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A comprehensive guide to the best happy hour specials in Miami

Discounted cocktails, half-off bottles, $1 oysters and judgment-free day drinking—the best happy hours in Miami serve it all

Virginia Gil
Falyn Wood
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Virginia Gil
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Falyn Wood
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Miami happy hours are really pulling their weight these days. A time-tested reprieve from the old nine-to-five, happy hour in our current era invokes discounted food and beverages to make us feel better about abandoning our worries and indulging a little. Supply chain issues? Not today, friend. Sky-high inflation? Hold on, let me take a sip of my half-priced ‘tini first! (Let’s face it, these are the kinds of rousing topics happy hours are made of.) Luckily for us, though Miami might have some of the fastest-climbing housing prices in the nation, this city still holds down dozens of solid happy hours every day of the week. You can find them at some of the best restaurants in Miami, as well as your favorite salty Miami dive bars. Whether you’re looking to quell those mid-week blues, catch up over casual cocktails or enjoy your usual favorites on the cheap, our exhaustive guide to Miami’s best happy hours should help get you there.

Time Out Market Miami
  • Restaurants
  • South Beach
  • price 2 of 4

What? Pay $5 for all local draft beers, $7 for selected wines and $8 for selected craft cocktails.

When? Daily 4–7pm; Fri, Sat 9–11pm

Why go? South Beach isn’t exactly known for its wallet-friendliness, especially when it comes to adult beverages. But at this sprawling food hall located right off Lincoln Road (lovingly curated by yours truly), you can score sweet drink discounts every single day. For a refreshing afternoon buzz, try the Cucumber Cooler made with vodka, cucumber shrub, lemon, lime, mint and tonic—it pairs perfectly with bites or a full-on meal from any of the Market’s eateries. 

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  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Downtown
  • price 3 of 4

What? $1 oysters and $5 snacks; $8 mini martinis; $10 classic cocktails

When? Sun–Thu 5–7pm

Why go? The secret’s been out on one of our favorite cocktail bars in Miami, but Jaguar Sun’s more mellow happy hour allows you to indulge in a perfectly shaken daiquiri and fresh oysters in relative peace.

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  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • Coconut Grove
  • price 2 of 4

What? $6 Pain Removers, mojitos, frozen drinks and select wines; $5 wells; $3 domestic draft beers, $4 imports and $5 premium and craft beers. Order discounted shrimp, clams and stone crab claws from their famous raw bar boat.

When? Mon–Fri 4–7pm

Why go? When you want your happy hour cocktails strong and with a healthy dose of live music and rowdy scene, look no further than this picturesque waterfront raw bar that really comes alive on Thursday and Friday afternoons.

  • Bars
  • Dive bars
  • Wynwood
  • price 2 of 4

What? All drinks are 50 percent off.

When? Mon–Fri 4–8pm

Why go? Gramps’ cocktails are some of the best in Wynwood (we recommend the Cucumber in Paradise or the smoky Penicillin), but you can run up a serious tab guzzling the $12 to $14 drinks all night. Luckily, the bar’s happy hour slashes drink prices in half for the post-work crowd. Grab a booth (perfect for some office gossip) or hit the backyard for fresh air.

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Design District
  • price 3 of 4

What is it? $8–$12 select signature cocktails; $7–$14 wines by the glass; $4–$8 beers; plus discounted snacks

When is it? Mon–Fri 4–6pm (at the bar and high tops only)

Why go? For Design District-quality drinks, service and people-watching, minus Design District prices. This neighborhood staple recently reopened after a hefty renovation that managed to retain the restaurant’s refined yet laidback charm. The spicy (and strong) En Fuego cocktail pairs perfectly with the thick-cut potato chips served with decadent pan-fried onion dip.

What is it? $7 bites, cocktails, wine, beer and seltzers

When is it? Mon–Thu 4–7pm

Why go? David Grutman’s new classic American restaurant is the Grove’s latest scene-y spot to blow off some post-work steam. Bypass the higher than average price tag during happy hour, when you can enjoy the chic, midcentury bohemian vibes and a variety of elevated bevs and bar victuals for just $7 a pop.

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  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Downtown
  • price 2 of 4

What? Half off beer, wine, cocktails and well spirits.

When? Mon–Fri 4–7pm

Why go? This former Downtown denim shop sure made the transition to a bar look effortless. Now this relaxed pub functions as an ideal happy hour spot with the price of every cocktail on the menu (and they’re all delicious) cut in half (about $7–$8 for cocktails, $2–4 for beer and $4–$10 for wine). On Fridays, happy hour is reliably slammed.

  • Restaurants
  • Vietnamese
  • Little Haiti / Lemon City
  • price 2 of 4

What? $8 house cocktails and $5 house beer; $1 East Coast oysters, $2 West Coast oysters.

When? Wed, Thu, Sun 5–7pm; Fri, Sat 6–7:30pm

Why go? Feel like you're miles away from Miami at Phuc Yea’s Asian-inspired lantern garden. The crimson-decked oasis is where you’ll want to be for the restaurant’s buzzy happy hour, featuring a selection of east and west coast oysters and an array of seasonal cocktails flavored with house-made syrups and infused spirits.

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What? Chef's selection half-priced price oysters; $5 daily selection beer pints; $8 wines, classic martinis and single-mixer well cocktails; plus discounted bar snacks until 6pm.

When? Daily, 4:30–7pm (not available at dinner tables)

Why go? For an oyster happy hour where the oyster is truly the star. Grab a seat in the bar area and order up a dozen (or two) of your server’s choice—East Coast or West, you really can’t go wrong. And if a dirty martini is your thing, theirs are served with some of the freshest blue cheese olives we’ve encountered.

  • Bars
  • South Beach
  • price 1 of 4

What? Two-for-one drinks.

When? Daily, 8am–7pm

Why go? Mac’s iconic happy hour makes your favorite happy hour look like a very sad hour. To start, it lasts for 11 hours, which is just—wow. Order up and the bartender will give you a poker chip along with your drink. Don’t lose it. When you’re ready for round two, hand it over to the bartender and enjoy another cold one on the house.

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  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Wynwood
  • price 3 of 4

What? $8 cocktails; $7 frozen cocktails; $7 straight spirits; $5 beers; $7 wines by the glass; plus discounted snacks

When? Mon–Fri 3:30–6:30pm

Why go? Variety! Get there right at start time and work your way through a long list of options, from frosé to margaritas to micheladas and more. Le Chick’s burger isn’t part of the deal but it’s always a good idea. So is the crispy fried chicken thigh, which is on the happy hour for just $9.

  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • East Little Havana
  • price 2 of 4

What is it? $7 select cocktails, wells, wines and shared plates; $4 select beers

When is it? Wed–Fri 4–7pm

Why go? Little Havana’s trendy rooftop bar atop the Life House Hotel serves up a lively happy hour with amazing views to Downtown and Brickell, especially as the sun begins to set. The mole chicken tacos and Aye Mamey cocktail (made with rum, mamey syrup, coconut cream and lime juice) make for a particularly satisfying combo.

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  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Omni
  • price 2 of 4

What? $10 cocktails; $8 wine and small plates, such as spring rolls and ahi tuna poke.

When? Mon–Fri 5–7pm

Why go? Besides the totally ’grammable indoor/outdoor setting filled with neon accents and palm fronds, where else can you sip on elaborate, Polynesian-inspired cocktails while trying out regional food like luau pig and pork gyoza dumplings?

  • Restaurants
  • Mediterranean
  • Belle Isle
  • price 2 of 4

What is it? $7–$8 cocktails; $7–$9 spritzes and sangrias; $5 beer; $7 wines by the glass; $2–$5 snacks

When is it? Mon–Thu 4–6pm

Why go? Located on the bayside dock at the ultra-zen Standard Spa, the Lido is a vibey-y happy hour stop on your way to or from the beach via the Venetian Causeway. Indulge in some excellent people-watching paired with a boozy, wellness-inspired cocktail, like the Rosé Gold made with rosé, elderflower, aperitivo and prosecco.

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What? $5 Moose Juice, a shot and a beer; $2 off specialty cocktails; BOGO on select draft beers and wine; 3-for-$5 oysters and $5 select apps

When? Mon–Fri 5–7pm

Why go? You’re nostalgic for Moose Juice, the sweet, potent punch once served at the now-shuttered neighborhood bar Moe’s. If the sweet stuff isn’t for you, Kush also offers a wide selection of locally made brews and craft beer. Literally every single Kush Hospitality restaurant offers a killer happy hour special, so be sure to check the Kush spot nearest you.

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  • Restaurants
  • Diners
  • Coconut Grove
  • price 2 of 4

What is it? 99-cent gin or vodka martinis

When is it? Mon–Fri 6–7pm

Why go? Did you miss the part where we said 99-cent gin or vodka martinis?? The happy hour only runs for an hour, but we’re pretty sure that’s more than enough time to drink your money’s worth.

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Miami Beach
  • price 4 of 4

What? $12 specialty cocktails; $10 wines; $8 beers; $35–$45 bento boxes

When? Daily 5–7pm

Why go? Ball on a budget at Nobu Miami Beach’s Tanoshi hour, only available in the lobby lounge area. Order a daily bento box special filled with all of the restaurant’s classic dishes for less than $50.

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  • Bars
  • Sports Bars
  • Downtown
  • price 2 of 4

What? Two-for-one select spirits.

When? Mon–Fri 4–7pm

Why go? If you’re a sports lover looking for a spot to post up before the big game, Black Market is located Downtown less than a mile from the FTX Arena. Or catch the action from one of more than 30 4k TVs lining the walls while sipping on two-fers and munching on classic snacks like wings, guac and gooey mac and cheese. Bonus: Black Market opened a second location at Bayside Marketplace up the street and the same deals are available there too.

  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • Miami
  • price 3 of 4

What? $2 seasonal oysters; $5 beer bottles; $6 wells and house wines; $7 signature cocktails; $9 premium wines by the glass

When? Mon–Thu 4–6:30pm

Why go? Few spots are more suited for sunset than the waterfront Rusty Pelican. The classy, west-facing restaurant gives you a front-row seat for the sunset, which just happens to time perfectly with the not-too-shabby happy hour.

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  • Restaurants
  • Food court
  • Little River

What? $7 frozen cocktails; $8 specialty cocktails; $5 beers; $6 wines

When? Wed–Fri 4–7pm

Why go? Whether you’re stopping in at this eclectic Little River food hall for a casual weeknight dinner with some ambiance or kicking back after a long day at work, the Citadel’s rooftop happy hour is never a bad idea—especially when a personal pie from Ash Pizza Parlor is involved.

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • West Coconut Grove
  • price 2 of 4

What is it? $10 select cocktails; $6 beer; $8 wine by the glass; and marked down bites

When is it? Mon–Fri 5–7pm

Why go? Chef/owner Michael Beltran’s acclaimed New American-Cuban concept in Coconut Grove serves up a hearty happy hour with a selection of $10 signature cocktails and discounted dishes like the venison meatballs ($14) and the classic frita ($6).

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  • Restaurants
  • American creative
  • Little River
  • price 2 of 4

What? $5 draft beer; $6 cava, sangria and the house white and red; $7 spirits; $8–$10 select specialty cocktails.

When? Daily 5–7pm

Why go? Decked top to bottom in gorgeous vintage details like tiles salvaged from the French embassy in Portugal, Sherwoods is also worth visiting for its very cute happy hour. Pair drinks with any of the shareable bar snacks, like the $7 wedge or $8 clams in salsa verde.

  • Bars
  • Breweries
  • Midtown
  • price 2 of 4

What is it? $5 beers; $6 tank-to-glass beers; $10 beer cocktails; and discounted bites

When is it? Wed–Fri 4–7pm

Why go? This flashy Wynwood spot bringing a legacy as Cuba’s oldest brewery offers a popular happy hour that includes several of Chef Cindy Hutson’s delicious Latin-Caribbean bites, including $1 tacos, $3 chicharron, $2 plantain chips and $3 cubo de cojones (bacalao fritters).

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  • Restaurants
  • Doral
  • price 3 of 4

What? Specialty cocktails are $7–$8, while wine, sangria and beer are all half-price.

When? Daily, 5–7pm

Why go? Despite the high concentration of corporations and businesses headquartered in Doral, it’s still slim pickings for places to have a drink after work. It wasn’t until Bulla came along that the neighborhood’s thirsty nine-to-fivers had a spacious bar and high-top tables on which to sit and sip craft cocktails.

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Downtown
  • price 4 of 4

What? $9 cocktails; $8–$9 wines by the glass and discounted bar bites.

When? Mon–Fri 5–8pm

Why go? Head to the bar during Social Hours for drinks as flashy and fashionable as Novikov's crowd, minus the high-end price tag. Opt for a lychee martini made with probiotic milk and make it a meal with an order of dim sum, priced at $8.

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  • Restaurants
  • Fusion
  • Midtown
  • price 3 of 4

What? Get signature cocktails, beer cocktails, prosecco with fruit essence and wines by the glass for $8; plus $40 pitchers and select discounted snacks starting at $7.

When? Mon–Fri 3–6pm

Why go? This mainstay on the Midtown dining scene remains a lively happy hour spot. Grab a refreshing cocktail like the Paloma Ice or Beet Mojito and enjoy people-watching on the patio. And in a wonderful turn of events initiated by the lockdown, SUGARCANE offers its happy hour menu to-go as well (daily 3–6pm).

What? $5 beer; $6 wine; $7 cocktails; $8 maki rolls

When? Wed–Fri 5–7pm

Why go? Back Door Monkey comes to us via the Dirty Rabbit group and its party vibe tracks. The outdoor restaurant has a permanent DJ booth, which also happens to be an old army tank, and a selection of spirit-forward cocktails you can sip on the cheap during its weekday Maki Hour.

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  • Restaurants
  • Caribbean
  • Coral Gables
  • price 2 of 4

What? $10 specialty cocktails; $7 wines and spirits; $5 beers; plus $6 bites

When? Daily 3–6pm (bar only)

Why go? Mamey on 3rd, the rooftop bar at THesis Hotel, extends its happy hour to sister restaurant, and EAT List staple, Mamey. Enjoy select bites from chef Niven Patel’s island-inspired menu for $6 (like the delicious ghee roasted plantains) with a cocktail for less than 20 bucks. The catch: Happy hour is only available at the bar.

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • South of Fifth
  • price 4 of 4

What? $7–$9 sake; $9–$10 signature cocktails; $5 draft beer; $7–$8 wine; plus $5–$15 snacks.

When? Daily 6–8pm

Why go? Azabu’s Kanpai happy hour provides the ideal place for a quick, affordable bite and a drink. Sneak in an order of $5 Brussels sprouts with a refreshing $9 yuzu gin tonic and start your evening right.

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  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Downtown
  • price 2 of 4

What? Beer runs from $3 to $5, well drinks are $5 and specialty cocktails are $7.

When? Daily until 8pm

Why go? If you work in Downtown, this should be your happy hour spot. Even if you don’t work in Downtown, Mama Tried’s weekend happy hour is an excuse to get your butt down to the funky cocktail bar for some seriously good drinks and an always buzzy atmosphere.

  • Bars
  • Breweries
  • Wynwood
  • price 1 of 4

What? $3 beers on select nights, half-off beers starting at 7pm on locals night and curated happy hour food and drink menu on Fridays

When? Tue–Fri 4–7pm and Tue 7–close; Fri 4–7pm; Sun 1–8pm

Why go? If you’ve never been to Brazil, you might not be too familiar with chopp, a method of drinking that works like this: you order a beer (which usually comes in a smaller glass than your average beer—ice cold—with about three fingers of foam) and start drinking. Tuesday through Thursday nights at Veza Sur, your server will keep bringing you more until you put your coaster on top of your glass. They’re big on specials here, so there’s usually some sort of discounted offering every day—just ask!

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  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Wynwood
  • price 2 of 4

What? $6 beers and canned cocktails; $7 wines; $8 specialty cocktails; plus discounted bites.

When? Wed–Sun 5–7pm

Why go? Are you in it for the food or the drink? At Wynwood’s Beaker and Gray, both are just plain delicious. An $8 Colada Old Fashioned with an $8 order of cheesy noodles will make you forget about whatever crap happened at work that day.

  • Restaurants
  • Fusion
  • Design District
  • price 4 of 4

What is it? $7–$10 select specialty cocktails; $4–8 beers; $8–$14 wines by the glass; plus discounted select oysters and bar snacks

When is it? Mon–Fri 5–7pm (at the bar only)

Why go? For the unbeatable waterfront views, conveniently located in Edgewater. Head up to Amara’s breezy rooftop bar during happy hour to enjoy discounted sips as the sun disappears over Biscayne Bay—does it get any better than that?

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  • Bars
  • Tapas bars
  • Park West
  • price 2 of 4

What? $5 well liquor; $3–$4draft beer; $6 daiquiris, margaritas and spritzes; $7 negronis and Cocktail of the Day

When? Daily 4–8pm

Why go? The Corner is an infamous after-hours bar, but its happy hour crowd is often just as lively and eclectic. It also makes for a great spot to hit before a game at the arena or a show at the Arsht Center, both of which are within walking distance.

What? Half-priced specialty cocktails and dim sum

When? Mon–Fri 4–7pm

Why go? Brickell City Centre’s newest Chinese/Latin hot spot offers a low-key weekday happy hour in its outdoor garden area. Ease into the chaotic fun that is CH’I in the evenings with discounted cocktails and dim sum like ropa vieja spring rolls—a perfect way to blow off some steam with your colleagues.

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  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Brickell
  • price 2 of 4

What? $5 house wines and select draft beers; $5 Hornitos margaritas; $5–$7 liquors; $10 specialty cocktails; plus discounted bites

When? Mon–Fri 4–7pm; Sun–Wed 10pm–close

Why go? Social Hour at Brickell’s waterfront eatery means great discounts and views thanks to some prime real estate on the Miami River. Brickell loves this place and you’d be wise to arrive early—especially on Friday.

  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Wynwood
  • price 2 of 4

What? $9 specialty cocktails; $8 well drinks; $7–$8 wine; $5 beer; plus discounted snacks

When? Wed–Fri 5–7pm; Sat, Sun 4–7pm

Why go? Rooftop bars usually charge a premium for those views but during Social Hours, enjoy a sprawling view of the sunset over Wynwood with deeply discounted sips and snacks.

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  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • price 2 of 4

What? Half-off anything that comes in a glass (cocktails, wells, beer, wine, etc.)

When? Daily 5–8pm

Why go? You won’t find a bad drink at the Anderson, where the bartenders bring their A-game with every pour. The vintage-themed Upper Eastside lounge slings tacos, pizza and more from its plentiful indoor and shaded outdoor spaces. Park up and sip half-off beverages every day from 5 to 8pm.

What is it? $8 craft cocktails, wine and select bites; $5 draft beers.

When is it? Tue–Sun 4–7pm

Why go? With Purdy Lounge gone, there aren’t many places to hang out in Sunset Harbour. BackRoom is a laid-back bar with a pool table where you could easily come on a date, swing by with your girlfriends or queue up for a game with the boys. Plus, the bar is adjacent to vegetarian Indian restaurant Diya, so there’s always the option to grab dinner after.

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What? $8 margaritas

When? Mon–Fri 4–7pm

Why go? There’s no way around it: Wynwood is sweltering. Whether post walking tour of the arts district or as a refreshing pregame before you set off to explore, quench your thirst with a frozen drink from this no-frills taco shack, slinging discounted cocktails out of its quaint ventanita.

  • Restaurants
  • Seafood
  • Coconut Grove

What? Half-off classic cocktails; $7.50 select wines and bar bites; $4–$5 select beers

When? Mon–Fri 4–7pm

Why go? Join the many who perenially pack the patio of this Coconut Grove standby for ceviche flights, craft cocktails and people-watching on Grand Avenue. The caipirinha and cochinita sliders make an excellent pairing on a balmy afternoon.

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • South Beach
  • price 2 of 4

What is it? Half-off all beer, wines by the glass and cocktails; $12 bites

When is it? Tue–Fri 5–7pm

Why go? For a food-heavy happy hour that’ll send you home full and happy without breaking the bank. Casa Isola serves up an assortment of discount Italian dishes, such as meatball parm sliders, rigatoni a la vodka and baked clams—all for just 12 bucks a pop.

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What is it? Half-off signature cocktails and wine by the glass; $1.50 oysters and $75 bottles of Moet & Chandon Brut

When is it? Mon–Fri, open–7pm

Why go? You can expect an extra-fun happy hour from Coral Gables’ only supper club. Where else you can pop bottles of Moet in the middle of the week? Sidle up to the bar and enjoy your bubbles with an order of wagyu beef sliders and caviar-topped deviled eggs.

 

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  • Restaurants
  • Pan-Asian
  • Wynwood

What is it? Half-off all sparkling wine and champagne; $9 select signature cocktails; $7–8 wine and sake; plus discounted bites

When is it? Daily 5–6:30pm

Why go? Grab a seat at the bar or an outdoor table to enjoy this Michelin-starred Austin imports buzzy happy hour. With discounted nigiri, makimono, tastings and even a dessert option, you can explore many of the restaurant’s coveted dishes while sipping refreshing cocktails like the Uchi G&T, made with gin, yuzu cordial and tonic.

What is it? $6 draft beers and $7 sampler platter

When is it? Mon–Fri 4–6pm

Why go? Dogfish Head may have taken over the beloved Concrete Beach brewery space in Wynwood, but we forgive the funky, independent brewers, who retained much of the colorful, laidback charm of the former tenant. The happy hour doesn’t either, when you can order any draft beer for $6 and line your bellies with the $7 sampler platter.

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