We are a culture of imbibers, and whether were celebrating a life, a death, or a pink slip, you can bet theres a bottle of hooch in the vicinity. During happy hour, you can usually also find hot wings and disgruntled workers, but two hot spots are turning that stereotype on its head. Red Bar Gallery (52 SW 10th St., Miami) is giving you what you need if inexpensive cocktails, oodles of art, and atmosphere are your thang. Each Friday evening, get a dollar off of this Brickell faves already el cheapo drinks while you got lost in the art lining the walls. Visit www.rebargallery.com.
On the Beach, folks are sitting outside on the fab patio at The Tides (1220 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach), sipping eight-dollar limoncello popsicle martinis made from the chefs homemade version of the bitter lemon liqueur blended with rum and pineapple juice. If youre scared of cocktails that cause your face to squish up like Renée Zellwegers, the beer and wine are just five bucks, plus the chefs choice tapas sampler is gratis with the first round of drinks. Happy hour happens Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. Call 305-604-5070.