South Beach is considered one of the most luxurious and expensive destinations in the nation, so finding a decently priced drink can be daunting. Here's a list of the top five spots to snag an affordable drink anytime in South Beach.
1. Mac's Club Deuce. Mac's is Miami Beach's iconic dive bar. Here, you might just find Anthony Bourdain having a libation with locals, who come for the cheap drinks and instant time warp. Five-dollar domestic beers and well drinks all the time is a great deal. You can also get two-for-one drinks from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Be sure to carry a few bills, because this smoke-filled institution — yes, you can still smoke inside — is cash only. 222 14th St., Miami Beach; 305-531-6200; macsclubdeuce.com.
2. The Scape Goat. For some of the cheapest drinks in town, head to the Scape Goat, where domestic bottles and tall-boy cans start at only $5. Patrons working in the service industry get their own selection of even cheaper drinks, such as $3 Jameson shots and $3 beers all day. Whether you're looking for a few brews or tasty cocktails, the Scape Goat offers wallet-friendly alcoholic beverages no matter what time you visit. 100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-275-6488; scapegoatsobe.com.
3. SoBe Prime Tobacco, AKA "the Window." One of the smallest businesses in South Beach offers not only a great selection of cigars and cigarettes but also drinks. Premium beers such as Heineken and Modelo Especial cost only $3, small wine bottles start at $5, and a bottle of liquor starts at $15. Whether it's during the day or at night, "the Window" will help you get buzzed for much less. 227 First St., Miami Beach; 305-397-8094.
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4. Lost Weekend. If you like to get your game on while drinking, this is the place. Lost Weekend has several pool tables, air hockey, and foosball to accompany its delightful drink prices. Five-buck domestic drafts and $7 well drinks all the time make this dive bar a fun place to enjoy well-priced beverages. 218 Española Way, Miami Beach; 305- 672-1707; sub-culture.org/lost-weekend-miami.
5. SoBe Hostel. Some of the best boozy deals can be found at SoBe Hostel. Score $3 PBRs, two house tequila shots for $5, and even two draft beers for $7.50 all day. Enjoy your drinks inside or out on the sidewalk patio, and chat with the constant stream of travelers passing by. 235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-534-6669; sobe-hostel.com.