OUR FAVORITE BARS OF 2018

A bar guide to wrap up the year

We’ll detox in 2019.

Everyone and their mothers are out and about drinking these days. Who has time to work?  And if you are at the office we’re pretty sure there’s something stronger in the coffee mug… Here’s your  holiday drinking guide to end the year on a high note.

 

Mini Bar at Urbanica Hotel
Neighborhood: Miami Beach

 

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Stumbled upon this bar accidentally. Went in for a drink and loved it. Cool atmosphere, cozy, unpretentious, nice outdoor seating, too. My new local go-to for happy hour or nightcap. Eighties music every time i go


Enoteca at La Centrale
Neighborhood: Brickell City Center

Located in the top floor from La Centrale, Enoteca has Miami’s best selection of regional Italian wines. If wine is your thing, this is the place to go. Plus you can always get pasta, Italian burgers, pizza and more.


Flannigan’s
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove

Flanigan’s doesn’t disappoint when it comes to holiday spirit. Always decked out with the full decor, you can enjoy fresh seafood with classic bar drinks. Standout food to order is the Big Daddy burger, or start with some fresh fish dip. Prices are affordable but make sure to go after 9 PM if you want 50% off most alcohol.


Bar Bevy
Neighborhood: Design District

 

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Loved the vibe of Bar Bevy – the upstairs portion of David Grutman’s and Pharrell Williams’ new restaurant Swan Miami. The decor is chic with the space covered in dark wood floors and velvet seating. There is also a rooftop lounge with string lights for the perfect outdoor cocktail during this time of the year. Oh and did I mention their cocktails are fantastic? ** Me encanto el ambiente de Bar Bevy- que está arriba nuevo restaurante Swan Miami de David Grutman y Pharrell Williams. La decoracion es chic con pisos cubiertos de madera obscura y sofás de terciopelo. Tambien cuentan con un rooftop que está perfecto para tomar un coctel durante esta época del año! #swanmiami #swan #barbevy #miaminights #newbarinmiami #newspotinmiami #wheretogoforartbasel2018 #artbasel #miamihotspots #designdistrict #davidgrutman #pharrellwilliams #miamihotspots #artbasel2018 #cocktails #cocktaillounge #bars #instagrammable #newbarsinmiami #restauranttipsinmiami #2018restaurantopeningsinmiami #decor #miamilifestyle #restaurantsthatarehotinmiami #wheretogoinmiami

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Pharrell and David Grutman bring you Bar Bevy, Swan’s cocktail lounge. Drinks look like this…


Proyecto Tulum
Neighborhood: Wynwood


Want to feel like you are in Tulum? The recently opened Proyecto Tulum is a sacred space where art, gastronomy, mixology, music and fashion merge in a tucked away place.


Gramps
Neighborhood: Wynwood

Wynwood hasn’t been around for that long, however, if we’re talking about classics, then Gramps is definitely one of them. It just gives you the feels and makes you feel right at home.


Rácket
Neighborhood: Wynwood

 

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Name a cozier drinking spot… we’ll wait. #racketwynwood

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If you want to dance a little reggaeton during Basel, rácket will do the trick. rácket is a Wynwood cocktail bar and lounge brought to you by Homecookin’ Hospitality Group. The venue is a covered-atrium featuring a tiki-inspired rum and tequila bar.


Vista Rooftop
Neighborhood: Upper Buena Vista

 

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Fridays were made for rooftops. Join us as you sip and savour in style. #VistaMiami

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Vista has unveiled a new rooftop bar and lounge transforming it into a tropical urban oasis above the trees featuring live music, shareable bites and delicious cocktails. The rooftop offers a tapas style menu created by Chef Giuliano Leverone. Menu highlights include Charcuterie and Artisan Cheeses paired with pickled garden veggies and focaccia; East Coast Oysters with mango, mignonette and pickled veggies; and Chicken Wings served with a house-made mild-spicy sauce.


No 3. Social Rooftop 
Neighborhood: Wynwood

When you want to eat and drink on a Wynwood rooftop. No. 3 Social features highly curated soulful music to accompany the food which pays homage to street foods from around the world, while incorporating the flavors of Florida. The bar program features vibrant cocktails inspired with local ingredients, a carefully selected wine list, and locally crafted beers.


Melinda’s
Neighborhood: Wynwood

They call a night at Melinda’s, a Mezcal-soaked, late-night. Unpretentious just mezcal (and more spirits). If you’re hungry they have bar-snacks at this neighborhood brasserie in Wynwood.


Broken Shaker
Neighborhood: Miami Beach

 

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It’s beginning to look a lot like cocktails… 🍹🎄@brokenshaker #eatitwhileitshaute

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You can celebrate the holidays like a true Miamian, outside by the pool sippin’ on a fruity drink. Broken Shaker at the Freehand Miami is the perfect place to decompress from holiday stress, connect with old friends and enjoy great cocktails. With a fun party line up and a cocktail menu to match, it’s the perfect place to hit up after your family dinner. You and you’re squad must order one of their signature punch bowls from the bar, they are definitely a crowd pleaser. The selection of seasonal cocktails and bar bites has tasty options for everyone in the group. We’re particularly obsessed with the vegan ice cream sandwiches, every flavor is delicious. Enjoy festive parties, special menus and extended hours at the Broken Shaker throughout most of the holidays!


Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company
Neighborhood: Miami Beach

If you need a really good drink to check out Sweet Liberty in Collins Park area alongside the Bass Art Museum, Sweet Liberty offers guests world-class cocktails and creative American food. Conceived and operated by award-winning bartender John Lermayer and Dan Binkiewicz along with restaurateur David Martinez.


The Scapegoat
Neighborhood: Miami Beach

 

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Blackberry fizz 🤪

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A real neighborhood bar and the only bar in South Florida that specializes in All-American beers, spirits, wines, and cocktails.


Veza Sur Brewing
Neighborhood: Wynwood


Miami-born craft brewery with Latin American roots.Flavorful and sessionable beers is their focus. From Craft Lagers and IPAs to Sours, they stay true to cerveza artesanal. Pair your beer and/or michelada with a snack from Chi-Fa, the Chino-Peruvian food truck parked on their patio.


Boombox
Neighborhood: Wynwood


The old stomping ground formerly known as Bardot has been replaced with Boombox. This bar is the newest concept by the team behind Beaker & Gray and Mason Eatery. Featuring drinks like The longest island iced tea and lemon drop the mic and a limited food menu by Mason.