May 2019: Monty’s Sunset is great and all, but for those who’d rather not trek to South Beach, we’ve added in the Monty’s Raw Bar mainland location in Coconut Grove, where university students congregate for Friday happy hour and families frolic on weekends. On Biscayne Bay, two new waterfront spots also deserve your attention: Michael Schwartz’s gorgeous, Latin-inspired gem Amara at Paraiso, and the more casual Catch Bar & Grill offering marina views and prime people-watching.
When you’ve found a favorite watering hole—like one of these 20 best bars in Miami—it’s tough to stray. If a killer Miami happy hour deal won’t sway you to try something new, perhaps a round of drinks while you watch the sun setting over South Beach will. In that spirit, here are the best waterfront bars around town for drinking in the view…and a few cocktails. Mega-yachts, optional.