Your guide to the perfect happy hour Miami has to offer

Looking for an epic happy hour? Miami is packed with places offering sweet deals during twilight.
American Social
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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. 

Best happy hour deals in Miami

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Mama Tried
Photograph: Courtesy Mama Tried
Bars, Cocktail bars

Mama Tried

icon-location-pin Downtown

What? Beer is $4, well drinks are $5 and specialty cocktails are $7.

When? Mon–Fri 3pm–8pm; Sat–Sun 5pm–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.

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Ball & Chain
Photograph: Courtesy Ball & Chain
Bars, Bars

Ball & Chain

icon-location-pin East Little Havana

What? Two-for-one drinks. 

When? Daily, 4–7pm

Why go? The Calle Ocho hotspot—and its tropical back patio—is a perfect place to toil away the sunset. The historic bar pulls in both tourists and locals thanks to great live music, no cover and an absolutely killer mojito.

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Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company
Photograph: Courtesy Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company/Kristam Burello
Bars

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company

icon-location-pin South Beach

What? Oysters are $.75 a pop while cocktails, such as the Moscow Mule, are $5. Rosé is available for $5 as well as select beers.  

When? Daily, 4–7pm

Why go? When oysters are less than a buck, it’s your duty to order them by the dozen. Sweet Liberty affords you that luxury and numerous others, including a fancy rosé pairing for $5. Prefer champagne? That’s available for $5 during happy hour, too. 

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Lost Boy
Photograph: Cynlagos
Bars, Cocktail bars

Lost Boy

icon-location-pin Downtown

What? Half off the entire menu.

When? Mon–Fri 4–8pm

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. On Friday happy hour, Lost Boy is reliably slammed.

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Ricky's South Beach
Photograph: Courtesy Ricky's South Beach
Bars, Lounges

Ricky’s South Beach

icon-location-pin South Beach

What? Half off all drinks and Artichoke Pizza.

When? Daily, 5–10pm

Why go? The fact that everything behind the bar is 50 percent off makes this a strong happy hour. But when you extend that deal to the in-house Artichoke Pizza (arguably the greatest drunk pizza in the country) and offer the deal till 10pm seven days a week? A round of applause for Ricky’s, please.

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Mac's Club Deuce, Bars and lounges, Miami
Photograph: Courtesy Mac's Club Deuce/Alys Tomlinson
Bars

Mac’s Club Deuce

icon-location-pin South Beach

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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Gramps
Photograph: Courtesy Gramps
Bars, Dive bars

Gramps Bar

icon-location-pin Wynwood

What? All drinks are 50 percent off.

When? Mon–Fri, 4–7pm

Why go? Gramps’ cocktails are some of the best in Wynwood (we recommend the Moscow Mule or the smoky Rosemary’s Baby), but you can run up a serious tab guzzling the $10 to $12 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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Veza Sur
Photograph: Courtesy Veza Sur
Bars, Breweries

Veza Sur

icon-location-pin Wynwood

What? $2 chopp.

When? Mon–Fri 4–7pm

Why go? If, unfortunately, you have 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. Your server will keep bringing you more until you put your coaster on top of your glass.

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Planta
Photograph: JC Through The Lens
Restaurants, Vegan

Planta

icon-location-pin South of Fifth

What? A selection of cocktails, wine and snacks all for $8 each.

When? Daily, 5:30–7:30pm

Why go? This South of Fifth vegan hotspot is objectively delicious—no matter your dietary preferences. Still suspicious? Planta’s Golden hour is a great opportunity to test the waters by sampling the buffalo cauliflower, mac and cheese and more bites along with some refreshing cocktails.

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Regent Cocktail Club, Bars and lounges, Miami
Photograph: Michael Pisarri
Bars, Cocktail bars

The Regent Cocktail Club

icon-location-pin South Beach

What? $5 beer of the day; $5 cocktails; $8 Pinot Grigio.

When? Sun–Thu 7–10pm

Why go? The elegant Regent can be a bit pricey on a normal night—more of a special occasion bar than an everyday sort of spot. But its happy hour is hard to beat by any standards. Enjoy a touch of vintage Miami Beach class at Regent’s delightful happy hour.

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El Patio Wynwood
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/El Patio Wynwood
Restaurants, Latin American

El Patio Wynwood

icon-location-pin Wynwood

What? Get $5 well drinks and cocktails, and $1 beers.

When? Mon 6–9pm; Tue–Thu 5–9pm; Fri 4–9pm; Sat 2–9pm; Sun 1–9pm

Why go? A ratio we can get behind: $5 for a bucket of five beers. Add some tropical beats, additional drink deals on cocktails and a whole lot of beautiful dancing people and you’ve got yourself a well-spent afternoon at El Patio. The bar is mostly outside but that doesn’t stop people from showing up—even on toasty summer days. 

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The Anderson
Photograph: Courtesy the Anderson/Alejandro River
Bars, Cocktail bars

The Anderson

What? Sip $7 craft cocktails, $6 well drinks and specially priced bites.

When? Tue–Sun 5–8pm; Tue–Thu midnight–2am

Why go? You won’t find a bad drink at the Anderson, where the bartenders bring their A-game with every pour. Can’t make it out to the vintage Upper Eastside lounge by 7pm? Stop by for the late night happy hour and enjoy the same deal.

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Rusty Pelican
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Blue Skyz Miami
Restaurants, Seafood

Rusty Pelican

icon-location-pin Miami

What? Half off appetizers, $5 beer, $6 wine and select cocktails for $8.

When? Mon–Fri 4–7pm

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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Bar Centro
Photograph: Courtesy SBE/Eric Laignel
Bars, Cocktail bars

Bar Centro

icon-location-pin Brickell

What? Score $8 cocktails and discounted tapas.

When? Tue–Fri 5–7pm

Why go? This José Andrés cocktail bar, stuffed inside the chef’s delicious Bazaar Mar, is normally pretty inaccessible to the average budget. But, believe it or not, you can actually afford to drink there thanks to its weekday happy hour. It’s worth it alone for the magical salt air margarita.

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Wood Tavern, Bars and lounges, Miami
Photograph: Courtesy Wood Tavern
Bars

Wood Tavern

icon-location-pin Wynwood

What? Everything is half off.

When? Wed–Fri 5–8pm

Why go? Wood is an egalitarian oasis in the heart of Wynwood. If you can only make it once a week, pick the legendary taco Tuesday, where you can grab no-strings-attached free tacos during happy hour. Wednesday nights, when ladies drink free, is a close second.  

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Bulla Gastrobar
Photograph: Courtesy Bulla Gastrobar
Restaurants, Spanish

Bulla Gastrobar

icon-location-pin Doral

What? Specialty cocktails are $6, 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. 

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Beaker & Gray
Photograph: Brett Hufziger
Bars, Cocktail bars

Beaker & Gray

icon-location-pin Wynwood

What? Pay $7 for a selection of cocktails, $6 for wine, $5 for craft beers and $5 small bites.

When? Mon–Fri 4–7pm

Why go? Are you in it for the food or the drink? At Wynwood’s Beaker and Gray, both are just plain delicious. A $7 old fashioned with a $5 order of cheesy fries will make you forget about whatever crap happened at work that day.

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Blackbird
Photograph: Courtesy Blackbird
Bars, Cocktail bars

Blackbird Ordinary

icon-location-pin Brickell

What? Drinks are two-for-one. 

When? Daily, 3–8pm

Why go? The signature cocktails here are worth every penny at regular price, making this happy hour one of the most popular in town, especially among the Brickell working crowd (a notoriously thirsty bunch). Plus, La Moon—the famous Colombian restaurant next door—is waiting when your drunk munchies strike. 

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Katsuya
Photograph: Courtesy Katsuya/James Merrell
Restaurants, Japanese

Katsuya

icon-location-pin South Beach

What? The Kanpai Hour features $6 to $10 sushi and appetizers along with $8 specialty cocktails.

When? Sun–Thu 6–9pm; Fri–Sat 7–9pm

Why go? Dining at Katsuya can get pricey, but the restaurant’s Kanpai Hour is an inexpensive way to feast on their most popular dishes and cocktails without blowing a stack. Specials are served upstairs in the Dragon Lounge, where both bar and table seating are available.

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American Social
Photograph: Courtesy American Social/Ra-Haus Fotografie
Restaurants, American

American Social

icon-location-pin Brickell

What? Bites for $6 and half-price well drinks, wine and beer.

When? Mon–Fri 4–8pm

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.

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Doma
Photograph: Courtesy Doma
Restaurants, Italian

Dōma

icon-location-pin Midtown

What? Half off drinks and $5 bites.

When? Mon–Fri 6–8pm

Why go? This new Wynwood Italian spot offers a classy happy hour that’s perfect for foodies. Even though the portions are small, it‘s tough to beat $5 grilled octopus or Neapolitan fried pizza.

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