Nov 13 Best Bars in Miami
If there ever was a year that has given us a reason to grab a drink, it’s 2020! A record hurricane season, a global pandemic, and national election drama are just a fraction of the year’s noteworthy calamities, and it’s not over yet!
Through it all, Miami has managed to stay open – mostly – but bars and restaurants have still taken a hit. So, you could say you’d be doing your community a favor by texting a few friends and heading to one of these great bars! Just be sure to heed establishment guidelines so that Miami can stay open and celebrate the upcoming Holiday season!
If you’re downtown, then Black Market Miami will not only entertain you with its walls plated in 80s history (Hello, Pablo Escobar), but it offers a spicy tequila-watermelon creation called E11even. While watching games on the more than 30 high-tech TVs, don’t overlook the food. Black Market Miami will keep you satiated with its renowned burgers, pulled pork tacos, and plenty of sharables while you watch the game.
Also downtown, the Over Under has adapted to the “new normal” by adding outdoor seating, contactless options, and takeout to ensure customers feel welcomed and stay for a few. Over Under is committed to the same level of fantastic food (try their smoked fish dip or the frozen Palomas), and their craft cocktails will make it hard to choose just one. Try Ramon’s Jockey to start!
After closing due to COVID-19, Little Havana’s Café La Trova is back and jumping after winning 2020 Tales of the Cocktail Best American Bar Team – a virtual award captured when everyone was at home. Their cocktails are works of art incorporating tequila, tequila, guava marmalade, and cayenne-agave syrup with premier liquor. Award-winning food and drinks – how could you go wrong?
Eclectic Wynwood is home to Gramps, which is welcoming back devoted fans with online ordering and curbside pickup. Drag queen bingo and live patio concerts are still on pause, but fingers crossed that those events will return soon! In the meantime, grab a Pizza Tropical and adult beverage to go.
For drinks and seafood on the water’s edge, head to Coconut Grove and Monty’s Raw Bar. A spacious patio means circulated air hasn’t been a problem this year, and Monty’s is still serving up a great atmosphere, cold beer, raw seafood, and fried favorites to its loyal patrons. Come for the view, stay for the soon-to-return DJ to keep you dancing (in your seat, that is).
Miami has mask mandates, social distancing, and curfews in place, so please check guidelines before heading out. Let’s all do our part to keep Miami open!!