September 2020: You’d think there’d be less demand for happy hours in Miami now that most of us are working from home, but that never happened. If anything, spending more time at home has made us want to go out and savor our after-work drinks even more. Sadly, there are fewer places to go for a cocktail in the early evening hours, and our abbreviated list reflects that. We’ve omitted old favorites that either remain closed or paused their specials and added a slew of new places ready and eager to serve you. The county recently lifted the order on bar closures, so there’s more where this came from. Stay tuned for updates.
Luckily for fans of that magic time known as happy hour, Miami loves to drink while the sun sets. And it likes to do it for cheap too. It’s necessary. Between work and the afternoon commute, or between checking out all the best things to do in Miami (which start when the sun comes up and go well beyond sunset), we’ve got some serious steam to blow off after work. That’s why you’ll find a whole bunch of folks leaving the office and hightailing it to the best bars in Miami around 5pm. They’re in search of cheap drinks and delicious bites and—if they know where to look—they’ll find just that from Wynwood to South Beach. These aren’t just cheap bars either. In this city, happy hour happens at some of the best restaurants in Miami as well as classic salty dive bars. If you can’t find the right happy hour below, well, we’re not sure what to tell you.