By: Kara Franker
After spending the day in the warm sunshine and splashing in the surf at the beach, why not check out one of South Beach’s many watering holes for happy hour. Head to these quintessential happy hour spots that range from the low key to the luxurious.
Located in the trendy South of Fifth neighborhood, Ted’s Hideaway is an unassuming dive bar where low-key locals, late-night club-goers, and just about anyone else can drink in harmony. Its giant, neon purple sign leads the way to a dark, smoky interior, which boasts classic elements like a pool table, a juke box, and of course, the bar. Go there during happy hour, which runs from 3 to 8 p.m. daily, and get 2-for-1 drafts, wines, and well drinks. 124 2nd St., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Monty's South Beach
Monty’s South Beach is a classic here in Miami Beach, known for its delicious raw bar, relaxed Tiki hut vibes, freshcaught local seafood and live music. One of the best places to watch the Miami sunset, you can go Monday through Friday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and get half-off all liquor and 30 percent off wines by the glass and draft beers. 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Social Club
Located in the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, The Social Club is a restaurant-meets-hangout spot known for its prime location on Collins Avenue, Art Deco-inspired decor, and impressive menu featuring creative drinks and American fare like crispy alligator with local honey or ricotta doughnuts. New this year, enjoy the locale’s Reverse Happy Hour, where you can get half-off wines by the glass and $5 drafts from 10 p.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday.
Also enjoy a small menu of savory favorites, like waffle fry nachos, crispy seasoned yucca fries and a bone marrow burger. 1717 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Opening out onto the enchanting, bay-front pool deck of the Mondrian South Beach, Mondrian Bar offers the longest-running happy hour in all of Miami-Dade County. New this summer, this trendy spot introduced a five-hour happy hour, five days a week. Go there Monday through Friday, from 4 to 9 p.m., and get $9 light bites, specially priced wines by the glass, 2-for-1 beers, and a new menu of select cocktails, like the Serenity Swizzle, a mix of
chamomile-infused Hennessy VS, lemon, muddled tarragon, green apple and maple syrup. 1100 West Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Offering a haute spin on the traditional steakhouse, Meat Market features a dazzling and flavorful dining scene in the heart of pedestrian-friendly Lincoln Road. Unlike most restaurants, it offers a weekend happy hour, from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday to Sunday, where you can get complimentary light bites and premium cocktails for just $7. 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Katsuya South Beach
The brainchild of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design guru Philippe Starck, Katsuya South Beach is highly regarded for its sleek, sultry ambiance, creative Japanese plates with American influences, and its prime location in the SLS Hotel South Beach. Every night, from 7 to 9 p.m., head upstairs to
Katsuya’s Dragon Lounge, where you can pair $8 cocktails with authentic Japanese small plates for just $6 to $10 each. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Check out happy hour on South Beach, and you’ll find everything from mega hotels and shopping streets with great bars and restaurants, to hole-in-the-wall spots just steps from the sand.
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