This dark corner bar is a far cry from its outrageous neighbors in downtown Miami’s nightclub district, though it’s become a popular spot pre or post E11even, the adjacent 24-hour strip club. Step inside Miami’s version of a saloon for a closer look at the impressive back bar. Craving a scotch from way up top? No problem. The barkeeps here use a wooden ladder to navigate the extensive collection of spirits (a solid list of craft beers and wines is also available). Cocktails like the La Tacubaya (tequila, Green Chartreuse, lime juice, hibiscus, agave syrup and habanero bitters) are made with the freshest ingredients. Appreciative locals pack the bar and sidewalk every night of the week, though Tuesdays attract an especially hipster-heavy crowd—perhaps it’s the live jazz? Surviving the late-night revelry is more likely if you fuel up on tasty bar bites.
|Venue name:||The Corner||Contact:|
1035 N Miami Ave
|Cross street:||at NW 11th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 4pm–5am, Fri–Sat 4pm–8am, Sun 7pm–5am|
|Transport:||Bus 103, 119|
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The area is sketchy no matter what time of day you stop by for a drink but the cocktails make the imminent danger so, so worth it. The drinks are spirit forward (read: strong) and cheap-ish, which is partly why I never leave without trying at least three. But the real draw is the bar itself—because it feels like a bar. It's dark, has a faint, musky smell and open really, really late.