Here at Secret Miami, we’re always on secret-revealing duty and this time around we’re coming to you with six of the best hidden bars around the 305. We’ve unveiled their secrets, now it’s time for you to go and find them!
1. El Carajo, Coral Gables
If you’re an avid wine fan and of Spanish wine at that, then you best head over to the BP Gas station on SW 17th Ave, because they have one of the most extensive collections of wine in Florida. Yes, you read that right. Hidden behind the cashier and cigarette counter of this BP’s mini-market lies hidden one of the best Spanish hidden bars in town. Featuring 2,000 vintage wines, yummy Spanish omelets with chorizo and other delectable dishes like Galician-style octopus and croquetas, this hidden bar is the perfect spot for wine and tapas.
Find it at 2465 SW 17th Ave, Miami, FL 33145.
2. Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, Miami Beach
Bodega Taquería, an unassuming taco shack serving some of the best tacos in Florida, hides a very well-kept boozy secret in the back. Head through the port-a-potty door with the word “BAÑOS” scribbled on it and discover one of the coolest speakeasies in the 305. The two-story lounge is lined with vintage couches, lit wall-messages and a whole lot of tequila which gives it a totally Miami vibe. While you’re there why not try one of Bodega’s signature cocktails like Pico Picante made with Herradura Silver, Ilegal Mezcal, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeno, lime and orange bitters. The lounge can get very busy at times so be prepared to wait outside in line!
Find it at 1220 16th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
3. Bar Bevy, Miami Design District
To find Bar Bevy head on over to David Grutman and Pharrell William’s popular restaurant “Swan.” Located ust upstairs from 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. Plus, did we mention it also has a DJ booth?
Oh and don’t forget to stop by on Tuesdays for their “$8 ‘Til 8” specials featuring some of Bar Bevy’s most popular bites, cocktails and wine all for just $8 each.
Find it at 90 NE 39th St, Miami, FL 33137.
4. Mezcalista, South Beach
An awesome, new concept by the creators of Coyo Taco and 1-800-LUCKY, Alan Drummond, Sven Vogtland, Gaby Chiriboga & Scott Linquist, Mezcalista hides inside Moxy South Beach and offers major speakeasy vibes, a sexy and mysterious atmosphere and over 100 kinds of tequila and mezcal! To access it walk to the back of Moxy South Beach’s Mexican marisquería Como Como, or, alternatively, head on to its discreet entrance on Washington Avenue and discover its sultry, catacomb-like atmosphere!
Find it at 921 Washington Ave, Miami, FL 33139.
5. Kojin at Kura, Little River
Tucked away in Hachidori, one of Miami’s best ramen spots, this swanky new drinking den features a 14-seat bar along with a couple of couches for an intimate and exclusive experience. To find the new speakeasy, all you need to do is walk to the back of Hachidori and you’ll find it hidden behind a mysterious black curtain in the dining room. A sake bar meets wine bar, KURA will be offering a wide variety of sake, wine and beer as well as specialty cocktails carefully curated by local mixologist Gio Gutierrez.
Find it at 8222 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138.
6. Los Altos, Calle Ocho
Hidden atop Little Havana’s landmark spot Taquerías el Mexicano, Los Altos is a little bit difficult to find for those who’ve never been before. But, all you gotta do is look for the bouncer stationed on the sidewalk. Once you head inside, just go up the stairs and past the bodega storefront to find Los Altos’ sultry drinking den.
With ample seating and a menu packed to the brim with mezcal and tequila options, Los Altos offers guests an authentic Mexican experience with a taste of unique cocktails.
Find it at 521 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130.
Featured image: Instagram / @mezcalista_miami