Miami's top happy hours

From salty to sporty to sublime.


Food for Thought

Sometimes the groaning in your stomach is more profound than the stress in your head. So here are places where you can eat your way back to sanity.

Democratic Republic of Beer
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Democratic Republic of Beer

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The Democratic Republic of Beer

255 NE 14th St.
Miami, FL 33132

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Central Dade

Yard House Llc

320 San Lorenzo Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: South Dade

Titanic Brewery and Restaurant

5813 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Coral Gables/South Miami

Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant

1201 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Brickell

Fox's Sherron Inn

6030 S. Dixie Highway
South Miami, FL 33143

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: South Dade

Abbey Brewing Co.

1115 16th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Category: Restaurant > Brewery

Region: South Beach

Purdy Lounge

1811 Purdy Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: South Beach

Tobacco Road

626 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Central Dade

Sports Exchange

45 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Coral Gables/South Miami

Duffy's Tavern

2108 SW 57th Ave.
Miami, FL 33155

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Sweetwater/Westchester/West Miami

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The Lost & Found Saloon, 185 NW 36th St., Miami; 305-576-1008; thelostandfoundsaloon-miami.com. As far as we know, there's only one "Giddy Up Hour" among the hundreds of happy hours in Miami. That's at the Lost & Found Saloon. This Southwestern-style restaurant is barely big enough to support a bar and small dining room. The place is decorated in a Western/modern saloon style. There are only three draft brews on the menu, but they're spot-on when pleasing the palate. The Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar tastes as good as it sounds. Same for the wine menu. And the burritos are good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Lechón lovers should order the pulled-pork posse club burrito. Giddy Up Hour: Monday through Saturday 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday 3 to 10 p.m., with $3.50 beers, $5.50 wine by the glass, and $3 tacos.

Burger & Beer Joint, 1766 Bay Rd., Miami Beach; 305-672-3287; burgernbeerjoint.com. Where else can you sit back and enjoy a family meal of everything from a ten-pound "Mother Burger" to a patty made with foie gras? Sit in the front of the restaurant or, if you prefer, saunter to the backroom sports bar to find bras on the ceiling and all manner of other good-natured depravity. Of course, happy hour in the classic sense is no place for families, so stick to the sports bar, its blackboard walls, and long beer list. The regular happy hour is cool, but you definitely want to show up for the late-night happy hour, when strange and fun things happen, not the least of which is "Recycled Shots." That's where you pay the bartender to gargle your shot, Listerine-style, before spitting it into your glass and wishing you bottoms up. Happy hour: Monday through Friday 5 to 7 p.m. Late-night happy hour: Sunday through Thursday midnight to 2 a.m. Half-price drinks.

Ra Sushi, 5829 SW 73rd St., South Miami; 305-341-0092; rasushi.com. Don't ask them to lower the volume at Ra Sushi. That's how Ra rolls. You'll know happy hour is beginning when red ceiling lights descend and the loud music gets even more ear-throbbing. It's mostly a college-age crowd; the student bodies come for half off select sushi and all manner of booze. The Sunday late-night happy hour is especially popular for those with no early Monday classes scheduled. Ra Sushi is a mainstay in any South Miami bar-hopping romp, but enough patrons stay put the whole night to make seating hard to find even outside on hot summer nights. Happy hour: Monday through Saturday 3 to 7 p.m. Late-night happy hour: Sunday 8 p.m. to close. Half off select sushi and appetizers. Specials on Kirin sake bombs ($6), wine and specialty drinks ($5), well drinks ($4), domestic beer ($3), and hot sake ($2).

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-569-7995; flemingssteakhouse.com. Steak houses, especially ones with pricey menus such as Fleming’s, are not usually the place for good happy-hour deals. But this Gables steak house breaks ranks with its meat brethren during its “Five for Six Until Seven” special. It’s corny, we know, and you can still make fun of it if you’d like, but do so while you’re enjoying a selection of five specialty cocktails or wines, a similar number of appetizers, or Fleming’s Prime burger with cheese and bacon, all for six bucks until 7 p.m. And, in case you’re wondering, the portions are the same as those on the regular menu. Fleming’s also distinguishes itself from other steak houses via décor featuring softer wood tones. It’s meant to be more sophisticated and appealing to women, who in turn will bring more of those meathead men. More lady-pandering is found in the cocktail list, which features, among others, a 99-calorie “bikinitini” with three mini-marshmallows instead of olives. Man enough to try it? Happy hour: Monday through Friday 5 to 7 p.m. Five for Six Until Seven bar menu features cocktails, wine, and appetizers for $6 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Lounging Around

Need we say more, you lizard, you?

Fratelli Lyon, 4141 NE Second St., Miami; 305-572-2901; fratellilyon.com. It's not hard to be stylish when your Italian restaurant and bar is located smack-dab in the middle of a furniture design showroom, in the Design District no less. Even so, what this place gets right is more substance over style. Fratelli Lyon believes in the slow-food movement, and that goes for happy hour as well. Artisanal cheeses and a mixed olive plate are Fratelli's version of wings and nachos. As you might expect, the wine selection is robust, but unlike at many upper-crust eateries, the portions here are ample. In fact, "wine by the glass" is actually served by "il quartino," which is 250ml (or one-third a bottle). During happy hour, you can sip — um, gulp — one for only $12. There are also specialized cocktails with exotic fruits and a short but eclectic beer list. Pull up a chair and get ready to talk about something besides sports — or just keep quiet if you don't want to come off like a mook. Happy hour: Monday through Friday 4 to 7 p.m. Discounts on beer, cocktails, and wine by il quartino.

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5 comments
Big Drinker
Big Drinker

Like it.. thanks for the heads up. The next time I venture from Broward to that South American Country of Miami, I getting to each of these and report back.

Can our paper up here do the same?

Truth Hurts
Truth Hurts

Big Drinker??? Mre like Big Bigot.

jgalt
jgalt

There's a huge difference between bigotry and truth.

Xilonem
Xilonem

You forgot to Mention Jada Coles they have one of the best happy hours in the Coral Gables/ South Miami Area, Mac's Club Deuce in the beach also has great prices on alcohol the only kick to it is that is cash only. Moe's in Coconut Grove offers Free Drinks to the Ladies on Wed Nights from 10-1am

JARED COLE
JARED COLE

I DJD THE BEST HAPPY HOUR. IT WAS AT VINYL AND KAI. ARE YOU PEOPLE RETARDED? PLAYWRIGHT? HAHAHAHA. THIS ARTICLE IS BULLSHIT. MAN U GUYS SCREW UP ALOT.

 
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