You’ve been sightseeing In Miami all day, or even just sitting on the beach. You’ve had enough sun and now, you just want to sit back, relax and enjoy a drink or two. South Beach has dozens, if not hundreds of places from which to choose where to spend an hour or so after the day ends and the nightlife begins. Here are some of the best.
One of the oldest bars in Miami, this is the place to come for wonderful homemade brews and nibbles at the bar. With the look and the feel of a European bar or pub, it is much more casual than many of the other spots in South Beach. Feel free to stop by here for a drink before you head back to change for the evening.
In addition to its beers, that change frequently, the Abbey boast a nice wine list and spirits. This is also a lovely place to come as your evening winds down. Drop in for a cigar and a great glass of port.
Every once in a while, you want to escape the velvet ropes, go out for the evening in jeans and a t-shirt and hang out in a dive bar. The bar much have great music, great drinks, and great people to meet and talk to. Automatic Slims is just such a place.
The music is classic rock, hip hop, and 80s anthems — songs to which everyone in the place knows every word and sings along. The drinks are strong and large; there is no cover and no minimum spend. The crowd is a good mix of locals and visitors; but, by the end of the night, everyone in the place will feel like an old friend.
Even in Miami, it rains occasionally. If you find yourself with a rainy afternoon, head over to Lucky Strikes for a fun few hours of bowling, pool, and drinks. While children are admitted during the day, after 9:00, the bar has a strict over-21 policy.
Fourteen bowling lanes ensures you won’t have to wait for long before you attempt your first strike. While you are waiting, you can play a game of pool or simply hang out on one of the sofas or at the bar and watch a myriad of sporting events being shown on the numerous big screens. The drinks are large and strong, and the food is good.
Mac’s Club Deuce
From the outside, this bar looks well past its prime; maybe even a little dangerous. The epitome of a dive, this dingy bar may have arguably left its best years behind. That, however, is the draw and everyone from locals to celebrities drop by. Happy hour starts at 8:00 am (seriously) and the bar is filled with regulars, all of whom come to unwind at the end of their day. No matter what time that may be.
At least once during your visit to Miami, you should visit a salsa lounge. This is one of the most fun. The music is loud and non-stop, attracting some of the best DJs in the area. The bar boasts a floor show filled with beautiful people and several VIP rooms you can choose to visit.
Mangos is also known for its mojitos, the drink of choice in Miami. Rum based, these are strong cocktails. Sip one slowly while wandering through the bar watching the people.
This tiny, candle lit bar is located on Collins Avenue. It is a perfect escape from the bright sunshine of the Miami day and the bright lights of the Miami nights. The music is subdued and the ambiance is quieter than some of the other bars in this area. Known for its beers, it also has an impressive wine collection. On the walls, local artists’ work is showcased and is often for sale.
If you’re looking to relive your college years, this is just the place. This bar is large, but plenty of bartenders ensure that you never wait long for a drink. The jukebox has everything and is constantly playing. The crowd is wonderfully eclectic. Some are dressed up, having stopped by for a cheap drink before heading out to the velvet ropes; some are are much more casual, choosing to hang out here for the evening. The ambience is very much of a locals pub and time will pass quickly.
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One of these bars is sure to be just the spot for you. If you are also looking for the right place to lay your head at the end of a long night, here are some of the best hotels in town. Be sure to comment below about these or any other drinking establishments you have enjoyed in South Beach.
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