What is it? A no-frills whisk(e)y joint carrying hundreds of Irish, Scotch and American varieties, plus a sizeable craft beer selection and a handful of wines. Food offerings have improved tenfold since Proof Pizza and Pasta popped up in the back patio this spring.
Why go? Tuesday trivia night is a fun time for groups while Wednesday offers 30 percent off all whiskeys—plus Proof’s mouthwatering burger special until it sells out.
There was a time in Miami’s not-so-distant past—before Wynwood bars weren’t as much as a blip on anyone’s radar—when the bars in Coconut Grove were the hot places for twentysomethings on the mainland to hang out. Weeknights in the Grove meant $1 Moose Juice at Mr. Moe’s, a funky log cabin that’s since shuttered, and penny beers at Sandbar Sports Grill, still one of Miami’s best sports bars. The local bar scene these days is less about cheap drinks and more about great craft-beer selections, boutique wines and convivial environments welcoming to all (of legal drinking age).
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