st St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Kill Your Idol

222 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The smaller counterpart to Lost Weekend on Española Way has more of a punk rock vibe and plenty of odd decorations to look at. Stop by for happy hour from 7 to 10 p.m. when drinks are half-priced.

222 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. 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 satisfying late night cravings.

218 Espanola Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Purdy Lounge

1811 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

This locals hangout, a lounge with a large space (there's a main room and a back room) and comfy couches, is called "dirty Purdy" by locals for a reason. Go for reggae on Mondays, a nightcap on any night of the week, or for Chocolate Sundays, one of the best, sweaty, hip-hop parties in Miami and find out for yourself.

1811 Purdy Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. 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

8. The Bar

172 Giralda Ave, Miami, FL 33134

A perfect 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
Miami, FL 33134

9. The Filling Station

95 SE 2nd St, Miami, FL 33131

This place not only has a great happy hour (Mon-Sat 3 to 7 p.m.) with $3 craft beer cans and a $5 food menu, but their chicken wings have also recently been dubbed "the best" by Miami New Times. Also cool: they host trivia nights.

95 SE 2nd St
Miami, FL 33131

10. Tobacco Road

626 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130

Though it closes in just a few days, there's no way we couldn't include Tobacco Road in this map. Arguably Miami's most iconic dives, the 102 year old bar is the ideal neighborhood spot with plenty of cheap booze and all sorts of entertainment.

626 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130

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