The Best Happy Hour Guide in Miami

Covering the best deals for good food & drinks at a decent price

Apr
08
2022

Keep the best happy hour guide in Miami handy when looking for the best drink and food deals.

We love a good happy hour and we think it has a lot to do with getting older. Hold this thought for a second, we promise it makes sense.

With the years, our hangovers have gone from bad to worse. The next day is always rough. We can barely move and it’s a day wasted. So, a world where we can be in bed earlier, the cocktails and snack are less pricy—well that sounds like a win-win situation.

The Best Happy Hour Guide in Miami is for those that still want to save for that dream apartment, yet live a little and stay social. In order to build this awesome list, we’ve focused on happy hours that go on until at least 7PM, offer a full bar, and have good enough food to keep the buzz under control.

We will continuously add to this guide so that you know the latest happy hour deals that are worth your time and money.

JAGUAR SUN


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 230 NE 4th St
Happy hour: Thursday to Sunday 5 PM – 7  PM

It’s undeniable that Jaguar Sun in Downtown is our favorite cocktail bar in Miami and luckily for you, they have happy hour. This is the bar that changed the way we approached cocktails. What do we mean by this? You don’t have to get into these types of conversations with the bartender that start with, “I don’t like sweet drinks”. Why? Because they know what it takes to create something delicious and perfectly balanced. Trust them. They are professionals.

Happy Hour is available from Thursday through Sunday, 5 PM – 7 PM with $1 oysters, these addictive Spanish potato chips with salsa brava spice, olives, and of course $10 classic cocktails. The classics include Tom CollinsAperol SpritzMargarita, and our go-to: the Tiny Tini. Extra dirty.

If you need something more than chips, the Bar Gilda pop-up has taken over the kitchen at Jaguar Sun. Expect Basque pintxos, typical bar snacks from Northern Spain with a modern twist. Chef Juan Garrido’s Spanish menu includes the smoked fish toast with ikura & pickled shallots; MKT crudo toast with raw local fish, lemon, Korean chili, piquillo, cilantro, and the bikini (an elevated grilled cheese) made with ham, gruyere cheese, green apple butter, and black truffle.

 

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SUSHI GARAGE


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1784 West Ave
Happy hour: Tuesday to Sunday 5:30 PM – 8 PM

Sushi Garge is a modern Japanese restaurant with locations in Sunset Harbour, Las Olas, and Coconut Grove. The happy hour is probably one of the most generous on this list. Rightfully named the ‘Happiest Hour’, all cocktails like the Yuzu Margarita and Lychee Martini are $5 between 5:30 PM – 8 PM. Additionally, sake starts at $11.50, beers at $3, and wine at $4.50.

We recommend hitting their outdoor patio and people-watching at the Sushi Garage in Coconut Grove. When you get hungry go for their sashimi and sushi section. Price range between $3 to $5.50 for 1/2 salmon avocado rolls, 1/2 spicy tuna rolls, and 1/2 Garage bagel roll.

 

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TROPEZÓN


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 512 Española Way
Happy hour: Monday to Friday 4 PM – 7 PM

The team behind the Downtown neighborhood bar, Lost Boy Dry Goods (which is also on this list) recently opened Tropezón, an Andalusian gin, and tapas restaurant. Located on South Beach’s Española Way, Tropezon has named its happy hour ‘Tonic + Tapas’. Inspired by true tapas culture in Spain, they are serving complimentary tapas with every drink ordered. So, get all the drinks, and the tapas will be on the house from 4 PM – 7 PM on weekdays. Gin lovers don’t miss this one. Try the Yuzu Gin & Tonic.

 

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CHUG’S DINER


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3444 Main Hwy Suite 21
Happy hour: Everyday 6 PM – 7 PM

This is a diner for Miami. And yes, it includes a ventanita but also a full bar. If you’re going with one other person, the best seat in the house is at the bar. If you’re planning to be out late, start with an Espresso Martini. But the best deal here is the martini!

99 cent gin or vodka martinis during Happy Hour, available Monday – Friday from 6 PM – 7 PM. Have you ever heard of that?! We have but in New Orleans. But we love to see this happening in the Grove. We are also here to share that Chug’s has some other sweet deals that include ‘Late Night Bottomless’ from Sunday – Thursday 10 PM-12 AM and Friday-Saturday 12 AM-2 AM. For $30 per person, guests can enjoy unlimited drinks from the cocktail menu including Bloody MarysMimosasSpritz, and Espresso Martinis. Sip on these while you munch on some late-night snacks like the Medianoche Pierogi and the Raspitas con Lechon.

 

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TOBACCO ROAD


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 650 S Miami Avenue
Happy hour: Monday to Friday 4 PM – 7 PM

Miami’s oldest bar is back with a twist. Dating back to pre-Prohibition, Tobacco Road had closed its original doors in the fall of 2014.

In 2021, just a couple of doors down, where the original River Oyster Bar once stood, is now the new home of Tobacco Road’s tribute. And of course, Matt Kuscher of Kush Hospitality Group is behind this comeback. 

The bar is laidback and filled with character. You’re coming here for happy hour Monday – Friday, 4 PM – 7 PM (excluding holidays). The specialty drinks like the Kermit Smoking Dat Lout with gin, fresh cucumber, and ginger range from $12 – $13. Draft beer ranges from $4 to $5, wine for $5, and well drinks for $8. Come hungry and ready for some BBQ Chicken NachosFried Pickles, and Chili Cheese Fries.

PHUC YEA


Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 7100 Biscayne Blvd
Happy hour: Everyday 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Phuc Yea has been delivering great food since 2016. Half Vietnamese and Half Cajun you are getting a culinary melding from the wonderful chefs helming the kitchen front. With Aniece Meinhold’s Vietnamese heritage and Chef Cesar Zapata’s Colombian roots, they come together to provide soulful, family-rooted plates that make you feel like you’ve been transported into their family’s home. And to go with that amazing food are some awesome signature cocktails for $8 during happy hour on Sunday from 5 PM to 7 PM; and Wednesday through Saturday from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. They also have $5 select beers, $1 east coast, and $2 west coast oysters. On Sundays, oyster specials are available all day long, from noon until 9 PM.

MONTY’S RAW BAR


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 2550 S Bayshore Dr
Happy hour: Monday to Friday 4 PM – 7 PM

Monty’s Raw Bar has been around since 1969. There are two locations but our favorite is the one in Coconut Grove. The iconic and tiki-inspired eatery serves tropical drinks and seafood fare.

It’s informal, offers dockside vibes, and has outdoor covered seating. Happy Hour is available from Monday – Friday 4 PM-7 PM. Specials include $6 pain removers, mojitos, frozen drinks, $5 well drinks, $5 – $3 beers as well as a happy hour raw bar featuring oysters, peel & eat shrimp, and stone crabs (from October 15th- May 1st). Oh and if you’re looking for some live Caribbean music and popular tunes stop by on Monday – Thursday. 

THE RIVER OYSTER BAR


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 33 SE 7th St Suite 100
Happy hour: Everyday 4:30 PM – 7 PM

Some of you might work and/or live in Brickell making The River Oyster Bar the right spot before you hit the sheets. This local restaurant is serving high-quality oysters and seafood dishes. We’d stop by with a group of co-workers, clients, or friends that love the idea of 1/2 off oysters seven days a week from 4:30 PM – 7 PM.

In addition to oysters during happy hour, River Oyster Bar also offers Baked Clams, Sardine Toast with whipped ricotta, Bar Tacos, and Deviled Eggs with Caviar. As far as drinks go, specials include $5 draft beers, $8 wines by the glass, $8 classic martinis & well drinks.

LOST BOY


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 157 E Flagler St
Happy hour: Monday to Friday 4 PM – 7 PM

Lost Boy went from a transformed denim boutique to the home of one of our favorite neighborhood bars in Downtown. The theme of the bar is no theme, however, the bar gives off a Southwestern vibe reminiscing of an English pub. Interesting combo, right? If you’re into board games such as Clue and Monopoly(our personal favorite) they’ve got them. If you get hungry they have a limited menu of hot dogs, sandwiches, and bar snacks.

Happy Hour is available from Monday to Friday from 4 pm – 7 pm, enjoy half-off on all cocktails, beer, wine, and spirits. Popular cocktails include the Gin + Tonic, Spicy Siesta, CBD Espresso Martini, and Penicillin.

 

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THE SYLVESTER


Neighborhood: Midtown
Address: 3456 N Miami Ave
Happy hour: Wednesday to Sunday 5 PM – 8 PM

The Sylvester is a nod to the more creative side of our city’s bar scene. The decor is retro Miami themed with lots of dark, cozy corners perfect for a happy hour with friends or a great first date. The owners, alums of Beaker & Gray and Blackbird Ordinary, know a thing or two about craft cocktails.

They’ve cleverly named their happy hour ‘Rush Hour’ because if you know Miami, then you know the traffic. And personally we rather be at The Slyvester than in some bumper-to-bumper situation. Stop by from Wednesday – Sunday, 5 PM to 8 PM, or if you’re a night owl from 2 AM to 3 AM. The fun catch here is that the happy hour cocktails and house drinks go up a dollar the later you arrive. So from 5 PM – 6 PM cocktails are $6, from 6 PM – 7 PM cocktails are $7, from 7 PM – 8 PM cocktails are $8, and for the ‘Power Hour’ 2 AM – 3 AM cocktails are $8.

 

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