Four bars to check out in Miami right now
The weekend is almost here, and we’ve put together a list of bars for you to visit. Whether you’re into divey spots with stiff drinks and a great beer selection or elevated lounges where bartenders
The weekend is almost here, and we’ve put together a list of bars for you to visit. Whether you’re into divey spots with stiff drinks and a great beer selection or elevated lounges where bartenders sling cocktails using housemade shrubs, aromatic essences, and top-shelf spirits, we’ve got you covered.
The Mighty Tavern
If you’re looking for a casual watering hole with great food, great beer, and strong tasty drinks, look no further than The Mighty. Boasting a new food and cocktail menu, this neighborhood favorite is the perfect spot for a low-key Friday or Saturday night. The beer selection is extensive, and the new cocktail list includes options like smoked old fashioneds, cucumber martinis, and a cheekily named Stimulus Strawberry Margarita. Happy hour runs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. and includes classic cocktails for $6.95, draft beer and house wine for $5.95, and shots for $4.95.
Details: The Mighty is located at 2224 SW 22nd St, Miami. For more information, visit www.themightymiami.com.
The Broken Shaker
The atmosphere at this Miami Beach mainstay is casual and fuss-free, but the drinks can only be described as elevated. Now open Wednesday through Sunday from 5-11 p.m., The Broken Shaker serves up drinks like the Classic Randy, a gin-forward creation made with grapefruit rice reduction, citrus, and soda water, and the tequila-spiked Smilie, blended with ginger-Tumeric agave and lime juice. Pair your sips with some of their awesome bar bites, like sesame-pickled cucumbers or shawarma fries.
Details: The Broken Shaker is located at 2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach. For more information, visit www.freehandhotels.com/miami/broken-shaker.
Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar + Kitchen
Located in Wynwood, Spanglish calls itself “equal parts alchemy, fun, and artistry.” Now reopen for dine-in, it’s one of the best places to grab a bite and drink if you’re looking for a laid-back evening filled with flavor. From the cocktail list, we love cafetera old fashioned (made with cigar bitters and cold-brew coffee reduction), the negroni tiene tumbao, and the fizzy Grape Gatsby. Enjoy yummy dishes while you imbibe, too — the croqueta buns are amazing, and the coconut shrimp ceviche is the perfect refresher on a warm South Florida afternoon.
Details: Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar + Kitchen is located at 2808 N Miami Ave, Miami. For more information, visit www.spanglishmiami.com.
SAAM at SLS Brickell
The swanky lobby bar at SLS Brickell is known for its delicious vintage-inspired cocktails hosts happy hour from 5-7 p.m. on weekdays, featuring $8 specialty and house spirit cocktails, $4 beers, and $7 house wines. Sip stirred and neat classics like negronis, sazeracs, and vieux carres, or opt for a shaken French 75 or Cloud 9 — all while snacking on delicious bites like meatballs with whipped ricotta, fried bocconcini, and crispy calamari with Aleppo chile, lemon, and caper aioli.
Details: SAAM at SLS Brickell is located at 1300 S Miami Ave, Miami. For more information, visit www.sbe.com/nightlife/saam/brickell.
By Amanda Mesa, Contributing Writer