Best Cocktail Bars and Lounges in Miami

When catching flights to Miami, one thing is certain, it’s where you come to party! But not everyone parties in the same way. So whether you’re feeling a no-frills bar or a swanky, upscale cocktail lounge, we’ve got you covered. Top the night off with a visit to any one of these tried and true, local favorites for the best crafted cocktails and drinks in the city.


Barracuda may be sort of grimy, but isn’t that the beauty of some bars? Pros: locals love it and nostalgia reigns. Cons: ah, come one, there are no cons to locals-endorsed sports bars!

pouring a beer from tap


Dig all things English? This nearly English pub is plastered with old ’90s tabloid fodder for patrons to read at their leisure. Down the great brews they have on draught as you wonder what the Queen’s been up to lately.

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With a happy hour that starts at 8 in the MORNING, it’s no question that Mac’s is the best (and oldest) dive bar in Miami. Throw back a cheap beer and admire your South Beach surroundings!

Casa Panza

Head to this Spanish bar on Tuesdays and Thursdays for its flamboyant fiestas, fabulous food and ever-flowing drinks. Trust us, with the mesmerizing Flamenco performance, you’ll swear you’re in Spain.

Flamenco Dancer

The Mynt Lounge

At the Mynt Lounge, you’ll experience South Beach’s club scene without the long waits. While the outside is unassuming, the interior of the club is always thriving. As long as you arrive before midnight, you shouldn’t have a problem getting in.

LIV at the Fontainebleau Hotel

Many travelers book their flights to Miami just to stay at one of South Florida’s hottest resorts, the Fontainebleau Hotel. It’s nightclub LIV, hosts many of the world’s best DJs, which consequently makes it one of the hardest clubs to get into. While the line at the door can be tiresome, the hot music and sizzling club goers make up for it.

dj at a club


Know of any other popular places to grab a drink in Miami? Let us know in the comments below! 

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