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The Cocktail Heatmap: Where to Drink Right Now in Miami, August 2015

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Here's a freshly updated version of Eater's Cocktail Heatmap, a guide to the hot drinking dens and restaurant bars of the moment in South Florida.

Rather than feature the perennial favorites and classic go-tos, this guide focuses on operations that have open less than one year. Happy drinking, and as always, feel free to write in with new suggestions to the tip line.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ball & Chain

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1513 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33316
(305) 643-7820
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What was once old is new again at this newly reincarnated bar in Little Havana. A hotspot in the 1930s, the updated version gives a nod to its past with whimsical rum-filled cocktails, live Cuban music and plenty of salsa dancing.

2. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

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1220 16th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 704-2145
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Don't be fooled by its taco slinging front exterior, just go through the fridge doors (no, seriously) and you'll discover a late night drinking spot filled with plenty of pretty people and strong drinks.

3. Matador Bar

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2901 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Sitting just outside the Matador Room in the swanky new Edition Hotel, this bar keeps up with its high-end rep making the much talked about pineapple elixir drink served in a large copper pineapple amongst other fancy concoctions.

4. Repour Cocktail Bar

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Albion hotel
Miami Beach, FL
A homey feeling, laid back bar in the middle of South Beach isn't a sentence you hear every day, but Repour isn't your usual South Beach bar. Housed inside the Albion Hotel it features Mismatched couches, Salvation Army tables, booze-infused tea and even pour-it-yourself beers.

5. The Rum Line

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1601 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL
This Carribean-themed bar tucked away on the terrace adjacent to Lure Fishbar is an ode to all things - you guessed it - rum. Expect hand crafted cocktails by Rob Ferrara along with laid back vibes. You almost forget your on the patio of a hotel, almost.

6. The Upstairs Bar at 27

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2727 Indian Creek Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140
While the first-floor restaurant by the Bar Lab guys has gotten a lot of buzz, the second floor of 27 is still very much a laid-back drinking lounge complete with its own menu, comfy sofas and even some card games.

7. Vagabond Bar inside the Vagabond Hotel

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7301 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 400-8420
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Right smack dab of the newly-opened Vagabond Restaurant sits its sunken in bar. Clearly one of the big focal points of the space, it features inventive cocktails in a retro-chic setup.

8. Bar at STK

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2311 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL
This "vibe-driven" restaurant is just as much about the bar as it is about the food. The space features two bars and a "state of the art" DJ space.

9. Boxelder Craft Beer Market

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2825 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 942-7769
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If you're a fan of beer, than we've found the spot for you. Boxelder this space is part beer market, part taproom with a large selection of local brews on tap.

10. Coyo's Back Bar

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2320 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 573-8228
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Dance the night away at this not-so-secret bar behind Lynwood's popular taqueria. The bar and lounge is open until the wee hours of the morning and offers some of the largest selection of mezcal in town.

11. Libertine

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40 Northeast 11th Street
Miami, FL 33132
This throwback inspired speakeasy shares and liquor license with party-all-night giant Space, meaning you can sip on cocktails until the sun rises.

1. Ball & Chain

1513 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33316
What was once old is new again at this newly reincarnated bar in Little Havana. A hotspot in the 1930s, the updated version gives a nod to its past with whimsical rum-filled cocktails, live Cuban music and plenty of salsa dancing.
1513 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33316

2. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

1220 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Don't be fooled by its taco slinging front exterior, just go through the fridge doors (no, seriously) and you'll discover a late night drinking spot filled with plenty of pretty people and strong drinks.
1220 16th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. Matador Bar

2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Sitting just outside the Matador Room in the swanky new Edition Hotel, this bar keeps up with its high-end rep making the much talked about pineapple elixir drink served in a large copper pineapple amongst other fancy concoctions.
2901 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

4. Repour Cocktail Bar

Albion hotel, Miami Beach, FL
A homey feeling, laid back bar in the middle of South Beach isn't a sentence you hear every day, but Repour isn't your usual South Beach bar. Housed inside the Albion Hotel it features Mismatched couches, Salvation Army tables, booze-infused tea and even pour-it-yourself beers.
Albion hotel
Miami Beach, FL

5. The Rum Line

1601 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL
This Carribean-themed bar tucked away on the terrace adjacent to Lure Fishbar is an ode to all things - you guessed it - rum. Expect hand crafted cocktails by Rob Ferrara along with laid back vibes. You almost forget your on the patio of a hotel, almost.
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL

6. The Upstairs Bar at 27

2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140
While the first-floor restaurant by the Bar Lab guys has gotten a lot of buzz, the second floor of 27 is still very much a laid-back drinking lounge complete with its own menu, comfy sofas and even some card games.
2727 Indian Creek Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140

7. Vagabond Bar inside the Vagabond Hotel

7301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138
Right smack dab of the newly-opened Vagabond Restaurant sits its sunken in bar. Clearly one of the big focal points of the space, it features inventive cocktails in a retro-chic setup.
7301 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

8. Bar at STK

2311 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL
This "vibe-driven" restaurant is just as much about the bar as it is about the food. The space features two bars and a "state of the art" DJ space.
2311 Collins Avenue
Miami, FL

9. Boxelder Craft Beer Market

2825 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
If you're a fan of beer, than we've found the spot for you. Boxelder this space is part beer market, part taproom with a large selection of local brews on tap.
2825 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

10. Coyo's Back Bar

2320 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Dance the night away at this not-so-secret bar behind Lynwood's popular taqueria. The bar and lounge is open until the wee hours of the morning and offers some of the largest selection of mezcal in town.
2320 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

11. Libertine

40 Northeast 11th Street, Miami, FL 33132
This throwback inspired speakeasy shares and liquor license with party-all-night giant Space, meaning you can sip on cocktails until the sun rises.
40 Northeast 11th Street
Miami, FL 33132

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