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10 Hottest Happy Hours in Miami

By Carissa Chesanek
May 5, 2014

Sure, we love happy hours for the cheap drinks, but they also offer amazing mingling opportunities if you know where to head. Here are 10 happy hours in Miami with the coolest social scenes.

  • Monty’s Sunset

    This South Beach staple is the ideal hangout for after work, due to its laid-back, local and friendly vibe of poolside lounging, live bongo music and exceptional raw-bar offerings - and the happy-hour drink deals aren't bad either, with the entire drink list reduced to half price from 4-8 PM.

    300 Alton Rd.; 305-672-1148

  • SUGARCANE raw bar grill

    While the food isn't bad, the fruity cocktails ($35 caipirinha pitchers and $7 beet mojito) paired with the amazing mingling scene at the bustling indoor/outdoor bar is what keeps people flocking to this trendy Midtown staple all week long. 

    3252 NE First Ave.; 786-369-0353

  • Sunset Lounge at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel

    This whimsical upscale lounge is always buzzing with after-work minglers (and the occasional Victoria's Secret model) who want a social scene backed with impeccable sunset views and jalapeño margaritas served on the cheap (prices corresponding with each hour - think $5 drinks from 5-6 PM).

    1100 West Ave.; 305-514-1941

  • Swine Southern Table & Bar

    Coral Gables' cool loft-style eatery, featuring two lively bars and solid Southern-style cuisine, is the place to be for happy hour (offered 4-7 PM). Expect the likes of $5 maple syrup-infused old fashioneds and signature punch served alongside the rustic, dimly lit bars found on both floors. 

    2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd.; 786-360-6433

  • Meat Market

    Lincoln Road's über-sexy steakhouse offers its attractive clientele a Friday-only happy hour (starting at 5 PM) with wines by the glass and specialty cocktails served for $7, along with plenty of raw-bar dishes like fresh, rotating ceviche for $9. 

    915 Lincoln Rd.; 305-532-0088

  • The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions

    This super-cool, country-inspired Upper East Side hangout might have a small bar, but that doesn't mean the scene isn't big, bringing in the hearty drinkers ($15 bottomless vinos from 5-7 PM) and social, food-focused trendsetters ($5 Buffalo-style pig wings and jumbo biscuits) on a daily basis.

    5132 Biscayne Blvd.; 305-758-9559

  • PB Steak

    The Pubbelly Boys' hot South Beach steakhouse is the place to be just about anytime of the day thanks to its laid-back rustic ambiance and killer cocktails, but late weekday afternoons (5-8 PM) are when it's really bumping with Miami's finest, feasting on $1 oysters, $4 tuna tartare sliders and half-priced craft brews.

    1787 Purdy Ave.; 305-695-9550

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    Haven

    Local scenesters love this swanky, high-tech South Beach lounge - and not just because it looks like the set of Tron. Its happy hour from 6-9 PM offers cheap eats ($5 cucumber-truffle sushi roll) and crafty cocktails (FeVer made with lychee and Prosecco for $7), which should make interacting with the fashionable crowd even more pleasurable. 

    1237 Lincoln Rd.; 305-987-8885

  • The River Seafood & Oyster Bar

    This sophisticated Brickell retreat is known to pack in the good-looking after-work bunch (from 4:30-7 PM) along its animated bar, thanks to its cozy ambiance, half-price aphrodisiac raw-bar offerings and huge wine selection ($5 by the glass) - all of which make for the perfect pick-up setting.

    650 S. Miami Ave.; 305-530-1915

  • Doraku

    Sure, this Japanese venue offers some serious happy-hour specials (from 5-7 PM) like $4 crunchy crab rolls and $5 lychee martinis, but this South Beach go-to also has a diverse crowd and one of the liveliest vibes around.

    1104 Lincoln Rd.; 305-695-8383

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Places Mentioned

Food26 Decor25 Service23 Cost$60
 
 
 
Food24 Decor23 Service23 Cost$55
 
 
 
Meat Market Miami Beach

Steakhouse • South Beach

Food24 Decor24 Service23 Cost$67
 
 
 
The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions

American • Little Haiti

Food23 Decor19 Service21 Cost$42
 
 
 
Haven

Eclectic • South Beach

Food19 Decor22 Service20 Cost$55
 
 
 
The River Seafood & Oyster Bar

Seafood • Brickell Area

Food26 Decor21 Service22 Cost$54
 
 
 
Doraku Sushi

Sushi • South Beach

Food23 Decor20 Service20 Cost$39
 
 
 
 
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