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By Kara Franker

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

Poolside & Waterfront

At the waterfront Mondrian South Beach, Baia Beach House offers longest-running happy hour in all of Greater Miami. It’s an impressive five-hour fête from 4 to 9 p.m., five days a week. Sip discounted specialty cocktails, nosh on light bites by Executive Chef Dustin Atoigue and enjoy those drop-dead-gorgeous water views – especially at sunset, since the hotel faces west toward Downtown.

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. This is truly one of the best places to watch the sunset in Miami, so go Monday through Friday from 4 - 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.

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 through Thursday, 3 - 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 - 7 p.m., where you can score $5 martinis, wines, draft beers and specialty bites.

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 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 Monday through Friday from 5 - 7 p.m.

At another Art Deco gem, Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, you’ll find Traymore By Michael Schwartz helmed by Executive Chef de Cuisine Michael Schwartz whose menu is a great mix of American favorites and Floridian seafood. Check out their daily happy hour from 4 - 6 p.m. to try select cocktails and beer for a delightfully discounted price.

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

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. Happy hour runs from noon to 8 p.m. daily.

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 a creative cocktail and enjoy the potent flavors of Japan. Happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 4 - 6 p.m. and includes the popular lychee martini, draft beer, house wine, margaritas, sangria and a long list of hot and cold bites.

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-seen 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 6 - 8 p.m., head upstairs to Katsuya’s Dragon Lounge, and you can pair discounted specialty cocktails with authentic Japanese small plates for a steal.

Classic Italian Cecconi’s is nestled in a tree-lined outdoor garden inside member’s only Soho Beach House. Here, happy hour runs daily from 4 - 6 p.m. with draft or bottled Peroni house wines, sauvignon blanc, rose or cabernet sauvignon on special. The restaurant serves up signature dishes of eggplant bruschetta, ham and cheese croquettes and pairs plates with classic cocktails such as Negroni, Caipirinha, and select wines by the glass.

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