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The Best Bars for Foodies in Miami

The most tropical major city in the USA, Miami has a nightlife scene unlike anywhere else in the country. From the oceanfront party hotshots of South Beach to the hip lounges and live music venues of the Design District, the best bars in Miami come in many different flavors. But where are the savviest barflies and night owls getting their groove on in Miami? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We have pulled data from thousands of bars, lounges, nightclubs, and venues in Miami to zero in on the absolute hottest spots. Put on your favorite party dress and enjoy.

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The OpenTable Team
17 Restaurants
Updated 26 February 2020
Restaurants:Bo's Pub, Palace, Astra
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American, Mediterranean
Neighborhoods:Colee Hammock, South Beach, Wynwood
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Bo's Pub

$$$$
American
Colee Hammock
4.3
185 reviews
Craft cocktails enjoyed on the second story open-air balcony overlooking Fort Lauderdale’s bustling Las Olas Blvd draw the crowds to The Balcony. Downstairs, the centrally located bar area allows for mingling and serves up New Orleans style small plates backed by live musical acts throughout the week. Later in the evening, the whole complex turns into a nightclub where DJs spin top 40 designed to keep the party on the dance floor.

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Palace

$$$$
Contemporary American
South Beach
4.7
2576 reviews
The first LGBT oriented bar to open on always packed Ocean Drive, the Palace is a South Beach Miami institution that attracts locals and visitors alike. Live drag shows take place daily at 7pm and weekends sport daytime shows matched with an unlimited mimosa brunch special. After the show is over Palace turns into a late-night dance club complete with go-go dancers, touring international DJs and one of the most advanced sound systems in the city.

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Astra

$$$$
Mediterranean
Wynwood
4.3
1069 reviews
Panoramic views out over the Arts District from the open air “Sky Garden”, where guests relax in cozy swinging couches, make Astra a favorite for both the after work and late-night crowds. Serving Mediterranean style plates alongside innovative cocktails and an extensive wine list, Astra invites diners to stay and play after dinner is over. Live bands and DJs take over the space after the kitchen closes, keeping Astra packed with a diverse and artistic crowd late into the night.

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BAR RITA- Fort Lauderdale

$$$$
Mexican
Poinciana Park
4.1
461 reviews
With a Mexican food restaurant downstairs and a margarita bar upstairs on the rooftop, BAR RITA is a popular place to celebrate in the Fort Lauderdale area. Daily happy hour specials include $6 margaritas and discounts on house cocktails plus a variety of well-priced finger foods. When it is time to take the party to the next level, BAR RITA offers guests one of the most extensive tequila selections in South Florida.

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El Camino Mexican Soul Food - Mezcal & Tequila Bar - Fort Lauderdale

$$$$
Mexican
Colee Hammock
4.6
850 reviews
As famous for their freshly made margaritas as their locally sourced Mexican “Soul Food”, El Camino is a Delray Beach neighborhood favorite. With both after work and late-night happy hour specials, with both food and drink specials, it is always a festive atmosphere. More than a dozen different house margaritas cover an exotic territory, including the “spicy avocado”, while the tequila and mezcal flights allow for sampling some of the top spirits of Mexico.

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Mastro's Ocean Club - Fort Lauderdale

$$$$
Steak
Lauderdale Beach
4.7
2362 reviews
Waterfront dining on the canals of Fort Lauderdale is the main attraction to Mastro’s Ocean Club but the restaurant’s elegant lounge area is also one of the best bars in Miami to enjoy a meticulously prepared cocktail. A top-shelf liquor selection, an expansive wine list - much of it selected to match the seafood specials on the menu - and live entertainment give Mastro a strong local following.

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R House Wynwood

$$$$
Contemporary Latin
Wynwood
4.8
971 reviews
An upscale restaurant, locally focused art gallery, and serious nightlife venue all in one, Wynwood’s R House dazzles multiple senses at the same time. Besides a progressively priced happy hour menu, where prices go up as the night goes on, the restaurant hosts themed parties with live DJs after the kitchen staff clock out and weekend drag brunch shows. A large outside patio allows for enjoying Miami’s tropical climate while enjoying a cold house-made cocktail.

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DUNE By Laurent Tourondel

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lauderdale Beach
4.5
1982 reviews
Located inside of the Auberge Beach Resort and Spa, DUNE is a comfortable and classy restaurant that also attracts those in the mood for a fine glass of wine. Tapping into the Northern California roots of the hotel, DUNE offers visitors an extensive selection of varietals by the glass and bottle, hand selected by the chef to go with the menu offerings. Keeping with the seafood-based seasonal food offerings, the bar also serves a variety of beach-inspired house cocktails specials.

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Bakan

$$$$
Mexican
Wynwood
4.7
1266 reviews
With over 6,000 square feet of dining and drinking space surrounded by a live cactus garden, BAKAN is an artsy modern take on the classic Mexican restaurant and drinking establishment. More than 500 different varieties of tequila and mezcal are housed in the bar’s four-story glass case, all available by the shot or even paired with the restaurant's menu selections. The kitchen at BAKAN specializes in authentic and traditional Mexican fare done to modern high-quality standards and imports its own ancestral organic corn directly from Mexico.

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The Foundry

$$$$
Contemporary American
Pompano Beach
4.3
934 reviews
A homage to the industrial revolution in the United States, with re-purposed metal doors, bricks, and other items from cities across America used in the decor, the Foundry is a restaurant and lounge where comfort food and drinks are the priority. From Wine Down Wednesdays, where half-priced bottles of wine are available when two entrees are purchased to the bottomless weekend brunch, which includes endless Bloody Mary’s or Mimosa’s, guests are encouraged to indulge while dining at the Foundry. During the week, happy hour specials on good drinks, wine pours and craft beer are meant to be enjoyed with a selection of shareable plates.

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Tap 42- Coral Gables

$$$$
American
Coral Gables
4.4
381 reviews
A gastropub named after the 42 different kinds of craft beer served on tap, Tap 42 is a local favorite in the historic Coral Gables neighborhood of Miami. The open floor plan and large outside patio mean that mingling in a must and there is plenty of room to accommodate friends old and new. Besides two daily happy hour sessions, one designed for the after-work crowd and one for the up all-nighters, Tap 42 also hosts weekly Ladies Nights on Wednesdays and bottomless brunches on the weekends.

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Bâoli Miami

$$$$
Contemporary American
South Beach
4.4
1247 reviews
One visit to Bâoli and guests understand why the Miami nightlife scene is often referred to as more European than American. The sleek upscale eatery focusing on Asian American fusion cuisine turns into one of the hottest nightlife sensations on Collins in Miami Beach after the kitchen shuts down for the night. Famous DJs from across the globe spin here on a regular basis while the venue’s famous Wednesday night “My Boyfriend is Out of Town” party has been a landmark of the Miami party scene for over a decade.

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Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Kendall

$$$$
Peruvian
Kendall
4.6
1092 reviews
A Peruvian themed restaurant in Miami’s Doral neighborhood, Pisco y Nazca also specializes in the South American countries famous distilled grape alcohol. Pisco is used to create both classic cocktails like the Pisco Sour, the national cocktail of Peru, as well as innovative takes on modern favorites like the Nazca Mule, made with ginger beer, lime, and Peruvian Pisco. During the hora loca (happy hour), drink specials, as well as a variety of house-made ceviche plates, are available at the bar.

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Marion

$$$$
Contemporary American
Brickell
4.6
577 reviews
A restaurant and lounge located in Miami’s Brickell area, Marion is known for its brasserie-style Asian American dining, but it also draws a strong bar crowd to the lounge area. With a separate champagne bar and a rotating roster of well-known DJs, Marion has established itself as a place to mix it up with the Miami jet set. Handmade cocktails are on special during the week and the restaurants infamous Thursday Night Soiree cranks up the hit music and focusing on sharing cocktails and memories with new friends.

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Villa Azur

$$$$
Mediterranean
South Beach
4.3
1137 reviews
The fine flavors of France and Italy are the inspiration behind the dishes at Villa Azur, a courtyard sporting fine dining establishment in the heart of Miami Beach on Collins Ave. Besides the critically acclaimed food menu, which focuses on both meat and seafood options, Villa Azur also boasts one of the most creative cocktail menus in town. From the lychee fruit infused vodka martini to the Truffle Paloma - a Patron Roca, grapefruit juice, St. Germain and club soda affair finished with truffle salt - the bar offerings at Villa Azur are each hand curated and made to order.

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Pembroke Pines

$$$$
Contemporary American
Pembroke Pines
4.8
3851 reviews
The Cooper’s Hawk Winery produces over 700,000 cases of wine each year, most of it used in its own restaurants across the country. The Pembroke Pines location of this Italian and American themed restaurant focuses on matching the house vinos with menu items in pairings that bring out the best flavor profiles. Happy hour at the bar takes place from 3pm to 6pm daily and allows visitors to sample many of the Cooper’s Hawk wine labels by the glass, as well as save on a nicely rounded selection of appetizers and small plates.

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YOLO

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.5
4388 reviews
Calling itself a” foodies delight and a socialite's playground”, YOLO is a sophisticated restaurant and lounge in the heart of the Las Olas area of Fort Lauderdale. An outdoor patio, large dining room, and central bar provide diverse locales for enjoying the contemporary American cuisine, all of it prepared right in the brightly lit open kitchen. Seasonal cocktails and specialty drinks go on special during the daily happy hour, which runs from 4:30pm till 7:30pm and can be taken advantage of at the bar or fire pit area.

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