The best hotel bars in Miami right now

From the classics to the newest spots you need to know about

Oct
28
2021

These hotel bars in Miami have been hand-selected by The Hungry Post and are presented by:

Here in Miami, we are lucky to have endless options for dining, going out, and drinking. But we all love a good hotel bar. Whether you’re visiting or a local, a hotel bar is the place to enjoy the vibe and music, sip signature cocktails, chat with other patrons, and taste light bites from the restaurant. In this guide, we have chosen some of our favorite hotel bars in Miami Beach and Brickell. From the classics to the newest spots you need to know about. Cheers!

STRAWBERRY MOON


Hotel: The Goodtime Hotel
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 601 Washington Ave

Strawberry Moon is a newcomer to the South Beach scene by way of David Grutman and Pharrell Williams inside the brand-new Goodtime Hotel. Named after Spring’s last full lunar evening, this high-energy hotspot is a day-to-night pool club decorated in the Art Deco style and framed in palm trees for a very Miami aura. We recommend the Vesper cocktail featuring Ketel One Family Made Vodka and chamomile. If you’re looking for something on the sweeter side, try the Espresso Martini with Haig Club whisky, chocolate, and cold brew coffee.  You can order from the menu at the bar. We’d keep it light with the yellowtail crudo. Prepared with a tomato vinaigrette, olives, and serrano chili. And the beet and watermelon salad with mint, pistachio, and tahini yogurt.

THE GREYSTONE BAR


Hotel: Hotel Greystone
Cuisine: French Japanese fusion
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 1920 Collins Ave

In September, the Hotel Greystone debuted for a second time (the original opening was right before the COVID lockdown). The boutique hotel, with 1939 Art Deco decor, has a food and beverage program led by Executive Chef Pawan Pinisetti. Pinisetti, a “Chopped” champion with extensive experience, blends French rotisserie traditions with Japanese izakaya. His dishes, which feature locally sourced ingredients, are complemented by an impressive wine and mixology program. The Greystone Bar is an elegant lobby bar with live piano music, creative cocktails, and light bites from Chef Pinisetti. The “Chef’s Inspired Libations” are a collection of drinks each with its own special backstory that is personal to the Chef.

THE CHAMPAGNE BAR


Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Surfside
Address: 9011 Collins Ave

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”.

SAAM


Hotel: SLS Brickell
Cuisine: Italian
Neighborhood: Miami
Address: 1300 S Miami Ave

The SAAM Bar is on the second floor of the SLS Brickell, featuring an outdoor terrace with a fireplace and views of downtown Miami. The space was designed by Philippe Starck and evokes the style of a luxurious living room with safari decor. SAAM offers craft cocktails, lite bites, bottle service, and large format carafe cocktails. The “Snacks and Things” menu has Italian dishes like mozzarella bites and truffle pizza. Sip a specialty cocktail or get a pitcher of cocktails to share!

 

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EDGE STEAK & BAR


Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Miami
Cuisine: American/Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Brickell
Address: 1435 Brickell Ave

Edge is located inside the Four Seasons in Brickell. The restaurant is known for its weekly Sunday brunch, but its bar and all-day dining are also noteworthy. Chef Aaron Brooks has created a menu highlighting seafood, meat, and locally sourced vegetables and fruit. Bar bites include “Snacks & Shares” such as chorizo & cheddar croquetas, “Edge charcuterie”, oysters on the half shell, and “mains” ranging from the Edge Caesar salad to a wagyu churrasco (8 ounces). When in Brickell, try the Brickell Mule with pineapple-infused Ketel One Family Made Vodka, lime, celery bitters, and ginger beer.

BLEAU BAR


Hotel: Fontainebleau
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 4441 Collins Ave

The Fontainebleau has been a Miami classic since the 50s and 60s. While the hotel is full of award-winning restaurants with their own bars, the Bleau Bar in the lobby level is the centerpiece of it all. The bar serves classic cocktails and offers bottle service. Snag a table by the window for a view of the pool or sit at the bar to mingle with hotel guests and other locals. While sipping on Le Grand Currant cocktail with Haig Club whisky by David Beckham.

MEET DALIA


Hotel: The Gabriel South Beach
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
Address: 640 Ocean Drive

The Bar at Dalia is part of Meet Dalia, which just opened in the new Gabriel South Beach as the sister restaurant of Byblos. The interior is sleek and Mediterranean, with pink, blue, and gold accents. The outdoor patio is fantastic for dining al fresco now that Miami “summer” has finally passed. Sit at the bar and enjoy the Blood Moon with Haig Club whisky, Luxardo Maraschino, blood orange, and fig leaf syrup. Or have bar master Robert freestyle a cocktail for you. If you’re looking for something to munch on we recommend, the Dalia sampler. It comes with four dips that include hummus, muhammara, beet mutabal, and tzatziki.

 

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