Bars

Bar Exam 2022: The Top 100 Bars in Miami

Bar Exam 2022: The Top 100 Bars in Miami
Bar Exam 2022: The Top 100 Bars in Miami Illustration by Alexander Flores
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. Now, we’re doubling down.


From quiet lounges where the martinis are impeccable to boisterous sports bars and convivial taprooms, click here to read "Bar Exam 2022: Miami's 100 Best Institutions of Higher Imbibing."

— Laine Doss
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Amber Love Bond is a Miami native whose love of food launched a unexpected writing career. You'll usually find her somewhere delicious with her laptop in tow and a cocktail in hand.
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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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