Food & Drink

10 new Miami happy hours to try right now

Published On 04/09/2014 Published On 04/09/2014

Lots of good things come in 10s: fingers, commandments, and, if you believe your ex-girlfriend, the guys she's hooked up with since you broke up last month. Lucky for you, now brand-new Miami happy hours do, too! From free buffets to half-priced pizzas, here're 10 spots to get your discount eat/drink on.

Yard HouseSouth Beach
The new Yard House in South Beach is taking its sweet 3-6pm happy hour -- with half-off pizzas and apps plus craft pints and wells for $4.25, or half-yards for $7.50.

Blue Martini, Brickell
The Brickell ‘tini stalwart just launched a whole new HH menu with stuff like lollipop lamb chops, Thai chicken, and blue crab cakes, plus half-off drinks like the Ciroc Peach/  St. Germain/ agave nectar/ fresh lemon Morning After every evening from 4-8pm.

Bread and ButterCoral Gables
Alberto Cabrera’s giving you $3-5 tastings of things like his double-bacon frita, Hialeah-style warm peanut cones, and tostone tostadas along with half-price beer and wine and a $3 "cocktail of the week" every weekday from 5-7pm. Plus, on Frita Fridays, you can get any frita for $3, too.

Cecconi's, Miami Beach
Even though the Marlins are off to their best start in years, the most fun you can have at a retractable-roof venue this weekend is still this Italian spot at the SoHo House, where they're giving you baked gnocchi w/ gorgonzola, pizzettas w/ rucola & Parmesan, salame w/ caperberry, and a handful of other items for just $4. Oh, beer, wine, and Champagne are just four bucks, too.

E11EVEN, Downtown
Really, there’s nothing wrong with going inside to look at naked girls when the sun is out. Especially when those girls are flanked by a massive free buffet complete with a carving station, mojo pork, caprese salad, and chicken scarpariello, plus half-priced drinks from 4-8pm.

The Federal, MiMo
What’s better than unlimited wine and sangria from 5-7pm? Well, aside from getting it with brunch, getting it with $3 craft beers, $5 specialty cocktails from “Booze Fairy” Emily Brown, and $5 snacks, like their maple BBQ bacon, Buffalo-style "pig wings", and smoked-fish dip & chips.

Lord BalfourSoFi
Not to be confused with the former Panthers’ goalie who offered Beach cops $100 billion to let him go after a boozy night in SoFi, this much-classier, newly restored Deco gem on 4th and Ocean is still gonna offer you a Kings Ransom, except this one’s a drink that, along with seven other British-inspired craft cocktails, is 2-for-1 from 5-7pm on weekdays.

PB Steak, South Beach
Pubbelly boys Andreas Schreiner, Jose Mendin, and Sergio Navarro are getting fishy with a whole new menu of seafood specialties they’re calling PB Fish, including stone crab claws, tuna tartare sliders, and a ceviche of the day, all paired with a fresh batch of rum-based ‘tails from 5-7pm weekdays.

Gastrobar Perfecto, Brickell
If Curt Henning were alive, there’s no doubt his new favorite happy hour in Miami would be at this wood-lined spot, where all beers are $3.50, all wells are half-price, shots de la casa are $3, and there’s a whole menu of Spanish tapas for $3-6 that he could get from 4-8pm on weekdays. After he spit out his gum and threw it at the audience, of course.

Sushi SambaCoral Gables
This Gables sushi den is launching a new Samba Hour, which is wayyy more tolerable than, say, a “Teach me How to Dougie Hour,” and boasts sushi and robata creations like ribeye anticuchos w/ mustard miso, and chili lime corn on the cob, plus $7 drinks from 4-7pm, then from 10pm until they feel like making you leave.

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1. Yard House 1681 Lenox Ave, Miami, FL 33133 (Miami Beach)

The central island bar at Yard House is ringed by an impressive array of tap handles, ranging from familiar classics to intriguing selections you've never actually seen in person before. On top of all that, the menu of American fusion cuisine includes street taco plates, steaks, pan-seared ahi tuna, and roasted turkey pot pie.

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2. Blue Martini Brickell 900 S Miami Ave, #250, Miami, FL 33130 (Brickell)

The Brickell ‘tini stalwart is your place for after work bites and drinks, with a menu full of with stuff like lollipop lamb chops, Thai chicken, and blue crab cakes, and drinks like the Ciroc Peach/ St. Germain/ agave nectar/ fresh lemon "Morning After."

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3. Bread + Butter 2330 Salzedo St, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

Bread + Butter serves a lot more than, well, bread and butter. Enjoy Cuban fare with a twist and a full bar with some interesting drinks - liquid nitrogen shakes, anyone? - prepared by Mr. Pan con Mantequilla himself, Alberto Cabrera.

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4. Cecconi's 4385 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33140 (Miami Beach)

With outposts in Cali and London, Cecconi's is known for simple, authentic, Venetian food from Chef Sergio Sigala (see? Authentic!) that's served in a sophisticated dining room and beautiful garden area.

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5. E11EVEN Miami 29 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132 (Downtown)

Burlesque performances? Check. Big-name DJs? Yeah. LED screens, a stage with a (cough, cough) pole, plus straight-off-the-carving board eats like pulled pork sliders 24 HOURSA DAY?! Miami's hottest dayclub, E11EVEN, is delivering all of the above, plus bottle service, and scantily clad dancers who are wayyy more likely to hang out if you buy said bottle service and post up in one the leather booths lining the dance floor/balcony.

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6. The Federal Food Drink & Provisions 5132 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137

The Phuc Yea! crew's homey spot on Biscayne is serving comfort food that you can wash down with 15 wines, beers on tap, and cocktails... just not all at once. Their light, fluffy biscuits have been ranked as some of the best in the country and are just a little sweet with a honey apple cider glaze. This modern American tavern serves up lunch, dinner and boozy brunch, and their Bloody Mary, made with Southwestern-style chipotle, cilantro, horseradish and agave wine, is not one to miss.

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7. Lord Balfour South Beach 350 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

This South Beach boutique hotel offers state of the art amenities (sustainable bamboo floors, 40" flat screens) plus food and drink options that boast an array of creative craft 'tails.

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8. Pubbelly Steak 1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Miami Beach)

Because they'd just look like slackers if they only opened four restaurants in two years, the Pubbelly boys have birthed a fifth: Pubbelly Steak, a barn-style meatery in the old Georgia's Union digs (and right down the street from the rest of their empire) serving an extensive lineup of crazy beef cuts with even crazier toppings.

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9. Gastrobar Perfecto 1450 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131 (Brickell)

At Perfecto, you can relax on big, comfy couches, drinking their massive selection of Spanish wines and stuffing your face with avocado and crab cannelloni, and tuna tartare topped with two types of caviar, plus plenty of other tapas options.

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10. Sushi Samba Coral Gables 180 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Coral Gables)

The second Samba location to hit Miami, SS's slinging Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian fusion so you can feel all sorts of multi-cultural whilst sipping insane cocktails from a British master mixologist.