Best Happy Hours in Miami & Miami Beach


Best Happy Hours in Miami

Best Happy Hours in Miami

After booking a flight, finding a hotel, buying your resort-ready wardrobe and FINALLY landing in Miami, some folks discover their vacation budget is nearly exhausted, but we’re here to help.

Our savvy staff loves to discover inexpensive food and drink specials all over town including some great deals that are offered seven days a week. To help you spend some very happy Happy Hours in Miami Beach, MidTown or Downtown, here’s our quick reference to some of the most affordable options you’ll find in sunset sipping and drink-friendly snacks. Cheers!

—South Beach—

Organize a Lincoln Road Bar Crawl with all of these great daily deals!

Meat Market, (915 Lincoln Road, South Beach) gets happy Friday nights from 5-8pm when Chef Sean Brasel’s crudo bar serves up $1.50 oysters, $2.50 shrimp and $6 ceviche along with half-price cocktails.

Haven, (1237 Lincoln Road, South Beach) welcomes thirsty travelers to the west side of Lincoln Mall where a seven night happy hour from 6-8pm includes a $5 beer and bar bite special plus $6 cocktails and $7 specialty drinks.

Altamare, (1223 Lincoln Road, South Beach) welcomes late night revelers to a two-for-one drinks deal every night from 10pm until closing. This offer includes all wine, bottled beer, well and top-shelf liquor.

Sushi Doraku, (1104 Lincoln Road, South Beach) is one of the local’s favorite happy hours because the music rocks and the sushi rolls every day of the week from 5-7pm. For a mere $4, take your pick of selected rolls and Lycheetinis or upgrade your grazing to ahi-poke for $6.

Sushi Samba Dromo, (600 Lincoln Road, South Beach) celebrates Brazil with Samba Hours Sunday through Thursday from 4-7pm. Try Chef Michael Bloise $6 bites, Palma Luca beer for $5 and slurp a few fresh oysters for just a buck. Sip a potent caipirinha and watch the crowds go by!

Hofbrau Beer Hall, (943 Lincoln Road, South Beach) offers an authentic taste of Germany Wednesdays from 5-7pm with discount drinks to pair with a soft pretzel and a televised football match.

Maya Tapas Grill, (809 Lincoln Road, South Beach) has breezy sidewalk tables in the heart of the action and a daily discount cocktail list starting at just $5 from 3-7pm.

Balans, (1022 Lincoln Road, South Beach) wants to be your cocktail destination so the drinks are $3 beer, $5 wine and $7 martinis Monday through Wednesday from 3pm until midnight, and Sunday through Thursday from 10pm until midnight. Stop by Friday and Saturday nights for off-price drinks from 11pm-2am.

Nexxt Cafe, (700 Lincoln Road, South Beach) is one of the busiest spots on the Euclid Circle with a weekday happy hour that takes half off appetizers and drinks Monday through Friday from 4-7pm.

Five Napkin Burger, (455 Lincoln Road, South Beach) welcomes a steady stream of hungry travelers weeknights from 4-7pm and AGAIN from 10pm until closing for a choice of $2 slider burgers, 50 cent wings, $2 pork taquitos and sushi rolls. Served only at the bar area, the draft beer, wine and cosmos are also discounted twice a day!

Spris, (731 Lincoln Road, South Beach) serves some of the best pizza on the mall and discounts it every day from 5:30 until 7pm when the time you order matches the price you pay. A Margarita, a Genovese or a Diavola pie will only set you back $5.30 at 5:30pm so get there early and save!

TiramesU, (731 Lincoln Road, South Beach) shares the sidewalk with Spris and offers 3 delicious pasta dishes at the same “Beat the Clock” rates from 5:30-7pm. Savor Linguine Carbonara (bacon and parmesan cheese), Rigatoni Pomidoro (tomato and basil) or Melanzane (eggplant and tomato) pasta priced at the time you place your order. Regularly priced around $13, these same entrees are only $6 at 6pm!

Rosa Mexicano, at the new Herzog & de Meuron building (1111 Lincoln Road, South Beach) cuts drink prices in half weeknights from 4-7pm at the bar including imported beers and selected Mexican appetizers. Margaritas are $5, Mexican beer is $3 and tacos, flautas and queso fundido are priced between $4 – $6.40.

The drink specials continue all over South Beach including the west side, the tony SoFi District (South of Fifth Street) and all along the Ocean Drive strip!

China Grill, (404 Washington Avenue, South Beach) offers half off appetizers and two-for-one drinks at the bar every day from noon until 8pm. One of the most generous offers in the SoFi district, eight hours of discount drinking is sure to be a hit!

Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian, (1100 West Avenue, South Beach) offers a double header of divine drink offers at their Biscayne Bay view bar from 5-7pm and again from 10pm until midnight. A brand new menu of ceviche & raw bar seafood is priced under $10 including wild salmon & avocado in a spicy coconut milk, curry swordfish & passion fruit and Thai spiced black grouper.

Ocean’s Ten at the Breakwater, (960 Ocean Drive, South Beach) invites you to the best “never-ending” happy hour on the strip with half-priced drinks and $5 bar bites daily from 10am-7pm. Indoor bars feature 9 TVs for sports fans and patio service often features a DJ or a local band.

De Rodriguez Cuba on Ocean, (101 Ocean Drive, South Beach) serves a discount tapas & drinks menu that starts at just $5. An amazing deal in a stellar location, guests can sample Chef Douglas Rodriguez’s tender Cuban pork, ham croquetas, smoked marlin and more plus a variety of minty mojitos or house wine for only $5. Wednesdays feature a FREE Cuban Pig Roast from 5pm until 8pm with $5 tapas and mojitos plus a DJ spinning until 11pm.

Texas de Brazil, at the Miami Beach Marina (300 Alton Road, South Beach) pours happy hour drinks weekdays from 5-7pm in the lounge including $3 beer and $5 wine, well drinks and caipirinhas.

—Midtown Miami—

Hip sips can be found all over MidTown & the Wynwood Arts District.

Mercadito Midtown Taqueria, (3252 NE First Ave, Miami) has some amazing drink specials including a $25 All You Can Drink Deal on Wednesday nights starting at 5pm. Miami’s Most Popular Happy Hour runs Monday – Friday from 4pm-8pm at the bar with $5 cocktails, wine and $3 beer and $2.50 tacos plus $5 for flautas or guacamole.

Sustain Miami, (3252 NE First Avenue, Miami) welcomes discount drinkers 7 nights a week from 5-7pm with $6 specialty drinks, half priced beer by the bottle or draft and half priced wine by the glass. A nice menu of bar bites is also priced at just $3.

Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill, (3250 NE First Avenue, Miami) welcomes happy hour guests from 4-7pm weeknights with a lucky seven deal: $7 gets you a choice of creative cocktails including fresh fruit juice infused mojitos, caipirinhas and punches. They will also stir up some fun with $7 fruity fresh champagne cocktails, beer mixes, or wines by the glass. An interesting array of sushi rolls, oysters, snacks and sliders are priced from $2 – $5.

100 Montaditos, (3252 Buena Vista Avenue, Miami) is a popular Spanish style sandwich shop with 2 for $12 buckets of bottled beer on Wednesdays and Fridays and “Dollarmania Wednesdays” with nearly every item on their extensive menu just $1 including mugs of draft beer.

Cafeina Miami, (297 NW 23 Street, Miami) offers happy hour pricing on Thursday and Friday from 5-8pm with specialty cocktails at $7, well drinks at $6, beer & wine at $4. A tasty tapas menu includes truffle fries, empanadas, goat cheese croquettes and chicken kebabs for $5 each.

JimmyZ Kitchen Wynwood, (2700 North Miami Avenue, Miami) has breezy sidewalk tables in the arts district where craft beers are 50% off Sunday through Thursday from 4-7pm.

Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, (2550 NW Second Avenue, Miami) is the hippest sip in the Arts District weeknights from 5-8pm when Chef Miguel Aguilar sends out $2 small plates like queso frito and calamari to pair with discount beer, wine and well drinks at the bar.

Across the street, Wood Tavern, (2531 NW Second Avenue, Miami) stirs up the happy hour scene from 5-9pm Fridays with discount drinks, $3 craft beers and their very special $4 shine punch. Check out their FaceBook page to see about bands performing and be sure to check out the backyard beer garden. Thursdays are Bike Happy Hours for those who like to put the pedal to the metal!

—Downtown Miami—

If you’re visiting Downtown Miami, our Performing Arts District, working in our Financial District or chilling on Key Biscayne, you’re bound to get thirsty around sunset.

One of the most scenic sips in town is the Rusty Pelican (3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne) where the lounge offers a delightful happy hour menu featuring $3 beers, $5 wine & well drinks and select $7-$9 cocktails weeknights from 4-7pm. Chef Michael Gilligan sends along delectable bar bites from $5-$9 including sliders, tacos, sushi rolls and crab cakes.

EDGE, Steak & Bar, at the tony Four Seasons Hotel (1435 Brickell Avenue, 7th Floor, Downtown) offers a tantalizing happy hour deal seven nights a week with two-for-one pricing on wine, craft beer and signature cocktails plus $1 surf and turf bar bites like fresh oysters and tender steak skewers.

The oldest bar in Miami, Tobacco Road, (626 South Miami Avenue, Downtown) is the place where all of Downtown gathers Fridays after work. Kicking off at 6pm, bar snacks are just $1, well drinks are $2 and call brands are $3.50 for exactly 100 minutes. In other words – this offer ends at 7:40pm.

Right next door to Tobacco Road, the River Oyster Bar, (650 South Miami Avenue, Downtown) takes half off their fresh regional oysters from 4:30-7pm and pours select cocktails & wine by the glass for $5 and premium drafts for $3.

Area 31, at the EPIC Hotel (270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, 16 Floor, Downtown) welcomes happy hour guests Monday through Wednesday 5-7pm and Thursday & Friday 5-10pm for $5 cocktails, well drinks, beer, wine & Prosecco and Chef E. Michael Reidt sends along bar bites like rock shrimp ceviche, fried seafood and so much more for $6-$9.

Delores, but you can call me Lolita, (1000 South Miami Avenue, Miami) welcomes Brickell revelers Sunday through Wednesday from 4-10pm for half priced cocktails and beer.

db Bistro Moderne, at the JW Marriott Marquis (255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown) welcomes Lucky 7 Happy Hour drinkers to the lobby lounge Monday through Friday from 5-7pm for $7 cocktails, select wines and small plates.

City Hall Restaurant, (2004 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown) is the perfect spot for a pre- or post-theater drink with happy hour pricing weeknights from 4-7pm and weekends 11pm until closing.

Gordon Biersch, brews craft beers right on site (1201 Brickell Avenue, Miami) and offers $5 cocktails, $2 off wine and $1 off house brews weeknights from 4-6:30pm plus an extensive list of bar bites priced from $5-$7 served in the lounge.

Be sure to confirm these deals are still available as they sometimes change without notice…

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