Miami is well known for being a place for parties in all seasons and there is no shortage of places! If you visit “Magic City”, you may want to get off the beaten track for a drink with friends? Here are 10 original and even unusual places worth visiting in Miami, Miami Beach, Wynwood, Little Havana or Fort Lauderdale…
– Kill your idol – miami beach
A statue of Bruce Lee overhanging the bar, a Playboy slot machine from the 70’s, an astronaut in a hanging suit, a deer’s head hanging on the wall, a glass bottle chandelier on the ceiling … the place will surprise you at first sight! And the atmosphere is no less eclectic: electropop music performed by DJs or live local groups, gay nights on Mondays, ladies on Wednesdays and regular karaoke. When it comes to drinks, there is a good selection of craft beers, as well as well-mixed shots and cocktails that you can sip in a clearly unique location in South Beach…
222 Espanola Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
– Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery – Miami Beach
If you like rum, you will find more than 150 types here! But there are many other more or less rare spirits and good cocktails. Nestled at the end of a small staircase in the lobby of the Stiles Hotel, the Swizzle is a quiet and comfortable space that feels like you are installed in a small wooden pirate ship.
1120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
– Dante’s HiFi – Wynwood
Dante’s presents itself as a “listening room” that may seem terribly flashy at first glance, but in reality it is exactly the opposite. This concept of Japanese origin offers probably the best sound system in a bar in Miami, where the DJ tunes in a selection of 8,500 vinyls! When it comes to drinks, the menu is just as rich with a fine collection of cocktails.
519 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127
– Dirty rabbit – Wynwood
According to the owners, the dirty rabbit is a bar concept “based on a true story” in an environment in which you feel that you are part of a “fairy tale”. To be honest, we really don’t know what that means! In any case, it is a place that will not leave anyone indifferent and that announces the color as soon as you enter in neon font: “Are you dirty enough? “. In the eclectic and colorful interior / outdoor decor “Made in Wynwood” you can relax and sip artisan cocktails based on mezcal, gin or tequila. As for the atmosphere, so is Latin or electro.
151 NW 24th St # 107, Miami, FL 33127
– grams – Wynwood
At Gramps you will find, among other things, the best Moscow Mule in Miami! But not only … and the facade sets the tone: air conditioning, beer and cocktails. What more could you want in Miami? On the decorative side, it’s concrete, wood, metal, mismatched and colored with several antique slot machines. Gramps also offers live music, comedy and bingo on certain days! It is a raw, unpretentious place that has remained true to its origins in this modern art district.
176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
– Estotico Miami – Miami
If you want to find yourself in a traditional Polynesian living room with a touch of Miami, you must cross the Esotico door. Jungle wallpaper with banana leaves, neon signs and quirky glass in display cases (Elvis drinking vases, vintage tiki mugs and Hawaiian baubles), eclectic tropical plants and furniture, the decoration is unique. On the menu you can drink rum drinks, giant cocktails and well-watered punches…
1600 NE 1st Ave # 102, Miami, FL 33132
– Lagniappe – Miami
In other words, spend an evening in Lagniappe like a garden party for a friend, if that friend has a spacious courtyard full of untidy garden furniture, lanterns and fairy lights hanging everywhere. It is the ultimate relaxing place where you can freely choose your drink (especially wines from small producers) and then go to the cash register. Everything is complemented by starter boards. Musically, Lagniappe offers “live” performances every night.
3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
– drunk flamingo – Miami
Do you like Miami and its iconic pink flamingo? Then push the door to Tipsy Flamingo, where you can enjoy cocktails in the garden, which is rich in tropical leaves and colorful flamingos! The drink menu evokes typical Miami or Florida names like “River of Grass” or “Miccosukee Slammer”. The place also offers “women’s” or comedy evenings.
3425 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
– Terraces – Little Havana
Located at the top of Life House in Little Havana, this sunny rooftop garden bar offers some of the best drinks in town, made from aromatic herbs that grow in the garden adjacent to the bar. Here you can taste Sandia Fresca (made from Tito’s vodka, watermelon and purple basil), then settle in a wicker chair or sofa under a huge parasol or watch the sunset in the evening as it reflects on the Brickell skyline.
528 SW 9th Ave, Miami, FL 33130
– Wreck bar – Fort Lauderdale
If you want to play for the Blackbird and the Pirates, feel free to push the door to the Wreck Bar in Fort Lauderdale a few miles north of Miami. This distinctive bar, reminiscent of the interior of a shipwrecked Spanish galleon. It was created in the 1950s and invites you to sip a cocktail and admire the water ballet sirens through the windows (Friday and Saturday)!
1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316