Any epic night has to start with a sweet happy hour, so we've picked the eight best places to and score deals on everything from maple glazed pork belly sliders, to $1 oysters.
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660 at The Angler's Miami Beach Instead of a boring old happy hour, this hotel-based boozer does a "Happy Tapas Hour" from 5-7p where guess what's just $5? A handful of craft cocktails... and (you seriously should have guessed this) tapas-style eats like truffle fries, maple-glazed pork belly sliders, and short rib empanada pockets.
Balans Brickell The crew behind this pub comes from England, where the weather’s so bad it takes more than one hour at a bar to make you happy, so they're offering TWO of 'em everyday: get $3 beers, $5 wine by the glass, and $6.95 cocktails and martinis from 3-8p, then AGAIN from 11p-2a.
Tobacco Road Brickell Like anybody who’s over 100, the sweetly patio'd Tobacco Road never misses a chance to let you know about it, so on Fridays at 6p they pour $2 beers/well drinks for 102 minutes ('cause that's how old they are, get it?!). The rest of the week they have $2 beers and $4 wells from 4-7p, and, say it with us, Miami’s oldest liquor license.
Brother Jimmy's BBQ Brickell In addition to giving your inner 12yr-old endless excuses to make jokes about getting some BJs after work, Brother Jimmy’s is also giving you $2 drafts, $3 well drinks and half -price appetizers from 3-7p daily.
RA Sushi South Miami This RA(w) fishery is slinging drinks like $1 hot sake, and eats (grilled short ribs, california rolls, etc.) for as little as $2.75 during their their Monday-Saturday happy hour.
Monty's Sunset Miami Beach It's easy to forget the traffic, the flooding, the corrupt city government, the humidity, and the perpetual influx of New Yorkers, while watching the sun set over the skyline from Monty’s in South Beach, especially when drinks are half-off every day from 4-8p.
River Oyster Bar Brickell The first time you heard of The River was when Matt Damon was explaining Texas hold 'em in Rounders. The second time you heard of it was when this badass seafoodery opened a decade ago and started offering things like half-priced oysters and rotating drink specials from 430-7p everyday.
Doraku Brickell The recycled wood and dangling sake barrel lanterns make sure you know you’re in a Japanese joint while the $3 California Rolls, $6 Ahi Poke, and $5 margaritas make sure you'll figure out when it's happy hour. Hint: It's every day from 5-7p.