Your outdoor drinking guide in Miami

Where to go for cocktails with out-of-towners


The restaurants in this outdoor drinking guide in Miami have been hand selected by The Hungry Post and are presented by:

While we’re enjoying our Thanksgiving festivities and Black Friday shopping, we are also looking forward to the start of “Miami season”. Cooler temperatures, Art Basel, the holidays, and that time of year when rainstorms are replaced by snowbirds escaping the winter. When these out-of-towners arrive, they always ask us “where should I go?”. With a dynamic bar and restaurant scene, Miami often has a fresh assortment of options for each visit. In honor of daily temperatures below 85F, we are pleased to present our list of spots to take out-of-towners for outdoor drinks. However, if you’re a local, you’ll like these too. So, here is our outdoor drinking guide in Miami!


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address: 310 NW 24th Street
Le Chick has been a Wynwood hotspot since it opened in 2017. While it’s best known for its rotisserie chicken and burgers, Le Chick also boasts a great atmosphere that is both welcoming and sophisticated. Wynwood should be on any Miami visitor’s list, and Le Chick’s outdoor patio is just the spot to take a break from mural spotting and shopping. We recommend the Ketel One Botanical Spitz Canned Cocktails and the Summer in Sevilla with Tanqueray Sevilla Gin, Select Aperitivo, orange juice, and lime juice. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri from 3:30 to 6:30PM.


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Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: South Pointe Park, 1 Washington Ave
Your out-of-towners may have dined at Smith & Wollensky in another city, but they will love the Miami version. Whether you’re going for the full steakhouse dinner experience or just enjoying a cocktail and the view, this needs to be on your list. Smith & Wollensky is in South Pointe Park, with jaw-dropping views of the city and the port with that gorgeous turquoise water that we all love. Take in a famous Miami sunset from the ocean-side bar downstairs or get a table on the roof for the aerial view. Since it’s a steakhouse, may we suggest a martini with Ketel One Family Made Vodka?


Neighborhood: Wynwood
Address2801 NW 2nd Avenue
Bakan is located along the “main avenue” of Wynwood, 2nd Avenue. While most Mexican spots in Wynwood are more casual, Bakan stands out with its beautifully designed and modern 6,000 square foot indoor/outdoor space and its collection of over 500 mezcals and tequilas. The restaurant-bar has 180 seats and is often full of patrons and lively music. Try one of their specialty drinks from the Cocteleria menu or one of their three signature margaritas.


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Neighborhood: Jungle Island
Address: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Cuisine: Mediterranean
For your visitors looking for a sceney spot and the perfect photo op, Joia Beach is it. On Jungle Island, off the Macarthur Causeway, is a mini resort-vibe paradise that looks like Tulum. This is a place to see and be seen, definitely make a reservation if possible. Toast to your staycation with the Froze Blanc, a a delighted blend of Smirnoff Pink Lemonade Vodka and froze mix.


Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 40 Island Avenue
The Standard has always been at the top of our list for out-of-towners. We love the view, the boat watching, and the people watching. The Standard is on the Venetian Islands, which has spectacular sunset and water views. The Standard is refreshingly casual, which lends itself to visitors. Don’t miss the High Tides Happy Hour – Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6PM.


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Neighborhood: Little River
Address: 8300 NE 2nd Avenue
Cuisine: Global
The Citadel is a landmark in the Little River neighborhood with its food hall, maker driven retail, and rooftop bar. The 5,000 square foot rooftop bar and lounge has expansive downtown views and offers a different outdoor experience than the beach spots. The rooftop is incredibly popular and fills up fast, so we recommend making a reservation.


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Neighborhood: Allappatah
Address: 1100 NW 23rd Street
Leku has brought Basque dining to the newly relocated Rubell Museum, which opened at the end of 2019. The restaurant is known for its artful design and legendary tasting menu, but it’s also a unique destination to enjoy a drink al fresco. You will impress any out-of-towner with this hidden gem.


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Outdoor drinking guide in Miami