Happy Hour Hotspots In Miami Beach

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By Kara Franker

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

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Poolside & Waterfront

At the waterfront Mondrian South Beach, Mondrian Caffé offers the longest-running happy hour in all Miami-Dade County. Featuring an impressive five-hour happy hour from 4 to 9 p.m., five days a week where you can sip discounted specialty cocktails like the Serenity Swizzle with chamomile-infused Hennessy VS, muddled tarragon, notes of green apple and lemon and mixed with maple syrup. 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. 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

    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 Restaurant & Gin Bar 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

        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

        A historic icon on Miami Beach, The Forge hosts its Friday night Veuve Clicquot Happy Hour from 6 to 9 p.m. at its elegant, Francois Frossard-designed bar. Ooh and ahh at the luxurious crystal chandeliers, labyrinth-like wine cellar, wall of bubbles and more. After sipping on fantastically reduced glasses of fine champagne for only $10 each (or a whole bottle for $50), stay for dinner where you can nosh on Executive Chef Julia Doyne’s menu of king crab risotto followed by grasshopper chocolate lava cake with mint chocolate chip ice cream. 432 W. 41st Street, 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

        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. Offered in the bar and lounge daily from 5 to 7 p.m., happy hour specials include high-end drinks like a classic Belvedere martini, NV Veuve Clicquot Brut or strawberry Caipirinha. Nosh on roasted escargot, gouda tater-tots, oysters and Asian BBQ lamb ribs—all courtesy of Executive Chef Sean Brasel. 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

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