Best Outdoor bars in Miami

Where you should be drinking outside right now


This is the time to be drinking outside in Miami. You know, when it cools down to the mid 70s°F at night. AKA the perfect weather for you to pull out a light jacket or a sweater. What more can you ask for?! Well there are good drinks, some bites, the occasional pretty view could also be nice, and of course un buen ambiente. Here are the best outdoor bars in Miami that you should visit right now.

Some are better for views, for a date night, or to celebrate your birthday with friends. What they all have in common, they’re great for drinking outside.


Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 7135 NW 1st Ct
Good for: Live music, big groups, birthdays, budget-friendly, date night, outdoor seating.

Understory located in Little River is the newest outdoor bar & event space by the Jaguar Sun team. This community-driven space is like a jungle with hidden nooks, picnic tables, and live music on Thursday and Friday starting at 7 PM.

Wines will be served by Bad Seed, a weekly pop-up bar led by natural wine legend Karina Iglesias. Iglesias will team up with some of South Florida’s best restaurants every Thursday before Jazz in the Jungle for wood-fired cuisine. Future and existing collaborators include Jaguar Sun, Flour & Weirdoughs, El Bagel, Tacotomia, Sidewalk Diner, Lazy Oyster, and Tigre. And of course, there will also be cocktails by the Jaguar Sun team. Our favorites so far are the gin & cucumber and the frozen espresso.


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Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address3480 Main Hwy
Good for: Birthdays, date night, outdoor seating, views, drinks and bites, outdoor seating.

From the team behind Byblos, Level 6 by Amal in Coconut Grove is a new rooftop lounge and restaurant with amazing views of Biscayne Bay. You’re stopping by for some craft cocktails and a modern take on Spanish tapas like the tuna tartare with avocado, lavosh crackers with truffle and crème fraîche and the seafood paella that is served with Argentinian shrimp, and clams. Level 6 is open from Sunday – Wednesday from 5 PM to 12 AM, and Thursday – Saturday from 5 PM – 1 AM.


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Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: Mayfair House, 3000 Florida Ave
Good for: Birthdays, date night, outdoor seating, views, drinks and bites, big groups, outdoor seating.

The team behind Lost Boy, Tropezón, and Fox’s Lounge has re-opened the iconic Mayfair Hotel. Sipsip is Mayfair’s Bahamian rooftop pool and Calypso rum bar. You’ll be sipping on classic Caribbean cocktails like daiquiris, punches, and piña coladas. The food menu includes conch frittersrock lobster rollfried oyster sliders, and a jerk sandwich. The views are beautiful and you should arrive early to catch the sunset. If you’re looking to play a friendly game of Backgammon, just ask the team. SipSip is open Monday – Wednesday from 11 AM to 8 PM, Thursday 11 AM – 10 PM, Friday – Saturday from 11 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday from 11 AM to 8 PM.


Neighborhood: Edgewater
Address1737 N Bayshore Dr
Good for: Date night, chisme with a view, date night, outdoor seating, eating out with suegros.

Klaw is the newest restaurant and the only rooftop in Edgewater. The menu features a high-quality beef program and sea delicacies.

It’s rare to find a restaurant in Miami with views this nice and where the food is actually good. You have two dining options at Klaw. One is the main dining room and then there’s the rooftop. We’re recommending you head to the roof if you want an outdoor vibe. The rooftop menu is a more condensed version and although you won’t be able to order the tableside Norweigan King crab legs, it’s still worth it.

You can still get the black grouper crudo with caviar, yuzu kosho, finger lime, scallion, avocado, and leche de tigre; the baby-size crab tacos with spicy dashi butter, avocado, lime, and kimchi; and the stracciatella with grilled black mission fig, shaved speck ham, buttered croutons aged balsamic, toasted walnuts, basil oil, and herb salad. Order the Maine lobster roll and picanha that are only available at the rooftop lounge. Klaw is open Monday from 5:30 PM to 10 PM, Tuesday – Saturday from 5:30 PM to 12 AM, and Sunday from 12 PM to 10 PM.


Neighborhood: Key Biscayne 
Unnamed Road
Good for:
Big groups, birthdays, budget-friendly, date night, outdoor seating, kid-friendly.

The Cleat is located at the farthest end of Key Biscayne, located in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. If you’re driving into the park, you’ll need to pay $8 or $2 for pedestrians and cyclists. You’re keeping it simple here with your drink order. It’s all worth it for the beachy vibes that will make you feel like you’re in the Bahamas and those ocean views. If you get hungry, check out Boater’s Grill. There will probably be a line but we love this casual spot for some fried fishfish croquetas, and conch fritters. The Cleat is open on Wednesday from 3 PM to 8 PM, Thursday – Friday from 3 PM to 10 PM, Saturday from 2 PM to 10 PM, and Sunday from 2 PM to 8 PM.


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Neighborhood: Midtown 
3425 NE 2nd Ave
Good for:
Big groups, birthdays, budget-friendly, date night, outdoor seating, live music, wine bar.

If you’re looking for a spot that can easily be subtly romantic and good for big groups at the same time, then Lagniappe is where you’re going.

Expect a huge backyard with mismatched pieces of furniture that have probably been found at yard sales or are hand-me-downs from abuelita. Lagniappe is versatile and it’s a solid choice for outdoor drinking wine and beer. It’s counter service with a basic food menu that includes cheese, charcuterie, plus grilled meats and veggies. We’ve gone during the week and on the weekends, and there’s always people here. The vibe will add to your big group energy and/or make your date more relaxed. It’s also open every day from 6 PM – 2 AM.


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Neighborhood: Little Havana 
528 SW 9th Ave
Good for:
Big groups, birthdays, budget-friendly, date night, outdoor seating.

Terras is a tropical rooftop bar and restaurant overlooking the Miami skyline in Little Havana. This is probably the most chill rooftop bar you will find in Miami and we mean that in a good way. Even though it’s located in a Life House hotel, it’s definitely somewhere locals love.

The menu features inventive Latin American bites such as ropa vieja birria tacos and a fried chicken Cuban sandwich. The cocktails on the menu have been created using herbs, fruits, and spices that are grown on the property. We also love that we can add our favorite CBD Vital Tonics for an addition to any of the cocktails. Terras is open Wednesday – Saturday from 4 PM to 12 PM and Sunday from 4 PM – 9 PM. Happy Hour is available on Wednesday & Thursday from 4 PM – 6:30 PM.


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Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 40 Island Avenue
Good for: Big groups, birthdays, date night, outdoor seating, eating out with suegros.

Lido Bayside Grill at The Standard has always been at the top of our list of places to bring out-of-towners, especially when the weather is breezy. It’s the type of place that anyone visiting Miami would be into. And the best part is that the locals like it too.

We love the views, catching the sunset, and the people watching on Venetian Islands. Don’t miss the High Tides Happy Hour – Monday through Thursday from 4 PM to 6 PM. Lido is open every day from 8 AM to 12 AM.


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Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 2727 Indian Creek Dr
Good for: Big groups, birthdays, date night, outdoor seating.

Broken Shaker is Miami Beach’s breath of fresh air. This backyard pool and patio has become a classic since it went from pop-up to a permanent location in 2012. At the Broken Shaker, you’ll feel at home (yet it’s a hostel). It’s a cool, laid-back, and effortless outdoor bar. You can make a reservation HERE for up to 14 guests. If you get hungry there’s a limited menu that includes Harissa buffalo wingsLabneh, and the Shaker burger with bacon, cheddar, and special sauce. The Broken Shaker is open from Monday – Thursday from 5 PM – 1 AM, Friday & Saturday from 4 PM – 2 AM, and Sunday from 4 PM – 1 AM.


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