Cocktails & Spirits

Miami Bars Open on Thanksgiving 2020

The ScapeGoat
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This year has been one for the books. Between a global pandemic that’s kept most people home for months at a time and it being an election year, chances are the tension levels at Thanksgiving this year might be higher than usual.

When you’re done dodging your family’s questions and/or stress eating, a few Miami bars will be open. Of course, if you do head out for a drink after your turkey dinner, be sure to mask up, follow social-distancing guidelines, and designate a driver.

Blackbird Ordinary

The Brickell bar will open at 3 p.m. for drinking and dancing off the turkey’s tryptophan effects. 729 SW First Ave., Miami; 305-671-3307;

Bleau Bar at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Pretend to be on vacation away from the family at the Fontainebleau's lobby bar. 4411 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4760; Open daily until midnight.

Empire Social Lounge

Downtown Dadeland’s cigar and whiskey bar will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight for those in Kendall looking for a post-turkey digestif. 8955 Dadeland Blvd., D107, Miami; 305-209-4987;

Mac's Club Deuce

Want to sneak in a quick drink or two before heading to the festivities? Don’t worry, The Deuce opens at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving and will be open until midnight. 222 14th St., Miami Beach; 305-531-6200;

Mama Tried

Forget that family feud at this downtown Miami bar opening at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving. 207 NE First St., Miami; 786-803-8087;

The Scape Goat

In the biz visitors to Scapegoat will receive a 15 percent discount as part of its Friendsgiving celebration on Thanksgiving Day. 100 Collins Ave., #CU-4, Miami Beach; 786-275-6488; Open 5 p.m. to midnight.

Sweet Liberty

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. 237 20th St., Suite B, Miami Beach; 305-763-8217;

The Taurus

Coconut Grove's Taurus will be featuring holiday cocktails and beer specials. 3540 Main Hwy., C103, Coconut Grove; 305-529-6523; Open Thanksgiving from 5 p.m. to curfew.
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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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