Father's Day in Miami: Take Dad Out for a Drink Here

The great thing about Father's Day is that it usually doesn't require all the hoopla affiliated with Mother's Day for it to be a worthy celebration.

That's not to say our paternal progenitors are not less important than the other, but for the most part, dads tend for be on the chill side about their day. And what better way to spend some good old one-on-one time with the man who raised you than by treating him to some "adult drinking"? We've got the spots for a round — or two. 
Taurus Beer & Whiskey House 
This locals Coconut Grove gem has garnered recognition from many experts in the industry in recent years because of its extensive collection of whiskeys that you wouldn’t think to find in this cozy little tavern. It's a no-frills neighborhood bar that's the perfect setting for some much-needed bonding time with Pops. Not to mention, there's a 30 percent off Father's Day special on all whiskies, so you can splurge on that Michter's 10, 20, and cask-strength rye. 
The Regent Cocktail Club
The speakeasy vibes of the Regent are topped only by its affinity for honoring the classics with style. If your father is an old-school kind of guy, he'll find himself awash in a pre-Prohibition time warp where one can just sit back and admire the vest-wearing bartenders plying their technique in a song and dance that sways you along with it till the last drop hits your glass. They'll pour one of the bars favorite cocktails, named for and inspired by Hemingway, the Papa Doble ($14).
The Bend Liquor Lounge
If your father is a laid-back local, take him to the Bend. "Liquor in the front, party in the rear" is the motto of this restored watering hole in Miami Lakes, which was once a clandestine outpost behind a liquor store. The new owners have turned it into a retro, easygoing haunt featuring an updated craft beer and cocktail program and a daily happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m., when you can throw back $4 wells and $4 Cigar City Maduro Brown ales and Goose Island 312 tallboys. Don't be fooled by the Bend's distance from the craft cocktail hubs in Miami. Bartender Sam Wiener has competed in some of the most prestigious cocktail competitions in town and knows his way around spirits.
Repour is not the kind of bar you'd expect in the lobby of a hotel (in this case the Albion), but it has succeeded at becoming one of the chillest joints on the Beach, and it's a welcomed laid-back vibe that sets it apart from chichi establishments nearby. The inspiration comes from owner Isaac Grillo's home state of Colorado, and the decor is reminiscent of a cabin, including imported pine shelving. The cocktails here are beyond innovative, and all of the bartenders have plenty of input on the rotating menu — so don't be shy, and ask for bartender's choice, especially if Brian Sassen is on deck.
Boxelder Craft Beer Market
Albeit a beer bar, Boxelder is an intimate one with a really cool vibe. This 2016 Best of Miami winner (for Best Beer Selection) is for dads who are either beer lovers or trendsetters. Spend Father's Day bonding over the latest from local craft breweries. If your father is frugal, he'll appreciate the $3 pints of Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale, $5 beermosas, and $3 radlers. Boxelder also provides a good selection of board games to play, so impress your dad with the backgammon skills you've acquired hanging out here.
The Corner
If your father is on the adventuresome side, visit this popular downtown watering hole around sunset hour, when the tunes are easy and the crowds are more subdued and take the time to admire the proper cocktail menu and extensive chalkboard beer menu. The Corner will host a Father's Day happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring $3 canned beers and $4 wells. Snack out on grilled cheese sammies and Chicago dogs for $3 each.
The Anderson
If your dad's outfit of choice includes slacks, floral shirts, and Tevas, tell him he can leave them on 'cause you've got the perfect place for him to let loose. This 2016 Best of Miami winner is an oasis that caters to all types, and whether cooling down inside the low-lit bar while playing your favorite tunes on the jukebox or drinking cocktails from coconuts at the cabana patio bar, you and dad are bound to have a good Sunday.
The Broken Shaker
Dad usually handles barbecue duties, but this time it's someone else's turn to fire up the grill. Take Pops to multiple-Best of Miami 2016 winner the Broken Shaker for a special Father's Day pool barbecue compliments of the Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Whisky. Celebrate with drink specials and free punch from 2 to 3 p.m.

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