Food & Drink

10 new Miami happy hours to try right now

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