Ten Best Happy Hours in Miami

Happy-hour beers.
Happy-hour beers.
Courtesy of Tongue & Cheek

What are the two best words in the English language? No, not "free money" (although we'll take that). It's "happy hour."

For us workers of the world, happy hour is the one thing we have to look forward to. It's a chance to take a break after work and toss back a few with friends. But even though most bars and restaurants offer some kind of deal, all happy hours are not created equal.

We've done our research (which involved spending many weeknights at bars munching on chicken wings and drinking draft beer and house wines) and come up with a list of the ten best happy hours in Miami.

From killer views to extended menus, these are the places offering the best bang for your buck -- both food- and drink-wise.

See also: Ten Best Margaritas in Miami

Ten Best Happy Hours in Miami
Courtesy Bread + Butter

10. Bread + Butter

Chef/owner Alberto Cabrera has teamed up with mixologist Rob Montero to launch a fantastic weekday happy hour. Every Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., there's a plethora of bites in the $3 to $5 price range, including B+B pickles; Hialeah-style warm peanut cones; chilindron de chivo empanadas with goat cheese cream, dry apricot chimmichuri, and coriander leaves; toston tostadas topped with chicharrones, refried black beans, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion, and cotija cheese; a double bacon frita with American cheese, onions, B+B pickles, mustard, ketchup, and papitas; fried chicken thighs drizzled with Buffalo honey sauce and served with buttermilk drop biscuits; and Big Al's beef jerky. Drink specials include a rotating $3 cocktail of the week and half-priced beers and wines. Every day is a value, but make it to B+B on Frita Fridays and add $3 fritas to the mix.

Negroni. The official drink of dolce vita.
Negroni. The official drink of dolce vita.
Courtesy Bocce Bar

9. Bocce Bar

Don't call it happy hour; call it aperitivo hour. In any language, however, Bocce Bar offers dolce specials every day from 4 to 7 p.m. Sip an aged negroni ($6) or end the workday with a refreshing aperol spritz ($6) while enjoying an insalata di mare ($7) alfresco. Maybe the mood will strike and you'll stay for dinner. Maybe you'll get into an impromptu game of bocce ball. Either way, you'll be living la dolce vita.

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