There's one way Miami outshines every other city (in addition to these 22 things, obviously): it has the most attractive people. Unfortunately, you're not the only guy/girl after said attractive people, so if you want a leg up on the competition but don't have a European sports car or a vaguely European accent, you better take your dates someplace sure to inspire romance. Or at least hanky-panky. Here are the 14 best make-out spots in Miami...
On a boat
Boats are an instant turn on. Also, you’re in Miami, so you probably know someone that owns a boat... just don't let 'em near your date.
This spot has been keeping things romantic since the ‘90s. First check out the Alice in Wonderland-like outdoor space, then head inside to get acquainted over cocktails and sick beats. One thing may lead to another, and well, you’re at a hotel…
You’ll find this Fifty Shades of Grey-esque room in the back of the restaurant. Larger groups usually use it, but anyone that wants privacy can rent it out (Chris Bosh and Matt Damon swear by it). A bottle of wine and some pasta later, everyone will start puckering up.
This day-drinking spot is all about low-key vibes but doesn’t forget the romance with ultra comfy couches under palm trees and umbrellas, and a geeky beer list. Wait until they bring out the bone luge.
Yeah you can go to 94th Aero Squadron restaurant to watch planes at MIA, but that would mean spending money and fewer opportunities for making out. Opt for the viewing parking lot next door instead.
If you find yourself in this part of the county, this will be your saving grace. Make a beeline to its outside patio for wine and oysters. Fire pits set the mood.
Make an entire day of it at this retro mini-paradise. Spend a whole day lounging by the pool or strolling through the gardens where you can go full on PDA, then lounge some more at the couch-lined fire pit after the sun goes down.
This salon-like lounge is one of the city’s craft cocktail originals. If the indoor space doesn’t cut it, this "living room" extends outside -- i.e. couches under the moonlight, poolside.
After hitting Andiamo, Soyka, or Sushi Siam for dinner the only logical next step is a nightcap and a smooch-fest inside the VIP mirror room, where voyeurism is encouraged.
One restaurant/bar offers two very different locations and experiences. Whether you prefer oversized couches overlooking the Miami River or an FSU-style frat house, it’s your call. Whatever turns you on.
Make your way to the island and right after you cross the first bridge, turn right and park under the pines. Whether you get out of your car or not, you’ll have one of the best views of the city. But then, you’re not there for those types of views.
It’s a long way up to the 50th floor, so get the action started in the elevator.
The intimate back room is waaay better for sneaking kisses between gin cocktails and drunken rice noodles. If you’re feeling shy, sneak off to the dark bathroom corridors. You’ll find the Confession Wall along the way, where inspiration abounds.
Few people know that this Cuban newcomer has a huge outdoor space that connects with an art gallery. Even better, they have Biscayne Brewing Company brews and Azucar ice cream on the menu.
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1. Delano South Beach1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
2. Cafe Prima Pasta414 71st St, Miami Beach
3. Lou's Beer Garden7337 Harding Ave, Miami Beach
4. Devon Seafood + Steak11715 Sherri Lane, Kendall
5. The Standard Miami Beach40 Island Ave , Miami Beach
6. Living Room2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
7. The News Lounge Cafe5580 NE 4th Court, Miami
8. Khong River House1661 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach
9. Little Bread541 SW 12th Ave, Miami
If next-level luxury is what you crave, The Delano's got you covered. Check-in for ocean-facing views, spa amenities, beach club access, and rooms featuring rainfall showers and iPads (actually) for you to play with.
This Italian bistro offers Tuscan-style pastas and entrees, plus sidewalk seating and an intimate back room for some romance.
Who doesn't love a poolside beer/wine bar with mosaic blue tile walls, a flatscreen for games, and seating around said pool? Chow down artisan pizzas, or an 8oz Angus burger with bacon and feta, because happy hour goes til 8pm.
Dwyane Wade is no longer the only Chicago-born star in Miami with the arrival of Devon, a Chi-based meatery bringing its 12yrs of ex-sear-ience to a massive South Miami joint.
Tucked just off the Venetian Causeway, and literally dead ending into one of the best panoramic views of Miami, The Standard's relaxing effect is so strong, you'll almost forget about the fact that their activities include Drunk Bingo. Almost.
Nestled in the lobby of the W Hotel on South Beach, Living Room boasts a bar stacked with ingredients like fruits, herbs, & edible flowers, and an apothecary's workshelf-looking back bar, all producing flavor combos so fresh, their grandmothers don't give them Hanukkah gifts anymore.
Inside's “Metropolis” décor comes complete with a mirror room, but its outside showing who's boss with a 100-seater garden courtyard equipped with an outdoor island bar, outdoor pool tables, swings and a bed (for lounging, the activity one does most commonly in an outdoor bed). They make their hours happy every damn day from 11am-9pm, meaning $4 wells, $3 beers and $6 mojitos/dirty martinis. Hunger pains diminish with $4 bacon wrapped asparagus and $6 cheeseburger sliders.
Restaurant Group 50 Eggs does it again, this time with Thai restaurant Khong River House. It's not actually on a river, but the food is authentic and delicious, so what does it really matter? Try one of their signature gin cocktails during weeknight happy hours, and come again weekend mornings for brunch fare and a bottomless bar. Don't forget to share your love on the Confession Wall.