10 Beach Bars In Miami, Florida, USA

beach bars in miami

If there’s one thing that ‘The Magic City’ of Miami, Florida has a lot of, it is water as well as people who love to drink. Who wouldn’t love a place where you can just sit and lounge by the sea and toss back a few drinks on the waterfront? The bar scene on the beaches of Miami isn’t all that you think; not everywhere are there just bikini-clad bartenders serving overpriced shots - there are gorgeous sunsets, ingenious cocktails, and tropical ambiances involved too! Navigating through the beach bar scene of Miami and its nightlife can be pretty overwhelming. So, here’s rounding up the best beach bars in Miami, Florida, USA.

1. Monty's Sunset

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Posted by Monty's Sunset on South Beach on Wednesday, 9 January 2019

At Monty’s Sunset, the drinks are as cheap as they can get in Miami, but its the view that is unbeatable. Monty’s on the marina-side of South Beach and is one of the few west-facing beach hangouts in Miami. Catch sweeping views of the Meloy Channel, the US mainland, and the Miami harbour, where some of the world’s finest luxury boats and yachts are docked. Take in all this while downing Monty’s signature drink Painkiller, a blend of cream of coconut, gold rum, orange and pineapple juices. With a come-as-you-are vibe, Monty’s Sunset is where you unwind at the end of a day of exploring Miami.

Monty's Sunset

Address: 300 Alton Rd, Miami Beach

Website: Monty’s Sunset

Opening hours: Saturday-Thursday 11:30am - 10pm, Friday 11:30am - 12am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

2. Broken Shaker

Posted by Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami on Tuesday, 29 December 2015

The quaint, tropical outdoor bar Broken Shaker has shown Miami just how delicious cocktails can be. Located inside the Freehand hostel, Broken Shaker has become a go-to place for informed drinkers exploring Miami. Till date, the bar remains the North Star of Miami’s cocktail culture and hasn’t lost any of its magic since it first opened. The highlight of Broken Shaker is its amazingly delicious punch bowls and a rare 12 USD cocktail worth every single penny. Even if you aren’t a drinker, go for the chic, hip, and thoughtfully designed ambiance.

Broken Shaker

Address: 727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach

Website: Broken Shaker

Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday 5:30pm - 2am, Thursday 5:30pm - 3am, Friday 4:30pm - 3am, Saturday 1pm - 2:30am, Sunday 1pm - 2am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

3. The Reef Beach Bar

Posted by The Reef Beach Bar on Monday, 11 December 2017

If you like a chill atmosphere by the sea while enjoying a cocktail, then the Reef Beach Bar is the best place to go to, with cool kitesurfing gear hanging from the ceiling and on the walls, couches, lounge tables, and even a pool table. Enjoy their Peroni beer on tap and fresh, great mojitos at an amazing price of 8 USD for a pour heavier than most other Miami bars. Munch on some delicious sides such as a brioche bun, handmade hamburgers, cheeseburgers with bacon, and pizzas.

The Reef Beach Bar

Address: 2701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Website: The Reef Beach Bar

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 6pm - 4am

Average price for two people: 10-30 USD

4. Wet Willie's

Posted by Wet Willie's South Beach, FL on Thursday, 15 February 2018

You know you’re in for a rollicking time at a place where the most popular drink is named ‘Call A Cab’, which is a fruity concoction of just about every alcoholic beverage on the planet! The charming, delightful bi-level Wet Willie’s bar is an Ocean Drive crowd pleaser to the core, specializing in grain-alcohol-fortified slushies and a long list of sweet yet potent frozen fruity and slushy drinks. Grab a coveted spot on the second-floor patio and try infamous specialties like the 'Shock Treatment’ and 'Naked Willie’. Save the 'Call A Cab’ for later when you are ready to call an Uber.

Wet Willie's

Address: 760 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach

Website: Wet Willie’s

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 11am - 2am, Friday-Saturday 11am - 3am

Average price for two people: 5-20 USD

5. Skybar

Come join us in the beautiful garden tonight for drinks, snacks, and fun under the open sky. Ask your server about our Oktoberfest and Bottle Specials tonight!

Posted by Skybar at Shore Club on Sunday, 4 October 2015

The sprawling nightlife enclave of Skybar at the Shore Club of the Morgans Hotel is an amazing venue with a large outdoor space and four separate bars where one can sip on drinks by the pool under the night stars. Try the different specialty cocktails such as the spin of the classic Martini as you listen to trendy DJs spin some old-school hip-hop, along with Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, AltRock, and New Wave. Do sit in the Moroccan-themed eclectic alfresco lush garden lit softly by bamboo-encased lanterns, which is undoubtedly Skybar’s most popular area.


Address: 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Website: Skybar

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 4pm - 12am, Friday-Saturday 4pm - 2am

Average price for two people: 8-20 USD

6. American Social

Posted by American Social Brickell on Friday, 11 May 2018

Sports pub American Social is the Brickell version of its Fort Lauderdale frat outpost and has risen quickly to become one of the best waterfront bars in Miami. Located on the Miami River, American Social doesn’t cut corners and is a great place to schmooze on the dock, dance a bit, enjoy spectacular views of the harbor, and knock back some drinks - think Bloody Marys and bottomless Mimosas for lunch! Try the Lavender Mojito made with Bacardi rum, mint, lavender, and fresh limes, as well as the impressive collection of craft beers.

American Social

Address: 690 SW 1st Ct, Miami

Website: American Social

Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday 11:30am - 1am, Thursday 11:30am - 2am, Friday 11:30am - 3am, Saturday 11am - 3am, Sunday 11:30am - 12am

Average price for two people: 10-30 USD

7. Nikki Beach

Posted by Nikki Beach Miami on Thursday, 3 January 2019

Nikki Beach is a true Miami heritage, having been around since 1998. Set right along the Atlantic on Ocean Drive, Nikki Beach features a restaurant, a club, and a cabana bar and offers not only a taste of the tropics but also everything that Miami living is all about. The bar is known for its amazing bottle service menu and is all about fanfare and DJs with a lot of cocktails, great food, and great fun. Located hardly 300 feet (90 meters) from South Point beach, Nikki Beach is a true-blue Miami beach bar.

Nikki Beach

Address: 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach

Website: Nikki Beach

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10am - 7pm, Friday 10am - 12am, Saturday 10am - 11pm, Sunday 11am - 5am

Average price for two people: 31-60 USD

8. Bleau Bar

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Posted by Chris Xanders on Monday, 4 February 2013

Hotel lobby bars can be formal, chilly places, but not the Bleau Bar. Located at the historic and legendary Fontainebleau Hotel along the famous Miami Beach boardwalk, Bleau Bar has a Vegas-like flair with its stylish glass-ceilinged space with gilt columns, a recessed circular white bar, and a glowing floor swathed in a rainbow of cool neon colors. Expect to run into the who’s who of Miami, so dress in something swanky and classy as you sip on cocktails and enjoy spectacular views of the Atlantic!

Bleau Bar

Address: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Website: Bleau Bar

Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday 10am - 12am, Friday-Saturday 10am - 2am

Average price for two people: 25-50 USD

9. Mango's Tropical Cafe

For a uniquely Miami and quintessential South Beach experience, head to Mango’s Tropical Café. This crowd-pleaser of a place is a splashy tourist mecca of sorts on Ocean Drive and is a heady confluence of modern Miami hipness and Old Havanian charm. Authentic mojitos and daiquiris, Latin tunes, Carnaval-style live entertainment with the likes of hip-hop, belly dancing, fiery flamenco dancing and even an iconic, Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ tribute performance are what make Mango’s so popular. You might even catch a famous face or two here, including the likes of George Clooney and Will Smith!

Mango's Tropical Café

Address: 900 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach

Website: Mango’s Tropical Café

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 11:45am - 5am, Saturday-Sunday 11am - 2am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

10. Ted's Hideaway

Posted by Ted's Hideaway on Friday, 14 September 2012

The Old English-style dive ‘hideaway’ on South Beach is probably where the saying 'What happens in Miami stays in Miami’ originated. Ted’s is the best place to escape all the pretentiousness floating in Miami, and this is a place where people turn up wearing nothing fancier than a t-shirt and jeans! With eight happy hours every day (!) and open until the wee hours of the morning, Ted’s Hideaway is the perfect place to enjoy a fun Miami night out sans all the fuss and drink with the locals.

Ted's Hideaway

Address: 124 2nd St, Miami Beach

Website: Ted’s Hideaway

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 12pm - 5am

Average price for two people: 11-30 USD

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Downtown Miami, Miami, FL, USA
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Sun, sand, sea, and the spirits are what Miami is known for. Come, party and drink to your heart’s content in some of the best beach bars in one of the most popular beach party capitals in the world - Miami.

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