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By Kara Franker

Head to these quintessential happy hour locales in Miami Beach that range from low-key to luxurious.

Baia
Baia Beach Club offers Mediterranean dishes to pair with happy hour drinks

Poolside & Waterfront

At the waterfront Mondrian South Beach, Baia Beach House offers a Mediterranean take on bites and cocktails. Featuring an impressive happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday where you can sip discounted specialty cocktails like the Smackdown with lychee, pineapple, tequila and black berries. Enjoy those drop-dead gorgeous water views—especially at sunset since the hotel faces west toward Downtown. 1100 West Avenue, Miami Beach

Located in the South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach, Monty’s South Beach is a classic, known for its delicious raw bar, relaxed tiki hut vibe, fresh-caught local seafood and live music. One of the best places to watch the Miami sunset, go Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and score half off well drinks. Make sure you head to the raw bar where you’ll find $1 oysters that will keep you coming back for more. 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach

Located inside the Art Deco-style Kimpton Surfcomber Miami, High Tide is tiki paradise known for its prime location nestled between the hotel and the beach. Happy hour from Monday-Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m. is the time to go and offers the perfect opportunity to try an impressive selection of sangria, rum punches, margaritas and more. Order the fish tacos and you’re set. Keep the party going inside at The Social Club with daily happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., where you can score $5 martinis, wines, draft beers and specialty bites. 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Barceloneta
Enjoy Spanish tapas & a happy hour drink menu at Barceloneta's outdoor patio

Trendy & Popular

Tucked inside the ever popular Sunset Harbour neighborhood in Miami, Barceloneta is a Spanish Mediterranean-style bistro with a tapas menu by Chef Juliana Gonzalez that will make your mouth water. Think spicy Patatas Bravas, sherry-dipped Brussel Sprouts, delectable Arroz Negro and a cider-infused version of Spanish chorizo called Chorizo a la Sidra. Drink specials include discounted signature cocktails, sangria by the glass, house liquor and draft beer every day from 5 to 8 p.m. with additional late-night happy hour specials Sunday-Thursday 11 p.m. to midnight as well as Friday and Saturday from midnight to 1 a.m. 1400 20th Street, Miami Beach

At another Art Deco gem, Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, you’ll find Traymore By Michael Schwartz helmed by Executive Chef de Cuisine Juan Loaisiga who’s menu is a great mix of American favorites and Floridian seafood. The stand-out bar features 40 different kinds of gin as well as a unique gin and tonic flight program. A fan favorite is The Collins Park with Bulldog gin mixed with St- Germain liqueur, fresh basil and a combo of lemon and watermelon juices. Check out their daily happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. to try select cocktails and beer for a delightfully discounted price. 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Known for its global and vibrant cuisine, Cleo at The Redbury South Beach has a hint of Old Hollywood charm. Chef Danny Elmaleh’s menu fuses the tastes and smells of the Mediterranean with an authentic menu of sharable plates, mezzes, flatbreads and handcrafted cocktails; like the Lotus Flower with Effen Vodka, crushed blackberries, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur and lemon. Go for happy hour daily from 6 to 8 p.m. and score select popular cocktails and small plates on the cheap. 1776 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Comfy & Casual

Ted’s Hideaway in Miami Beach 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 dive bar elements like a pool table, a juke box, and of course, the bar. Go there during happy hour, which runs from noon to 8 p.m. daily, and get 2-for-1 drafts, wines and well drinks. 124 2nd Street, Miami Beach

Doraku is one of the go-to sushi spots on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Pair your sashimi and sushi with a glass of sangria, sake or new and creative cocktail and enjoy the potent flavors of Japan. The daily happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and includes the popular lychee martini, draft beer, house wine, margaritas, sangria and a long list of hot and cold bites. 1104 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Katsuya
Specialty cocktails at the trendy Katsuya South Beach

Upscale & Elegant

The brainchild of Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design guru Philippe Starck, Katsuya South Beach is one of the best places to see and be scene on Miami Beach. You’ll love the luxurious ambiance, creative Japanese plates with American influences and its prime location inside SLS South Beach. Every night, from 7 to 9 p.m., head upstairs to Katsuya’s Dragon Lounge, and you can pair specialty discounted cocktails with authentic Japanese small plates for a steal. 1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Classic Italian Cecconi’s is nestled in a tree-lined outdoor garden inside member’s only Soho Beach House, and presents a revamped “4 to 7” happy hour from Tuesday to Saturday. The restaurant serves up signature dishes of eggplant bruschetta, ham and cheese croquettes and pairs plates with classic cocktails like Negroni, Caipirinha, and select wines by the glass. 4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

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