Where to go drinking right now in Miami

The best bars, rooftops, and spots for cocktails & wine


The weeks get shorter during the holidays and you need to keep this list handy for where to go drinking right now in Miami. We’ve got the newest rooftops, the classic cocktail bars that we can’t get enough of, a laid-back wine bar, and a couple of spots that have some of the best views of Miami. 

Bring your friends and family to these bars, rooftops, and spots for cocktails & wine.


Neighborhood: Edgewater
Address: 1737 N Bayshore Dr
Cuisine: Seafood

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. The 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. 


Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: Mayfair House, 3000 Florida Ave
Cuisine: Caribbean-inspired

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. 


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 519 NW 26th St

Dante’s HiFi is a cozy bar that is dimly lit and where vinyl records are playing all night long. Try Dante’s HiFi located in Wynwood. Reservations are available and recommended.


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Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
Address: 3480 Main Hwy
Cuisine: Spanish, tapas

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. 


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1438 Washington Ave
Cuisine: Global

Looking for a cute and intimate rooftop bar in Miami Beach? Check out The Roof at Esme Hotel on Española Way. We recommend ordering one of their specialty sangria jugs and sharing it with friends. If you’re looking for some refreshing bites, get the roasted beet hummus served with mini yucca arepas and the shrimp aguachile. After the Roof head to El Salón, also located in the Esme Hotel. The cocktails are impeccable, created with El Salon’s in-house spirit blends. And the vibe is “New York, chic” not trying hard…at all. Just naturally cool with a little funk in the background.


Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 230 NE 4th St
Cuisine: American, pasta

Jaguar Sun is probably our favorite place in Miami. Some may say it’s a cocktail bar, others, a restaurant with awesome pasta. We’d like to think of it as a combination of both, where we can always count on fun, original and balanced cocktails. You can order any cocktail and never go wrong. We usually go for a classic dirty martini, the Green Ghoul (think margarita reinvented), or the gin-based Madam Butterfly. Leave room for a Wolf Whistle, their version of a tequila espresso martini paired with dessert

Jaguar Sun is open from Monday through Saturday from 5 PM to 1 AM, the kitchen closes at 11 PM on weekdays, and midnight on weekends. Happy Hour is available from 5 PM to 7 PM with $1 oysters, and $10 classic cocktails.


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address40 Island Avenue

Lido Bayside Grill at The Standard has always been at the top of our list of places to bring out-of-towners, especially during the holidays 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 to 6 PM.


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Neighborhood: Surfside
Address: 9011 Collins Ave
Cuisine: Mediterranean

The Four Seasons at the Surf Club has an important place in Miami Beach’s history. Since it opened its doors on New Year’s Day in 1930, it has been a destination for modern Italian dining and retro glamour. The Champagne Bar is in the Lido Restaurant, near the adjacent oceanfront terrace. The aptly named bar has the largest selection of champagnes in Miami as well as a collection of cocktails – “Surf Club Classics” and “Reflections”.

Stop by the Champagne Bar, and order the Martini Journey, a martini flight that comes with a dry martini, a classic martini, and a dirty martini served with some of our favorite garnishes and the most delicious bites that will bring these cocktails to life. We also recommend you leave some room for their Margherita pizza and the lamb lollipops and make sure to get a seat at the bar.


Neighborhood: Key Biscayne
Address: No Name Harbor

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 fish, fish croquetas, and conch fritters.


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Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1120 Collins Ave

Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery, is a sophisticated speakeasy with New York vibes that serves more than 150 rums and focuses on unique spirits. This is the perfect date night spot for those that love a dark and mysterious spot with a mix of spirit-forward cocktails and refreshing tropical drinks. It’s unexpectedly located on Collins Ave but don’t be spooked, it’s pretty hidden and unlikely for tourists to find.


Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1300 Brickell Bay Dr
Cuisine: Nikkei

Osaka is the first North American location of an internationally acclaimed Nikkei restaurant known for its Japanese techniques and Peruvian flavors. The menu features ceviche, tiraditos, makimono, nigiris, and Peruvian izakaya. The restaurant is sleek and upscale and has a great bar inside called KERO.

Stop by KERO on Thursday from 10 PM to 1 AM for DJ sets. Sip on signature cocktails or choose from over 35 labels of sake and exotic spirit selections.


Neighborhood: North Miami
Address: 12831 W Dixie Hwy
Cuisine: Wine bar

Paradis can be whatever you want it to be. For us, it’s that place with incredible energy. We go here when we want to feel at home, at ease, drinking incredible wine, and having quality bites that are usually served with their homemade sourdough.

Starting at 6 PM from Thursday – Monday, you can order a slice of the vegan Marinara+++ with tomato, marinated eggplant, confit garlic, garlic breadcrumb; and other seasonal slices of pizza that change often. All of their pizzas have original combinations, are full of flavor, and have a very unique sourdough texture. Not to mention the size is perfect so that you can have more than one. 


Where to go drinking right now in Miami