Cocktails & Spirits

Bars Open Thanksgiving Day in Miami

If a stiff drink is what you need come Thanksgiving Day, find relief at Batch Gastropub in Miami.
If a stiff drink is what you need come Thanksgiving Day, find relief at Batch Gastropub in Miami. Photo courtesy of Batch Gastropub
Thanksgiving 2021 has arrived, and if you were among the thousands of people who spent the last holiday season solo thanks to the pandemic, you might actually be looking forward to spending time with your family this year.

But if you aren't, we won't judge. Instead, we offer this alphabetical list of places to escape your family woes — if only for a drink or two.

When nothing but a cold beer in a dark bar will calm your anxiety from uncle Max's nonstop rants or Aunt Susan's nosy questions, call an Uber and stop by one of these Miami bars for a Turkey Day pick-me-up.

Batch Gastropub

30 SW 12th St., Miami

It's not even and noon and you already feel like getting out of the house. Luckily, Batch opens at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving — and stays open until 2 a.m. just in case you want to go back for an after-turkey nightcap.

Blackbird Ordinary

729 SW First Ave., Miami

The Brickell bar will open at 3 p.m. for drinking and dancing off the turkey’s tryptophan effects.

Bleau Bar at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach

4411 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Hate your family? Don't like turkey? Pretend you're on vacation, instead, and head to the Fontainebleau's lobby bar, open until midnight on Thanksgiving Day.

Eddie's Place

12606 SW Eighth St., Miami

Trade your family in for a new one and stop by Eddie's Place, one of Miami's longest-running dive bars, where everyone will feel like extending family. Open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Empire Social Lounge

8955 Dadeland Blvd., Miami

Both Empire Social's Brickell and Downtown Dadeland locations will be open starting at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Snag a seat, a whiskey, and a cigar for a proper post-turkey digestif.

Mac's Club Deuce

222 14th St., Miami Beach

Want to sneak in a quick drink or two before heading to the festivities? One of Miami's oldest bars is open at 8 a.m. every day of the year, including — of course — Thanksgiving. Bring cash, play some songs on the jukebox, shoot a game of pool, and take advantage of that legendary daily 2-4-1 happy hour offered from open to 5 p.m. — that's an entire working day of drinking!

Mama Tried

207 NE First St., Miami

Dinner didn't go as planned? Forget that family feud at head downtown to this Miami bar that opens at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar & Kitchen

2808 N Miami Ave., Miami

If you want to get away from your family, find a new one at this Miami bar and restaurant. For a limited time, the restaurant is also offering a secret password for a 30% discount off your entire check every Thursday, an offer that includes the bar's signature cocktails and dishes. Simply join their mailing list by clicking here to get the passcode.

Sweet Liberty

237 20th St., Suite B, Miami Beach

Celebrating its first week back after a seven-month closure, the Miami Beach hotspot will be serving up libations starting at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

The Taurus

3540 Main Hwy., C103, Miami

Open Thanksgiving from 5 p.m. to curfew. Coconut Grove's Taurus will be featuring holiday cocktails and beer specials. 
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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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