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Ten Best Bars on South Beach

Ten Best Bars on South Beach

Miami is a town that's all about the booze. Our idea of a fun night out is bar-hopping, shot-taking, and beer-chugging. And there's no better neighborhood to get our collective drink on than the party epicenter of the universe: South Beach.

But with the plethora of pubs, bars, lounges, and other drinking dens, how's a thirsty someone supposed to navigate the landscape? Lucky for you, we've done the legwork. So here are our top choices for best South Beach bars, from epic dives to breezy lounges. Cheers.

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Ten Best Bars on South Beach

10. The Room

Talk about an accurate moniker. The Room is just that -- a tiny, candlelit bar south of Fifth Street that's home to an impressive selection of craft brews. There's also wine for the beer-averse. But it's damn dark in there, so beware the beer goggles once you've had a few of their higher-ABV selections.

Ten Best Bars on South Beach

9. The Abbey

One of the oldest bars in the city and the Beach's only actual brewpub, the Abbey is a landmark. Sidle into the smoky setting, order the 11 percent ABV Brother Aaron's Quadruple, and drink like monks do. They've got a full bar, too, but seriously, this place is more of a beeradise than anything else.

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Ten Best Bars on South Beach

8. Abraxas

An unpretentious beer-and-wine bar tucked away off Fifth Street, this spot is charming and comfortable -- as well as home to some serious brew aficionados. Owner Diego stocks a massive cache of beers, in bottles and on tap, and you can cozy up on their couches while imbibing away.

Ten Best Bars on South Beach

7. Lush

The definitive dive, this PBR-heavy hole in the wall has the Beach's worst bathrooms -- but some of its best prices. The bar's Day Care for Drunks is an epic (and cheap) way to spend an afternoon. Expect to get white-girl-wasted and play clumsy games of beer pong with strangers.

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Ten Best Bars on South Beach

6. Kill Your Idol

When Bruce Lee is looking down on you from above, it's hard to be anything but optimistic. Hipster central, Kill Your Idol has PBR on tap and totally kitschy charm, completely different from the adjoining Lost Weekend.

Ten Best Bars on South Beach

5. Love Hate Lounge

Now heavy on the DJ visits, this diminutive bar is a classic spot on the South Beach roster. There's lots of old-school hip-hop happening and plenty of nightly specials. So you can get your drink on often at the expense of a liquor sponsor. Win!

Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.

 

Ten Best Bars on South Beach

4. Ted's Hideaway

Hot bartenders and a service industry-clientele make this place a SoFi favorite. Tasty bar food, a pool table and sports on every screen equal comfortable place to crash for an afternoon, an evening or a 5 a.m. marathon drinking sesh.

Ten Best Bars on South Beach

3. Mac's Club Deuce

If Anthony Bourdain's endorsement isn't enough, celebs like Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, and Kate Moss have also pulled up stools at this infamous dive. Dark, dank, and smoky, it's the perfect place to drown your sorrows, listen to some classic tunes, and stay entertained by the endless parade of characters boozing it up.

Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.

 

Ten Best Bars on South Beach

2. The Broken Shaker

Arguably Miami's best mixology spot, the Broken Shaker features owners Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi whipping up crazy concoctions using ingredients like Cocoa Puff-infused bourbon, mushroom bitters, and fresh herbs. Outdoor garden seating, twinkly lights, and games like Jenga all add up to one hell of a recipe.

Ten Best Bars on South Beach

1. Lost Weekend

There's no better place to lose a weekend. Or part of one, anyway. This Española Way favorite has bar games, plenty of pool tables, a digital jukebox, and Miami Beach's best bar food (at the Alibi). Why go anywhere else when you can hunker down with all the necessities you need to while away the hours?

Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.

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The Room

100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-531-6061

www.theotheroom.com

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Abbey Brewing Co.

1115 16th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-538-8110

www.abbeybrewinginc.com

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Abraxas Lounge - Closed

407 Meridian Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-534-9005

www.myspace.com/abraxaslounge

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Lush South Beach

233 12th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-801-8301

www.facebook.com/lushsobe

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Kill Your Idol

222 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-534-1009

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Love Hate Lounge - Closed

423 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-695-8616

www.lovehatemiami.com

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Ted's Hideaway

124 2nd St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-532-9869

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The Broken Shaker
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Lost Weekend

218 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-672-1707

www.facebook.com/LostWeekendSB


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