While Miami isn’t exactly historically known for its amazing cocktails, Magic City bartenders have really worked to up their mixology game turning the city into a hot spot for excellent craft cocktails. From world-class bars to sky-high drinking dens, Miami is now home to amazing cocktails bars perfect for every occasion, so we’ve put together a list of 10 incredible spots for the next time you feel like downing down a drink or two. Salud!
1. Bar Bevy, Design District
Located above Pharrell William’s popular restaurant ‘Swan’, this sultry Moroccan-inspired bar is the perfect spot for cozying up with your date and enjoy some equally alluring cocktails like their spicy Swan Mule and their “Midnight Hour” with Haig Club whisky, st Germain, activated charcoal, vanilla, raspberry and lime.
Find it at 90 NE 39th St, Miami, FL 33137.
2. Broken Shaker, Miami Beach
This backyard oasis doubles as a herb garden, swimming pool, bocce ball court, and ping pong hall — a wonderful spot to gather up with friends! Broken Shaker offers plenty of refreshing options like watermelon daiquiris and “The Smilie” with Olmeca Altos Blanco Tequila, Ginger-Tumeric Agave and lime juice.
Find it at 2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140.
3. Café La Trova, Little Havana
An absolute emblem of the cocktail scene, Café La Trova is considered one of the best cocktail bars in the world! Created by famous mixologist Julio Cabrera, you know you won’t go wrong with your drinks if you choose to head on over to this incredible Cuban spot in Little Havana. Options include the usual classics like mojitos and daiquiris as well as the house’s own concoctions with a Latin twist such as the award-winning “Buenavista” cocktail with Bombay Sapphire gin, cucumber, mint, elderflower liqueur, lime juice and sugar and one of Cabrera’s specials the “Bobby Burns” with Aberfeldy 12 year Single Malt Scotch Whisky, sweet vermouth, Benedictine and shortbread cookie.
Find it at 971 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130.
4. Casa Florida, Little Havana
Outfitted with a repurposed container turned mixology bar and DJ booth, Casa Florida’s pink deck is the perfect stylish and breezy spot in which to enjoy some carefully crafted cocktails with friends. This bar offers a carefully curated list of cocktails that include signature concoctions like their “Pink Flamingo” made with a homemade secret Coconut Pineapple & Hibiscus mix and Saint Benevolence Clairin Rum as well as classic options like Negronis, Mojitos, and Palomas.
Find it at 437 SW 2nd St, Miami, FL 33130.
5. Esotico Miami, Edgewater
From its neon signs to its quirky glassware, this tropical drinking den is an ode to Tiki culture. At Esotico you’ll find plenty of tropical and refreshing options including Hawaiian Mimosas (yes, the same ones that are all over TikTok), Mai Tais, Smoked Palomas and Espresso Martinis with a Cuban twist!
Find it at 1600 NE 1st Ave #102, Miami, FL 33132.
6. Gramps, Wynwood
Come for the cocktails stay for the pizza tropical! This popular spot in Wynwood not only offers some of the best craft cocktails in the city but also some of the best pizza. Grab some frozen margaritas or some mules and pair them with a slice of their utterly delicious pizza for a totally fun night and a hangover-free morning!
Find it at 176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127.
7. Minibar, South of Fifth
At this small but swanky bar in South of Fifth, you’ll find totally fun cocktails like the “Mini Green Tea” which comes served inside an Arizona Green Tea can, with Jameson, housemade peach-cranberry syrup, sage, and Arizona green tea or their refreshing “Pucker Up,” tempering Olmec Altos tequila with chile liqueur and muddled watermelon!
Find it at 418 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
8. Sugar, Downtown Miami
Want to treat yourself to some sky-high drinks? Sugar’s lush garden rooftop in Brickell is an excellent destination for happy hour. With incredible, Asian-inspired cocktails and swank options like their tequila-based Jasmine or the vodka-soaked Lychee Blossom, this cocktail bar may have you breaking the piggy bank but its well worth the sip and the views!
Find it at 788 Brickell Plaza #40, Miami, FL 33131.
9. Sweet Liberty, Miami Beach
Fun and the pursuit of Happiness are highly encouraged at Sweet Liberty, one of the most popular and well-known cocktail bars in the 305. This place has some pretty awesome cocktails with both classics options like the three-rum Piña Colada with Jamaican coffee and a float of PX sherry, and uber original concoctions like the Pear Pressure, fusing Scotch whisky with Amontillado sherry, poached pear, mulled wine, and fresh lemon.
Find it at 237 20th St suite b, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
10. Tigre, Little River
This breezy spot in Little River is the perfect spot in which to unwind and relax while sipping some top-notch craft cocktails. On its menu, you’ll find a plethora of Argentine inspired cocktails that include options like their fresh “Membrillo Rosado” made with Simple Vodka, Torre Oria Cava, Lemon, and Quince Hibiscus, or the “Choco Jungle” a light pineapple aperitif with delicate chocolate notes, pleasant citrus & vermouth balanced with rum.
Find it at 620 NE 78th St, Miami, FL 33138.
[Featured image courtesy of Sweet Liberty]