For many, the neighborhood bar is a place to meet old friends, new friends, and friends-yet-to-be, to celebrate triumphs large and small, and, yes, to drown our sorrows.
Many memorable films — from Casablanca and Rick’s Café Américain to Star Wars and the Mos Eisley Cantina — feature prominent bar scenes. And it’s likely that some of the best -- and worst -- decisions in history were made in bars.
Last year, a pandemic dimmed the lights on our favorite taverns, sports bars, and lounges. But, praise Dionysus, we're starting to gather and raise our glass to each other once again.
In early 2020, we published a New Times guide to Miami’s 50 best institutions of higher imbibing. This year, we’re doubling down.
From quiet lounges where the martinis are impeccable to boisterous sports bars and convivial taprooms, here are the 100 best bars in Miami.
—Laine Doss, food editor
“Bar Exam 2022” is written by Laine Doss, Nicole Danna, and Amber Love Bond.